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Long Island CSAs: What you need to know

Freshly harvested heirloom tomatoes rest in a bowl

(Credit: Maggie Wood/Golden Earthworm, 2009)

Love having farm fresh produce but have a green thumb that’s more like a black thumb? Then joining a CSA might be the best choice for you.

There are many farms across Long Island that participate in community supported agriculture (CSA) -- the trick is knowing where they are and the deadlines that you have to purchase your “shares” by.

Listed below are some of the Long Island farms with...

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President Obama announces BRAIN Initiative

President Barack Obama made his debut as scientist in chief Tuesday as he announced that about $100 million will go to fund an initiative that will be key to unlocking the mysteries of the human brain.

Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, who coined the nickname, took the podium in the East Room of the White House to announce both the president and the NIH...

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Chair yoga: Great option in restorative exercise

If you’re looking for a softer alternative to

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Considering adding yoga to your exercise regimen, but frightened by poses with names like "Balancing Stick?"

Unfortunately, though wildly popular, traditional forms of yoga are not always valid options for would-be yogis. Instead, individuals who have been looking for a softer alternative to floor yoga may consider chair yoga as a more viable option.

Though popular among elderly...

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Bliss Cleanse takes aim at mind, body and spirit

An undated image of the Bliss Cleanse book.

(Credit: Blisscleanse.com)

Every spring, people feel the crunch to get into bathing suit shape before the warmer summer months hit. For years a popular choice among many looking to shape up and shed away those winter pounds has been a cleanse.

These programs, traditionally, are dietary regimens and challenges designed to revamp eating habits and rid your body of unwanted and sometimes harmful toxins. They can vary in...

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