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articles by: Megan, selected from Planet Green

7 Ways to Avoid Food Poisoning Without Dangerous Cleaners

By Sara Novak, Planet Green Conventional cleaner companies would love for you to believe that bleach, ammonia, and a host of other poison chemical cleaning agents are necessary to keep your k…

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7 Mood-Improving Foods

We medicate our bodies three times a day with the foods we eat. The cleaner your diet, the better you feel. If you choose high quality whole foods you're less likely to endure the ups and downs of a…

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8 Countries At Risk of Drowning

By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green We've all heard about the possibility that the Maldives could go underwater because of rising seas caused by climate change. But there are other nations facing…

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Better Than Coffee? Natural Energy Booster

One more on the myriad benefits of the simple joy of getting out in nature: A series of studies published in the latest issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology shows that just being out in…

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5 Ways to Use Eggshells in Your Garden

A normal person looks at an egg and thinks "omelet" or "frittata." A gardener (especially one who tends to be on the obsessive end of the spectrum) looks at an egg and thinks "yes! Eggshells!" Fi…

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Never Own Anything Again: Think Thingloop

When it comes to being both frugal and green, product service systems are where it's at. While websites like FreeCycle and Craigslist keep things in the consumer stream by letting people resell or tra…

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Your Free, Sexy, Immortality Aid: The Smile

I was once criticized for smiling too much. Seriously, I know. How dare I be a happy, carefree person. But I suppose it's the norm these days--with forlorn, mean-looking models making it trendy to l…

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The Pill’s Impact on the Planet After 50 Years

By Sara Novak, Planet Green A recent article in Time Magazine highlights what the pill has meant for women and society. In 1960, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the…

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7 Mother’s Day Gifts That Help Moms Around the World

By Blythe Copeland, Planet Green This Mother's Day, forget the flowers: Instead, treat your mom to gifts and accessories handmade by other moms around the world, choosing Fair Trade, artisan-…

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Cat Toys From Reused Household Items

By Stephanie Sharpe, Planet Green Cat lovers will do almost anything for their cats. Buy organic treats, luxurious cat beds, fancy toys—anything to keep your kitty comfortable and entertained. Th…

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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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