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GO GREEN

Turn over a new leaf this spring and consider the benefits of becoming a vegetarian. Dont know why you should cut out meat products from your diet? Log on to www.goveg.com and find out why meat production is not just bad for the animals, it also has negative effects on our health and the environment. The site contains a wealth of info, including an on-line vegetarian starter kit that will help you make the transition to a non-meat lifestyle. Theres also a FAQ section and lots of useful recipes to help broaden your eating horizons.

A SLACKER COMES CLEAN

The Slacker Confessions, by Tommy Campbell, is a hip, hilarious, urban anthem for all those whove muddled through the modern work world. Campbell is a stand-up comedian who spent 10 years bouncing around various jobs. He writes about his many experiences and the lessons he learned with flair and an incredible sense of humor. Campbell has been a rebel, a hard worker, a loafer, a volunteer and a risk taker. Join him as he gets fired, quits, and in general, raises a little hell.

BEAMS

Agatsuma may not be a household name in North America unlike in Japan, where he is wildly popular but with the release of his latest CD, Beams, hes sure to get more recognition. Agatsuma plays the shamisen, a three-stringed traditional folk instrument. But his music is anything but traditional. Agatsuma mixes various elements, including jazz and rock, to create a funky, laid-back sound (check out tracks Grooving and Blown Away). His modern take on traditional Japanese music is definitely worth a listen.

DAYS AWAY

If you think Sum 41 and New Found Glory are cool, listen up. Be the first to check out Days Away, five young guys who know how to rock. With a sound that rivals the best of pop punk, Days Away boast angular guitars, pulsating rhythms and poignant vocals. The best thing is, you can listen to their entire album on-line at www.daysaway.net/thefeelofit.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Unite for Peace in 101 ways. Show determination and vision, with millions of others, to achieve peace in the world. Start by visiting www.earthfuture.com/stopthewar. This Web site will become your complete reference list to taking action in some of the simplest yet most effective ways, like being informed. Learn what you can do. Take advantage of the resources and extensive, carefully chosen links that this Web site lays out. There are more ways to be heard than you know.

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