Good News: U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Fallen 25% Since 1991

The rate of cancer deaths has declined 25 percent since 1991, according to a report released in January by the American Cancer Society.


Studies Suggest Yoga Helps Depression Sufferers Feel Better

Four studies presented to the nation’s largest group of psychologists show that yoga can improve depression symptoms and overcome unhealthy eating patterns.


CDC: The Smoking Rate Dropped to 15% in 2015

New numbers released this week by the CDC show that people are quitting smoking at the fastest rate in 20 years.


WIN! Triscuit Now Carries Non-GMO Project Certification

Triscuits’ entire line of snack crackers has been certified non-GMO and boxes of the project have already started bearing the Non-GMO Project symbol.


Costa Rica Aims To Ban All Single-Use Plastics By 2021

Costa Rica wants to become the first country in the world to ban all single-use plastics, with a goal of phasing them out by 2021.


These Shoes are Made of Algae, and They Help Clean This Lake in China

Two companies are helping to clean China’s Lake Taihu by pulling algae from the water, transforming it into pellets, and using those pellets to make shoes.


Fewer Dying from 3 of the 5 Leading Causes of Death in the U.S.

Between 2010-2014, fewer people died from 3 of the 5 leading causes of death in the U.S. – cancer, stroke, and heart disease.


Mom: Cannabis Oil Treated my Daughter’s Life-Threatening Seizures

A Tucson, Arizona, mom credits cannabis oil with saving her daughter’s life, after the 12-year-old started having seizures and went into a coma.


After 80-Year Ban, Pennsylvania Welcomes Benefits of Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp is being planted in Pennsylvania for the first time in 80 years, and could be a chemical-free way to kill weeds and scrub the soil.


Study: One of the Keys to a Happy Life is Being a Generous Person

A recent study suggests that being generous not only makes you feel good, it changes the region of the brain associated with happiness and altruism.


Think Outside the Box: 2-Acre Shipping-Container Farm Feeds 150

Farm From a Box comes in a storage container and provides everything you need for a 2-acre, off-grid farm capable of feeding 150 people.


China Now Home to the World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant

China’s Anhui province is home to the world’s largest floating solar plant. The plant’s 160,000 solar panels will provide power to 15,000 homes.


Study: People Eating 1 of These a Day are ‘35% Less Likely to be Obese’

A pear a day keeps the fat away, according to a study showing people who eat 1 medium-sized pear a day are 35% less likely to be obese.


Brain Scans Catch Autism Months Before Symptoms Appear

In a new study, researchers were able to predict with up to 85% accuracy which infants would go on to develop autism based on MRI scans.


These Fun and Simple Activities can Delay Death, Study Shows

Research suggests that exercise can reduce your risk of cardiovascular death (heart disease or stroke) by 28%. Time to swim, do aerobics, and play racquetball!


Eco Artists Build Interactive Dive Site that Doubles as Artificial Coral Reef

A group of artists and others constructed, then sank, a giant octopus aboard a rehabbed WWII-era boat to help save coral reefs off the British Virgin Islands.


Italian Designers Bank on Future Cemeteries Filled with Trees, not Coffins

A project under development in Italy allows people to be buried in biodegradable “pods” that serve as nourishment for a tree planted on top.