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articles by: Becky Striepe

How to Use Soap Nuts + A Soap Nuts Quiz

Have you been as curious about soap nuts as I have? I'm getting ready to take the soap nuts plunge and have been reading all about these handy, natural alternatives to chemical detergents. Take the so…

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What Does Your Twitter Account Say About Your Health?

Your tweets might just be a better predictor of your heart health than most traditional indicators, according to a new study. Related: Do you need fish oil for a healthy heart? The University of Pen…

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51% of U.S. Kids Live in Poverty. Here’s One Real Solution

The U.S. economy is improving, but more public school children than ever are living in poverty. How can we help all of our children succeed? In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Michael A. …

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12 Surprising Uses for Leftover Coffee

There are lots of ways to reuse coffee grounds, but what about uses for leftover coffee itself? That brown beverage is good for more than just your morning wake-up. More coffee reuse ideas: How to Re…

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Do You Need Fish Oil for a Healthy Heart?

Do you take fish oil to support heart health? New research shows that plant-based omega 3s may be just as good at protecting your ticker. This is good news for vegans and vegetarians looking for om…

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How Empathy Can Make You Colder, Literally

Just looking at someone who appears to be cold is enough to make us begin feeling cold ourselves, according to a University of Sussex study. Have you ever been stuck outside on a sweltering, muggy …

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Spoil Your Dog With These 5 DIY Treats & Toys

Want to do something special for your fur kid? Check out these DIY dog projects to spoil your pup rotten! From treats to toys to everything in between, I love spoiling my dog, Jenna. When we adopte…

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5 Delicious Vegan Sandwich Recipes

Sandwiches are such an easy on-the-go food, whether you're packing lunch for work or school, putting together a picnic basket, or just looking for a quick meal on a busy day. Because they're so often …

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Belly Fat Study Finds a Key to Losing That Spare Tire

A Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study looked at different types of exercise to find which is best at reducing belly fat. The study is published in the December issue of the journal Obesity. …

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10 Yoga Poses For People Who Sit All Day

Do you work a desk job and worry that sitting all day may be harming your health? These yoga poses can help undo some of the damage that all of that sitting has done to your body. Millions of A…

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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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