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10 Reasons to Love the Herb St. John’s Wort

The popular herb St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) often gets an eyebrow raise from the media, even in the face of whole volumes of research espousing its effectiveness for many health concerns. …

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How to Spot Non-Animal-Friendly Home Products

If you aren’t already aware, animal suffering takes place every day in order to provide consumers with everyday necessities. While these products must be tested, there is no reason that animals must b…

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A Graphic Behind-the-Scenes Look at Food Production

SAMSARA food sequence from Baraka & Samsara on Vimeo. While the nonverbal film "Samsara" is a visual masterpiece, combining footage from over five years and 25 countries, some parts of the …

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Asbestos Found in Crayons and Toys

When you give a child crayons to color with or a crime-scene fingerprinting set to nurture his or her inner investigator, the last thing you probably consider is that these toys may be harming the chi…

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Study Finds Sweetened Beverages Kill Over 184,000 People Annually

A shocking new study published in the medical journal Circulation found that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is literally killing us. Because sugar-sweetened drinks are so prevalent in ou…

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Why Organic Matters

Next time you're grocery shopping and considering if spending the extra change is worth it for the organic version, think about this: 1. Choosing organic means supporting the non-toxic world you wa…

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Did Monsanto Organize a Fake Grassroots Campaign in Favor of GMOs?

The company that brought you genetically-modified foods, the carcinogenic pesticide Roundup, and what many would describe as global mayhem, may be stooping to a new low, according to the Organic Consu…

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Reasons and Remedies for Bad-Tasting Tap Water

Summer brings gloriously warm weather and a plethora of enjoyable outdoor activities. During this season, it's vital to drink plenty of water to remain hydrated and, according to Chinese medicine, to …

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Simple Green Home Improvements for Summer

Saving leftover food items is disgusting, who cares if my TV is plasma or LCD,  and just what the heck is a toilet dam? These home owner dilemmas may seem trivial, but they can save both yourself and …

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Mothers Exposed to Cleaning Chemicals Could Have Baby Boys With Genital Defects

Pregnant women who use cleaning products that contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals could give birth to baby boys with genital defects, according to a new study conducted by researchers in southern F…

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I love my All American Dog. Remember when looking to add a new four legged member to your family …

She's definitely getting bored by the end.....