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The Case for Slowing Down in 2015

2015 is here and you’re as busy as ever. Being busy is a great thing, but, it can be incredibly stressful, which taxes your body and your health over time. Instead of trying to force more stress onto …

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A Grandfather on Climate Change & The Poem That Led to Activism

I became a grandfather for the first time in the summer of 2005. I didn’t quite know what to expect. Life doesn’t really prepare you for this role. Why, it seems just like yesterday that I was a grand…

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6 Nature-Themed Resolutions Worth Making

I'll admit it: I'm not a fan of making New Year's resolutions, partly because they're so easy to forget or to break once life gets busy. But resolutions are that much easier to keep when they're good …

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Benefits of a Living Green Roof (Infographic)

I dream of a home with a green roof. My trip to Michigan earlier this year for the 2014 Ford Trends conference re-ignited my interest in how green roofs work. Although the event was mostly about…

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5 Tips for Successful Winter Weather Exercise

While cuddling around a fireplace or TV with a cup of hot cocoa may seem tempting when the temperature drops during the winter, exercising in the crisp, cool air can be good for you. An article in Wom…

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6 Ways to Give Experiences Instead of Things This Holiday Season

The holiday season doesn't have to be all about physical gifts. There are countless reasons why getting away from that materialistic model is a great idea. Not only is it better from a financial persp…

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3 Ways to Get Your Nature Fix This Winter

For many people in the Northern hemisphere, scarves, mitts, boots and gloves have become fashion must-haves as the last leaves of autumn are followed by the first snowfall. For many of us, the thought…

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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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Care2 Member Asks Michigan to Ban Wolf Hunting

Early in November 2014, a majority of voters in Michigan opposed ballot Proposals 1 and 2, both of which would have allowed wolf hunting in the Great Lakes State. Both proposals were overwhelmingly de…

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12 Wacky Weather Facts: From Moonbows to Blood Rain

With our warming climate, weird weather is making headlines nearly monthly - abominable snowstorms, crippling heat waves and  flash flood of biblical proportions. But weird weather has been around lon…

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this is why the hippo is my spirit animal, they seem all innocent with their little ear wiggles, and…

Darlene "What is the big problem with commenting on other sites?" If you use YOUR OWN NAME If…

exactly when did peanuts become a 'health food'? I must have missed something there. It seems to m…

Two hours on Facebook ??? Why ?? If I have 2 hours spare time, I play with my kids, or walk my do…

thank you for the helpful tips.