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8 Scary Cleaning Chemicals to Avoid

The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals, say environmental experts. We're exposed to them routinely -- from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven clean…

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5 Best Reusable Water Bottles

Reusable water bottles are the bomb when it comes to reducing throwaway plastic and saving water. It's estimated that as much as two gallons of water might be wasted for every gallon that's bottled in…

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11 Brilliant Kitchen Hacks to Reduce Waste

Americans waste hundreds of pounds of food per household each year. A whopping 30-40% of the US food supply ends up in landfills each year! Why are we wasting so much food? A lot of it has to do with …

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8 Ways To Extend the Life of Milk (& What to Do Once It’s Spoiled)

With a gallon of milk topping $3.60, it's more important than ever to extend its short life. When stored below 40 degrees, whole milk lasts 5 to 7 days; non-fat 7 to 10 days; and reduced fat 7 days…

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7 DOs & DON’Ts to Combat Kitchen Germs

The kitchen is the heart of the home, the place where your family and guests most love to congregate. Unfortunately, due to its combination of food prep, warm temperatures, and moisture, this room ten…

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10 Creative Lemon Peel Uses

A squeeze of lemon in your water. A bit of lemon juice to finish a pot of beans. Lemons are endlessly useful in cooking, and it feels so wasteful to just toss those peels into the compost or trash. Ne…

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16 Natural Ways To Defeat Garden Slugs

I love all creatures great and small. Except slugs in my garden. Those slimy gastropods that not only gross me out, but they take large bites out of tender seedlings and shoots, devouring my precio…

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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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12 Surprising Uses for Milk & Milk Containers

From soothing stinging eyes to watering plants, read on for surprising ways to use milk, milk cartons and milk jugs. Have a use of your own? Let us know in the comments!   Around the Ho…

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Skip the Styrene, Skip the Cancer

If you're still getting coffee in a styrene foam cup, or getting take-out food or "doggie bags" in foam cartons, I have one word for you. STOP. The chemical styrene is on the National Institutes…

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I think doggy had enough (LOL)!!

Some great ideas, thanks!