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articles by: Becky Striepe

Homemade Nutella Recipe to Get You Through the Shortage

Does the impending Nutella shortage have you worried? Here's a flexible recipe for making your own homemade Nutella, even when hazelnuts are scarce. Severe weather in Turkey is causing a spike in h…

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Free Play Shapes Your Child’s Brain (in a good way!)

More and more research is showing that free play is critical to a child's developing brain. More free play might even help your kid get better grades in school. Here in the U.S., school curricula t…

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Digital Eye Strain Symptoms & How to Get Relief

Do you sit in front of a computer all day at work? Even a couple of hours of screen time can cause digital eye strain symptoms to surface. Here's what to look out for plus a few tricks to help you avo…

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5 Natural Tricks to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Has this steamy summer driven fruit flies into your kitchen? Try these natural ways to give them the boot! Fruit flies breed quickly, so you can go from just a few of the buggers to a super gross s…

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10 Yoga Poses for Back Pain

If you struggle with back pain, you know how it can make even the most basic tasks seen daunting. Something as simple as leaning over can set off those poor, aching muscles. The yoga poses below …

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15 Surprising Uses for Toilet Paper Tubes

When you finish a roll of toilet paper or paper towels, do you toss the cardboard tube into the recycle bin? Check out these awesome ways to reuse them instead! The average American family uses aro…

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25 Vegan Sources for Protein

If you've been vegan for any length of time, there's a pretty good chance that someone's asked you the ubiquitous question, "How do you get enough protein?" It's a common misconception that you need a…

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10 Creative Lemon Peel Uses

A squeeze of lemon in your water. A bit of lemon juice to finish a pot of beans. Lemons are endlessly useful in cooking, and it feels so wasteful to just toss those peels into the compost or trash. Ne…

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6 Tasty Peach Recipes & How to Store the Summer Peach Bounty

Is your produce drawer overflowing with beautiful, farmers market peaches this summer? Try some of these delicious peach recipes! This has been the summer of peaches at our house. A local farm offere…

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Just a Couple of Guinea Pigs Playing Basketball (Video)

Animal Trainer Barbara Heidenreich is clearly a genius. Using treats as rewards, she's taught her guinea pigs to play basketball. Each guinea pig even knows his designated basket, so it's a proper…

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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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