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Why We Should Eat More Dandelions

The Nature Conservancy of Canada spends hours pulling weeds across the country each year. This past Saturday, Alberta Region Conservation Volunteers were given the opportunity to bite back! Since 2006…

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9 Great Uses for Lavender

A friend of mine calls lavender the "Swiss Army Knife" of essential oils because you can use it in so many ways. I prefer to think of it as the perfect way to start and end my day. From fresh lavender…

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9 Novel Ways to Reuse a Novel (or Any Other Book)

If you’re the type of person who could never imagine taking apart a book – removing its pages, cutting off its cover, etc. – then please stop reading now. This article is not for you. And I totally …

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5 Best Reusable Water Bottles

Reusable water bottles are the bomb when it comes to reducing throwaway plastic and saving water. It's estimated that as much as two gallons of water might be wasted for every gallon that's bottled in…

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Are Your Carpet Cleaners Poisoning Your Pets?

My cat suffered for many years from an over-active thyroid and excessive shedding. Her vet could never exactly figure out what caused her condition. She was an indoor cat, so there was no way she woul…

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7 Natural Ways to Keep Fleas Off Fido

Fleas can be the bane of a dog's existence, and yours too, if the pesky bugs get into your house. Fleas don't really care who or what they bite. All they're looking for is blood and it doesn't matter …

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10 Ways To Reduce (Or Reverse) Your Car’s Carbon Skidmark

Cars are one of the great mixed bags of our time. They are at once wonders of engineering and a threat to life on Earth. They create convenience and comfort and also snarled traffic and sprawling subu…

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6 Better Ways to Dry Laundry

Drying laundry can be expensive! According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, most households wash and dry up to 300 loads of laundry a year. No wonder a clothes dryer can consume over 4% of…

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How to Handle the Overload of Plastic in Your Kitchen

The use of plastics in the kitchen is ringing more and more warning bells among environment- and health-conscious folks these days. Items like plastic bags, dishes, food storage containers, and baby b…

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How Green are These Alternatives to Electric Light?

There are plenty of reasons to look for an alternative to electric light. You might want an outdoor light source for your backyard or deck, a money-saving measure, an emergency back-up in case of elec…

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Abby H. The reason you'll see so much defensiveness from people living in non-monogamous relationshi…

True, a puppy is a big and long-term responsibility.

Wow! Great ideas for veggie cook outs! Sound delicious. Thanks!