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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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5 Shocking Facts about Your Cosmetics

I decided when I was 14 that I would work to clean up the beauty industry. After learning about the use of toxic chemicals in personal care products during a news segment, I spent a year researching t…

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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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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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