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articles by: Megan, selected from Planet Green

10 Common Flowers You Should Eat

When most people think of flowers, eating them isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, many of these beautiful plants can be eaten and can add color and texture to a raw salad or …

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12 Green Alternatives to Gift Wrapping Paper

As you've probably noticed, trashcans overflow after winter holiday festivities. Wrapping paper, bows, ribbons and boxes fill up a big portion of that too-stuffed trash bin. Ease the load going to the…

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Cancer-Killing Curry

According to the BBC, "an extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric kills cancer cells." Tests released by a team at the Cork Cancer Research Centre show turmeric can destroy gullet canc…

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25 Wasteful Things You Can Live Without

By Planet Green We produce a lot of waste. In 2008 alone, Americans generated 250 million tons of trash, and though about a third of that was recycled, a lot went into landfills or was incinerated…

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Coffee, Sex, and Other Weird Ways to Not Get Sick

By Laurel House, Planet Green You know about antioxidants and you've been religious about your daily dose of Vitamin C, but what else can you do to keep that tickle from creeping up the back of you…

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50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green "Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without" is a favorite adage in both frugal and green circles, and it is something I strive to live by. One of the …

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5 Ways to Drop Weight Through Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a science that focuses on balancing the body's life energies (vata, pitta, and kapha) rather than focusing on individual symptoms. Because of this, Ayurveda helps your body to arrive at it…

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10 Most Surprising Places to Find Petroleum

About one quarter of the oil consumed in this country is used for industrial purposes. Plastic production is the most obvious example, as awareness grows of the harm plastic does to the earth and peop…

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Swearing Reduces Pain?

I've always felt that a good swear word makes me feel better. While I'm not one to cuss at people, appliances and bad hair days, well, I'm all for it. And it turns out I was right. According to a st…

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6 Surprising Places Formaldehyde Hides

By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green Everyone knows formaldehyde exists, but not everyone knows they probably come into contact with it on a daily basis, if not several times a day. So here's …

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about Megan, selected from Planet Green

Planet Green is the multi-platform media destination devoted to the environment and dedicated to helping people understand how humans impact the planet and how to live a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Its two robust websites, PlanetGreen.com and TreeHugger.com, offer original, inspiring, and entertaining content related to how we can evolve to live a better, brighter future. Planet Green is a division of Discovery Communications.

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We do not do sugar. I think I'll go eat a piece of fruit. Much nicer than something with added sug…

After our whale-watching adventure in California last week (we saw Minke and Grey whales), I just ha…

so very good with less sugar

I can't wait to see the results of this research.

Sea salt all the way for us. Thanks