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Get the Most Out of Your Gas Tank

By Kim Robson Let’s have a show of hands: How many of us actually believe the wildly fluctuating price of oil has anything to do with supply and demand? How many of us believe it has more to do with oil companies’ breaking their own profit records each and every …

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The Benefits of Co-sleeping

By Fredrica Syren Being a mom for over six years, I thought I had it all figured out. And then kid number 3 is born, and he comes with a whole new personality and new ways of doing things. When it comes to methods of raising our children, my husband …

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The Importance of Probiotics for Our Health

By Chef Centehua Probiotics are the live microorganisms that are of great benefit to the host. Our bodies are host to a great population of microbes and, in order to have a mutually beneficial relationship with our microscopic allies, we need to maintain a healthy gut flora. This is vital …

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The Beauty of Freecycling

By Asha Kreiling I am preparing to move across the country in the next few months, so I’ve been slowly trying rid myself of some unnecessary belongings to make my move a little easier. Most of my stuff isn’t really valuable in the monetary sense, so there’s no point in …

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Springtime Kids’ Crafts

By Dawna Matthews I am always on the lookout for fun, easy activities to do with Chloé. Springtime gives us many opportunities to go outside and be in nature, but with spring comes changing weather. When it starts to rain or gets blustery, it’s time to head inside and keep …

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Cetacean Slavery

By Kim Robson Sea World is a popular marine park chain with ten facilities around the United States. Sea World San Diego and Orlando enjoy international acclaim and annual visitor counts in the millions. Their stated mission is to promote the conservation, education, and research of marine environments. Granted, Sea …

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Homemade Sidewalk Paint

By Fredrica Syren In an effort to entertain my two oldest kids, I made sidewalk paint for them with just three ingredients. It’s so easy — and it’s completely natural, toxic-free and eco-friendly. The best part is that it involves very little cleaning up afterward, so they can be little artisans …

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Great White Sharks May Be Next on California’s Endangered Species List

By Asha Kreiling ​The ocean’s most notorious and most feared creature is displaying some vulnerability of its own. Great white sharks are an incredibly fascinating but widely misunderstood species, as they are popularly known only as violent ocean predators and perpetuators of erratic attacks on human victims. Vital to balanced …

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NYC Soda Ban Struck Down

By Kim Robson Last June, we told you about New York City’s Mayor Michael “Nanny” Bloomberg’s plans to limit serving sizes of sugary drinks. The proposed ban, which had been set to begin on March 12th, would have applied to pre-sweetened drinks containing 25 calories or more per eight-ounce serving. Such drinks would be …

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