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8 Fun Ways to Manage Stress

Being "stressed" seems to be as trendy as being "on a diet." Everyone's doing it, throwing the terms around as if it's an excuse for a bad mood or short fuse. Problem is: stress has some serious side-…


7 Homemade Spa Treatments from Holiday Leftovers

From turkey enchiladas, to mashed potato fritters, we're always looking for ways to put our holiday leftovers to good use. But what if we stopped shoveling it in and started shoveling it on? Why not…


10 Things Unhappy People Have in Common

We all want to be happy in some way or another. We strive each day to find the path of happiness whatever we think it is. But some of us come up way short. Some of us make mistakes day in and day o…


6 Foods That Make You Hungrier

It doesn't matter how much you fill up on certain foods, you never seem to feel satiated. I’ve learned over the years that whole foods fill you up and processed, junk foods can bring on the pangs of…


7 Coffee Pros & Cons

Before I moved to South Carolina from Washington D.C., I used to enjoy a sizable Starbucks coffee each morning on my way to work. I started my day like the Tasmanian Devil, flying around my office l…


8 Reasons Not to Eat Tuna

Let's put aside ideology—for a moment—and instead state an unadorned bit of common sense: Bluefin tuna (and other large fish) would not be in danger if humans didn't kill and eat them. Thus, in tha…


7 Weird Energizing Foods Runners Swear By

By Laurel House, Planet Green Sure, there are tons of energy drinks out there promising to boost your endurance, quicken your pace, and keep you on point for anything -- test taking or race. But …


What To Do With Bathroom Plastics

By Virginia Sole-Smith, Planet Green I decided that Step One of my Plastic Detox Program would be to find out what I have. It's both worse and a bit better than I thought. The bad news: Virtual…


7 Countries With the Healthiest People

By Sara Novak, Planet Green They live well into their nineties and often times up break the hundred year mark. Their existence is healthy but the underlying reasons are often cultural. In fact, i…


7 Libido Boosters from Around the World

By Laurel House, Planet Green It’s a fact: 30 percent of American women have low sexual desire. To lift your libido, there are several little-known tricks you can try. Have fun testing out these …


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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, and, 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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