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5 Chemicals in Lawn Fertilizer You Want To Avoid

Lawn chemicals are designed to kill weeds and bugs. But they can harm people, too, which is why so many communities are banning or minimizing their use. According to BeyondPesticides.org, suburban law…

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8 Best Natural Alternatives to Growing Grass

Why grow grass when you could grow so many other things that are better for the planet? Not that grass isn't pretty to look at, or fun to play on - it can be. But grass comes with a big price tag. To …

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10 Easy Ways to Make Your Shower More Sustainable

Just as important as what we choose to eat, choosing how we care for and clean our bodies can make a big difference in our overall environmental footprint. In fact, our entire shower experience is ful…

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Picking on Cloth Diapers Misses the Point About Cotton

Cloth diapers made from conventional cotton may not be a great environmental choice, but what we really should be talking about is the cotton, not the diapers. In a recent Washington Post piece,†Ke…

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Symptoms of Humidity and How To Remedy Them

It's not the heat -- it's the humidity that causes a lot of your summer discomforts. You can't change the weather, but there are a few things you can do to stave off that out-of-sorts, stuffy, headach…

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Home Improvement for Baby Boomers

When The Who rocked "My Generation" on stage at Woodstock, they were referring to the Baby Boomers. (And if you have to ask, "Who the heck are The Who?" or, worse yet, "What was†Woodstock?" you ca…

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10 Surprising Uses for Tweezers

Most people have a pair of stainless steel tweezers in their medicine cabinet and a pair of plastic tweezers in a first aid kit. But tweezers are excellent tools for a number of different tasks beyond…

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Hearty Tomato Lentil Soup

A nice hearty bowl of soup sometimes is all you need. Full of protein, vitamins and nutrients, this soup is a great flavorful and nutritious meal for Meatless Monday or any day of the week. 1 Ĺ cup…

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11 Ways to Eliminate Genetically-Modified Food from the Planet

By now you may have heard that the state of Vermont was victorious against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and other industry groups in upholding their law requiring genetically-modified f…

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Meet The Woman Who Didn’t Buy Anything New for a Year

Iíve been a fan of†Jen Gale†since learning about her Make Do and Mend Year. Basically for a year, she and her family pledged to not buy anything new and instead make and mend everything they needed. C…

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