Good News! Stories We Dig from Around the Web

By Tami Fertig January 18, 2013 Categories: Good News


A round-up of VT editors’ favorite links this week.

A new study finds eating blueberries and strawberries three times a week may lower a woman’s risk of heart attack. That’s ’cause the beloved fruits contain heart-healthy antioxidants called anthocyanins, also found in grapes and wine. Berries out of season? Blend frozen strawberries and blueberries into a smoothie any time of year. (We also like adding apple, banana, and spinach.) [Science Daily]

Want more exercise? Gardening can provide some of the same benefits as going to the gym: turning a compost pile is like lifting weights, carrying a watering can in each hand stands in for hoisting dumbbells, raking ressembles using a rowing machine. As a bonus, you save on gym membership. [Washington Post]

The yak is back! According to a recent count, wild yak are no longer close to extinction, thanks in part to conservation efforts. The giant shaggy-looking animals live in the remote alpine meadows of the Tibetan Plateau. [Environmental News Network]

Read this convincing account of why baking soda and apple cider vinegar make the best shampoo and conditioner. Trying it over the weekend. Sorry for vinegar-y smell on Monday, co-workers! [Grist]

Next Previous | Next Previous


Here's another good read for a good cause: I've just edited a vegetarian cookbook with a foreword by Rabbi Rami Shapiro for my temple, containing delicious recipes, fascinating stories, useful resources, and more. Justice in the Kitchen All proceeds support Or Shalom Jewish Community and will be well used and much appreciated.

Dan Brook, Ph.D. - 2013-01-22 05:54:51