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A Wabi-Sabi Home

I asked a few friends what they loved most about their homes and each of them enthusiastically mentioned comfort. While our nests reflect their inhabitants in both taste and style, it is comfort that …

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Clutter…Be Gone The Green Way!

If a home could talk, we might want it to greet us at the door like this: "Welcome! I am healthy and happy because someone takes good care of me. Can I take good care of you?" If clutter is lurking…

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6 Reasons Why You Might Buy a $50 Light Bulb

Incandescent light bulbs will be phased out in 2014. Some will say bye-bye and good riddance, while others are still holding out for a mercury-free eco-alternative to CFL’s. But, there's a new kid on …

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Solar Panels: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Who would have guessed that solar panels have a reputation for being unsightly? In a town not too far from my home in New York, a family was denied the opportunity to put up solar panels on their home…

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7 Low-Carbon Companies for Your Home

Much to our relief, patchouli-drenched hemp carpets are no longer de rigueur for green homes. It's never been easier to eco-chic your home in style, thanks to a bumper crop of designers and retailers …

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Changing the World One Room at a Time

It is a new year and change is undoubtedly occurring in our homes. Our new president said it best, "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've bee…

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A Room of One’s Own

My yoga class at the gym was particularly full today. We were just about to fold into the first Downward Dog of the day, when a lone man walked into the room and began to squeeze in between me, and t…

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