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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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HAPPY, HEALTHY BREASTS

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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The Many Benefits of Aloe Vera

By Asha Kreiling The aloe vera plant is one that belongs in everyone’s garden. It is beneficial in so many ways and is extremely easy to grow. The plant amazes me for its ability to thrive with so little maintenance. I have several aloe plants growing in my garden, and …

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Pharmaceutical Companies Forced To Clean Up Their Mess?

By Amanda Wilkes At a cost of $330,000 annually, Alameda residents can safely dispose of any expired or unused medication at 28 convenient locations. These types of disposal programs exist in many cities and counties across the nation; however, in Alameda, taxpayers may no longer have to spend their hard …

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So, how much vacation time do you get?

By Fredrica Syren I get that question a lot, which of course with two kids and two businesses, well … the answer is none Yes, I work 365 days of the year and, when we actually go somewhere on a vacation like now when we have been in Sweden for …

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Achieving Financial Independence

By Kim Robson What would you give to become financially independent? It might seem like a far-off dream, but there are many simple steps one can take to realize this very achievable goal. First, obtain a free copy of your credit report and take a hard, unbiased look at it. Are you …

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