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28 Top Energy-Smart Tips for Kitchen Appliances

Looking to save energy when you use the most common appliances in your kitchen? Here’s a complete collection of the best tips we've found. Most of them are low or no cost, to boot. Refrigerator/Fre…

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How Not to Spread Invasive Pests

When hungry insects decide to travel to new areas, they can devastate crops and trees and upset native ecosystems. And we humans often inadvertently provide transportation for these hungry pests. …

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5 Non-VOC Paints for Crafters & Artists

You have probably heard of the dangers of decorating your home with paint high in volatile organic compounds which off-gas toxins that are harmful to human health. But what about the supplies you use …

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Do Harm Reduction Cigarettes Work?

Big tobacco companies pull out all the stops to hold onto smokers and, even non-smokers . The e-cigarette is so controversial, there's talk of the FDA banning this psuedo-safe smoking device. These de…

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The Fake Meat Making People Sick

The number of people getting sick from eating the meat substitute, Quorn, seems to be increasing daily.  To date, more than 2,000 people reacted to quorn with symptoms like nausea, cramps and diarrhea…

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10 Toxic Ingredients Lurking in Common Perfumes and Colognes

Consumers are snubbing their noses at high-priced fragrances and celebrity-endorsed perfumes and colognes, according to the most recent financial reporting. On Tuesday, Elizabeth Arden reported the wo…

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When is Ice Cream More Than Ice Cream?

When it helps make wishes come true. And that's just what Blue Bunny® Ice Cream aims to do, thanks to its alliance with Make-A-Wish®. Since 2013, Wells Enterprises, Inc., the makers of Blue Bunny I…

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Feed Your Garden with Your Disposable Plastic Trash

While recycling your disposable plastic trash is always a good idea, you may soon be able to compost it with your organic waste. A team of Engineering and Research Council scientists led by Dr. Charlo…

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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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Diet Drinks Linked to Hair Loss

A follower of my work recently contacted me through Facebook for help with her unexpected hair loss. I’d like to share her story because I suspect there are many other people experiencing the same pro…

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Bruschetta is really good. Thanks Shubhra.

Why are these incredibly lame and totally unsubstantiated anti-cat articles regarding birds on here?…