Eat Local for life balance and longevity
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"Taste the place" and other life enhancing concepts for happiness and longevity
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Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest

Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
These nine simple habits, practised by those who have lived to record breaking ages, could add years to your life!
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More reinforcement of "integrated lifestyle"
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College Activists March on the Cafeteria: What Do We Want? Hydroponic Cilantro!

College Activists March on the Cafeteria: What Do We Want? Hydroponic Cilantro! | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Students across the U.S. are making some very precise demands of school chefs and dining halls, including a churrascaria, a gelateria and a sushi bar.
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As usual, young adult students take things to extreme--but for a good cause.
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Water in Whiskey

Classy whiskey drinkers like to add a few drops of water to their glass. Now chemists have explained why that makes it taste better.
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Chick Pea Festival / Γιορτή του Ρεβιθιού

An event that wants to highlight the particular importance of the chickpea, as a crop, but also the preparation of the Sunday's Revithada in the village of P…
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The best thing to eat in each of 50 countries around the world

The best thing to eat in each of 50 countries around the world | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
From wiener schnitzel in Austria to feijoada in Brazil to katsudon in Japan, here are the 50 best dishes in the world.
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A bucket list all by itself!  
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How to Be Happy: 26 Strategies Backed by Research

How to Be Happy: 26 Strategies Backed by Research | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Want to become happier? Look no further. Here are 26 science-based strategies guaranteed to raise your level o
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Happiness is a large part of life balance and longevity.  
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This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life

Here's some wisdom gleaned from one of the longest longitudinal studies ever conducted.
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Best point:  quality of relationship
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Law of physics explains natural drivers of wealth inequality

Law of physics explains natural drivers of wealth inequality | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
A engineering professor has proposed an explanation for why the income disparity in America between the rich and poor continues to grow. According to the constructal law of physics, income inequality naturally grows along with the economy.
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Not eat local but definitely life balance as we understand natural flow.
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The Taste of Food and Wine Tours in Alentejo - Episode Travel

The Taste of Food and Wine Tours in Alentejo - Episode Travel | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Alentejo is one of the prettiest and most unique regions in Portugal. Gastronomically speaking, it is also one of the most inventive and surprising places to discover
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Portugal is very high on my next trip list.
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Mountain flavours add unique twist to S. African gin craze

Mountain flavours add unique twist to S. African gin craze | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Piling in for after-work drinks, around two dozen people pore over the menu at Mother's Ruin, a speciality gin bar in Cape Town, where homegrown varietie
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I have fond memories of good gin, unfortunately none of it was local.
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I Started Drinking Turmeric Tonic Every Day. Here's What Happened

I Started Drinking Turmeric Tonic Every Day. Here's What Happened | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Major shifts in body and appearance after drinking this tonic (recipe included).
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I have read elsewhere that turmeric is most beneficial if eaten regularly rather than spasmodically.  This looks a good way to do that, if you can find it fresh.
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One hour of activity needed to offset harmful effects of sitting at a desk

One hour of activity needed to offset harmful effects of sitting at a desk | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Risk of dying increases among desk-based workers who sit for eight hours and do low amounts of exercise, new research finds
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The last paragraph is the best paragraph.
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A Taste Of Lough Derg - Discover Lough Derg

A Taste Of Lough Derg - Discover Lough Derg | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
A Taste of Lough Derg 2016 Come to Lough Derg this summer and don’t miss the great selection of food events taking place to showcase some of the food being produced ... Read More
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Local food events and tasting trails are multiplying like rabbits.  Especially in Ireland.  Many of these events are under the tourist radar and well worth effort to find.
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Gratitude Can Boost Your Immune System

Gratitude Can Boost Your Immune System | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Studies show that the practice of gratitude can boost the immune system. Learn how you can fight illness just by focusing on the positive!
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It would be interesting to see how all these think good, feel good factors are inter-related. 
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How to Be Happy: 26 Strategies Backed by Research

How to Be Happy: 26 Strategies Backed by Research | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Want to become happier? Look no further. Here are 26 science-based strategies guaranteed to raise your level o
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Happiness is hard work.
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Spend money on experiences, not things.

Gilovich and other researchers have found that experiences—as fleeting as they may be—deliver more-lasting happiness than things. Here’s why: Experiences become a part of our identity. We are not our possessions, but we are the accumulation of everything we’ve seen, the things we’ve done, and the places we’ve been. Buying an Apple Watch isn’t going to change who you are; taking a break from work to hike the Appalachian Trail from start to finish most certainly will.
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The whole idea behind www.TravelShepherd.com
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One surprising way money can buy happiness, according to scientists

One surprising way money can buy happiness, according to scientists | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
A new study shows that people who outsource disliked tasks like housecleaning may lead more satisfied lives.
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Truly, time is the only resource with limits.  
Read to bottom for sentence about buying experiences is another route to happiness.
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The Greatest Public Health Mistake of the 20th Century

The Greatest Public Health Mistake of the 20th Century | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
The recommendation to always use sunblock when outdoors and avoid sun exposure may be the greatest public health mistake of the 20th century.
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A long article that I am sure, without reading the whole thing, comes down to balance and moderation.
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Cork Independent - Having a blast in old-world Ballydehob

Cork Independent - Having a blast in old-world Ballydehob | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
So, breakfast went down a treat – we now have to return for dinner to see how Jamie is taking his passion for local and homemade produce to the table.
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Step back in time for a happy life.
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Underwater Winery in Croatia Opens | Tasting Table

Underwater Winery in Croatia Opens | Tasting Table | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Travelers seeking a unique experience can visit Edivo Vina, Croatia's first underwater winery, where wine is being aged in the Adriatic Sea.
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Why selling Irish Kerrygold butter is now a criminal offense in this US state

Why selling Irish Kerrygold butter is now a criminal offense in this US state | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
Desperate Americans are driving all the way to Nebraska to get their daily fix of Kerrygold.
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Hmm, a case of local is not better.
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Mastering midlife and beyond: the secrets of lifelong happiness

Mastering midlife and beyond: the secrets of lifelong happiness | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
To the Greeks, the blueprint for eugeria is the lifelong pursuit of personal development, with the goal of contributing our accomplishments to others.
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A different perspective on ideas I have exposed:  http://www.travelshepherd.com/LiveLongAndProsper.htm ;
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Dietary Magnesium Is Important For Prevention Of Disease

Dietary Magnesium Is Important For Prevention Of Disease | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
The meta-analysis included observational studies which means that it’s impossible to rule out the effect of other lifestyle or biological factors having an influence on the results.
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This is another one of those studies that worthless!  The type of people who eat foods high in Magnesium will also have many other healthy traits.
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Burren Food Fayre - Visit the Burren

Burren Food Fayre - Visit the Burren | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
The Burren Food Fayre – 29th and 30th October 2016 Saturday Food Workshops – 2-5pm  – e.g preserving, fermentation and butchering skills Sunday Food Fayre 12-5pm – food stalls, chef demonstrations, a raffle and several competitions The Burren Food Fayre Weekend will hold its 5th annual food themed event in Lisdoonvarna on the October bank holiday …
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Ireland is now big on food fairs.  Every region has numerous local producers.
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Downward Facing Dog and High Heels

Downward Facing Dog and High Heels | Eat Local for life balance and longevity | Scoop.it
At 97, Tao Porchon-Lynch is still teaching yoga, enjoying wine, driving and entering dance contests.
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Better than average longevity story.
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