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Starbucks Misleads Consumers about Genetically-Modified Foods

Starbucks has responded to petitions which combined have over 357,000 signatories telling Starbucks to stop supporting genetically-modified foods through its membership dues in the Grocery Manufacture…

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17 Facts About Natural Cedar Roofs

Traditional cedarwood roofs are most notable for their striking natural good looks. However, beyond their beauty, they offer a whole host of practical advantages -- eco-friendliness, durability, and w…

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How Not to Die While Shoveling Snow

Jack Frost and Father Winter combined forces last week and walloped the Northeastern United States with a massive snow storm. Long before many people could actually dig their way out of their home…

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Mattel Apologizes For Inept Computer Engineer Barbie

The supposed mission of Mattel's "I Can Be" Barbie book series is to empower girls to realize their career dreams. Hence the uproar over "I Can Be a Computer Engineer," which shows the iconic doll str…

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There’s a Lot to Love About Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries, those idiosyncratic book repositories, are springing up all over. Although many people claim that they look like birdhouses, I find the small cabinets more reminiscent of the ol…

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Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional? Large Study Says Yes.

On the heels of media reports declaring that organic food is no more nutritious than conventional produce grown with pesticides, a larger, comprehensive study declares otherwise. A meta-analysis pu…

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27 Dishwasher Maintenance Tips to Maximize Performance

A dishwasher is a marvelous time- and labor-saving device. A green one will also conserve energy and water, actually consuming less water than washing plates and pots by hand. (Besides, most folks fin…

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7 Worst Foods for the Environment

Some of our favorite foods are simply bad for mother Earth. By taking personal responsibility and reducing our individual consumption, we can tell the food processing industry to ease up on harming th…

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Toxic Beauty: How It Harms Salon Workers (and How You Can Help)

Beauty and its Beast: Unmasking the impact of toxic chemicals on salon workers Women’s Voices for the Earth recently released Beauty and its Beast: Unmasking the impact of toxic chemicals on salon …

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Support These Places: 28 Stores Thankfully CLOSED on Thanksgiving

Is nothing sacred? This Thanksgiving, a growing number of stores -- like Kmart, Walmart, Target, Gap, Macy’s, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and Kohl’s -- are planning to open even earlier for Black Friday s…

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