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What I Learned After Diving Through Hundreds of Dumpsters Across America

It took diving through a dirty dumpster for me to realize that food waste in the U.S. is an absolute fiasco. You may have already heard a few appalling facts about wasted food, but just in case you…

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Do Seed Bombs Really Work?

I feel terrible about saying this out loud, but itís been bothering me for a VERY long time, and I finally just have to admit it: I kind of donít think that seed bombs work. So, Seed Bomb 101 fo…

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Tell Harvard to Get Out of Fossil Fuel Investments

Students, professors and alumni at Harvard University are pressuring their institution to stop investing in companies that contribute directly to climate change and to divest from any coal, oil, or na…

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‘Little Nurse’ Cat Cares For Ill and Injured at Animal Shelter

A couple of years ago I wrote about a nursing home cat, Oscar, that seemed to know when death was imminent for elderly dementia patients. He would enter their room, jump on their bed and keep them pur…

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8 Common Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

Most people know the basics of recycling, but some items seem to slip through the cracks. Here are 8 items that you probably didnít know are actually recyclableÖ Eyeglasses. You know that drawer of…

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8 Biggest Myths About Suicide

Suicide is one of the most heartbreaking, confusing and misunderstood issues in contemporary culture. It's no surprise, then, that many people's understanding of suicide is shaped by the very taboo na…

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Dog Flu Outbreak in American Midwest: What Dog Owners Should Know

Dogs, like their human companions, can catch the flu, and when they do†they suffer from†uncomfortable upper respiratory symptoms and fevers. However, unlike human flu which is winding down for the sea…

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Can Human Bodies Become Compost?

Our burial practices are generally a taboo topic. We donít like to think about death, least of all how our burials will affect the environment. Unfortunately, burials arenít very sustainable, so letís…

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The Nursing Home Where College Students and Retirees Co-Habitate

Jessica, Onno, Jurien, Jordi, Max and Denise are typical college students: they go to class, hang out with friends and live on†a tight budget. But instead of residing in a dorm, they live in the last …

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Irish Girl Saves Sheep With Facebook

A doe-eyed Dublin girl with a big heart saved her sheep, Ernie, at the eleventh hour from being turned into a Sunday night Irish stew. According to a local Irish newscast, a few weeks ago, Orlaith O …

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I quit eating bacon and all meat probably 16 years ago. If I want the taste of bacon I use Magic Ve…

Some generally good advice, especially the part about keeping up with strength training. The most im…