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5 Favorite Ethical Shops Online

Like most people this holiday season, you’ll be doing a lot of shopping. While door-buster specials may be good for some items, you’ll want to shop online, and at stores that provide ethical service a…

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12 DIY Christmas Ornaments Made from Junk Mail

Is your mailbox stuffed with junk mail now that the holidays are here? Turn all of that paper into DIY cute Christmas ornaments! We've barely made it to Thanksgiving, and junk mail marketers are am…

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7 Gifts You Can Make in a Mason Jar

The holidays are just around the corner, and it's a good idea to get started if you're planning to have a handmade holiday this season. I'm not a big believer in "stuff," but I do love showing my frie…

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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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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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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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7 Candles That Won’t Give You Cancer or Make Your Kids Sick

Candles make everything special – unless their wicks are made from lead and the candle itself is full of chemicals that could cause cancer. Sound too dramatic? It’s not. Candles with lead-core wicks r…

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6 Non-Toxic Ways to Paint Your Face for Halloween

Conventional face paint may contain all sorts of nasty elements like lead, arsenic, and mercury that  you really shouldn't be putting on you body, and especially not on your lips or near your eyes, wh…

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Buildings That “Eat” Smog?

According to the World Health Organization, air pollution caused seven million deaths in 2012. CNN recently reported that over half of 1,600 cities surveyed exceed safe limits. The American Lung Assoc…

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How to Eco-Hack Your Swiffer Mop

You know which household chore sucks the most? Oh, dusting? Yeah, you’re probably right. But this one comes in a close second. Mopping. Boy howdy, is there anything more frustrating? I think not…

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