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10 Reasons To Ditch The Mall

When my kids were young, after school they walked from their middle school to my husband's office in the village. They strolled past a small grocery store, past the coffee shop and past the drug store…

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Goodnight Moon: The Techno Version (video)

My mommy antennae recently went up when I saw the video below, Goodnight, iPad. I donít have young children anymore, so I was a bit slow on the uptick of this latest coveted childrenís book. The belov…

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10 Cheap Winter Tips To Stay Warm

Hot water bottle sales are up! This might seem like headline from a newspaper 50 years ago. Hot water bottles are enjoying a moment again, and not as a frumpy relic from a bygone era, but as a frugal …

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Common Sense Kitchen Wisdom (video)

How many food rules do you break? Donít know what the food rules are? Hereís one I'm guilty of from Michael Pollan's latest version of his book, Food Rules: ďDo all your eating at a table. No, a de…

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Decking The Halls Creeps Up Early

I ducked into the Apple store at a local mall last weekend to get my iPhone fixed. Lining the mall, the trees were trimmed, the holiday tunes were humming and credit cards were working overtime. This …

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Can Spontaneity Be Scheduled?

ďHold your head up, you silly girl, look what you've done. When you find yourself in the thick of it, help yourself to a bit of what is all around you, silly girl.Ē ~ Lennon/McCartney Lately I…

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10 DIY Ways To A Waste-Free Halloween

Itís time to pick up those heavy Halloween footprints and celebrate the holiday sustainably. Here's why finding ways to honor our planet, is a ghoulish goal worth bobbing for: According to the EPA,…

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Letter Writing In The Age Of Technology

Communication has taken on a new era with computers, smart phones, texting, and email. When was the last time you actually wrote, or received a personal letter? Other than a few thank you notes here a…

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Why Take Science Seriously?

Beyond being fun and intellectually stimulating, why take science seriously? Iíve been thinking a lot about what Steve Jobs has given the world. Like Einstein and Galileo, Jobs gave us cutting-edge sc…

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Fixing Food On Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day, a day when bloggers around the world write about one important global topic. This year's topic is FOOD. How we farm and how we eat may prove to be one of the largest issues o…

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I wonder if their vocalizations in the wild include "whoops of triumph"??

Thanks.. I'll take two & call you in the morning.. :)

I used to be addicted - a six-pack or more of diet coke a day. Now, I only drink lots of water and…

oh my! how beautiful little ones, they are just perfect