Lifestyle

Teen Breast Implant Fad Draws presidential Fire, In Venezuela
September 26, 2007 04:18 PM - Saul Hudson, Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez railed against a new trend in beauty-conscious Venezuela, giving girls breast implants for their 15th birthday.

"Now some people think, 'My daughter's turning 15, let's give her breast enlargements.' That's horrible. It's the ultimate degeneration," Chavez said late on Sunday on his weekly TV show that lasted a record eight hours.

Venezuela is well known for its beauty queens, who have regularly won world crowns, and many women have plastic surgery in the oil-rich country where there is widespread spending on consumer items that would be considered luxuries elsewhere.

What Are You Washing Your Baby With?
September 26, 2007 04:13 PM -

RIVERVIEW, Fla.- When new mothers are making a new commitment to live more natural, chemical-free lifestyles, they may think that changing diet alone is enough. Most families focus on moving into organic, farm- raised, or preservative-free food, a very good start. But, toxins hide elsewhere too. It's easy to miss the fact that large amount of chemicals are being absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin every day from soaps and shampoos. Not realizing that can prove to be a deadly mistake for their children over time.

Organic And Fortified Food, For Baby
September 26, 2007 03:46 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - A new line of baby food will both omega 3 fatty acids and probiotics to their baby foods. The addition early infant brain and eye development while potentially staving off future allergies, asthma, and eczema, says respected pediatrician Bob Sears, MD who worked with the company to design the foods.

"The first time you lay eyes on your new born you immediately look for ten fingers and ten toes," says Dr. Sears, best selling author and lecturer. "What you can't see is how babies are developing internally. Strong brain, eye and immune advancements at the earliest stage possible are crucial building blocks in the overall good health and wellbeing of children." Sears says these baby cereals conveniently provide the necessary DHA and Probiotics to achieve solid early development."

Nonprofits Get Big Green Workspace In Manhattan
September 26, 2007 03:36 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

NEW YORK - Nonprofits have a new green, more sustainable workplace in Manhattan. It's called the Thoreau Center for Sustainability. The center offers shared workspace and a healthy work environment for its nonprofit tenants, as well as social investment opportunities for its funders.

A company called Tides (www.tides.org) today announced the opening of the green nonprofit office center in New York City. Tides provides an array of services that amplifies the efforts of forward-thinking philanthropists, foundations, activists and organizations to make the world a better place.

Truth in Advertising Online, More Challenging Than Ever
September 26, 2007 02:57 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

CHICAGO - Regulating truth and ensuring fairness, taste and decency in advertising is more challenging since the explosion of social media, according to a keynote address presented to the National Advertising Division Annual Conference.

Email Overtakes Telephony
September 26, 2007 02:53 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

NEW YORK - New research shows that e-mail has overtaken telephony as a communication tool in the workplace. Other electronic communication tools are also reaching high adoption levels.

"In today's corporate environment there is a myriad of communications tools available including desktop telephony, mobile telephony and e-mail, among others. However, our research indicates that end-users prefer to communicate using electronic media rather than voice services such as telephony," said Rob Lopez, managing director, Solutions at Dimension Data whose firm conducted the survey.

Report : Cancer Research and Information Impeded
September 26, 2007 02:19 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

WASHINGTON — Allegations of mismanagement, industry influence, and suppression of whistleblowers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) are being investigated by Congress, and the director has temporarily stepped down. Today, OMB Watch released a report that further documents industry's attempt to restrict access to health and safety information produced by NTP.

New Leads in Search for Fossett
September 26, 2007 08:59 AM - Brendan Riley -Associated Press

Relying on new leads from Air Force experts, crews looking for famed aviator Steve Fossett plan to comb a rugged area near Death Valley by air and foot, authorities said Tuesday.

Gary Derks, the state Department of Public Safety official in charge of the search, said the Air Force analyzed images picked up by radar and satellite and "picked up what could be Mr. Fossett, his track."

Storms pose no risk to U.S. oil rigs in Mexico Gulf: NHC
September 26, 2007 08:53 AM - Reuters

Despite a tropical storm and a tropical depression spinning in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, no storms currently threaten the U.S. oil and natural gas production in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday.

Tropical Depression 13, however, could disrupt operations in the Cantarell Complex of Mexican oil fields beneath the Bay of Campeche in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Nike Designs Shoe for American Indians
September 26, 2007 08:51 AM - Sarah Skidmore -Associated Press

Nike on Tuesday unveiled what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates.

The Beaverton-based company says the Air Native N7 is designed with a larger fit for the distinct foot shape of American Indians, and has a culturally specific look. It will be distributed solely to American Indians; tribal wellness programs and tribal schools nationwide will be able to purchase the shoe at wholesale price and then pass it along to individuals, often at no cost.

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