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Gym or Trail: Is It Really Healthier to Exercise Outside?

It’s summertime, which means prime time for fitness. If you work out consistently, you’re either logging hours in the air-conditioned gym or living it up in the unpredictable elements of the outdoors.…

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Is It Better to Buy Local or Organic?

Many of us often wonder: is better to support local farmers at the farmer’s market who are not certified organic, or is it better to buy certified organic products from the grocery store? If your loca…

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5 Simple Life Tweaks to Help the Planet

We may not be able to singlehandedly thwart climate change, but there are many easy changes you can make in your daily life to lessen your negative impact on the planet, and even improve your own life…

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Is Your Favorite Fashion Brand Toxic? Ask Greenpeace.

The fashion industry has become notorious for the devastating impact it has on the environment, especially in Asia. Toxic fabric dyes get discharged into streams and rivers. Workers are exposed to dan…

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Why ‘Clean Coal’ is an Oxymoron

Clean coal? Really? That's like saying healthy cigarettes. Or hot ice. Or soothing poke-in-the-eye. What do you think of when you hear the term "clean coal?" Possibly, it's cleaner than it was. …

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The Location of Your Home Could Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

When we think about the risk factors for a heart attack, our list usually includes fatty food, sedentary job, stress and such. Research findings have now added another—and very surprising—factor to…

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Quick Guide to Green & Healthy Travel

Travel Green: Pack your eco-friendly responsibilities (and healthy habits)! Some airline carriers have carbon offset programs, while certain hotels have been built with sustainability in mind, but …

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Do You Know Where Your Old iPhone is Going?

The facts about electronic waste (e-waste) have left me quite flummoxed. Fifty million tons of electronic waste was generated in 2012—that’s 15 pounds per person on the planet. Even more crazy is …

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How Our Jeans Are Damaging the Rivers Around Us

Do you think your favorite pair of designer jeans was overpriced? Think again. It should be impossible to put a price tag on a product that poisons the most important lifelines of our planet, but unfo…

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Shocking Number of Deaths Linked to Air Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) released new estimates on air pollution, revealing that seven million premature deaths in 2012 are the result of air pollution exposure. This staggering number is t…

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