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February 27, 2010

The New Radicals
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Has anyone ever told you You cant change the world? Maybe you can after all, just by doing good and reinventing yourself. Millions of others already are, and we have the details. Then If youre fed up with dieting, maybe it' time to forget the conventional wisdom. Well hear some startling research from a scientific journalist that may help you lose some pounds.
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Baby Boomers Giving Back
Julia Moulden, volunteer, activist, and author of We Are the New Radicals discusses the developing trend of Baby Boomers who are answering the call to give something back, through new and creative ventures. She explained how people can make a difference by forging paths of positive service, often by using the skills that made them successful in the business world.
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Good Calories, Bad Calories
For decades, Americans have been taught that fat is bad, carbohydrates are better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. But new research by Gary Taubes, award-winning correspondent for Science Magazine, challenges many of those beliefs. He believes that the key to health is the type of calories consumed.
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The Public Sector versus the Private Sector
A recent survey found that government employees pay and benefits are literally 50% higher than that of employees in the private sector, and the gap is getting wider. Ken McDonnell, program director of the non-partisan Employee Benefit Research Institute of Washington, DC outlines the reasons behind this trend and explains some possible solutions.
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The New Radicals
Around the world, thousands of people who've found success in their chosen careers are getting the call to do something more with their lives--to give something back to a world in desperate need of their help. And you don't have to be a billionaire to do so. Bestselling author Julia Moulden, a consultant who counsels clients in search of more meaningful career paths, helps you determine if you are ready to take the next step, and offers her expert guidance on how to make the transition into your new life.

Good Calories Bad Calories
In this groundbreaking book, the result of seven years of research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong. For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet with more and more people acting on this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. There are good calories, and bad ones.

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Julia Moulden
Julia Moulden coined the phrase “New Radicals” and now helps individuals and organizations find new ways to do good works. She is the author of “We are the New Radicals: A Manifesto for Reinventing Yourself and Saving the World”, published internationally by McGraw-Hill, New York. Her first book, “Green is Gold” (HarperBusiness), was a bestseller about another emerging trend. The first environmental guide for business, it was published in six countries. Her byline has also appeared in a diverse range of publications, including Ms magazine, the Globe and Mail, Rotman Management magazine, and Toronto Life. Since 1985, she has written speeches for cabinet ministers, CEOs, and celebrities. Her clients include North America’s leading organizations, including AstraZeneca, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Ford Motor Company. Born in Toronto in 1956, Julia has lived in Europe, the U.S., and Mexico. She kayaks as often as possible on Georgian Bay.

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