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articles by: Melissa, selected from eLocal

Famine Continues in Somalia (Infographic)

In July 2011, the UN declared Somalia to be in a state of famine. Tens of thousands of Somalis have already died of starvation and disease, and those numbers are expected to reach three quarters of a …

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Home Water Conservation

Wasting water is something we all need to worry about; the world's supply of freshwater is depleting faster and faster. But thankfully, there's a plus side to the issue; by investing in smarter, water…

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Why Buy Local?

We’ve all seen the “Buy Local” signs popping up in stores around our towns, and most of us have a sense that it would be good to follow their advice. But do we really understand how crucial of a diffe…

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about Melissa, selected from eLocal

Melissa Jackson is the Partnership Outreach and Blogging Coordinator for eLocal.com, a network of sites where homeowners can find lawyers and local businesses. She manages eLocal’s popular Blog-Off series, where homeowners can find insider home improvement answers from industry experts. If you are looking for more from Melissa, you can find her talking and tweeting about travel through her personal travel blog, Flirt With Travel.

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Laura is a Care2 Causes Senior Editor. She graduated from Pitzer College with Honors in English and World Literature and a minor in Music. She’s... more

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