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articles by: Katie, selected from Planet Green

What is Kitchari?

By Sara Novak, Planet Green Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic dish that's known for its ability to detox the body and balance all three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. For yogis that want to cl…

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8 Scary Travel Destinations

By Julia Austin, Planet Green If you watch shows like "Medium" and "Ghost Hunters" itching for a chance to experience paranormal activity, these destinations are your ticket to terror. If you're so…

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9 Surprising Green Wedding Traditions From Around The World

By Julia Austin, Planet Green A 5-star catering company, air-conditioned tent and designer dress offers its own beauty—it’s true—but there is a different kind of beauty to be found in an eco-frie…

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12 Ways To Have a Fun, Guilt-Free Camping Trip

By Julia Austin, Planet Green You might be a regular camper who escapes to the wild weekly. Maybe you just can’t afford a vacation so a tent and a campfire make for the cheapest getaway. Mayb…

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Tips for Camping in National Parks

By Sara Novak, Planet Green The U.S. National Park System is second to none and heading outdoors is the best way to learn for yourself and teach your children the importance of preserving all t…

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Can Beer Promote Weight Loss? Advertising and Alcohol

I can understand the claim that a glass of red wine per day can reduce stress levels, aid heart health, and even provide some much needed antioxidants. But the wealth of health claims now being adve…

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Is it Healthier to Live in the City or the Country?

By Sara Novak, Planet Green Carrie Bradshaw and the rest of the crew from Sex and the City couldn't imagine a life outside of Manhattan. In fact, they saw no purpose for leaving and rarely did. U…

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5 Simple Green Things That Will Drastically Cut Your Energy Bills

By Sara Novak, Planet Green One of the first steps that you should take in an economic slump is finding all the areas of fat and cutting them. I don't mean going on a diet, well I sort of do, a u…

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10 Delicious Homemade Ice Pop Recipes

Ah, ice pops. What kid hasn't spent part of summer vacation indulging in these fruity, drippy treats? Whether it was the Bomb Pop from the ice cream truck or a quick homemade ice pop made from flavo…

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6 Weird Eco-Friendly Products

By Julia Austin,  Planet Green When you think of products and devices that are harming our planet and causing pollution, a few obvious culprits come to mind; cars, factories, our cherished bo…

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about Katie, 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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Laura B.

Laura is a Care2 Causes Senior Editor. She graduated from Pitzer College with Honors in English and World Literature and a minor in Music. She’s... more

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