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articles by: Kara, selected from TreeHugger

7 Benefits of Taking an Afternoon Nap

From boosting memory to lowering blood pressure, a little midday shut-eye is a study in small miracles. Ah, the afternoon nap. The domain of preschoolers and the leisurely, naps are all too often con…

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7 Food Trends of 2015 That Embrace Health and Sustainability

There once was a time when food trends centered around the newfangled and convenient; and consequently, the less-wholesome and non-sustainable. But in a beautiful swing of the pendulum, contemporary f…

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Overlooked Additive Wreaks Havoc on Our Digestive Systems

A new study shows that emulsifiers, a common food additive, are linked to increases in metabolic syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. In recent decades there has been a significant increase in th…

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Skip the Fancy Lotion and Use Oil to Moisturize Your Skin

The beauty industry doesn't want you to know how pointless moisturizing lotions actually are. All you need is high quality plant oil to do a better job for less money. There used to be a giant pump-a…

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The Difference Between Sheep and Goats

Out with the Year of the Horse and in with the new animal for the Chinese lunar year: the goat. Or is it the sheep? Here we take a look at both. February 19 marks the new lunar year according to th…

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U.S. Dietary Guidelines May Include Environmental Concerns for the First Time

For the first time, the governmental guidelines for how Americans should eat may include environmental considerations. The U.S.’s top nutritional panel has recommended that Americans eat less meat, bo…

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Palm Oil May Have Met its Match, Which Would Be a Boon for the Planet

Scientists at the University of Bath have successfully cultivated an oily yeast with an identical lipid profile to palm oil. Palm oil is everywhere. Found in an estimated 50 percent of items at the g…

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How to Safely Cook with Cast Iron Pans

The 1950s brought the denizens of the American kitchen no shortage of newfangled miracles: "high pop-up" toasters! Automatic electric can openers! The world’s “first and only refrigerator that m…

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Learn How to Wash Your Face with Food

One valuable rule I learned while detoxing my beauty routine is "Don't put anything on your skin that you wouldn't eat."¯ The following list of edible facial cleansers takes that advice to a whole new…

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5 Health Benefits of House Plants

Houseplants have been going in and out of vogue ever since the early Greeks and Romans starting bringing their plants in from the outdoors. The Victorians loved their potted palms and the 70s wouldn’t…

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about Kara, selected from TreeHugger

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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