It’s True: The Sound of Nature Helps Us Relax

The gentle burbling of a brook, or the sound of the wind in the trees can physically change our mind and bodily systems, helping us to relax. New research explains how, for the first time. Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) found that playing ‘natural sounds’ affected the bodily systems that control the…

Farro Salad With Beets, Beet Greens and Feta

Farro is a sturdy grain that stands up well to formidable ingredients like beets, their greens and salty feta cheese. That hardiness and versatility, as well as its sweet, nutty flavor, have made farro a popular option for filling out a salad in order to create a main dish. If you’re in doubt, sliced or…

Two Sisters’ Unique Initiative Puts Cape Breton Island on World Map

OTTAWA—It’s something like an “Anne of Green Gables” story in a 21st-century setting. Instead of “sending word” to Nova Scotia for a boy to help with farm chores as Marilla Cuthbert did in the beloved children’s classic, two Cape Breton sisters posted an advertisement on their Facebook page to attract employees for their family-owned business.…

US Consumers Lose Privacy Protections For Their Web Browsing History

US politicians voted to kill privacy rules meant to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from selling users’ web browsing histories and app usage histories to advertisers. The planned protections, proposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and scheduled to take effect by the end of 2017, would have forced ISPs to get people’s consent before…

Gluten-Free Brown Rice Sourdough Bread

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup fresh brown rice sourdough starter (see step 1 of the instructions below) 1 cup organic brown rice flour 1 cup potato starch 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp. buckwheat flour 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp. millet flour 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp. sorghum flour 1 cup lukewarm water 3 eggs 1 Tbsp. molasses…