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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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Petition Asks Tyson Foods to Stop Feeding Antibiotics to Healthy Chickens

The prevalence of antibiotics in our food worries doctors and public health officials, who fear that we're building up so much resistance to antibiotics that they won't be able to help us ward off ill…

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The Ugly Truth About Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte

Before you grab that ever-so-tempting Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte on your way to work, you might be alarmed to know what's in it…and, well, what's not. Since it is packed with artificial ingredie…

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Finding the Right Vegan Cheese

Okay, so you’ve decided to ditch dairy. Good for you! Your body will thank you in a myriad of ways, not to mention your conscience. Believe it or not, giving up dairy products is one of the very best …

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How You Can Keep Annie’s Homegrown Organic

Can General Mills be trusted to keep Annie's Homegrown organic foods organic? A petition on Care2 hopes to ensure that the answer is "yes." You know Annie's. The company, which sells snack foods, s…

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Why Electronic Dog Fences Fail You & Your Pet

Some dog owners have considered using electronic dog fences to keep dogs confined in front yards or unfenced backyards. But fences like these have a number of drawbacks that are both inhumane to the a…

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity Epidemic

In a new study released in Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, researchers link the ingestion of artificial sweeteners to increased blood sugar levels (an early indicator of Type 2 diabet…

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What’s Lurking in Your Toothpaste?

We all want to fight cavities and have a megawatt movie-star smile. But some toothpaste may be going too far, adding ingredients that could be bad for our overall health. Here are a few of the more in…

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I will restrain myself!

Catrin K, the problems of cheating spouses and couples are legendary. Certainly, often just too over…

I'd be happy to drink a smoothie when I'm out and about, but at home, regard using a blender and ret…

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