Avoiding Weight Loss Lies - Diets That Actually Work


First off, don't believe any of the advertised weight loss product blatherings. It's all lies and half-truths. If they're trying to sell you something the information they're giving can't be trusted. Read this article for the truth behind some of the most hyped diet plan ad campaigns, then continue reading the other articles below for real diet plans that actually work:
- mental_floss

Try these diet tips. This is what professional weight management doctors do when they want to lose some pounds.
- Prevention

Here's a simple, but effective, plan. Just eat a vegan breakfast and lunch, then your normal dinner.
- Reader's Digest

I like the "Simple Till Six" plan above, but if cravings for carbs is a problem for you, you might do better to move your carbs from dinner to breakfast.
- Science Daily


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First GM Human Embryo Created

5 day old embryo (blastocyst)
A 5 day old Human embryo.

I have only just today learned of this story, nearly a year after the fact. I would have thought that there would have been a huge media circus surrounding this story. Apparently not.

In May of 2008 a team of scientists at Cornell University in New York produced the world's first GM (genetically modified) Human embryo. The embryo was destroyed after five days.
- Times Online

Modified embryos, if allowed to develop, might provide superior disease resistance or eliminate genetic disorders. And the changes made would be permanent, not just for the person that embryo grows into, but also for that person's children and grandchildren. But there are other, more controversial, changes that could be made. Physical attributes, intelligence, even personality traits could be modified. Is this something we should be playing around with?
- The Daily Galaxy


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Solving the Energy, Climate and Economic Crises

New Electric Infrastructure
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In today's roundup of articles I'd like to focus on the opportunity we have to solve the energy crisis, the climate crisis and the economic crisis right now. It involves four factors.

1. The current economic crisis and the need to spend stimulus money to fix it.
- Salon

2. The United States currently gets about 1% of it's energy from wind. Not very impressive. But there is enough potential wind energy out there to power the world five times over.
- Wired

3. Wind turbine technology is currently available and ready to be implemented on a massive scale.
- ABC News

4. Shai Agassi's plan to switch all of our cars over to electric power.

So, let's take some of the hundreds of billions of dollars of stimulus money and spend it on wind power and an electric car infrastructure. We could be 100% wind powered if we just took the initiative and did it. The benefits are obvious.
  • Dramatically cleaner air as we will get rid of both car exhaust and fossil fuel burning power plants.
  • Creating jobs and stimulating the economy.
  • No more dependence on foreign oil.
  • A big help in the fight against climate change.
  • A drastic reduction in energy prices. (which will also stimulate the economy)
If President Obama has the foresight and the intestinal fortitude to build a new electric infrastructure he could lead the country into a clean, brightly lit and prosperous 21st century. Or, if he lets us continue on our current path, he could just watch as it all goes up in smoke. I hope and pray he chooses the former.


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HopeDance is new to the Homesteading Magazines section. HopeDance Publishes material and engages in activities (forums, workshops, film festivals...) that are necessary in building ecologically sustainable, practical, down-to-earth solutions for a holistic, healthy and awakened
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The Search for Earth-Like Planets is On

The Search for Earth-Like Planets is On
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Something that has me very excited is the prospect that we may be discovering, within the next few years, Earth-like planets, about the same size as earth, with similar atmospheres, similar temperatures, and possibly even life.

It shouldn't be difficult to find Earth-like planets given the new estimate of how common they are.
- National Geographic

And we've already found one. Although, when they say "habitable" it's in the broadest sense of the term as we don't yet know what gasses are in it's atmosphere, or if it actually does have water on it's surface. We only know that it's in the right place, and could have water.
-National geographic

On March 6, 2009 the Kepler planet-hunting telescope was launched into orbit. You can read all about Kepler in this article. They also have a very well done video there as well. This article also states exactly how many Earth-like planets we should expect to find in our galaxy, a mind-blowing 100 billion.
Kepler spacecraft will hunt for planets that are just right for life
- guardian.co.uk

"By 2014 headlines could be announcing the first tentative evidence of life beyond our solar system."
- Discover

We could even find Earth-like moons around gas giants that orbit in other stars habitable zones.
- Science Daily


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Masanobu Fukuoka's Incredible Natural Farm

rice field
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This incredible Japanese farmer grows his crops without pesticides, without fertilizers and, most incredibly, without plowing! And his farm's per-acre yield rivals the best farms in his region of Japan. You can read an excerpt from his book, The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming, explaining his methods in this Mother Earth News article:


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Think Evolution is Just a Theory? Think Again

dinosaur bones
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A misconception many people have is that the word theory as used in the scientific community is the same as the everyday use of the word. It's not. This article from The Chandra Chronicles will make you think twice before using the statement "It's just a theory."
- Chandra Chronicles

This article from Reason Online explores intelligent design's five favorite myths.
- Reason Online

Here's a good example of evolution in action.
- EurekAlert

Here is an interesting creature that has just recently evolved.
- National Geographic

Finally, here are two brilliant videos from DonExodus2 on YouTube which clearly and succinctly show the irrefutable proof that evolution is in fact how the species of the world have come into existence.





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While many mid-size companies have healthy balance sheets and solid credit histories, the cost of funding for nearly all businesses is likely to rise in the near term.

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A Smorgasbord of Free Games on the Internet

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Here are a few links to articles listing free games you can get on the internet. The lists include both free online browser based games you can play directly on the internet and free computer games you can download and play. Enjoy.

365 days of free games - Games Radar


Free Online Games - About.com: Internet Games



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Nine Recession-Proof Careers

Nine Recession-Proof Careers
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Worried about choosing a career that won't land you in the unemployment line every time there's a downturn in the economy? Reader's Digest has a list of 9 Recession-Proof Careers.


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