Tag archive for "environment"

Health and Wellness

How to tell if you have psoriasis or just a skin rash

How to Tell if You Have Psoriasis

2 Comments 27 July 2011

Although it's a widespread medical condition, psoriasis seems to have flown under the radar of buzzed-about medical conditions--until recently, when reality TV star Kim Kardashian was diagnosed with the autoimmune skin disease.

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Health and Wellness

How to quit smoking for good

How to Quit Smoking for Good

5 Comments 07 July 2011

Nixing the nicotine habit can feel like a daunting, uphill battle, but don't let fear of failure stop you (after all, this is one situation where quitting is good). There are more resources than ever for smokers who want to free themselves from addiction forever.

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Diet and Fitness

Know how to shop for vegetables and fruits with lower pesticide levels

Pesticides in Produce: Are Your Faves on The Dirty Dozen List?

1 Comment 23 June 2011

Eating your fruits and veggies may not be as simple as you think, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group. Warning consumers against the “dirty dozen” -- fruits and vegetables most likely to be contaminated with pesticides -- it's an eye-opening study that highlights what really goes into the production of food, and what it means for your family's health.

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Green Living

A Produce Shopping Guide for the Farmers Market

All Green Things: Farmers’ Market Shopping Checklist

2 Comments 26 May 2011

The wonderful season of farmers’ markets is upon us. Whether you're a market novice or produce pro, here's what you need to know to be a happy, savvy greenmarket shopper.

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Diet and Fitness

Eat Sanely to Lose Weight and Better Your Health

No Comments 21 March 2011

Could improved health for people and planet be as simple as eating fewer animals, and less junk food and super-refined carbohydrates? Yes, says Mark Bittman, author of Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating.

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Green Living

12 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Community

No Comments 31 December 2010

Did you know that you have a lot of influence over the laws and policies in your local community? Here are 12 practical and easy ways to effect positive change. From Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life by Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education

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Green Living

10 Easy Ways to Become a Better Person

1 Comment 04 November 2010

Making a change in the world can be an easy part of your everyday life. Here are 10 ways you can make a difference. From Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life by Zoe Weil

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Green Living

A Fine Mess: Cloth or Disposable Diapers?

No Comments 14 October 2010

Sloan Barnett, a Today show regular and the author of Green Goes With Everything: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet, evaluates diaper options for your baby.

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To Rinse or Not to Rinse? The Eternal Dishwasher Question

2 Comments 10 August 2010

How to load your dishwasher, including an answer to the question of whether you need to rinse your dishes first. From Green Housekeeping by Ellen Sandbeck

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Green Living

How to Make Your Child’s School Safer

1 Comment 10 August 2010

Because 55 million kids in this country spend most of their waking hours in school, we need to start paying more attention to the cleanliness and safety of these buildings. Involved parents can make all the difference in bringing about the changes necessary to protect their children. Here’s what you can do, from Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care by Deirdre Imus

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Green Living

Essential Green Cleaning Products: How to Clean Your Home Naturally

1 Comment 20 April 2010

We waste a great deal of money and precious storage space on specialty cleaning solutions when we actually only need a handful of versatile nontoxic products to clean an entire home. From Green This!

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The Greenest Way to Hand Wash Your Dishes

No Comments 01 April 2010

10 tips for washing dishes quickly -- and greenly -- from Green Housekeeping by Ellen Sandbeck

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Green Living

15 Ways to Save Energy — and Other Tips for Green Living

8 Comments 02 March 2010

Cuddling is an energy-efficient say to keep warm. Want to save water? Bathe with a friend! Of course there are other ways to save on your energy bill. Here, smart conservation tips from Linda Cobb, the Queen of Clean and author of A Queen for All Seasons: A Year of Tips, Tricks, and Picks for a Cleaner House and a More Organized Life!

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Simple Steps to Save Energy — and Money — at Home

2 Comments 17 December 2009

Pare away at your energy use by evaluating your household appliances and making smart buying choices. From Green Goes With Everything: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet by Sloan Barnett, a regular contributor to NBC’s Today show

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