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Entries by Verena von Pfetten from 07/2008

Magic Mushrooms: Study Says They Help Some See Their Spiritual Side

Posted 07.01.2008 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — In 2002, at a Johns Hopkins University laboratory, a business consultant named Dede Osborn took a psychedelic drug as part of a resea...

Is Your Sunscreen Really Working?

Posted 07.01.2008 | Healthy Living

ABC News is reporting a new study suggesting that many sunscreens are not actually doing that much screening of the sun. In its new report, the nonp...

Why Watermelon Is The New Viagra

Posted 07.01.2008 | Healthy Living

Science Daily is reporting that watermelon may have Viagra-life effects on the body: "The more we study watermelons, the more we realize just how ama...

A Canine Congregation: Has Your Church Gone To The Dogs?

| Posted 07.02.2008 | Healthy Living

I love my dog. Some might even say I worship my dog. I've already dedicated a post or two to him and have been known to throw the gratuitous mention a...

The World's 10 Happiest and Most Miserable Countries

Posted 07.02.2008 | Healthy Living

A new study on global happiness puts Denmark at the top of the list. The study factored in economic grown, democracy, and social tolerance. According ...

How Meditation Affects Your Body

Posted 07.02.2008 | Healthy Living

It turns out peaceful thoughts really can influence our bodies, right down to the instructions we receive from our DNA, according to a new study. Res...

How To Pick Your Path To Enlightenment

Posted 07.03.2008 | Healthy Living

On the last Tuesday in June, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health was a New Age encyclopedia come to life. A roomful of seekers pursued "Total Imme...

8 Health Myths Exposed

Posted 07.03.2008 | Healthy Living

In physicist Claudius Galen's day - around 130AD - illness was thought to be the excess of one of the four humours (yellow bile, black bile, phlegm a...

Thomas Beatie "Pregnant Man" Gives Birth (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

Posted 07.03.2008 | Healthy Living

***Scroll down for photos*** ABC News is reporting that Thomas Beatie, also known as "The Pregnant Man", gave birth today to a healthy baby girl. The...

My Spiritual Journey: In Which I Go To A Yoga Retreat

| Posted 07.09.2008 | Healthy Living

You will never guess where I am right now. I'm not even sure I believe it. I am on the 6:51 train heading back to NYC, having just left a yoga retrea...

Study: Fat Men Have Bad Sperm

Posted 07.09.2008 | Healthy Living

BARCELONA, Spain — Too many fatty foods are dangerous not only to men's waistlines, but to their sperm production. In research presented Wednes...

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve And The Rest Of The 8 New Natural Wonders Of The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.10.2008 | Healthy Living

***Scroll Down For Photos*** Eight new natural wonders, including the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico and what has been dubbed "the Gal...

Sex After 70: The Best Is Yet To Come

Posted 07.10.2008 | Healthy Living

As media attention focuses on issues like teenage pregnancy and rates of sexual activity among the young, a new Swedish study reinforces what many pro...

6 Most Fattening Ice Cream Flavors

Posted 07.10.2008 | Healthy Living

Can you guess what the six most fattening ice cream flavors are? Newsweek did better than guess. In a recent issue, it researched which flavors are th...

6 Ways Not To Get A Second Date

Posted 07.10.2008 | Healthy Living

The unholy trinity of Photoshop, spell check and the Internet mean that even the most illiterate, personality-deficient, hideous troll can land a firs...

9 Ways Humor Can Heal

Posted 07.10.2008 | Healthy Living

Of all my tools to combat stress-especially the stress of dealing with my illness or someone else's--humor is by far the most fun. And just like maste...

Fitness Fads: Which Ones Actually Work?

Posted 07.11.2008 | Healthy Living

From strippercise to circus-trapeze aerobics, gyms and fitness gurus keep coming up with new ways to make working out less of a chore. But though thes...

The Price of Rice at a Burmese Orphange

Posted 07.11.2008 | Healthy Living

Yesterday I spent the day with Jong, owner of the Field Village resort, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We spent the afternoon at the local wholesale markets...

48 Ways To Be A Little Nicer

Posted 07.11.2008 | Healthy Living

1. Channel your second-grade teacher and playfully give out gold-star stickers to all the people in your life -- young and old -- who somehow make you...

The 10 Best Foods You Aren't Eating

Posted 07.11.2008 | Healthy Living

Although some guys aren't opposed to smoking some weed, most wouldn't think of eating one. It's a shame, really, since a succulent weed named pursla...

Do You Suffer From Desk Rage?

Posted 07.11.2008 | Healthy Living

Get out of the way, road rage. Here comes desk rage. Anger in the workplace -- employees and employers who are grumpy, insulting, short-tempered or w...

7 Summer Maladies And How To Heal Them

Posted 07.11.2008 | Healthy Living

Swimmer's ear What are the symptoms? An itchy discharge from your ear. What causes it? This is an infection. It results from you marinading your ear...

The 5-Minute Vacation

Posted 07.12.2008 | Healthy Living

How to escape your office--without notifying the boss 1. Turn off your phone and leave the office for your lunch break "Our bodies are desi...

7 Ways To Find Your Own Happiness

Posted 07.13.2008 | Healthy Living
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I was sitting in front of the lush, flower-draped altar a few months ago when my youngest son, Andrei, married Nadia, the woman of his dreams. Min...

Study: How Pot Became An American Pastime

Posted 07.14.2008 | Healthy Living

The Netherlands, with its permissive marijuana laws, may be known as the cannabis capital of the world. But a survey published this month in PLoS Medi...