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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 place to be.

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Seventh Generation Rallies State House for Toxic Chemical Reform

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Author: Seventh Generation

A group from Seventh Generation brought their voices to the Vermont State House to advocate for toxic chemical reform. On Wednesday, February 12, they joined families from Vermont in Montpelier to show that everyday citizens can express their views about the issues they care about and effect change!

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Recipes We Love: Classic Hot Cocoa

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Author: greenwrite

According to the weather people, this weekend’s going to be another cold and wintery one for much of the country. And nothing takes the chill off a day spent playing in the snow (or shoveling it) than a cup of “real” hot cocoa. I’ve been using this recipe forever, and it’s always worth the extra bit of time it takes to make.

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Gluten-Free NY Cheesecake

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Author: Seventh Generation

We just couldn’t resist sharing this crowd-pleasing, gluten-free version of classic New York Cheesecake from gluten-free cooking, just in time for Valentine’s Day celebrations!

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10 Simple, Sustainable Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Author: Seventh Generation

When you boil it all down, Valentine’s Day is simply about being with the one you love. With that in mind, we invite you spare your budget and your sanity the effects of yet another shopping-driven holiday and enjoy these simpler, more sustainable ways to say, “I Love You.”

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The Secret to Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresh Longer

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Author: Seventh Generation

When it comes to spending time together, fruits and vegetables are surprisingly human-like. It seems the real secret to keeping them at their freshest for as long as possible is simply knowing where they like to spend their time and which fruits and veggies get along best.

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Food Fight: GMOs Back On the Front Burner

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Author: the Inkslinger

With genetically modified organisms permeating our food supply, you’d be forgiven for thinking the battle is over. But there are more headlines ahead. Here’s what you need to know when debate resumes in 2014.

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Love Your Skin: Winter Skin Care Tips

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Author: Seventh Generation

Just when you have your skin-care routine in order and everything’s working beautifully, winter arrives – and everything changes. Even the most perfectly balanced and wonderfully dewy complexion can show the effects of time spent outdoors in the wind and cold…and time spent indoors in dry, overheated air. We can’t do anything about the weather, but we can offer these tips for boosting your skin regime, so your skin stays moist and supple during the winter months.

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Gluten-Free Recipes: Valentine’s Day Pizza

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Author: Seventh Generation

Valentine’s Day may be the time for decadent chocolate desserts, but we’re guessing this Gluten-Free Recipe for Pepperoni Pizza from About.com will warm more than a few hearts!

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Recipes We Love: Citrus Salad with Coriander and Pepitas

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Author: Andrea Todd

Minneola, tangelos, blood oranges, red navels, grapefruits...February begins the citrus season, and biting into a delicious citrus variety this time of year is a nice taste of sunshine. This recipe is a citrus salad, so feel free to mix varieties or substitute a different type of orange. Have for this salad for lunch or serve as side dish. Even better, make tiny pancakes and with a spoonful of the salad on top it becomes a great finger food or tapas.

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Easy Tips for Avoiding Winter Weight Gain

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Author: Seventh Generation

The holiday eating frenzy may be behind us, but the winter cold that’s stretched across much of the country means even more of us are finding excuses to stay indoors and cuddle up with a little comfort food. Some scientists think those few extra pounds we tend to put on in the winter may give us a little seasonal immune boost, but Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, medical director of the Bariatric Institute in Ottawa and author of the blog Weighty Matters debunks the notion that humans are biologically programmed to gain weight in the winter. So unless there’s a little bear DNA in your family tree, here are some tips for fighting the urge to chow down and chill out when the temperatures drop.

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