Cancer Panel’s Advice for a Healthier Home

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Recent reports from the President’s Cancer Panel reveal that we are exposed to thousands of hazardous chemicals from the environment, but how safe are we inside our homes? If you use household cleaners, plastics, and other products, you are exposing yourself and your family everyday to toxins. Continue reading “Cancer Panel’s Advice for a Healthier Home” »

Seeing Green for Back-to-School Items

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As summer begins to wind down, it signals a new year of school on the horizon. Every year the back-to-school list of vital items seems to grow longer. From new clothes to new computers to textbooks, there are plenty of “must-haves” that need to be purchased before the year begins. This year, help the Earth and consider making all of your back-to-school purchases as “green” as possible. Here are some great ways to do that: Continue reading “Seeing Green for Back-to-School Items” »

Chemical-Free Babies Are Right Shade of Green

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It all starts out with a simple little bug. That simple little bug invades a cotton plant and begins to infest. To remedy this situation, the cotton is treated with pesticides such as cyanide, dicofol, naled, propargite and trifluralin, all of which are known to cause cancer. Now you wrap your newborn baby in a soft cotton blanket that has been doused in chemicals without knowing that the chemicals can irritate your baby’s eyes, nose and throat and that they have been linked to a host of health issues including depression and even leukemia. Continue reading “Chemical-Free Babies Are Right Shade of Green” »

Fight Food-Borne Illness in the Kitchen

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Kitchen sinks are dirtier than most bathrooms. There are typically more than 500,000 bacteria per square inch in the drain alone. Counter tops, especially after preparing raw meat like chicken or pork, can have bacteria in the millions. Keeping your kitchen clean is just one of the many things you can do to make sure you are doing everything you can to follow safe food practices. Here are 5 other tips: Continue reading “Fight Food-Borne Illness in the Kitchen” »

7 Surprising Ways to Save Energy

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Are you kidding me? This electric bill can’t be right! Don’t let electric (bill) shock get the best of you. Here are some bright tips for turning down those light bills. Switching to fluorescent lighting and turning the thermostat down are great energy saving starters, but if you’re looking to go the extra mile to save energy in your home, try these tips from Earth911.com. Continue reading “7 Surprising Ways to Save Energy” »

Soccer Ball Program Helps Little Feet

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The most popular sport in the world just got more popular. The citizens of San Pedro Copan, Honduras have just been given a brand new soccer field to enjoy thanks to an amazing contribution from a company called Little Feet. Continue reading “Soccer Ball Program Helps Little Feet” »

Save Time, Save Money & Shop Smarter

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Everyone loves a bargain. Saving money when you shop does not have to mean settling for less. Times are tough so we all want to save some money whenever possible. Here are a few ways to slash dollars off your shopping bills:

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Patience is a virtue! You can save big if you wait until the item you want goes on sale. Once you’ve found a brand you like, Continue reading “Save Time, Save Money & Shop Smarter” »

Give Your Too-Busy Life a Makeover

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Do you ever wish for an extra hour in the day? Perhaps even for one extra day per week, just to catch up on that never ending to-do-list?

Today, women are finding it harder than ever living up to the demanding schedule 21st Century life demands. Women are expected to be good wives, mothers, lovers, and to hold down a job to boot. A typical day for many consists of cleaning, cooking, entertaining, bookkeeping, project managing, interior decorating, taking care of the children, and a full day at the office (even if she works part-time). Continue reading “Give Your Too-Busy Life a Makeover” »

UVA Rays Still a Problem in Cooler Weather

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A new Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis of 446 beach and sport sunscreens with SPF ratings of 30+ found that nearly two-thirds of them provide inadequate UVA protection. UVA rays are far more prevalent than UVB rays and penetrate deeper into uncovered skin, posing a serious and insidious threat to human health. Yet most of the sunscreens on the U.S. market today offer woefully weak protection against relentless UVA rays. Continue reading “UVA Rays Still a Problem in Cooler Weather” »

Waiting for “Superman” Crusades for Better Schools

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Davis Guggenheim, the director of the dramatically successful documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which forever altered the worldwide debate about global warming, is focusing his attention on another critical issue facing us today—the poor state of our public education system in America–with his latest documentary, Waiting for “Superman.”

His film, which is produced by Participant Media and has just opened in theaters around the country, Continue reading “Waiting for “Superman” Crusades for Better Schools” »

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