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From Our Friends: August 17, 2012

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This week's installment of From Our Friends is stuffed with delicious info! Read great articles from our friends around the web about lifting weights to lose weight, ending emotional eating for good, building a healthy waste-free lunch for you and your little ones, how corn is spun into fibers for yarns and fabrics, slashing your workout time with interval training, and some incredible photos of Venezuela's year round lightning storms. Enjoy these, dear OA readers, and have an awesome weekend!

1. If you want to get leaner, say the latest studies and the smartest trainers, it’s time to start strength training. Check out Experience Life's guide to lifting to lose weight!

2. Does food provide comfort to you on a bad day? Do you eat to relieve stress? Then you may want to take a look at Blisstree's post on how to replace emotional eating with a healthy appetite.

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3. To build a healthy, waste-free lunch, there are two essential components: good food and the right gear. MightyNest has spent countless hours researching the best healthy waste-free lunch gear and wanted to share their learning. Click through to get all the info you need!

4. To make the most of your hectic day, spike your workout with a healthy infusion of intervals. The concept of interval training is simple – - push yourself extra hard for short bursts of activity, and cut about 30 percent off of your normal exercise time. This great post from The Organic Whey shows you how to slash your workout time with interval training!

5. Corn spun into fibers is natural, right? A high yield of fibrous matter from the crop has brought about developments in processing corn fibers for spinning yarns and fabrics, alongside technologies that bond corn fibers together to create non-woven materials like diapers and plastic containers. Read more at EcoSalon.

6. The Catatumbo Delta in Venezuela experiences more lightning than anywhere else on Earth; indeed, thunderstorms rage here continually, practically every night of the year. Check out these INCREDIBLE photos on Environmental Graffiti!

You can follow Spencer on Twitter @SpencerKent

Image: Ezine of Health

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