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Rich Kid Poor Kid

 "The Perpetuation of Poverty" Poor Kids and rich kids have many things in common.On average, they are catered. Some poor kids have millions of people who want to help them and try to provide for their every need.Some rich kids have enough money set aside to provide for their every need. The similarities are obvious. How many rich kids are handicapped by everything being given to them? How many poor kids grew up with parents that didn't actually teach them to work for what they want? So instead, they just give to satisfy the child. Since the poor kid grew up with nothing and the parents are less fortunate , what lessons can you teach a child on how to...

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Why Juice?

So you’ve heard that juicing is good for your health and you want to give it a try? Here are some reasons why you should give it a chance.  95% of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are found in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables. * We would need to eat 2 lbs. of carrots, 10-12 apples, or 8 lbs. of spinach to get the same amount of nutrients you receive in one 16 Oz juice. * Giving your digestive system a rest lets the body absorb the maximum amount of concentrated vitamins, minerals and enzymes from your fruits and veggies There are two basic ways to juice, centrifugal and cold-pressed. Both ways have their pros and...

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Minimal Exercise Can Extend Your Life

So you want to be healthy and exercise, but like most people…you are busy! Well don’t fret over not having much time. A study conducted by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that running—even slowly—may greatly reduce the risk of a cardiovascular-related death. 1 Running 5 minutes per day can reduce an individual’s risk of premature death by about 3 years. 1 Researchers found that people who ran less than an hour per week also saw an increase in lifespan, not just a decrease in risk of premature death. 1 Running isn’t your thing? The U.S. government and the World Health Organization currently suggest 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate-intensity per week; this can include activities such as brisk walking, gardening...

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Paying Attention To What Is In Our Food

Staying on the topic of being a conscious consumer from earlier this week, let's discuss the need to examine the labels on our food products. This can be an overwhelming topic when we realize how much injustice and suffering goes in to our everyday food. (1) There are many websites that can help us make more ethical food choices. The easiest way to identify the products we should avoid is to pay attention to the corporations that have exploited our planet and fellow humans. Water is a fundamental substance that all humans require. It is becoming a limited commodity in some communities. This is especially true in countries like India where a prominent corporation unlawfully pumped 1.5 million liters (400,000...

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Conscious Consumerism: Limiting New Purchases

Let us make a more sustainable future for the youth of the world by becoming conscious consumers. Not only is it good for the planet, but it also is good for your health and overall well-being. We can all do our part in limiting new purchases, sharing existing resources, and buying sustainable products.  So what does being a conscious consumer actually mean? There are many factors that go into this process. Do not get overwhelmed and just start with what you can, every little bit helps! Each day this week we will focus on one topic. We will break down conscious consumerism into achievable sections that will help you get started. Today let us focus on… Limiting New Purchases. This does...

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