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What Makes Us Individuals?

When we consider our physical bodies, we discover that we are, really, a collection of recycled molecules. Cells of our body are created, die, and are replaced many times throughout our lives. We ar…

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Art From Hardware

I am a library geek. Fully, happily, admittedly so. I believe it takes living in a place that has sufficiently lacking infrastructure and tangentially lacking capital to support such a vast, interconn…

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Planters Donates Peanut-Shaped Park To New Orleans

Planters, the company famous for marketing its wares with a talking peanut, recently opened the first Planters Grove, a peanut-shaped urban park in New Orleans' historic Central City. Still struggl…

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Green Building: The Greening of Southie

Do you live in a city? If you do, you know that city dwellers face a particularly unique set of sustainability challenges. Cutting through the complexities of the effects of global climate changes on…

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Make Valentine’s Cards With Your Kids

Call me a cynic, but prior to kids, I viewed Valentine's Day as a holiday devilishly customized to depress people who don't have a partner or close friends. And if you have loved ones, it's a day when…

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Recycled Suitcase Dog Bed

Okay, it's not the most life-changing DIY you've ever seen, but the sad little dog bed my 4-pound Yorkie Winnie called home needed some help! Store-bought beds are easily $50 and not great quality, so…

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Recycled Light Bulb Hanging Vases

Wondering what to do with all those energy-sucking light bulbs you've been wisely replacing with eco-friendly CFLs? These hanging vases are so charming and ridiculously easy to make. Grouped together…

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Make Your Own Holiday Ornaments

Start a new tradition by making tree ornaments out of recycled and repurposed materials. Instead of store-bought trimmings for their office Christmas tree, the Plenty magazine editors (along with a fe…

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Have a Sweatshop-Free Labor Day

End of summer. Back to school. Big sale at the mall. Labor Day has come to mean something quite different from what it was originally intended. The holiday was created in the 1800s by a New York labor…

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Interesting article! Pollution is just making the environment more and more hazardous for all of us.…

As Shirley E said, the descriptions are generalities and can not be expected of every dog of that br…

Thanks, my Swiffer mop is in the closet because I got tired of buying the refills. Paper towels and…

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