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Holidays & Gifts

Holiday Waste: 6 Million Tons of Trash to Landfills

Did you know that household waste increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day? Learn where we waste most and how to curb holiday waste this year. Between our regular household t…

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5 Favorite Ethical Shops Online

Like most people this holiday season, youíll be doing a lot of shopping. While door-buster specials may be good for some items, youíll want to shop online, and at stores that provide ethical service a…

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Favorable Feng Shui Gifts to Enhance Your Friends’ Home

If you're looking for presents for the holiday season, host/ess gifts, or housewarming offerings, why not look to feng shui? Green and affordable, feng shui inspired gifts bring positive energy into a…

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How to Turn ‘Giving Tuesday’ into Giving Every Day: Ideas for Year-Round Acts of Kindness

With the passing of two big bargain bonanzas (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) comes Giving Tuesday ó a day dedicated to giving back and doing good in our communities. Iím a big believer of year-round a…

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4 Ways to Make the Holidays Merry for the Elders in Your Life

Once we reach a certain age, depending on our individual life circumstances, the holidays can begin to lose some of their luster. Stress, both financial and emotional, starts to become synonymous with…

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Support These Places: 28 Stores Thankfully CLOSED on Thanksgiving

Is nothing sacred? This Thanksgiving, a growing number of stores -- like Kmart, Walmart, Target, Gap, Macyís, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and Kohlís -- are planning to open even earlier for Black Friday s…

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Depression-Busting Pumpkin Muffins (Paleo)

Well, I canít eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them. -Oscar Wilde , ĒThe Importance…

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Too Much Candy Corn Harms Your Brain

Disturbing news if you've been gobbling down candy corn like there's no tomorrow: high consumption of sugar, namely high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), has been associated with memory disfunction and bra…

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Want to Stress Less This Holiday Season? Ask for a Flexible Schedule Now

Even though it seems like a distant thing, the holidays are right around the corner. If you want to stress a little less this holiday season, NOW is the time to find a flexible work schedule that work…

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7 Fun & Natural Autumn Decor Ideas

Gourds, twigs, apples, acorns -- the harvest season is here. But put your wallet away. Ditch the store-bought hangings, artificially scented candles, and plastic maple wreaths. There are cheaper, more…

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