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One Obvious Way You Can Start Conserving Water

There’s nothing like being in a drought-ridden country to make me pay attention to water usage. Brazil is currently experiencing its worst drought in 80 years, with natural reservoirs at a shocking lo…

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Protect Endangered Species Act from Big Industry

Wolves. Polar bears. The bald eagle. The peregrine falcon. These are just some of the animals that are alive today because they enjoy the protection of the federal Endangered Species Act. Yet, they an…

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Paper Towel Junkie Intervention

I hate to admit it, but I was once a paper towel junkie. I blame it on genetics. My mom's side of the family. A kitchen without paper towels? Impossible! And the paper towel holder? A must-have …

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The Green Radio Revolution is Here

My dream... Green Diva Lynn Hasselberger is in this waking dream with me and the switch is turned ON and we’re like obsessed green divas running around with our green hair on fire, giggling and wri…

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If You Make Only One (More) Green Change

Recycling, composting, saving water, buying less, reusing more ... you could well feel that you are already working hard to save the planet. It might be difficult for you to think of even more ways to…

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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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3 Impressive Ways Animals Adapt to Winter Conditions

Of all the enticingly cute holiday stocking stuffers currently in store displays, the owl is one of my favorites. But the way marketers portray animals with winter hats and scarves make me cringe…slig…

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The Strange Habit That Makes You Sexier

Attraction is a funny thing. The qualities you think make someone the hottest thing on the planet might make your best friend give you some serious side-eye. What makes one person attracted to another…

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How to Turn ‘Giving Tuesday’ into Giving Every Day: Ideas for Year-Round Acts of Kindness

With the passing of two big bargain bonanzas (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) comes Giving Tuesday — a day dedicated to giving back and doing good in our communities. I’m a big believer of year-round a…

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Why Vertical Farming Might Be Our Planet’s Future

Explosive growth that will take place in the world’s urban centers as we reach 2050. To keep these people from starvation, architects and farmers have combined their talents to create Vertical Farming…

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One question - why are you describing endorphins as infamous mood enhancers? They are your body's ow…

Trees will outlive humans.

This is a known fact. More important question is what is the worst time to exercise. BTW, my neighbo…

OK, if you say so. I'm not going to go looking for these because, guess what? We're all going to d…

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