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articles by: Erin Lem

Tale of a Puppy Rescue Operation

Anyone who has ever owned a puppy knows that they have the remarkable ability to elicit smiles and laughter in a heartbeat.  Puppy lovers like myself also understand that a puppy's cuteness is tem…

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The Truth Behind Plastic Bags

I'll be the first to admit that between my multiple jobs and busy family life I often find it difficult to lead a completely healthy and sustainable lifestyle despite my altruistic intentions.  I have…

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Tale of an Urban Beekeeper

With America's bee population in decline, the distinct cacophony of a swarm of bees is a welcome sound. In many ways, bees are the backbone of an eco-system. They tirelessly patrol the land pollinatin…

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Tips to Save Water With Each Flush

It's no secret that water consumption is at an all-time high. According to the EPA, a family of four on average uses 400 gallons of water per day. To put that number in perspective, if you drink the…

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Too Tired Baby Sea Lion (video)

All this cute-and-very-tired baby sea lion wants is to be back with his family. Related Links: Baby Sea Lion Rides a Turtle Cute Animal Videos…

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Biking to Work 101

Like many of my peers, I regularly shell out $60 to fill up my car's gas tank and sadly realized that I spend the majority of my day inside in front of a computer.  While the thought of ditching my ca…

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