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13 Labels to Look For When Shopping & Considering the Planet

Buying "green" can be confusing! Many products claim to be "natural," "eco-friendly," and "biodegradable." But what in the world does that mean? Unfortunately, because there's no standardized definiti…

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We’re Wasting Food & Money By Misreading These Labels

"Sell By," "Best By," "Use By." If food labels are confusing you, you're not alone. That confusion is causing us to dump tons of perfectly edible food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic R…

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8 Tips for Going Vegan on a Budget

One of the myths about the vegan lifestyle is that itís too expensive for the average or low-income family. Perhaps this is because many people relate the term Ďveganí or a plant-based diet to pre-pac…

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FDA Approves Pain-Killer Linked to Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first generic version of Celebrex (celecoxib), a potent and potentially lethal pain-killer.† Celebrex was the lone survivor of the "bi…

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6 Super Snacks to Grab During the Work Week

Life is hectic.†Study after study concludes that people are trying to do too much in too little time and it is taking its toll.† Unfortunately, most people try to gain the time back by skipping meals …

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3 Essential Oils You’ll Want to Use This Summer

What scents remind you of summer? Perhaps the bright sweet smell of fresh cut grass comes to mind, or the smoky warm scent of a campfire. What about the scent of peppermint? Lavender? Or lemongrass…

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12 Great Ways to Use Castile Soap

I buy my castile soap in bulk. I'm just a super twigs-and-granola kinda gal, which means I use castile soap by the bucketful. But don't worry, for those less committed to "crunchy" life, they also sel…

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How Much Does It Really Cost to Eat Healthy?

How much more does it really cost to eat healthy? $10 extra a day? $5 extra? Guess what -- it costs the same as a medium cup of coffee. Reuters released a study which concluded that eating healthy …

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Are Hidden Chemicals Making You Overweight?

Are you having trouble losing unwanted extra weight even though you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet and exercise?† Maybe the plastics in your life are adding inches to your waistline.† Resea…

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5 Yogurts That Are Worse Than Doughnuts

Most people assume that all yogurt is healthy. But that common misconception is causing people to ingest a lot more sugar than they bargained for. As part of my research for my upcoming book, The Prob…

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Thank you for sharing. I always try to have one aloe plant growing in my home.

I think we all can recycle at home.I do!I recycle plastic things and a lot of paper things by being …

Jordan G. has brought up a good point. Something to consider.

A pet is a pet it doesn't matter how big or small..love doesn't know size or species..