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6 Alternatives to 87,000 Slices of Bread

Over the course of a lifetime, the average American consumes over 87,000 slices of bread. Yes, you read that correctly ó eighty-seven thousand. That's more than a loaf per week per person, not cou…

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Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Childhood Obesity

By Jennifer Lance, Eco Child's Play Yes, we hate plastics! Not only is this evil material bad for our environment, over and over again the news reports the negative effects of plastic chemicals on…

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Top 5 Reasons to Drink More Water

By Rachel Venokur-Clark, Eat. Drink. Better Water is essential. Your body is made up of over 70% water; making water the single most important nutrient, apart from oxygen. Water not only re-hyd…

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint Through Food Choices

By John Chappell, Eat. Drink. Better A website recently delineated a simple list of 10 ways that you can reduce your environmental footprint through changes in your food choices. The list is fairly…

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Boys and Girls: As Different as Cats and Dogs?

By Cate Nelson, Eco Child's Play Are gender differences inborn? Does my son like trucks because he's as different from girls as cats are from dogs? Boys come out of the womb clutching footballs, gi…

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The Benefits of Pets for Children: Win All-Natural Pet Products!

Last spring, my family had to cope with the loss of our 13-year-old mutt, Zooey. We toyed with the notion of another dog, but ultimately decided we werenít ready yet. Earlier today, however, I came ac…

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8 Meat-Free Sandwich Ideas

By Marygrace Stergakos, Eat. Drink. Better. During my first year of being vegan, I didnít really know what to eat. The fact that I was a teenager who had never learned to prepare anything more comp…

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10 Vegan Breakfast Ideas

By Marygrace Stergakos, Eat. Drink. Better. Vegetarian breakfasts are easy: Greek yogurt sprinkled with granola, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast...the list goes on forever. While I woul…

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35 Reasons to Choose a Home Birth

Derek Markham, Eco Child's Play Why do I think a home birth is so much better than a hospital birth? Iíve experienced a planned hospital birth, a planned home birth that ended with an induced ho…

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Top 5 Foods for Healthy Skin

By Liz Thompson, Feelgood Style We are thinking about our skin now more than ever, with sleeveless tops, shorts and (shudder) bathing suits on the horizon. There are many things you can do to g…

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I don't have a dog, but thank you.

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When I read this, I looked in the shed to see if we had Roundup there. We did but we don't now!