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10 Best Foods to Buy in Bulk to Save Money

It's National Bulk Food Week, an event organized by the Bulk is Green Council to raise awareness about the environmental and economic benefits of buying in bulk when you shop. Why bother with bulk?…

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5 Ways to Detox From BPA

If you live in the United States, there's more than a 90 percent chance that BPA is already in your bloodstream. Bisphenol A (BPA) — the nasty, endocrine-disrupting chemical linked to cancers…

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3 Tips for Buying Ethical & Eco-Friendly Clothes

The fashion industry is notorious for being one of the biggest polluters of the planet. According to Greenpeace’s Detox Campaign, at least 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into clothe…

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Will Butterball’s Thanksgiving Turkeys REALLY Be Humane?

Giant turkey producer Butterball (they produce one billion pounds of turkey every year) is going humane -- or so they say. By this Thanksgiving, all of its products will bear the American Humane Assoc…

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5 Ways to Avoid Pesticides In & Around Your Home

When I talk about limiting pesticides, I'm often accused of sounding like a broken record. But the reason behind my rant is so important: Pesticide exposure has been linked to asthma, allergies, ne…

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5 Haunting Lessons We Can Learn From Ebola

Ebola is becoming the black plague of our highly interconnected modern world. Below are five haunting facts about the 2014 Ebola outbreak that you may or may not want to know, but should know. 1. W…

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The Horror of Angora Fur & What One Care2 Member Did About It

Angora fur seems so cozy when you see it woven into a beautiful sweater or scarf. But that fur doesn't look so beautiful once you know that the rabbits were essentially tortured to "harvest" it. Care2…

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8 Apps to Help You Shop Smarter

It can be hard to make ethical shopping choices when you’re standing in the grocery store or department store. These eight apps for shopping (or not shopping!) help you make smarter decisions before…

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TV Can Hurt Dogs (But Not in the Way You Might Guess)

Dogs are the star of media these days. They capture our eyes and our hearts. But, even when dogs are treated well during filming, there still can be a downside: the popularity of certain breeds in the…

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Tell Pizza Companies to Say No to Animal Abuse

Warning: the video above is not for the faint of heart. It depicts serious animal abuse at a large New Mexico dairy farm. The animal rights group Mercy for Animals recently uncovered serious an…

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That's a first ! It's about time donkeys were given lots of love. Most donkeys endure pret…

I have the same opinion that everybody should have the choice to live or to die, what people do anyh…

Thanks. I would suggest reading labels, as for example many diet, high-fiber cereals already displa…

I totally support her choice to die with dignity. I have MS, with sleepless nights from intensely p…