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articles by: Kara, selected from TreeHugger

11 Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips for Sustainable Washing

Dirty laundry happens. And then washing clothes happens, usually quite wastefully, without a thought for the overall impact of this common chore. Whether you're trying to transition to having a lower …

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Americans Are Fitter, Yet, Fatter. Why?

The United States faces a fitness paradox right now. If people are exercising more, as they claim to be, then why is it not doing anything for their waistlines? Obesity continues to affect one-thi…

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Smoking is More Deadly Than it Used to Be

Smoking today is even more deadly than it was half a century ago, according to the most recent report on smoking from the U.S. Surgeon General. Roughly 43 million adults in the U.S. smoke, or 18 perce…

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Does Your Home Have High Radon?

January is national radon awareness month. If you do nothing else, at least take a look at the map of radon risk zones above. If your home is in an area shaded red or orange, you may be especially at …

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Why Should You Knit a Scarf?

I’ve started knitting again after a year-long break. I bought some beautiful hand-dyed, locally spun yarn in a brilliant mottled fuchsia, and then I got to work, knitting furiously for two days straig…

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Why Portion Sizes Won’t Fix America’s Obesity Epidemic

It has been suggested that America could combat its obesity epidemic by standardizing restaurant portion sizes. The idea, excerpted in this Salon article from a book called “A Big Fat Crisis” by Debor…

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Which U.S. States Have the Best and Worst Drivers?

Dangerous roads discourage people from biking... The map above was created by Car Insurance Companion based on National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)…

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Why Seahorses Are One of the Deadliest Creatures in the Sea

It's not sharks. It's not barracuda. It's not bluefin tuna. No, one of the deadliest creatures in the sea is not a species we even think of as a predator at all. It is the seahorse. Here, I'll give…

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Angry Couple Forced Off Their Farm So Birds Can Move In

The Telegraph reports that a couple are being forced from their 60-acre estate in Bembridge on the Isle of Wighton, on which they've lived for 30 years, in order for the estate to be flooded to create…

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Want Some Meditation With That Meeting?

Companies on the west coast of the U.S., including Google, Facebook, and General Mills, are starting to pay attention to the negative impact that living in the digital fast lane has on employees. Work…

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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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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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