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articles by: Samantha, selected from Planet Green

8 Fun Ways to Manage Stress

By Laurel House, Planet Green 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. Proble…

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8 Superfoods You Probably Aren’t Eating

By Sara Novak, Planet Green Sometimes we get caught up in the routine of eating the same foods over and over again. Often times it's not that healthful eating isn't tasty, but rather it's the lac…

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7 Dangerous Food Additives to Avoid

By Sara Novak, Planet Green A diet with too many processed foods can cause a world of trouble for us on a number of fronts. Processed foods lack nutrient density, meaning that many of the vitamin…

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9 Healing Herbs to Cook With

By Sara Novak, Planet Green We've been told time and time again to eat our veggies but more often than not we tend to forget that herbs can be just as crucial for adding nutritional density to th…

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7 Weird Hangover Cures from Around the World

By Sara Novak, Planet Green You wake up with the headache from hell. You're dehydrated, exhausted, and hungry. Some of our worst hangovers can happen when we're traveling. Life is even more of a …

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15 Superfoods for Under $20

By Sara Novak, Planet Green You want to eat healthy but it costs too much. Fruits, vegetables, and whole foods in general are pricey and when you're trying to feed a family of four on the cheap, …

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What Is Listeria?

By Sara Novak, Planet Green We hear about salmonella and e.coli relatively often nowadays but listeria, for the most part has avoided the limelight. Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by t…

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9 Human Activities That Threaten Birds

By Mickey Z., Planet Green All species - flora or fauna - live in a delicate balance within our eco-system. This balance is often upset by the activities of one particular breed of earthling: hum…

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Why Is Red Wine Good For Your Heart?

By Sara Novak, Planet Green I stand by the research that my guilty pleasure, red wine is so loaded with antioxidants that itís necessary to indulge in it regularly. Itís known for polyphenols fo…

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5 Healing Herbs to Grow for Tea

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green Few things say "summer" like a refreshing glass of iced tea. While traditional iced tea, or even iced green tea, is delicious, making herbal iced teas all…

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about Samantha, 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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