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articles by: Becky Striepe

These Dogs Traveled More Than 5,700 Miles for a Better Life

Adopt a Golden Atlanta pulled off the largest golden retriever rescue in the world. They're calling the 36 goldens rescued from Instanbul the "Turkey Dogs," and now they're working to find a home th…

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The Real Reasons We Laugh

My two-year-old basically lives to make people laugh. If something he does makes you giggle, he does it over and over, laughing harder and harder every time. It's like your laughter infects him, and…

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Picking on Cloth Diapers Misses the Point About Cotton

Cloth diapers made from conventional cotton may not be a great environmental choice, but what we really should be talking about is the cotton, not the diapers. In a recent Washington Post piece, Ke…

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3 Yoga Moves That You Can Do Anywhere

The yoga moves below are ones that you can do on the fly, no matter where you are. Stuck on a conference call that doesn't really apply to you? Waiting on a delayed flight at the airport? Take a f…

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You Are Covered in Bacteria (and that’s a good thing!)

Our bodies are home to a complex, vast community of microorganisms, and there is mounting research looking at how how these bacteria and viruses are connected to our overall health. You probably al…

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Smart Ways to Cook with Food Scraps (Beyond Broth)

Don't toss those carrot greens and broccoli stalks! A lot of the fruit and veggie scraps that we throw away are actually totally edible. Not only does cooking with food scraps reduce the amount of …

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The New Vegan Egg Replacer That’s Already in Your Pantry

One of the trickier parts of vegan cooking can be replacing eggs. Vegan egg replacers have definitely come a long way, but they still often call for ingredients that can be pricey or, at the very leas…

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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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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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