Lifestyle

Online Bill Pay Saves More Than Just Trees
August 20, 2007 09:41 AM - , Triple Pundit

Scientific American points out that the benefits of online banking and billing reach beyond saving trees. Reducing paper use also reduces the resources needed to make, ship and discard the paper.

Kenworth's First Medium Duty Pickup and Delivery Hybrid Truck Delivered
August 20, 2007 09:25 AM - , Green Progress

08/06/2007 - Kenworth Truck Company and Dunn Lumber, two long-time Seattle-area companies, have teamed up to bring Kenworth's first medium duty hybrid-electric truck into the US market.

MTV and The Associated Press Release Landmark Study Of Young People and Happiness
August 20, 2007 09:02 AM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

New York - The majority of young people - 13-24 - are happy with their lives and optimistic about the future a new study reports today. The study also say parents are a big positive influence, along with spirituality. Younger sexually active kids reported much lower levels of happiness.

On Film: DeCaprio Documentary, 'The 11th Hour' Engrossing, Deserves Respect
August 19, 2007 10:55 PM - By Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter/Reuters

New York - Despite a static presentation, the film is nonetheless engrossing thanks to the articulate and often fascinating commentary provided by such figures as university professors, scientists, environmentalists, journalists, such familiar faces as Stephen Hawking, former CIA director James Woolsey and even Mikhail Gorbachev, truly a renaissance man among Russian politicos.

New Poll: Menopausal Women Settle For Less Sex
August 18, 2007 07:49 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

More than half of U.S. women ages 35 and over are having less sex during menopause than before menopause. According to the recent Sex & Menopause Survey, commissioned by the Red Hot Mamas(R), a leading menopause patient organization. The poll found 54 percent of the women asked reported a decrease in the frequency of sex after entering menopause.

Minnisota Blue Cross Funds Workplace-Exercise Program
August 18, 2007 07:44 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

15 Minnesota workplaces that will receive funding to encourage exercise at work. It's part of a program to create long-term health improvement to prevent heart disease and cancers by addressing their root causes -- physical inactivity, unhealthy eating and tobacco use.

Toys "R" Us Stops Sales of China-Made Bibs
August 18, 2007 05:14 PM - Reuters

Retailer Toys "R" Us on Friday said it removed all Hamco Inc.'s vinyl baby bibs, which were made in China, from its shelves as a precaution after an independent tester found two samples of bibs containing excessive amounts of lead.

High School And College Football - Leading Cause Of Injuries, Over 500,000
August 18, 2007 02:51 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

High school and College football is the leading cause of sports-related injuries. During the 2005-06 season, high school football players sustained more than half a million injuries nationally. A study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Columbus Children’s Hospital, is the first to compare injuries among high school and collegiate football players using a nationally representative sample. According to the study, published in the August issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine, four out of every 1,000 high school football exposures resulted in an injury, while eight out of every 1,000 collegiate football exposures resulted in an injury.

Hundreds Pose Naked on Shrinking Swiss Glacier
August 18, 2007 02:22 PM - Anne Richardson, Reuters

Hundreds of people posed naked on Switzerland's shrinking Aletsch glacier on Saturday for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick as part of a Greenpeace campaign to raise awareness of global warming. Glaciers are sensitive to climate change and have been receding since the start of the industrial age but the pace of shrinkage has accelerated in recent years. The environmental group Greenpeace, which organized the shoot, said the aim was to "establish a symbolic relationship between the vulnerability of the melting glacier and the human body."

What's the World's Cutest Animal?
August 17, 2007 06:13 PM - World Wildlife Fund

The most adorable standoff in history has begun. World Wildlife Fund today announced a contest to find the World's Cutest Animal and is asking people worldwide to pick their choice.

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