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If it’s Friday, then you know we have a great installment of From Our Friends in store for you! This week’s edition includes fabulous articles on getting naturally energized to get through the day, why you should buy more flaxseed, everything you need to know about thie big peanut butter recall, some amazing technological leaps from Google, and a little bit of history on famed soapmaker, Dr. Bronner. Enjoy these, and have a great weekend!

1. You know that feeling when you’ve been sitting at your desk for way too long? Your brain is half asleep, and your body is on the verge of revolting. Try this quick sweat-free, stress-busting qigong routine to get your body moving over the lunch hour from Experience Life.

2. Flaxseed has been called one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. The tiny seed is packed with nutrients including: omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals, and essential vitamins. Not only is it delicious, but many health experts suggest that it may also help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Read more at The Organic Whey!

3. We probably should have known that this week’s peanut butter recall couldn’t possibly be contained just to Trader Joe’s…or even just to peanut butter. As of yesterday, even more nut and seed products–including cashew butter, tahini, and a lot of other stuff–as well as whole nuts from a very long list of vendors have been added to the recall roster. It’s pretty sizable. Read more at Blisstree.

4. If you’ve ever used Google Maps, you likely have heard of Google’s Street View. However, you will be amazed where it’s gone now: underwater! Click through to EcoSalon to check out panorama views of the sea floor!

5. Most people probably recognize the soap made by Dr. Bronner. You know, the one that has an essay worth of words written in miniscule, barely legible font on the label? If you’ve ever taken the time (or a magnifying lens) to actually read his message, Bronner has a firm belief in “goodness and unity of humanity,” among many other ideas. Some ideas are considered enlightened and some a little crazy. Read more about the iconic soapmaker on MightyNest!

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