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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Plant-Based Food Weekly Menu 4

By Fredrica Syren: This week we’re in Sweden, trying to stay cool in a heatwave by going to the beach as much as possible. Dinners will be lighter at times and fast to make because who wants to slave at in a hot kitchen? Not me! My family loves tacos …

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Stay Cool and Beat the Heat Wave

By Fredrica Syren: These days it seems like you can’t escape the hot weather anywhere.  Japan, Europe and the U.S, all have record hot temperatures. According to scientists, the heat is something we had better get used to since global warming is heating up our planet. And, yes, each year …

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Plastic –Free July—Nix Plastic Toothbrushes

By Fredrica Syren: It’s amazing how significantly the items we use every single day impact our environmental. Take toothbrushes, for example. Each year, 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes are produced, and most likely they are packaged in plastic. You probably will use a toothbrush for only a month or so until …

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Cancer Patient Sues Monsanto for Roundup-Related Illness

By Kim Robson: Over the years, we’ve kept a close eye on chemical manufacturing giant Monsanto and, in particular, the ongoing health threats from its signature product, Roundup Weed Killer. Roundup’s key ingredient, glyphosate, has been linked toreproductive disorders and horrifying birth defects; ADHD; Alzheimer’s; Parkinson’s; respiratory, heart, kidney and …

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DIY All-Natural Bugs Spray and Remedies to Treat Bug Bites

By Fredrica Syren: As daylight and temperatures increase, we tend to spend more time outdoors. Unfortunately we’re not alone …. Bugs!!! Like it or not, they are part of summer and one part of nature that can be quite bothersome. Luckily, there are sprays and other products you can use …

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Gearing Up for Protected Bike Lanes

By Larraine Roulston:  In North America, cycling is becoming increasingly popular. It does not, however, compare to the popularity in many European and Asian cities. On my side of the Atlantic, the lack of initial infrastructure that includes protected bike lanes has made it quite impossible to widen city streets. …

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Weekly Menu 3

By Fredrica Syren: This week we’re spending parts in Paris so there will be many picnics while we’re out and about sightseeing. Usually that mean we make sandwiches or salads to enjoy in some park or something. I also always try to pack plenty of snacks but leave room for …

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Staying Healthy While Traveling

By Fredrica Syren: If you follow me on Instagram, you know my family and I are traveling for the next few weeks. Staying healthy while traveling can be tricky because you’re exposed to more and new germs, but also while traveling you might not be getting as much sleep as …

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Increasing Melting Rate of Antarctic Ice

By Larraine Roulston:  It has been revealed that during the years 1992 to 2017, the Antarctic has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice. During those 25 years, Antarctic’s ice loss measured 7.6 mm; however, 3.0 mm, or 2/5ths, of the total has occurred during the past five years. …

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How to Childproof Your Home

ByJennifer McLean:  Babies and toddlers are naturally inquisitive about their surroundings and often thrive from new experiences. As soon as they learn to crawl, they love nothing more than quests of discovery to explore and navigate their home environment. Giving your child the freedom to explore is essential for his/her …

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