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DIY Face Masks Good Enough To Eat

By Fredrica Syren: Many years ago I would spend a fortune on face masks made by commercial brands whose product promised almost everything beauty-wise. Most of these products contained many questionable ingredients that could do harm to my health rather than keep my face eternally wrinkle-free. These days I would …

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Solar Impulse 2 Round the World Journey

By Kim Robson: The Solar Impulse 2 is a solar powered, single pilot airplane currently making aviation and renewable energy history. It recently completed the eighth and longest leg of its record-breaking around-the-world journey, traveling 4,000 miles non stop from Japan to Hawaii without fossil fuel. The plane safely landed …

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Kids Not Welcomed?

By Fredrica Syren: We have traveled and lived in many countries with our kids. I’m always fascinated how, wherever we go, the kids just seem to bring smiles, happiness and ease to any place, people and situation. I have seen police, military, elderly and youth engage with us because of …

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How To Enjoy Tomatoes All Year Around

By Larraine Roulston: If you are fortunate enough to be producing a bumper crop of tomatoes this year, or if you find that your local farmers’ market has an abundant supply, this is an opportunity to start filling your pantry. Taking advantage of overripe tomatoes will allow you to enjoy the …

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Sesame & Sunflower Seed Crackers

By Fredrica Syren: I love making my own crackers because they are healthier, pretty easy to make and cheaper. These taste so good as a snack, with a cup of tea, or a smoothie. 2 cups spelt flour; save some for the kneading 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour 3/4 cup sunflower …

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Ways To Repurpose Old Wine Corks

By Kim Robson: Cork comes from the bark tissue of the Quercus suber (Cork Oak) tree, which is native to southwest Europe and northwest Africa. Because cork is impermeable, buoyant, elastic and fire retardant, it is used for a variety of commercial purposes, including flooring, acoustic and thermal insulation, fishing …

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United Airlines To Make Flying a Bit Greener

By Fredrica Syren: Flying is one of the worst offenders of the planet because aviation is one of the fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that greenhouse gases from aircrafts endanger human health. Solving this problem is a challenge since the world’s …

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Reasons for Eating Locally and Seasonally this Summer 

By Larraine Roulston: “Food Miles” is the term referring to the number of miles (or kilometers) that food travels from farm to table. The profound impact of this distance on the environment has been recognized. The best seller 100 Mile Diet by  Alisa Smith and J.B.MacKinnon had a significant impact in …

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7 Outdoor Montessori Activities for Toddlers

By Aradhana Pandey:  When my husband and I had our first child, we had decided to expose him to the outdoor world from a very young age. Having had some of our best childhood learnings and memories associated with nature and outdoor adventure, we wanted our little one to enjoy …

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