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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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Meat Some Alternatives

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Author: the Inkslinger

I’m sure you saw summer’s big food story. The world’s first lab-grown burger was finally squeezed from its test tube and pan-fried for a palate test. So how does a $330,000 hamburger taste? Apparently not so hot. Still, petri patties could solve a lot of problems. But what if we all just ate a little less meat instead?

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5 Easy Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep through the Night

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Author: Rebecca Kempton MD

If you were outside my first son’s room the first few months of his life, you might have thought I was running an all night beauty salon. A hair dryer was frequently humming,  the only soothing sound that seemed to calm his periodic wails.

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The Benefits of a Cast Iron Skillet

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Author: SJ WILSON

When I was little, my grandmother cooked with only one pan—a big, black, cast-iron skillet that was too heavy for me to lift. She used it for as long as I can remember until she became elderly, and couldn’t lift it herself.  I don’t know what happened to that pan, but more than twenty years ago, I bought one for myself, and I’ve been using it ever since.

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Sinless Gluten-Free Apple Pie

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Author: LisaFerber

The other night a coworker and I were strolling out of our job at a late hour when she told me that instead of having a sugary snack from the vending machine when we’d hit the 10 pm mark, she elected to eat an apple instead. She said it gave her just the right amount of energy to stay focused the rest of the night and she felt good about making the choice.

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Are We There Yet?

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Author: SJ WILSON

You’ve decided to take the kids on a day trip—or if you’re really adventurous, the entire weekend—to view the spectacular fall foliage.  But fifteen minutes into the drive, and the fighting and complaining have already begun in the backseat.  You could try encouraging your kids to appreciate the beauty of nature, but don’t be surprised if they tell you, “It’s boring.” And while they may love th

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Incredible News: Wal-Mart Bans 10 Toxic Chemicals!

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Author: Seventh Generation

September isn't even half over and already it's been a month to remember. Procter & Gamble recently announced it was removing the hazardous chemicals triclosan and diethyl phthalate from its products by 2014. Yet that huge news is nothing compared to the remarkable nontoxic bombshell Wal-Mart just dropped.

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Baby Safety Month - Safe Sleep Tips

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Author: Rebecca Kempton MD

It’s September - the days are getting shorter, the breezes a little cooler, and typically more babies are born this month than any other.  September is also designated Baby Safety Month, so let’s review safe sleep habits for your baby.

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Create the (Sustainable) Dorm Room of Your Dreams!

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Author: Seventh Generation

College isn’t just about discovering a career path. It’s also about discovering who you are. And one of the ways college students express their values is in the way they furnish their dorm rooms. It’s a great time to try lifestyle changes – like sustainable dorm room living – that can have a lifetime impact.

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No More Darkness on the Edge of Town

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Author: the Inkslinger

They say summer is over, and while my garden begs to differ, there’s no denying that sunsets are happening a whole lot sooner these days and the nights are getting suspiciously longer. Then again, night isn’t what it used to be, and that’s coming with all kinds of consequences we can blame on light pollution.

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Brown Rice and Black Beans

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Author: LisaFerber

At a friend’s house this past weekend I noticed a magnesium powder with the word “calm” in the title. I thought, “Yeah, I can always use a little calm.” So when I went home, I read up on the mineral to see how I could get more of it into my diet.

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