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5 Local & Independent Gift Ideas

As I have written here several times, buying local is good for so many reasons including boosting the local economy, providing local jobs, and knowing who and where your goods come from. A benefit to …

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The Benefits of Conscious Consumption

As women, we are often faced with making many of the decisions that contribute to the smooth functioning of our households, whether we work outside the home or not. The reasons behind this and the imp…

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7 Ways to Become a Local in a Tourist Town

By s.e. smith, Networx Visitors to towns that rely heavily on tourism often express a desire to move there, imagining a lifestyle where they get to be on vacation all the time, instead of just fo…

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How the Food Truck Concept is Spreading To Other Businesses

Photo Credit: Fashion Mobile By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger Fifty years ago, Jane Jacobs wrote, "New ideas must use old buildings." Today she might write "New ideas need old trucks." It's an importa…

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Occupy Local Businesses for the Holidays

As I write this post, it is Black Friday, the day that all of us are encouraged to go out and spend money to not only support the economy, but ironically, to save ourselves some money for the holiday …

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What’s Your Walk Score?

How walkable is your neighborhood? Is your grocery store or coffee shop close enough to walk to, or do you find the need to jump into the car every time you need a carton of milk? Walk Score, www.w…

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