27 Aug '11, 4am

By 2030, Half of Americans Will Be Obese | Care2 Causes

By 2030, Half of Americans Will Be Obese | Care2 Causes

Half of Americans will be obese in 2030 according to one of four recently published studies about obesity in the medical journal The Lancet . The main culprits are overeating and a lack of exercise; that is, the obesity epidemic can be attributed to some extent to our modern way of life, with food (especially processed and prepared) readily available and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. Currently, about 32 percent of men and 35 percent of women in the US are obese . Obesity is due to replace tobacco as the “single most important preventable cause of chronic non-communicable diseases,” notes Reuters ,and it’s projected to cause an extra 7.8 million cases of diabetes, 6.8 million cases of heart disease and stroke, and 539,000 cases of cancer. Other health problems stemming from obesity include osteoarthritis and high blood pressure . Obesity rates are also on the rise in...

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National Dog Day | Care2 Causes

National Dog Day | Care2 Causes

care2.com 27 Aug '11, 2am

Since 2004, August 26 has been National Dog Day . Colleen Paige, Pet Lifestyle Expert, author and animal behaviorist was i...

Los Angeles Half Marathon to Benefit ASPCA | Care2 Causes

Los Angeles Half Marathon to Benefit ASPCA | Ca...

care2.com 26 Aug '11, 3am

Calling all runners who love animals! On your mark… ready, set, go! Benefits from this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon ...

Oprah wins an Oscar because she Cares, Too. | Care2 Causes

Oprah wins an Oscar because she Cares, Too. | C...

care2.com 26 Aug '11, 6am

We here at Care2 are so excited to be working with Oprah and her staff at O magazine . We were even more excited to hear t...

One Million Care2 Points: What Does it Get?

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care2.com 29 Aug '11, 2pm

A Care2 member named Nyack Clancy is approaching one million Care2 Butterfly Rewards . These points are accumulated when m...

Tan Kin Lian on half-truths about life insurance

tankinlian.blogspot.com 02 Sep '11, 11pm

An insurance agent is taught many ways to convince a customer to buy life insurance, even if the customer suspect that he ...

What the World Is Doing To Prevent Human Trafficking and Slavery | Care2 Causes

What the World Is Doing To Prevent Human Traffi...

care2.com 27 Aug '11, 9am

Human trafficking and slave labor is a $32 billion underground industry, according to a CNBC documentary . There is, howev...

What Would the US Look Like if 1/2 of Us Were Obese in 20 Years?

What Would the US Look Like if 1/2 of Us Were O...

planetgreen.discovery.com 02 Sep '11, 4pm

published a study last week that predicted by 2030 50 percent of the population would be obese , that’s 164 million Americ...

Cyndi Lauper to Open Homeless Shelter for LGBT Youth | Care2 Causes

Cyndi Lauper to Open Homeless Shelter for LGBT ...

care2.com 27 Aug '11, 5am

Singer and 80s icon Cyndi Lauper has a long history with the LGBT community, appearing as Grand Marshall in the 2008 San F...

Success! No Half Moon Bay Seaport | Care2 Causes

Success! No Half Moon Bay Seaport | Care2 Causes

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"We're Your Constituents, Not Grover Norquist!"...

care2.com 27 Aug '11, 9am

Under the Republicans under George Bush, during the Iraq War spending on the military was at an all time high. The deficit...

Japan Dolphins Day | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 04 Sep '11, 11am

Written by Laura Bridgeman , a blogger for the Earth Island Journal As our bus pulled into the parking lot across from “Th...

The Decline of the Plastic Bag: Waste-Free School Lunches | Care2 Causes

The Decline of the Plastic Bag: Waste-Free Scho...

care2.com 27 Aug '11, 10am

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shavvn.com 26 Aug '11, 1pm

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Everything You Need to Know About Hurricane Irene | Care2 Causes

Everything You Need to Know About Hurricane Ire...

care2.com 26 Aug '11, 10pm

As the massive storm heads towards the Eastern Seaboard of the US, Care2 is wishing all of you east coasters a safe weeken...

Elegant Tree Building is Half Learning, Half Play

Elegant Tree Building is Half Learning, Half Play

webecoist.com 28 Aug '11, 5pm

Watching trees meet untimely ends in the name of construction is heart-wrenching. But Japanese architectural firm Tezuka A...