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articles by: Megan, selected from TreeHugger

9 Things Everyone Should Know About Cooking

"I don't cook." Those words baffle me whenever I hear them – and they do crop up in a surprising number of conversations with other young people my age. Sometimes these non-cookers seem proud of t…

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How Our Jeans Are Damaging the Rivers Around Us

Do you think your favorite pair of designer jeans was overpriced? Think again. It should be impossible to put a price tag on a product that poisons the most important lifelines of our planet, but unfo…

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Eggs, Dairy, Poultry, Beef, or Pork. Which is the Worst?

A new paper compares eggs, dairy, poultry, beef and pork to determine which has the biggest environmental impact. If you guessed beef, you’re right. Yet another study has confirmed that beef is th…

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3 Houseplants for Water Conservationists

Water conservation isn’t just a concern for outdoor gardeners. If you want to do your part in conserving water, but don’t have a garden, you can elect to grow houseplants that don’t need as frequen…

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Free Cookbook Teaches You How to Eat Well on $4 a Day

The grocery stores are full of really cheap junk foods and prepared foods, most of which aren't really conducive to optimal health, but which might appeal to the frugal shopper, the penny pincher, and…

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This Clever Game is Like Guitar Hero, But For Bird Songs

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has created a new tool to help bird-watchers learn bird songs in a visual, as well as auditory, way. It's an online game that they call Bird Song Hero, an homage to the …

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5 Foods That Will Make Your Skin Beautiful

Diet is the most important part of a good skin care routine. As the old saying goes, beauty truly does come from within. No matter how much money or effort you sink into expensive facial products, ski…

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Japan’s Rabbit Island Is the Cutest Place on Earth

Okunoshima is a Japanese island with a circumference of about two and half miles and is home to a hotel, a camping ground and a golf course. There's also a small museum that stands as a reminder o…

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General Mills Now Makes GMO-Free Cheerios

General Mills announced that original Cheerios are now made without genetically modified ingredients. The change comes a year after GMO Inside launched a campaign pressuring General Mills to remove…

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Should Farmers Pay More For Antibiotics?

As many consumer advocates and health experts are calling for bans, University of Calgary's Aidan Hollis is proposing an alternative way to curb the over-use of antibiotic drugs in livestock. The prof…

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