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Green Gifts

15 Handmade Gifts for Animal Lovers

I always struggle with what to theme my last gift guide of the year. There are so many types of loved ones that I want to cover (not to mention niche groups of life like "what to get frenemies" or "gi…

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30-Day Vegan Challenge Empowers Struggling New Vegans

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, dubbed the "vegan Martha Stewart" and author of books such as The Joy of Vegan Baking and Color Me Vegan, embarks on a new project to elevate veganism to the public conscious…

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6 Great Gifts for the Health Conscious

Make this holiday season a healthy one with gifts that will inspire joy and health for everyone on your list.† Here are some holiday gift ideas: Great Book:† Wild Fermentation Did you know that …

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21 Handmade Holiday Gifts for Mom & Dad

Ah, good ol' mom and dad. They're often the people who know you best (or at least have known you the longest) and so it would seem that they'd be the easiest loved ones to check right off that sometim…

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Green Diva Holidaze: More Ideas for an Earth-Friendly Holiday

I had fun doing some of my earth-friendly holiday schtick on†Ebru Today last week - details about what I discussed on this timely, silly†green holiday TV segment. Had an excellent ramblin holidaze …

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6 Facts About Poinsettias

Poinsettias are a well-loved variety of houseplant. Their gracious (but bold) red and green leaves flourish in foil-covered pots in places public and private, augmenting the holiday spirit. †Rumored…

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18 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for Best Friends

Whether your best friend is your sibling, the girl next door or, ahem, your dog, chances are you're hunting down the perfect holiday gift. If they haven't asked for something specific (or if you're ju…

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12 Green Alternatives to Gift Wrapping Paper

As you've probably noticed, trashcans overflow after winter holiday festivities. Wrapping paper, bows, ribbons and boxes fill up a big portion of that too-stuffed trash bin. Ease the load going to the…

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Low Stress, Earth Friendly, Inexpensive Holidays (video)

I was on Ebru Today talking about a few ways to lessen the negative impact of our holidays on the environment. Itís that time of year. No matter what holiday you celebrate, it is all about home, he…

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8 DIY Holiday Gift Baskets

  Still have some names to cross off your holiday shopping list? Forget gift cards or homemade cookies this year. Instead, put together a thoughtful and creative gift basket with the recipient…

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My kitties and I communicate psychically so none of them have to write a letter, which would be diff…

I remember the first time I was addressed as ma'am. I was eighteen, but the person using the term wa…

Cont'd Finally, it got so bad that at 2am (or anytime) when their dogs would be barking, the oth…

I am a lefty who although they tried they could not change me. I excelled at sports and when I play…