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Drilling for Water in Drought-Stricken California?

Does bottled water ever make sense? There's a time and a place for bottled water. In my green diva opinion, I think it's great in emergencies like earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters that s…

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The Ingredient to Avoid if You Want a Sharp Brain

This week, researchers revealed a study damning soda for yet another reason: it interferes with brain function in young people. High-fructose corn syrup (and to a lesser extent, sucrose) was the fo…

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Sea Animals Don’t Want to Eat Your Face Wash

If you use a typical off-the-shelf face cleanser or body wash that claims to be an "exfoliator" or "scrub," chances are, its scouring power comes from tiny pieces of plastic called microbeads. Thes…

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The Worst Food for our Planet?

A new study by American and Israeli researchers has determined the environmental cost of producing beef, dairy, poultry, pork and eggs. Their findings reveal the high price the planet pays per calorie…

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Monsanto is Messing With Animals’ Sperm

Animals exposed to the commonly-used pesticide Roundup are more likely to have an impaired sperm structure, suggests†new research from the University of Caen, France. The scientists investigated th…

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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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My grandfather was a surgeon, an OB/GYN, a battlefield surgeon, a professor of surgery, a hospital C…

I agree 100%, I would move to Oregon too. It is our life, we should be able to make that choice to d…