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Cutest Animal Moms

In celebration of Mother's Day, we thought we'd give a shout out to all the moms out there--orangutans, pigs, and penguins included! Take a look at our gallery of super animal moms with their sweet sp…

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Why Buy Organic Flowers?

Many of us will be buying or sending flowers for Mother's Day. There are very real and important reasons why organically-grown flowers are the best choice. According to Organic Bouquet, growing flo…

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Cinco de Mayo Mushroom Tacos with Ginger Collard Slaw

Make some mushroom tacos for Cinco de Mayo! I was talking to my sister Amanda last night about recipes for Cinco de Mayo. I told her that I wanted to do mushroom tacos with collard slaw, and we wen…

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More Than 50 Green Holidays (Besides Earth Month)

Written by Green Diva Lynn (aka Lynn Hasselberger) You've heard the phrase "Earth Day is Every Day." Or... Earth Month is every  month. It should be the case, right? With more than 50 green hol…

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How Passover Can Help You Get Unstuck

Passover is the story of the Hebrew's exodus from the bonds of 400 years of slavery to freedom as a Jewish people. Although today there is no slavery to Pharaoh, bondage remains a metaphor for relinqu…

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5 Reasons to Love Your Library

Did you know April 13 to April 19 is National Library Week? The American Library Association (ALA) designates this holiday on the second week of every April to celebrate the contributions of libraries…

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National Stress Awareness Month

April is National Stress Awareness Month and most of us are experiencing increasing stress levels. We know we should reduce our level of stress, but it can seem too hard to do when we’re just tryin…

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Why Cesar Chavez Deserves a National Holiday

As someone who writes about California agriculture, I'm often surprised by how little modern farming is talked about. While many Californians are at least familiar with the name, Cesar Chavez, for exa…

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12 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is coming up on May 11, and if you want to go the handmade route without stressing out, now's a good time to start planning the day for your mama! I know: Mother's Day is just another …

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12 Facts You Probably Had Wrong About St. Patrick’s Day

Between the shamrocks, rainbows leading to pots of gold, mischievous little green men and the pub crawling, there is a lot to love about this fun Irish holiday, even if you are not Irish or live nowhe…

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