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28 Surprising Places Triclosan Hides

Does your toothpaste, deodorant or cutting board contain triclosan? Triclosan is an antimicrobial recently banned by Minnesota and under scrutiny by the FDA for altering hormone regulation and fost…

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Yes, You Can Recycle Your Car. Here’s How.

Cars are among the most recycled products in America. In fact, about 85 percent of a car's parts can be recovered, including the tires, metal body and frame, glass, upholstery, and various plastic par…

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11 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Buy ‘Fair Trade’

"Fair" is one of those values most of us were taught when we were kids. "Playing fair" meant not cheating, being honest, and treating others the way we wanted to be treated ourselves. As grown-ups, we…

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13 Things You Shouldn’t Put In the Fridge

In most homes, refrigerator space is at a premium. So don’t stuff this prime, cooling real estate with food that shouldn’t be refrigerated. Here are 13 items you don't need to chill. Avocado: Av…

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How to Turn Into a Tree When You Die

Want to give back to the earth when you pass? Here's an amazing new option sidestepping traditional cremation and burial -- both of which take their toll on our environment. A funerary urn made from b…

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3 Ways Your Bed Is Toxic & How to Find a Better One

Modern mattresses are filled with nasty environmental toxins, and since you’ll spend a third of your life on yours, it can be a little disconcerting. Plus, every year thousands of mattress are tossed …

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28 Top Energy-Smart Tips for Kitchen Appliances

Looking to save energy when you use the most common appliances in your kitchen? Here’s a complete collection of the best tips we've found. Most of them are low or no cost, to boot. Refrigerator/Fre…

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4 Ways to Help Raise Awareness for World Water Week

Two and a half times the number of people that live in the U.S. don't have access to clean water! Millions of women and children in the developing world spend hours daily—walking up to six miles—t…

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8 Foods You Can Reuse Before Throwing Out

On my quest to reduce household waste to an absolute minimum, I’ve done a lot of thinking about what goes into the garbage can and what can be diverted to other purposes. With a bit of creative thinki…

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Which Fruit Makes Your Skin Look Fabulous?

Homegrown tomatoes don't just taste like heaven, they make you look and feel great, too. Tomatoes contain the vitamins A, C and K, and the antioxidant lycopene, which help skin in several ways. Tog…

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