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articles by: Becky Striepe

Chiquita Bananas Accused of Contaminating Drinking Water

A lawsuit filed in early February of 2015 alleges that Chiquita Bananas not only uses methods that pollute local water supplies, but that they knowingly covered it up. The company website has an ex…

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10 Psychology Myths, Debunked

In this eye-opening TED Talk, psychologist Ben Ambridge dives into 10 psychology myths that have been proven wrong and something called our Psy-Q. Ambridge describes Psy-Q as how well we know our …

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Dealing with a Picky Eater? Try These 6 tips from Food Experts

Dealing with a picky eater can turn meal times into something you dread as a parent. Learn about the types of picky eater and get some expert tips on beating picky eating. Professor of nutrition Sh…

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A Simple Way to Turn Yoga into a Kid-Friendly Adventure

Parent-child yoga classes can be pricey. This series of kids yoga videos have been a great way for me and my son to do yoga together for free instead. When I was pregnant, I had a many pictures…

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10 Foods that You Should Make from Scratch

Cooking from scratch can be time consuming but it can also be healthier and even save you money. Here are 10 foods that you should make from scratch! I think that the key to cooking from scratch is…

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5 Surprising Foods that Vegans Can Eat

You know that you can't cook a steak for your vegan supper guest, but I've noticed lately that there's some confusion about what vegans can and can't eat. It's understandable, and I am hoping that thi…

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Do You Think That Healthy Food Tastes Bad?

A new study looked at the link between how we perceive food's healthfulness and its taste, and the results reveal an important piece of the obesity epidemic. More specifically, participants in the …

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Tell the State of California to Protect Drinking Water from Oil Companies

California is in the midst of a crippling drought, yet state regulators have been allowing oil companies to pump toxic waste water into drinking water sources. Last month was California's driest in…

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How Much Sleep Do You Need?

The National Sleep Foundation has released new recommendations for sleep times. How much sleep you need depends on your age. Find out how much you need! To create the new guidelines, the National S…

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4 Good Reasons to Take a Vitamin D Supplement

Vitamin D supplements aren't just for kids. There are some solid reasons to make sure that you're getting enough vitamin D. There's more and more evidence that vitamin D supports immune health, and…

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about Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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