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8 Apps to Save the Earth

Can the time I spend on my smartphone also make the world a greener place? I’ve mulled over this question for a few years now, starting by observing my students at Stanford and my own habits, and l…

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How Did You Sleep Last Night? This Alarm App Can Tell You!

"How did you sleep?" It's the question I ask my kid every morning. At two, he really doesn't have a substantive answer, but for whatever reason the question is just reflexive—most likely because ge…

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3 Tips to Consider When Looking for Sustainable Seafood

It’s a common line of questions: Should I be eating seafood? Is it healthy? Is it sustainable? Unsurprisingly, people have many different opinions on the matter. But in our modern era of declining oce…

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Will Your Restaurant Meal Make You Sick? New Tool Helps You Find Out.

My husband and I are fans of the show Restaurant Impossible, where chef Robert Irvine and his team make over menus and decor to help save failing restaurants. Too often, the kitchen is a horrifying me…

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8 Apps to Help You Shop Smarter

It can be hard to make ethical shopping choices when you’re standing in the grocery store or department store. These eight apps for shopping (or not shopping!) help you make smarter decisions before…

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Want to Find or Sell Foraged Foods? There’s an App for That.

A new urban foraging app – RipeNearMe – is aiming to take urban foraging to the next level by letting growers share, swap, or even sell their bounty. Crowdsourced apps that encourage urban fo…

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Share Your Summer Bounty

As I have written here before, one of the ways that gardeners can make a difference is to share their excess produce with those in need, while getting rid of those crops that they might have too much …

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New Mobile App: Help Romney’s Dog Escape!

Were you shocked by the now-infamous story of how Mitt Romney drove for 12 hours with his dog Seamus crated atop his car roof, back in 1983? Well, while it's not possible to travel back in time t…

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What in the World are You Eating?

While we may endlessly talk about, debate, and cast judgment upon certain foods, one thing we never stop doing is actually eating. As I write this, thousands of muffins, bagels, hot dogs, energy drink…

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Free Canning App Helps with Food Preservation

Have you ever felt intimidated by the idea of home canning? Has it always seemed too complicated? If so, the new free canning app from Mother Earth News offers you the knowledge you need to start cann…

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