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3 WTF Environmental Stories–Just in Time for Earth Day!

With Earth Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to summarize a few of the latest (excuse my language) WTF environmental stories I stumbled upon this week. But don't worry---it's n…

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These are the Hidden Costs of Oil Spills

A bird oiled by the Galveston spill. Photo: © Chase A. Fountain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department On March 22, the country's collective focus was once again on the Gulf of Mexico. Four years aft…

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Build a Native Bee Habitat from Reclaimed Wood

This tutorial was part of Garden Week at Crafting a Green World. We teamed up with some of our favorite DIY bloggers to talk about all things gardening! We need bees. Native bees and other native…

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A DIY Kitchen Overhaul for Under $500

A few years ago, when Abbey and Phil Hendrickson and their two young children moved from Buffalo to the couple's hometown of Owego, New York, their 1881 century farmhouse came with many charms. But th…

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12 Surprising Uses for Leftover Coffee

There are lots of ways to reuse coffee grounds, but what about uses for leftover coffee itself? That brown beverage is good for more than just your morning wake-up. More coffee reuse ideas: How to Re…

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6 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Your Dishwasher

It's been a little over 60 years since dishwashers came into the homes of Middle Class America, revolutionizing housework in the process. Today, about 75% of American households enjoy the privilege of…

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3 ‘Healthy’ Foods That Aren’t Necessarily Healthy

Foods we often think of as healthy can contain ingredients that turn them into unhealthy foods. "Natural" and "healthy" tag lines on the packaging can fool us into making poor choices. "The best wa…

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How Passover Can Help You Get Unstuck

Passover is the story of the Hebrew's exodus from the bonds of 400 years of slavery to freedom as a Jewish people. Although today there is no slavery to Pharaoh, bondage remains a metaphor for relinqu…

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Nori Wraps

This is a simple way to make sushi at home! Serve it a la carte which makes it easier and a fun event for a party or for a family dinner where people can assemble their wraps themselves. There are …

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11 Steps to a ‘Zero Waste’ Bedroom

“Zero waste” is a movement that’s rapidly gaining in popularity. It’s a lifestyle that embraces minimalism; rejects the ubiquitous disposable items that are everywhere in our society; challenges m…

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Ginger tea is one of my favorites. The old timers always drank sassafras tea in the spring as a "…

oh, forget that! If I am going to give up frying, I'm not throwing water at the poor veggies. They …

I used to make beads out of paper when I was a teenager – super easy, very durable, and, well, …

thanks, good advice.

Which fabric softener sheets are natural? I have been trying to find an non-chemical, cruelty free …