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articles by: Megan, selected from Planet Green

8 Drug-Free Natural Highs

By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green The brain is pretty good at playing tricks on us, especially on our moods. But that doesn't mean we can't play tricks on it, too. As the book Natural Highs poi…

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5 Strange Food Inventions You’ve Never Heard Of

By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green The chefs on Future Food are changing our relationship with food, but they're not the only ones working on crazy inventions in food technology. Here's a look at …

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PB&Js for the Planet

The humble peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich could save the world, according to The PB&J Campaign, an online effort that claims eating peanut butter is a good way to help the environment. The ne…

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Get Calcium Without Relying on Cow’s Milk

Last week I blogged about Mommy's Milk Cheese. For the brave and vegan, this is likely a great way to receive vitamins and minerals like calcium in the diet. For the less experimental, there are …

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Root for the Trees

By Brian Merchant, Planet Green When was a last time you stopped to give thanks to a tree? They do, after all, purify the air, provide shade, induce evapotranspiration, reduce stormwater runoff, co…

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The Killer Cookie From Hawaii

I am writing this post from the southern tip of the island of Kauai. My family headed to Hawaii last week and since then, I have been indulging in all the treats found locally on this island paradise.…

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11 Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

By Kelly Rossiter, Planet Green The weekly grocery bill takes up a lot of the average family's income so here are some ideas about how to trim down the bill. 1. Ditch prepared meals right no…

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Prevent Glaucoma with Green Tea

It's old news that a mug of green tea is a potent pro-health powerhouse. From lighter more cosmetic perks like keeping skin youthful and toned to more serious preventative care like fighting Alzheimer…

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3 Ways to Get Vitamin D When the Sun is Hiding

By Sara Novak, Planet Green It's been one of the worst winters that I can remember. In fact, last week my native Columbia, S.C. got 4 inches of snow. For the rest of the country that may seem m…

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20 Ways to Reduce Your Dependence on Oil

It's happened again: An oil spill, this time near Port Arthur, Texas. According to the U.S. Coastguard, 462,000 gallons of oil spilled into the water when a tanker collided with a towing barge on Satu…

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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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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

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Great info here - Lemons are great to eat and juice over fish and various other meals - had no idea …

Thanks. Some of these uses are new to me.