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Score With Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

Whether you're rooting for the Steelers or the Packers this Sunday, or if you're just in it for the commercials, score a culinary touchdown with these green and healthy Super Bowl recipes! Black …

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Want to Help the Earth? Buy Less Stuff

Sometimes it seems as if people in our society are in a contest to see who can fill their house with the most stuff. Because our culture trains us to be consumers, we are often unaware of the many, m…

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Green Beers for St. Patrick’s Day

Beer and the color green--two great things that are NOT great together. St. Patrick's Day is known for lots of cool things, but putting food coloring into a glass of foamy, delicious brew is one thing…

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“The Toxic 12″ Beauty Ingredients

Beauty queen-turned-activist Susan Jeske wants you to know the ugly truth about what your beauty routine is doing to your health. Breast cancer, heart disease, heart disease, birth defects, memory …

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BPA Found in Soda Cans

Just in case you needed another reason not to drink soft drinks, a Canada study has found significant levels of the controversial chemical BPA in energy drink and soda cans. As reported by the Toro…

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DIY for Oily/Acne-Prone Skin

The most green thing you can do for your beauty regime is to make your own face and body oil. It is so incredibly easy and fun to do, and will save money, energy, and trees (no packaging!). When …

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Holy Cow! Bovine Gas Used to Power Milk Trucks

In one of my previous lives, when I was working as a small-town newspaper reporter in my early 20s, I lived in Tulare County--where the cows outnumber the people. Whenever I'd be driving home after a …

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Give Unsafe Lipstick the Kiss-Off!

Did you know that during a recession, lipstick sales rise? Apparently it's a small luxury that acts as the perfect pick-me-up during trying times. Unfortunately, that little boost might just be toxic.…

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When to Spend Green, and When to Save

Don't you just love it when doing the right thing also happens to save you money? And when it comes to being green, this is so often the case. Unfortunately, it isn't always--and that's where a penny-…

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Maximum Immunity: 7 Essential Nutrients

With wealth pretty much out the door for now, we would all do well to keep an extra watchful eye on our health. I know I'm going to keep this list of seven essential nutrients for immunity in my mind …

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about Jana Ballinger

Jana Ballinger has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and copy editor for daily newspapers. She lives in a vintage house in Northern California with her husband and an orange cat.

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