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Buy Your Thanksgiving Turkey Locally

 By Fredrica Syren I will continue in the theme of birds by talking about turkeys. In most households, a turkey is the centerpiece at the Thanksgiving meal. And there may be no better time than the harvest season to make the statement that you believe in serving good quality, fresh food …

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Chicks in the City: A Chick Flick for the Entire Family

By Rebecca Tolin I’ve grown up mainly a city girl. Sure, I secretly pine to prance off to a lavender farm in the French countryside or an organic vegetable plantation on a misty isle of Hawaii. My heart is linked to San Diego by beloved family and friends, though – …

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New Study Links Mercury Exposure to ADHD

By Fredrica Syren Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD, is on the rise in the U.S. Today, one of every 10 children is diagnosed with ADHD, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is one of the most common childhood brain disorders. The question is what …

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Me Time Tips

By Julie Zeff I bet you’re busy — especially as the holidays draw near.  Do you own a business or work from home?  Maybe you have a family or volunteer in your community.  How’s that work-life balance coming along? If you are like most of the people I know, then …

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America Recycles Day: November 15th!

By Asha Kreiling For most of us, November is associated with fall festivities and a gluttonous Thanksgiving celebration. But, not so fast! There’s another holiday we should not forget–America Recycles Day! The 13th annual celebration is happening on November 15th this year, and is a great way to educate others and to …

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Fall Gardening Tips

 By Kim Robson Many of us carefully cultivate our gardens during the spring and summer, only to ignore them come fall and winter. In fact, fall is the best time to tackle many important projects. There are also plenty of crops like beets, bok choy, bush beans, carrots, kale, lettuce, …

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No On Prop 37

I’m very disappointed to announce that Proposition 37 that would require genetic engineered foods to be labeled did not pass.  53.7% people voted against this important proposition compared to 46.3%.  The sad part is that the reasons to vote no are so weak compared to giving people a choice of whether …

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High Demand for Palm Oil Endangers Orangutans

By Fredrica Syren Palm oil is an edible and incredibly versatile vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the African oil palm tree. It is found in all kinds of processed foods, from instant noodles to ice cream, and in other items such as cosmetics, but palm oil comes with a heavy price. Today rain …

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Zenoobi.com Review

By Fredrica Syren As a busy mom, instead of running around town, I like to shop for a lot of things online because it saves me tons of time. I find it much easier to find eco-friendly products on the Internet and it’s easy to compare prices. Nowadays, a growing …

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