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The Power of Protest

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead Clean water, clean air, and healthy food grown…

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Grilled Marinated Eggplant with Mint

The other day, the mint finally popped up in my garden. I couldn’t wait to cook something with it. And then I saw the perfect organic eggplant in the store and I knew just what to do. Many, many years…

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5 Reasons to Avoid Air Fresheners

Have you ever wondered what's in those myriad air fresheners that make your home smell like a tropical vacation or a woodsy cabin surrounded by wildflowers? It's certainly not roses... Here are five r…

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Break Up with Your Makeup: It Could Be Toxic

Summer days are here, and romance is in the air. But before puckering up, you'd be wise to consider the results of a new analysis that found troubling levels of toxins in cosmetics--particularly lipst…

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The Only Real Way to End GMOs

The other day I was feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and defeated about the whole GMO thing. There is SO MUCH evidence that GMOs, and the chemicals that are used in concert with them (like Roundup) are…

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4 Essentials of a Healthy Cleanse

Spring and summer bring us wonderful warm weather, offering an ideal opportunity to engage in a gentle seasonal cleanse. Warmer weather usually prompts us to eat lighter, healthier, more hydrating foo…

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A Simple Way to Take Care of Yourself

Whip out a pen and paper and quickly write down the top 5 to 10 stresses that wear you down and always seem to be percolating in the back of your mind. When you’re done, look at each one to see if it …

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Tips for Surviving Allergy Season

Allergies can be complicated conditions. On the one hand, most appear to be more nuisance than health threat. Symptoms like stuffiness, teary eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose are terribly inconvenient…

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It Only Takes 2 Days to Kick Salt

Two days. That's all it took. When I was at the spa in Australia, the chefs did not use any salt in their food, so for two days I was salt-free. At first, I balked. Soup without salt can be very sa…

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Poached Eggs on Buttered Toast

Did you ever have a memory of food from your childhood that you simply had to recreate? Well, I have. And it took me years of experimenting (were the eggs fried? Scrambled?) to realize the correct met…

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Laura B.

Laura is a Care2 Causes Senior Editor. She graduated from Pitzer College with Honors in English and World Literature and a minor in Music. She’s... more

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Won't click over, just won't, so this article wasn't as useful as it otherwise could have been. But…

nice that they made such sweet and cuddly friends. Thanks.

Beans I love..Peas..no way..

Shared, thank you.