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EcoMode Software Teaches Green Driving Tips

New Ford Focus drivers will be able to take advantage of a new in-car software application that monitors the impact of their behavior on fuel economy and then offers up simple hints on how to improve…

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5 Gas-Station Dangers

By Allison Ford, DivineCaroline In what may be one of Hollywood’s most truly tragic death scenes, three really, really ridiculously good-looking male models meet a fiery end at a gas station. The…

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15 Easy Ways to Save Gas

By DivineCaroline via EcoSalon Did you know that regardless of the vehicle you drive, there are ways to drive more efficiently that can yield big savings over the course of a year? This means sav…

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Old-Fashioned Road Trip Entertainment (Video-Free!)

I'd always thought a day-long roadtrip with my kids would be awful. My active girls and I don't particularly enjoy cars; in fact, I do most everything I can to avoid driving. So initially, when faced …

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12 Ways the Recession is Affecting Your Health

Sales of cosmetics, chocolate and (shudder) Spam are up, but Americans have reined in spending on nearly everything else from cars to clothes to restaurant meals. But as the stock and housing markets …

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Hypermiling: 2008 Word of the Year

It's pretty hard to imagine now, with gas prices dropping below $2 in an area where it was dangerously close to $5 a gallon just a few months ago, but finagling your money's worth from fuel might just…

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Driving Meditation

If you feel as if you have no time to meditate but have a long commute, try this Driving Meditation, by former Zen monk and teacher in the Soto Zen who has worked directly with the Dalai Lama. To p…

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Hypermiling Tips to Save Gas, Money and the Planet

If the pain at the pump has gotten more than you can bear, there is something you can do. Hypermiling--the act of changing your driving habits in order to get the best possible gas mileage--has risen …

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Check Your Tire Pressure, Save Gas

The U.S. Department of Energy claims that you can improve your gas mileage by around 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. I learned the benefits of checking my tires on a…

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