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Forget Cyber Monday ‘Bargains.’ Try These Earth-Friendly Sites Instead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9GorqroigqM Those Cyber Monday "bargains" come with hidden costs for workers and shoppers alike. Let's buck the trend and buy handmade thi…

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16 DIY Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

We are going to talk later this week  about online resources to help you buy ethical, handmade goods this holiday season. If you're feeling crafty, you can also whip up sweet DIY holiday gifts for eve…

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5 Ways to Start Downsizing

I talk a lot about downsizing. As a former "accumulator" who stressed about building yet more storage space to house more stuff, I had a radical epiphany when I came back from my Western Feng Shui tra…

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Has the Toxic Tide Turned This Holiday Season?

Shopping season is officially upon us. Even if your family is anti-consumerism, some time between Black Friday and 2014, you might find yourself in a big store buying presents. And you might find your…

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10 Unique Handmade Phone Cases

As many iPhone lovers have (expensively) learned, protecting your fragile glass phone with a case of some sort is a smart way to prevent any fatal damages to your all important tech device. Whether yo…

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How to Make Your Own Whimsical Flower Crown

Last week, Gardenista editor Erin celebrated her birthday. The perfect accessory for her special day? A handmade flower crown. Continuing with her adventures in flower arranging lessons with Chelse…

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5 Green Ways To Show Your Graduate Some Love

With the end of May coming up fast, college graduation season is now in high gear. If you have been wondering what to get your beloved graduate and don't want to get her more useless stuff that just c…

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15 Handmade Gifts for Animal Lovers

I always struggle with what to theme my last gift guide of the year. There are so many types of loved ones that I want to cover (not to mention niche groups of life like "what to get frenemies" or "gi…

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30-Day Vegan Challenge Empowers Struggling New Vegans

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, dubbed the "vegan Martha Stewart" and author of books such as The Joy of Vegan Baking and Color Me Vegan, embarks on a new project to elevate veganism to the public conscious…

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6 Great Gifts for the Health Conscious

Make this holiday season a healthy one with gifts that will inspire joy and health for everyone on your list.  Here are some holiday gift ideas: Great Book:  Wild Fermentation Did you know that …

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Thank you for this article. I think as soon as people take dairy out of their diets, their automatic…

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