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Fair Trade Phone

 By Kim Robson When I first heard of a Fair Trade Phone, I thought, “Whaaat?” But when you think about it, fair trade technology makes a lot of sense. Mobile phones contain more than thirty different kinds of mined minerals and precious metals, including copper, cobalt, gold, and tin. Some of …

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Fun Ideas for a Mom on Bed Rest

By Fredrica Syren Today, I’m finishing my 5th week on bed rest. Clearly it’s working because the baby is still happily cooking and shows no plans to enter this world early any more. Phew!!! It’s super hard to just lie here; after this many weeks, I’m bored out of my mind …

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A Meaningful, Minimalist Life

By Asha Kreiling Years back, I toyed with the idea of abandoning modernity, finding a nice patch of forest and adopting a life in the wilderness — Walden Pond style, eating berries and twigs, and surviving amongst wild creatures. Living as naturally as possible off the land and off the …

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Preserving Our Heritage, Choose Heirloom Seeds

By Christopher Marciello Its’ starting to get closer to that time of the year when it’s time to plant seeds for summer. When you do really do consider using heirloom seeds. Heirloom seeds are somewhat fashionable as of late, so I’d like to begin by briefly mentioning the types of …

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Yoga for Children – Why Kids Need Yoga

By Dawna Matthews As an adult, I came to yoga for healing and unity of mind, body and spirit. After I became a mom, I was surrounded with not just my own child but also other mothers and their children. I started to observe children in my environment and realized …

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Top Ten Household Products To Avoid When Going Green

By Fredrica Syren Once you have decided to go green and live a life reducing your carbon footprint, knowing where to start might be overwhelming. I always believe in dreaming big but starting small, so when my family decided to really make the effort to live a green lifestyle, we …

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Kale: the New Beef

By Chef Centehua Kale is a gorgeous dark green or purple leaf form of cabbage. Kale is  part of the brassica family, as are brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and collard greens. A protein-rich food, kale is also high in iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, copper and other vitamins such as …

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Obesity in Kids

By Kim Robson There certainly has been a lot of talk and media attention recently about the childhood “obesity epidemic.” We’re finding ways to cut back on the amount of sugar and processed foods our kids eat. Kids should be eating healthy foods primarily anyway, with the occasional candy as …

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Proteins for Vegans and Vegetarians

By Asha Kreiling Any vegan or vegetarian will tell you the question they are asked most often from meat eaters is “Where do you get your protein?” As a vegetarian with vegan tendencies, I expect this question to come up in every conversation about my diet. It gets old, but …

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Start 2013 with a Clean and Healthy Body

By Fredrica Syren   Every January, my husband and I do a body cleanse. How long usually depends on how long we feel like doing it, but it generally lasts at least a week. Last year, because I had problems with cyst growth, we ended up doing the cleanse for …

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