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5 Lessons for My Daughters

This past week I was on a “staycation” at home for spring break. My husband was out of town so it was just me and my girls, cleaning out and doing whatever we felt like doing. I realized that because …

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Why I Love Yoga

I don’t talk about yoga that much…maybe because it’s a little too important to me. I don’t actually think I’d be able to do everything I do without it. And I’d certainly be a lot more miserable—phys…

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10 Non-Toxic Ways to Control Bed Bugs

About a year ago I wrote a very controversial blog post about bedbugs and global warming. I admit I was “brainstorming” rather than basing my thoughts on real research. Well, I finally got to meet a R…

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Be an NRDC Growing Green Winner!

By using less plastic, hanging more unmentionables on the clothesline, and stocking our cabinets with Chocolate Blasters instead of Coco Pops, many of us “go green” on a daily basis. But some people t…

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The Great Miracle Whip Versus Mayo Smackdown!

A year or two ago I was reading Danny Meyer’s book, Setting the Table. Danny is the renowned New York restaurateur known for everything from the high-end Union Square Grill and Gramercy Tavern to the …

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The Joy of Buttered Eggs

I had never really thought or heard of buttered eggs until one day when I was reading a romance novel. It was Duchess by Night, by one of my favorite authors, Eloisa James. I think it started out as a…

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It’s Time to Think about Gardening Again!

I can’t remember a winter that has seemed longer, and more depressing in general. However, it is now officially March, which means that even though it won’t be warm and wonderful for at least another …

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The Top 10 Things I Wish Didn’t Involve Plastic

Last week, to mark the end of the Rodale.com Plastic-Free Challenge, I shared some tips for reducing the amount of plastic in your life. I personally don’t think that anything is completely evil.  But…

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Where to Find Organic Seeds

A number of people have asked me where they can find organic seeds for their organic gardens. This time of year, you can pick up regular seeds at garden stores, supermarkets, and “big box” stores like…

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How to Start a Fire

We’ve all been there—either as individuals trying to start a fire, or worse, watching someone else trying to start a fire and not succeeding. There is the fussing, the prodding and poking, the elabora…

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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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