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articles by: Samantha, selected from Planet Green

9 Most Picturesque U.S. National Parks

By Planet Green The Beauty of the Natural World To have a picturesque vacation you don't have to travel overseas or spend your savings on an extravagant trip. You can stay right within the U…

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Guide to Cooking Oils

By Lauren Howland, Planet Green Whatís the healthiest oil to cook with? Almost everyone uses oil in some sort of meal. Although there are a variety of types to choose from, depending on the foo…

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Homemade Chai Tea Recipe

By Lauren Howland, Planet Green I love drinking chai and have gotten into a bad habit of stopping at Starbucks on my way out to grab one. Although having something made on the run can be convenie…

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5 Surprising Pimple Remedies

By Laurel House, Planet Green You can wear a loose shirt if youíre feeling bloated and apply some self-tanner if youíve spent too much time indoors, but no matter how much makeup you apply, itís …

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How to Make Your Own Kombucha

By Lauren Howland, Planet Green Kombucha is a fermented drink that, for centuries, has continuously helped keep the human body healthy and strong. The delicious and easy-to-make concoction is use…

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10 Green Work from Home Tips

By Planet Green 1. Find a job Ideally, you'll be able to talk to your employer about formatting your current job into one you can do from home-even working from home just one or two days a…

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5 Ways to Collect Water for Your Garden

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green Conserving water is an important aspect of growing a "green" garden. The fewer resources we have to use, the better. And since water is an important part of …

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5 Quick Tips to Cool Down in the Summer

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green Air conditioners are a nice convenience, but they're not completely necessary for keeping your cool during the summer. They can be noisy and expensive to run…

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9 Slimming Superfoods for Summer

By Sara Novak, Planet Green The temp will break 100 degrees here in South Carolina this week and while this is likely not yet the case for the rest of the country, soon it will be. Our appetite n…

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Weird Cure for Anxiety & Jet Lag

By Laurel House, Planet Green More than a display case to show off your favorite pair of chandelier earrings, your ear lobe, and the many crevices that make up the visible area of the ear, is ac…

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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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Kara Foran

Kara is an editor for Care2's Healthy Living. She's happiest when engaging with creative, bright and loving people--whether they are the stranger on... more

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