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Back to school time often means changes for children and families: The first day of kindergarten or first grade; new preschools or child care settings;...

The average baby uses approximately 6,000 diapers before potty training. Petroleum-based disposable diapers take between 200 and 500 years to decompose. Australia uses 2.2 million...

Q: Is it safe to use antibacterial soap on a regular basis and what are the dangers of not washing your hands?  Charles – Memphis,...

JOANNE GIANCOLA Sr. Contributing Editor – JO LEE Magazine I AM A COLLECTOR OF ~ I don’t collect. I redistribute treasures to those who are...

Gary Sweeney Founder The Midnight Palace Los Angeles – California I’m fairly new to your magazine but must say I’m thoroughly impressed! The quality, the...

Summer day – luscious like blueberries. Summer sun – caresses – young and old gatherers. Summer fun – plucking – perfect blues. According to one’s...

Iridescent blue with fairy wings, you buzz by me in the garden with flurried determination. Mainsail and jib are my wings. As the afternoon wind...

Danilo Navas Swing en 4 is a quartet of well-educated and talented musicians from Costa Rica. With their music, they enrich the concept of a...

Lani Silver The Economist recently came out with its front page titled ‘The New Wars of Religion’. Religion has always been a source of conflict....

Q:  What is Nutritional Yeast?  My vegetarian friend uses it on her popcorn; shouldn’t we stay away from yeast?  Angeli Mercasen – Copenhagen, Denmark AB:...

Danilo Navas   Arturo Stable belongs to a generation of Cuban musicians living abroad. Formally educated in Cuba, he had the opportunity to travel and...

Lani Silver I have been forlorn since August 2, 2007, when a man wearing a black mask assassinated, in broad daylight – the beloved Oakland,...

Jacob Levermoore       Emotional intelligence, also known as EI, is the innate ability of a person to perceive, assess and influence one’s own...

I remember as a child playing in the lawn sprinkler, squealing with delight and joy as a child does. Growing to pre-teen brought more experiences;...

You are a poem with lines softly rounded and eyes like silken pillows, that offer sweeter joys than the most delicious fruits, to set the...

CREATE A LOVING GARDEN Ask close friends and relatives to name their favorite flowers then incorporate them into your planting scheme. After years, your garden...

Q: Over the past few months my husband’s breath has become quite bad. He has tried brushing his teeth more often but it doesn’t seem...