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articles by: Kara, selected from TreeHugger

Scientists Agree, BPA is an ‘Ovarian Toxicant’

Studies of humans, mice, monkeys, and sheep all point to the same scary conclusion -- that BPA wreaks havoc on the female reproductive system. Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, is an ingredient u…

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4 Vegetables You Can Plant Now For A Fall Harvest

The cooler weather and shorter days of fall don't have to mean the end of the harvest from your garden. If you plant some of these classic root crops now, you can still enjoy fresh homegrown produce w…

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8 Foods You Can Reuse Before Throwing Out

On my quest to reduce household waste to an absolute minimum, Iíve done a lot of thinking about what goes into the garbage can and what can be diverted to other purposes. With a bit of creative thinki…

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Make Your Own Chemical-Free Essential Oil Diffuser

This DIY project is cheap and easy, and ensures that you won't have a room full of toxic fragrance. The purpose of an essential oil diffuser is to spread the aroma of essential oils throughout a ho…

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11 Vegetarian Snacks To Help You Avoid The Vending Machine

Oreos may be vegan, but that doesnít mean you should reach for the cookies when you need an afternoon snack. There are many healthier options that are also delicious. Here are a bunch of ideas to insp…

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7 Foods You Should Splurge On

1. Coffee Grocery shopping is a tough balancing act. On one hand, you want to buy the freshest and highest quality food, but on the other, youíve got to keep the grocery bill to a minimum. There ar…

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Pregnant Women Should Avoid Tuna Entirely, Says Consumer Reports

Probably not so great even if you're not pregnant... Mercury in the upper layers of the ocean has†more than tripled since industrial revolution, mostly thanks to the burning of fossil fuels like co…

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Meet Vladimir Putin, A New Convert to the Locavore Movement

Who needs Italian wine, English cheddar, and German sausages? Obviously not Russia. Vladimir Putin is forcing Russians to become locavores, whether they like it or not. Last Thursday, his governmen…

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Skin Lightening Creams Contain Dangerously High Levels Of Toxic Mercury

Public health officials expressed concern about the levels of toxic mercury found in some skin creams at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Gordon Vrdoljak of the California Department of…

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7 Ways To Use Expired Spices

Before you chuck that jar of spice that's been sitting in your cabinet for longer than you can remember, consider these tips. Spices that aren't worth eating may still have some use around your house …

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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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