<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Special Editions]]> <![CDATA[The best things in life are free, including your health]]> <![CDATA[Straight to the point]]> Dry needling mixes acupuncture and modern medicine, says Dr. Yun-tao Ma, a North Boulder resident, the founder of and teacher at the American Dry Needling Institute and author of several books on dry needling and acupuncture.]]> <![CDATA[The therapy with the bad rap]]> <![CDATA[Making it rain]]> It’s a practice that was used for thousands of years, but with the development of sewage systems and chemical fertilizer, the practice of recycling urine and using it as fertilizer went by the way side. Recently, this old practice gained new momentum in the U.]]> <![CDATA[Engineering citizens of change]]> Beyond economic prosperity, Boulder’s startup culture also shows a correlation between strong businesses and strong communities as evidenced by such organizations as the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, a trendsetter for economic community-mindedness that has provided more than $2 million in community funding, benefitting Front Range area nonprofits.]]> <![CDATA[Get out]]> The National Park Trust has dubbed May 19 National Kids to Parks Day, a day when they invite every family in America to visit a national, state or local park.]]> <![CDATA[Amending Colorado's thirsty soil with compost tea]]> <![CDATA[Yoga for the common folk]]> Tabitha Farrar places her hands and feet on her mat in the downward-facing dog position and releases a deep breath. When her face appears again, a smile breaks out. Her co-worker and, for the moment, yoga classmate, is squirming next to her while Ted Nugent plays in the background and the sound of glasses clinking and laughing rings out from the brewery bar in the next room.]]> <![CDATA[Speeding toward fitness]]> "A seven-minute workout can be efficacious,” says Glen Cordoza, co-author of Power Speed Endurance: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training, a book detailing Crossfit founder and triathlon coach Brian MacKenzie’s revolutionary short, intense approach to training.]]> <![CDATA[The artist in everyone, anywhere, from anything]]> Talk to El Anatsui about the thousands of bottlecaps used in his artwork, and he’s less concerned with the obvious problem — yes, these were garbage headed for landfills that now hang on museum walls — than the issue they represent for his community.]]> <![CDATA[Tomato jam that`s the jam]]> Despite how much I love ketchup, it never occurred to me that tomatoes could belong in jam.]]> <![CDATA[Power use and marijuana: Where the grass isn’t greener]]> Indoor marijuana grow operations aren’t as green as the weed they produce. According to data from Xcel Energy and estimates from those familiar with indoor growing, a single light used to grow 16 square feet of pot consumes about half as much energy as the average Colorado house in a one-month time frame.]]> <![CDATA[Hunting for more meaningful meat]]> When people look to make food choices that lower their personal carbon footprint, meat and its viability as a sustainable diet choice often take center stage.]]> <![CDATA[Doing the splits]]> As the temperature drops, the renters among us crank the heat and curse the landlord who won’t replace those old, leaky windows. But then, why would he? He doesn’t see a penny of savings off his bill, does he?]]> <![CDATA[The new environmental frontier]]> In Thomas Stoner's book Small Change, Big Gains: Reflections of an Energy Entrepreneur he makes a case for taking the environmental movement to the free market.]]> <![CDATA[Looking closer at ‘local’]]> <![CDATA[City, Xcel square off over solar, wind programs]]> The latest skirmish in the municipalization battle between Xcel and the city of Boulder revolves around solar and wind energy programs.]]> <![CDATA[Community involvement comes naturally in planning green spaces]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Creek’s bacteria battle]]> Not many sunbathers, tubers or other summer users of Boulder Creek know that for the past nine years the creek has had high counts of Escherichia coli (E. coli). From 13th Street to its confluence with South Boulder Creek, in-stream levels have exceeded Colorado water quality standards and have “impaired” it for recreational use.]]> <![CDATA[Personal healing and preservation: An herbalist’s manifesto]]> Boulder herbalists aren’t doctors, and they don’t claim to be. Their mission is to listen to people and to educate them on options — on centuries-old remedies.]]>