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With all the focus on tearing out urban lawns, one thing that has not been mentioned is the immense use of water by the livestock industry. It’s estimated that raising livestock for food uses up 30 percent of water resources globally. 



Losing a job is everyone's worst nightmare. But when it actually happens? Taking time for self-reflection may be your best strategy for a speedy rebound.

Sooner or later, it happens to the best of us. Maybe a reorg means you’ve gained a nightmare boss. Or you’ve accepted a job that’s a bad fit and need to quit for your sanity. And then before you know it, you’ve cruised into a full-on job disaster.

Losing a job ranks high on the list of most stressful life changes, just behind divorce and losing loved ones. And it comes with a boatload of anxieties: How will this look on my resume? How long will my bank account hold out? And of course: How will I land a new job? 

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Battle Over Dietary Guidelines Heats Up

There’s increasing evidence that adopting a plant-based diet is better for human health, the planet, and of course for the more than 9 billion animals that are killed for consumption each year in the U.S alone.

The latest evidence came from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, an outside group of experts in the fields of nutrition, medicine, and public health, which is suggesting that “a diet higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in calories and animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with less environmental impact than is the current U.S. diet.”