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Why Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

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Fri, 10/26/2012 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

Nearly a decade of extra life -- that's what you get when you move away from eating animal foods and toward a plant-based diet. This is really exciting science for anyone seeking healthy longevity (and who isn't?)!

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The Island Where People Forget to Die

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Wed, 10/24/2012 (All day)
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In 1943, a Greek war veteran named Stamatis Moraitis came to the United States for treatment of a combat-mangled arm. He’d survived a gunshot wound, escaped to Turkey and eventually talked his way onto the Queen Elizabeth, then serving as a troopship, to cross the Atlantic. Moraitis settled in Port Jefferson, N.Y., an enclave of countrymen from his native island, Ikaria. He quickly landed a job doing manual labor. Later, he moved to Boynton Beach, Fla. Along the way, Moraitis married a Greek-American woman, had three children and bought a three-bedroom house and a 1951 Chevrolet.

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More Choice, and More Confusion, in Quest for Healthy Eating

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Sat, 09/08/2012 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

ATLANTA — Lisa Todd’s grocery cart reflects the ambivalence of many American shoppers.

Ms. Todd, 31, prowled the aisles of a busy Kroger store here last week. Her cart was a tumble of contradictions: organic cabbage and jar of Skippy peanut butter. A bag of kale and a four-pack of inexpensive white wine. Pineapples for juicing and processed deli meat.

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A Chinese City Moves to Limit New Cars

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Tue, 09/04/2012 (All day)
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Transportation

GUANGZHOU, China — It is as startling as if Detroit or Los Angeles restricted car ownership.

The municipal government of Guangzhou, a sprawling metropolis that is one of China’s biggest auto manufacturing centers, introduced license plate auctions and lotteries last week that will roughly halve the number of new cars on the streets.

The crackdown by China’s third-largest city is the most restrictive in a series of moves by big Chinese cities that are putting quality-of-life issues ahead of short-term economic growth, something the central government has struggled to do on a national scale.

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Traveling to the Netherlands, Bicycling Home

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Sun, 04/29/2012 - 5:31pm

Signs indicating both guarded (bewaakt) and unguarded (onbewaakt) bicycle parking near Rotterdam's Central Train Station. Every day, tens of thousands of commuters bike to the major Dutch rail stations.

By Jay Walljasper