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articles by: Annie B. Bond

Classic Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Pumpkin just doesn't appeal to everyone, so that's where this alternative traditional holiday treat can come in handy. It uses the same homey spices as the Thanksgiving classic, but with sweet potato…

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Homes Haunted by Power Vampires

Your home is most likely haunted by power vampires. Most of us have 10 to 30 power vampires, or power leeches—electrical devices that continuously draw power from your power outlets, even when not sup…

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Autumn To Do List: 10 Things for Cleaner Indoor Air

It’s that time again--windows close with a thump, the furnace clicks on, and next thing you know, you’re living in a hotbed of pollution that could rival the smog in L.A. Here are 10 easy, simple t…

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Slow-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

When slow-roasted with a little salt and butter, pumpkin seeds make delicious snacks rich in nutritious minerals such as zinc. When I was growing up, carving pumpkins always meant that my mother woul…

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How to Preserve the Colors of Fall Foliage

I saw the most beautiful peach-red leaf today, one of the most beautiful fall foliage colors I have ever seen. This is a leaf I want to keep! My mother had a trick she used to preserve the color i…

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How to Remove Stains and Pet Odors from Rugs

Soon we will be closing our homes up for the cooler weather, leaving us face-to-face with rugs and carpets that look and smell less than fresh: A wine spill here, a pet accident there—and you can end …

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End of Summer Body Scrub

Peeling skin and a fading tan are hallmarks of the end of summer, and there is no better time to learn how to make your own body scrub to exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells. Body scrubs, somet…

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Which Plastics Are Safe?

The news about plastics has been pretty alarming lately, causing some of us to go dashing for the water bottles to see what kind of plastic they are—and find out if we've been unwittingly poisoning ou…

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Homemade Sugar Scrub

OK, folks. Get ready for almost unbelievably soft skin (even for those of us with older skin). The other day I was speaking with Larry Pleasant, CEO of The Vermont Soapworks, and he mentioned that…

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Green Pencils and Pens

Every year Americans discard 1.6 million pens. Placed end to end, they would stretch 151 miles—equivalent to crossing the state of Rhode Island almost four times! This is the time of year when many…

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about Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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ohhhhh that's adorable! I needed this today-Thanks

This is so so cute! Thank you for the morning smiles! :))

Interesting article, thank you!