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Subvert junk food marketing

Subvert junk food marketing

Sep 1, 2016

Eat real food by Dr. Mercola • Food marketing expenditures are quite telling. In 2009, a whopping $1.7 billion was spent on unhealthy food marketing to kids, compared to a mere $280 million spent on healthy food ads. Kids aren’t even safe from predatory marketing at school. In 2009, companies spent $149 million marketing soda and other sugary drinks in...

Science and intuition

by Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves   • At one time, intuition was considered an old wives’ tale. Today, researchers have solid scientific foundations for the process of intuition. Dozens of studies support the value of intuition in decision making and finding creative solutions to problems. A recent study stated that medical doctors can achieve better...

Docs at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Docs at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Sep 1, 2016

by Robert Alstead • If the events of Cold War documentary Command and Control hadn’t actually happened, you might think it was made up. On September 18, 1980, a PTS (Propellant Transfer System) team working on a nuclear missile in Damascus, Arkansas, accidentally dropped a metal socket in the silo. It punctured the fuel tank and set off a potentially...

Playing for Change

Playing for Change

Sep 1, 2016

One world, one voice, one day MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason     • Without fail, the Playing For Change website makes me feel good. Most often it gives me goose bumps, but it’s always (in all ways) a joyful, uplifting experience. There’s no better time to feel this yourself than on September 24 when a global community gathers and unites – through...

Core beliefs about a plant-based diet

Core beliefs about a plant-based diet

Sep 1, 2016

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina   •  I recently took out – from our wonderful public library system – a set of CDs entitled This I Believe. They are based on a popular NPR (National Public Radio) series that invited people to write a 500-word essay on a core belief that guided their daily life and to then read their essay on the air. (See website at the...

Living with equanimity

Living with equanimity

Sep 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young •  Equanimity (Latin: æquanimitas having an even mind; aequus even animus mind/soul) is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind. – Wikipedia When I read this...

STAR WISE: September 2016

STAR WISE: September 2016

Sep 1, 2016

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces We’ll be riding out a couple of eclipses this month. In olden times, an eclipse would strike fear into the hearts of those for whom the eclipse was visible. I don’t think we have much to fear, though. The September eclipses are...

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

Jul 15, 2016

A journey of 300 editions by Bruce Mason Words and pictures of a shared past, present and future, from founders, friends and fellow travellers To page through the first few issues of Common Ground magazine (beginning in winter, 1982) is to pry open a time capsule and be astonished and awakened by the contents. And to hold – first in your hands, then in your...

Common Ground writers join the conversation

Common Ground writers join the conversation

Jul 15, 2016

  Common Ground magazine and I have been friends for 34 years! I was present at its 1982 birth and launch party in a Vancouver back yard. I like long-term friendships and this has been a good one. The articles throughout the magazine are lively and thought provoking. Common Ground has long been a leader regarding environmental concerns and health and human...

What’s new in sports nutrition?

What’s new in sports nutrition?

Jul 15, 2016

Adding activity to your routine is a key contributor to health and happiness. With your summer workout routine in mind, we have a few tips to help you improve power, enhance performance and optimize hydration. Boosting power When looking to boost your power or strength at the gym, you want to stimulate new muscle growth through resistance and endurance...