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3 Ways Your Bed Is Toxic & How to Find a Better One

Modern mattresses are filled with nasty environmental toxins, and since you’ll spend a third of your life on yours, it can be a little disconcerting. Plus, every year thousands of mattress are tossed …

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Sexual Lubricant: 7 Ingredients to Avoid

The sexual lubricants a woman uses can promote her pleasure in a variety of ways. Some serve as gentle enhancers and "indirect aphrodisiacs" by moistening the vaginal and vulvar tissues, mimicking and…

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10 Most Surprising Places to Find Petroleum

About one quarter of the oil consumed in this country is used for industrial purposes. Plastic production is the most obvious example, as awareness grows of the harm plastic does to the earth and peop…

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20 Ways to Reduce Your Dependence on Oil

It's happened again: An oil spill, this time near Port Arthur, Texas. According to the U.S. Coastguard, 462,000 gallons of oil spilled into the water when a tanker collided with a towing barge on Satu…

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Enough With the Plastic Water Bottles Already

Before I start in on how bad plastic water bottles are let me throw something out there. The folks that this article is intended for are those who already have access to clean drinking water. While …

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Plastic Passion

I love a good endurance test. Whether it is some deluded tender-heart who exits society to commune solely with bears, or a shameless self-promoter who gorges himself on a merciless diet of fast food f…

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