Global Awareness

Beware of “Free Trial” Scams!

By: Jennifer “Neily” Neily | MS, RDN, FAND Several years ago, I posted a blog warning about a scam involving a free trial for a dietary supplement supposedly featured on the popular TV show Shark Tank. It wasn’t on Shark Tank. But it was a scam. I received countless messages from people who fell victim

Beware of Social Media Imposters!

By: Heather McKinney Seniors are increasingly using social media to connect with friends and family, and to make new connections. A 2020 Pew Research report estimates 73% of those older than 50 and 45% of those older than 65 are using at least one social media site. Alongside seniors, however, are scammers using social media

The Sculptors of Zimbabwe

A Gift to the World By: Vivienne Croisette | Founder of ZimSculpt ZimSculpt was created in 2000, after I met a representative of Zimbabwean sculpture at an art exhibition in the UK. I was invited to Zimbabwe to see if I could promote their work in London galleries and initially left for just three weeks.

The Buzz About World Bee Day

Celebrate and protect these hard working pollinators By Sharon Kurtz ~ We often take nature for granted. We don’t think about the pivotal role that all of life’s creatures play. However, World Honey Bee Day gives you the perfect opportunity to celebrate and honor the incredible honey bee. The day recognizes both the honeybee and

Organic Food Is Not Always Better

By Jennifer “Neily” Neily, MS, RDN, FAND ~ Surveys reveal consumers generally believe organic food superior to non-organic food. They think it’s healthier, more nutritious, and free of pesticides. But is it? Since the USDA National Organic Program began in 2002, foods certified to be organic must follow strict government guidelines. But the USDA’s organic

Live Greener for Your Grandchildren

By Cynthia Arnold ~ Most of us plan to leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren. Perhaps one of the greatest legacies is the way we live right now. We can choose to live purposeful lives that are greater than we are. Our children and grandchildren face the biggest challenge ever: climate change. One

Amazing Things About Bees You Probably Do Not Know

I found this article really interesting, and I want to share it. It confirms how crucial bees are for growing many of the foods we enjoy. It is fascinating to find out that honeybees communicate by doing a special waggle dance, bumblebees get hangry, and how honey may offer new hope in fighting against antibiotic

Drink Wine for a Taste of Global Culture

By Jeanne Savelle~ People around the world have enjoyed wine in some form for at least 3,000 years. Through the drink, you’ll find the complex notes of history, identity, religion, politics, economics, and much more from cultures across the globe. The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan explores how the grapevine and wine are intertwined

Water: Our Unquenchable Desire for More

By Chad Etheridge~ The western sky glows like a burning ember. The deck beneath your feet shifts with each wave. As your ship sails towards the distant horizon, you are wary and concerned: That water is going to plunge off the edge, and you and your craft will likely fall into oblivion. This is what

Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

By Heather McKinney~ One light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel is the distribution of various vaccines. Beware, though — scammers and fraudsters are attempting to use this breakthrough for their own financial gain. County health services require qualified residents to sign up for vaccines via an online form or over the phone. The

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