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Green Girl Spreads the Eco-Word

I'm very excited this year because one of my great friends in life (I met her at a summer voice program a few years ago) has just started her freshman year at Tufts. I've been hanging out with her a …

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Healthy Homemade Dog Shampoo

Do you know what's lurking in your pet's shampoo? Actually, many of the same troublesome ingredients that our found in human beauty products. I had never really considered it before, but I have become…

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Green Girl Sacks Sickening Shampoo

It seems as though shampoo can fix any and all hair woes these days. If you have dry hair, simply try one of the many that brags of its nourishing qualities. For thin hair, try a shampoo that yields…

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I’m Gonna Wash Those Parabens Right Outta My Hair

Since I have been working at Care2, I have read many articles about these things called parabens. In my local health food store, and in magazine ads as well, I have seen claims of things having no par…

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Kids’ Body Odor and Safe Deodorants

Did you know that naturally occurring bacteria on the skin, not sweat, is what creates the dreaded funkiness commonly known as BO? As children approach puberty, hormones cause an increase in sweating …

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Parabens: Easy Greening

Have you noticed an increasing number of labels on personal care products with the words “paraben-free”? Parabens are synthetic chemicals used as an antimicrobial preservative and are found in a stagg…

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Easy Greening: Hair Conditioners

We’ve heard the news about unsafe ingredients in imported products—but what about products manufactured right here in our homeland? We thought we’d do some label sleuthing and, noticing our beach-crun…

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Sweet Scrub for Lusciously Soft Skin

Kissing my scratchy-bearded sweetheart, along with subzero windchills, had left my skin really flaky and dry. A sugar-based body-scrub sample recently arrived that sounded great--until I found out it …

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