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What Women Must Know – The Power of Hyalauronic Acid to Rejuvenate Your Skin, Joints, Eyes and Your Animals with Darren Landis – 06.01.17

Darren Landis is the president and co-founder of Hyalogic, the company that specializes in the research of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA). Among other accomplishments, they were one of the first to bring HA to the marketplace for horses and dogs to keep their joints healthy. Landis has been in the human and animal health industry for 20 years. Landis has …

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iEat Green – Jennifer Harris – 01.26.17

Dr. Jennifer L. Harris is Director of Marketing Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and Associate Professor in Allied Health Sciences at University of Connecticut. She leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers who study food marketing to children, adolescents, and parents, and how it impacts their diets and health. Dr. Harris received her B.A. from Northwestern University and M.B.A. in Marketing from The Wharton School. Before returning to graduate school, she was a marketing executive for eighteen years, including at American Express as a Vice President in consumer marketing and as principal in a marketing strategy consulting firm. Dr. Harris completed her PhD in Social Psychology at Yale University with Dr. John Bargh and Dr. Kelly Brownell. Dr. Harris is a leading expert on food marketing to youth, and her research is widely used by the public health community and policymakers to improve the food marketing environment surrounding children and adolescents in the United States and worldwide. Specific areas of research include monitoring and evaluating the amount, types, and nutrition quality of food and drinks marketed to youth and families; the psychology of food marketing and its impact on health behaviors; and identifying effective policy solutions. Her current research focuses on targeted marketing and health disparities affecting black and Hispanic youth; new forms of marketing targeted to youth on social media and mobile devices; and effects of food marketing on what and how parents feed their babies and young children.

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iEat Green – Amanda Oborne – 07.07.16

Amanda Oborne is Vice President of Food & Farms at Ecotrust. Amanda leads a team seeking to re imagine and re-regionalize our food system. By harnessing the purchasing power of schools and institutions, empowering midsize local farmers and ranchers, and developing infrastructure to connect the two, Ecotrust is helping build a resilient regional food economy that nourishes communities and renews the resources on which we depend. Amanda has a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University, and spent 15 years in private enterprise before joining Ecotrust in 2010.

Mushroom Medley Stir Fry

1 lb. package of organic Brown Rice Spaghetti, cooked al dente

2 lbs. organic white mushrooms , cleaned and quartered

1 onion, cut into slivers

2-3 carrots, julienne

3 Portobello mushrooms

2- 8 oz. pk. of tempeh, cut into cubes

1 cup olive oil

¼ aji mirin

¼ cup tamari

2 Tbs. dark sesame oil

¼ cup peanuts

20 cloves garlic, chopped fine

3 scallions

½ bunch of broccoli

1 cup snow peas

¼ – ½ t. red pepper flakes (optional)

¼ cup or more of Fresh parsley or cilantro

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In wok, sauté mushrooms on high heat, in olive oil with 4 cloves of chopped garlic, until soft. Set aside in bowl. Wipe out wok.
In wok, sauté carrots and onions, on high heat, in olive oil with 4 cloves of chopped garlic, until soft. Set aside in bowl. Wipe out wok.
In wok, sauté tempeh cubes on high heat, in olive oil with 4 cloves of chopped garlic, until golden brown. Add tamari, aji mirin and dark sesame oil. Add the peanuts and sautéed mushrooms back into wok.
Add the scallions and broccoli and cook for another 3 minutes.
Add the snow peas and cook for 1 minute.
Add the fresh parsley or cilantro, or a mixture of both. Taste. Add more Tamari or dark sesame oil to desired taste.

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Report: Health Impacts from Climate Change a ‘New Kind of Threat’ (with No Easy Cure)

Climate change is a serious threat to public health, particularly for pregnant women, children, communities of color, and low-income people, a government report issued Monday has warned. The report, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessmentfinds that rising temperatures in the coming years will bring along with them the increased risk of: death from …

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Conservatives and liberals do think differently

Big differences in the ways conservatives and liberals think about solving the nation’s most pressing problems couldn’t be more apparent during this presidential election cycle. But political ideas aside, people who hold conservative versus liberal perspectives appear to differ in everyday thinking processes and problem solving, according to research from Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). When …

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Study: US Congress Literally Doesn’t Care What You Think

Have you ever felt like the government doesn’t really care what you think? Professors Martin Gilens (Princeton University) and Benjamin I. Page (Northwestern University) looked at more than 20 years worth of data to answer a simple question: Does the government represent the people? Their study took data from nearly 2000 public opinion surveys and compared it to the policies that …

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America’s Attitude Toward Sex and Teens Is Insane – Amanda Marcotte

Throughout the Bush years, funding for programs that refused to teach contraception in lieu of telling kids to wait until marriage–known as abstinence-only programs–ballooned [3], putting a lot of schools in a situation where the only real access to sex education funding they had was federal abstinence-only money. The programs were wildly unsuccessful [4] at their supposed goals of reducing STI and teen pregnancy …