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articles by: Becky Striepe

Here’s a Good Reason to Eat More Pears

A new study, published in the journal Food Research International, found that certain types of pears may help manage type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and intestinal ulcers. The secret is in the sk…

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5 Delicious Vegan Food Discoveries Everyone Should Try

Vegan foods have come a long way since the grainy baked goods of the '70s. These breakthroughs in the world of vegan cooking aren't highly processed junk. They're plant-based foods that are kinder alt…

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12 Things You Should Never Buy (But Make Them, Instead)

You don't have to be a crafter to make things. The items on this list are all things that anyone can make, whether you're super artsy or have never crafted a thing in your life. Back when I was fir…

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9 Ways to Use Lettuce Besides in Salads

Lettuce season is upon us! If you belong to a CSA get ready for head after head of lettuce. Week after week. For someone like me that isn't crazy about salad, that can be a little bit overwhelming. Th…

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5 Myths Standing Between You and Success

What's your dream? What's stopping your from following your passion? According to this inspiring talk by Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce, there are some common myths that stand between you and doin…

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15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Cook in Your Waffle Iron

Do you have a waffle iron? Are you depriving yourself of homemade waffles because you don't want a unitasker in your kitchen? I have great news for you: you can make so much more than waffles in a waf…

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Talking Palm Oil and Vegan Eats with Earth Balance’s Adriane Little

Earth Balance has become one of the most popular vegan brands in stores and also one fraught with some controversy. Here's why I love Earth Balance and an interview with Earth Balance's Adriane Li…

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Yoga for Gardeners: Recover from the Garden on the Mat

My husband and I gave our garden its yearly spring overhaul last weekend, and I am paying for it this week. All of that bending, lifting, and digging did a number on my poor body, and it's time to…

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A 2-Ingredient Deodorant Recipe That WORKS!

I've been using this DIY deodorant for over a year now, and it's by far my favorite recipe. If you've made the switch -- or tried to make the switch -- from conventional deodorants to natural alter…

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Woman Pulled from 20 Mile Race for Running Too Slowly

Netty Edwards says that she was pulled out of the Spen 20 Race in the UK for running too slowly. At a mile and a half in, she says a race official told her that staff was not able to stick around for …

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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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Sounds like very delicious snacks, thanks.

I used to keep chickens & breed them, some were a lot nicer than others, but I can't say I ever …

I ordered some milkweed and it'll be shipped soon. I hope it works as the Monarch is the ILLINOIS St…

Great ideas for attracting butterflies!