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Aloha and Easy Green Living

By Fredrica Syren Last week we spent one week of vacation  in Paia, Maui and, boy, did we have a relaxing time. We’re rented a house on the beach, so our days were all about playing in the sand and swimming. I was very pleasantly surprised with how easy it …

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Going Shampoo Free

By Asha Kreiling I haven’t shampooed or conditioned my hair in 2 weeks! Sounds gross, doesn’t it? Actually, my hair is looking pretty good. It looks, feels, and smells clean — all without sudsing my head with bottles of shampoo and conditioner. So, what’s the deal? A few months ago, …

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New Study Shows Global Warming IS the Cause of Current Events

By Fredrica Syren I don’t know if you all have noticed the strange weather patterns were having here in the U.S. — well, actually, all over the world. Some places have experienced unusually cold temperatures. Other places have had severerain and hail, killing crops. And here in the U.S., it’s …

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Eco Furniture on Maui

By Fredrica Syren Every morning Noah and I go to a small coffee shop to have chai tea and banana bread. Inside they have the most beautiful one-of-a kind table and chairs made from wood. I was so happy to run into the artist who made them, Jitendra Russell. A …

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Green Camping–Up, Close and Personal With Nature

 By Kim Robson Taking the family on a camping trip to the mountains or lakeside is one of life’s finest pleasures. It’s also one of the greenest vacations you could possibly take. However, even while surrounded by nature, there are those who just can’t embrace it — people who bring …

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Homemade All Natural Soap Making

By Asha Kreiling For my entire life, I’ve used mainstream soap — whatever is cheapest or whatever is on sale. In recent years, though, I’ve become uneasy about the various ingredients in cheap conventional soaps, including synthetic chemicals such as petroleum-based products, parabens and sodium lauryl sulphate, as well as …

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By Amanda Wilkes I have been unsure about whether or not to write this article, so here it is up close and personal. Many women have fibrocystic or “uneven” breast tissue. I am one of these women. Sadly, my maternal grandmother and aunt have been victims of stage four breast …

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Have a Voice and Vote!

By Fredrica Syren Today I registered to vote and it’s very special to me because it’s my first time voting since becoming an American citizen in February last year. I’ve lived in this country for over 15 years and lately I’ve been very involved in politics, so it seemed silly …

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Blackout Risk Again and What Can You Do

By Fredrica Syren When the last years blackout on September 8th happened it left millions without power and in the dark for hours. For my family it started out ok with us all just BBQ in the backyard. But after a few hours when darkness came it was not as …

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