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Here’s How You Can Get Solar Panels for 20-30% Off

Is your enthusiasm for getting energy from the sun dampened by high-priced solar systems that seem way beyond your budget? Why not band together with your neighbors to bring the price down? That's …

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How I Saved $200 On Something I Use Every Day

Is the price of a new refrigerator preventing you from scrapping your old one? Don't let it. In many states, utility companies give their customers significant cash rebates when they trade in the o…

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How to Choose Batteries That Don’t Damage our Planet

Household batteries' small size belies the big impact they have on the planet. Americans purchase two to three billion dry-cell batteries every year to power radios, toys, cell phones, watches, laptop…

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Park Wants Visitors To Leave Cell Phones & Car Keys Behind

There are plenty of ways that cell phones are helping environmentalism, but they can also be a distraction and even an addiction. Especially when we are in the wild. That's why New Forest Nation…

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Could Your Car Run on Algae?

Is "green gas" an oxymoron? Not according to San Diego–based Sapphire Energy. The local company claims it can create a fuel that's green in more ways than one. Created from algae, sunlight, carbon …

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Surprising Inventions That Help Our Environment

While you may picture Indiana Jones when you hear the word “exploration,” there have been major discoveries in technology, music, food and more that are shaping the way we view and treat the world. Ch…

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This $199 Cup Knows What You’re Drinking

It took seven years for startup Mark One to finally make its big product reveal: the $199 Vessyl—a cup. But as Valleywag notes, it's not so much a cup as "a 13-ounce, Bluetooth-enabled, smartphone-syn…

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Want to Find or Sell Foraged Foods? There’s an App for That.

A new urban foraging app – RipeNearMe – is aiming to take urban foraging to the next level by letting growers share, swap, or even sell their bounty. Crowdsourced apps that encourage urban fo…

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Feds Say, Save a Life: Recycle That Gadget!

After two long years, it's time to upgrade your smartphone--hooray! There are new features, apps, and functions to explore, and once again you're amazed by all that technology can do these days. But w…

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5 Reasons to Give Up Your Car

The average price for a new car as measured by TrueCar hit a record-breaking $31,252 last August, up $5,000 since 2013. And Consumer Reports says the average car today costs more than $9,100 a year to…

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I love the winning caption this week. So true.

I stand corrected, and will keep these things in mind! :)

Exercise in general tends to make people "happier, calmer, and more goal-orientated".

I will definitely try it for repelling squirrels from our bird feeders! Its a huge plus that its non…