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Lawns & Gardens

Meet the Lawn Roomba

Do you hate mowing the lawn? You're not alone -- it's one of the most dreaded, feared and loathed tasks in my neighborhood, and I suspect we're not the only ones. Mowing the lawn is tedious,…

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Grow Your Own Mediterranean Garden!

Interested in adopting the Mediterranean Diet? Fresh whole foods can make you feel more energized, and they're a great way to fuel your body for whatever exercise you fancy, whether it's mounta…

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22 Surprising Uses for Lemons

Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits out there. And no, we're not just talking about in cooking! Lemon juice is an acid, a natural disinfectant, and a nutritional powerhouse. Its scent is perfe…

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Heat Up Your House With Compost

When compost breaks down, it provides a lot of heat as a byproduct—so much heat that you can actually cook with it. Many people have long wondered why that heat should go to waste, such as students a…

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Subway Pulls Shocking Chemical also Used in Yoga Mats & Shoes

Food bloggers and the public alike are celebrating the victory of Vani Hari, founder of FoodBabe.com. After discovering that Subway sandwiches featured an ingredient that was less than deserving of th…

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Welcome Bats to Your Garden

Bees are among our favorite pollinators, but there's another group of pollinators out there that doesn't get nearly as much friendly press: bats. That's right! Far from being vampires in di…

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Why Your Garden Needs Healthy Sweet Potatoes

If you're looking for a power food, it's really hard to beat a sweet potato. These delicious, versatile tubers come in an array of colors, shapes, and sizes, and they're also incredibly nutritio…

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Keeping Mason Bees in Your Fridge (& Other Ideas For Helping Wild Pollinators)

There's been a lot of talk about saving the honeybee, and with good reason. They give us honey, they pollinate our crops, and they are just plain awesome. But with many nations facing a "honeybee defi…

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Meet the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

It should come as no surprise to learn that we're totally into rooftop gardening, because it's a great use of space and a fantastic way to connect people with the source of their food. And, wel…

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12 Surprising Uses for Sandpaper

  Sandpaper is an invaluable component of any handyman's toolkit. But there are plenty of ways the rest of us can benefit from the stuff, too. From reviving old clothes to driving more safely,…

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