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The latest news, food for thought, recipes you’ll love, great advice on everything from raising kids to nurturing bees, plus videos designed to entertain, educate and enlighten. If you’d like to find out what’s on our mind – or let us know what’s on yours -- this is the place to be.

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Recipes We Love: Homemade Granola

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From a simple breakfast to an on-the-go snack, it doesn't get much easier (or nutritious) than granola. Store aisles are lined with pre-made varieties, but making your own mix at home allows you to control everything from the ingredients you use to the overall taste. Here's our take on a simple granola - with just the right amount of sweet.

In a large mixing bowl, mix up:

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Companies We Admire: Cabot Creamery Cooperative

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Author: Seventh Generation

The Cabot Creamery Cooperative is so much more than just their award-winning cheese. Owned and operated by 1,200 dairy farm families throughout New York and New England, they employ over 1,000 people who dedicate their days to creating quality dairy products. A handful of Cabot-area farmers joined forces way back in 1919, and have evolved into the Cabot cooperative we know and love today.

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Spring-Clean Your Bathroom (& Your Beauty Routine!)

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Author: Seventh Generation

Spring cleaning can be more than just tackling dirt and grime – it's also a great opportunity to take inventory of the products you're using throughout your home, and to get rid of the ones that aren't making the cut. After you deep clean your bathroom, take a minute to deep clean your beauty routine! 

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5 Tips to Break the Phone Habit

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Author: Liz Moorhead

I’ve come to rely on my phone quite a bit since having kids. I check the weather before we head outdoors, track things like eating changes and sleeping schedules, use it as white noise when the baby can’t sleep, and text with friends when I’m trapped under that sleeping baby and there’s little else to do.

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Recipes We Love: Cabot Greek Yogurt & Fruit Popsicles

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Author: Seventh Generation

Who doesn’t love a refreshing popsicle on a hot day? These homemade popsicles couldn’t be simpler to make – and using Cabot Greek-Style Yogurt as the base makes them not only tasty, but nutritious, too! You can substitute whatever fruits are in season or your family prefers best.

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Shoes? Maybe we should call them Sh-Ewwws.

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Author: the Inkslinger

Your shoes may be bringing more germs into your house than you’d like to think. 

A study conducted at the University of Arizona found that while footwear may protect our feet on a walkabout, it returns home covered in things like fecal contamination and other microbial nightmares. 

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Spring Cleaning Tips for the Kitchen

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Author: Seventh Generation

With the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables spring brings with its arrival, the season is the perfect time for getting in the kitchen! Before you start crafting new meals and entertaining friends and family, give your kitchen a deep clean with these spring-cleaning tips: 

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Seventh Generation Team Sleeps Out For a Cause

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Author: Seventh Generation

Each March, Spectrum Youth & Family Services holds a Sleep Out here in Vermont - a night where business and community leaders come together to spend the night outside to raise awareness and financial support for homeless and at-risk teens and young adults.

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Recipes We Love: Vegan Lemon Bars

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Author: Seventh Generation

When we think spring, we think fresh, light, citrus flavors - and these lemon bars are the perfect dessert to welcome warmer temperatures! We've adapted this recipe from Natural Sweet Recipes' Healthy Lemon Bars.

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Is It Time for a New Anti-Littering Movement?

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Author: Erin Gettler

The snow’s been melting. It’s almost gone here, and that’s a welcome sight. But as it disappears, it’s leaving behind a whole season’s worth of garbage: coffee cups, party balloons, cigarette butts, take-out bags and containers lining the sides of the highways.

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