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Lessons Learned in the Grocery Store

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Author: Alexandra Pecci

"We need to go down aisle six. Can you find it?" I asked my four-year-old, Chloe, as we cruised through the grocery store one recent afternoon. Chloe stepped through the crowd in her gait trainer, peaked up at the signs hanging over each aisle, and then confidently turned into aisle six.

"Nice job!" I said. "Now can you help me find the chocolate chips?"

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Play Like a Kid

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Author: Seventh Generation

When was the last time you made time to play? Yes, we said "play," like kids do. You do remember how much fun it was to play, don't you? Fact is, a little bit of play can go a long way toward boosting your productivity and happiness.

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Sustainable Summer Travel

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Author: Alexandra Pecci

Travel can be a balm to the soul, opening us up in ways that we could never imagine. Thanks to modern air travel, we can venture around the globe, absorbing other cultures and broadening our worlds. But travel can also be incredibly damaging to the environment. The carbon footprint of air travel is huge, and traveling to environmentally delicate locales can put those places at risk.

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Recipes we love: Massaged Kale Salad

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Author: Seventh Generation

Most of us want to like kale - really, we do. But it can be pretty tough and a little bitter when eaten raw. Our friend and holistic nutritionist, Morella Devost, reveals that the trick to more tender kale is a massage. It seems even vegetables respond well to a little TLC. Here's Morella's recipe for massaged kale salad:

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Recipes We Love: Lightly Warmed and Sauced Bok Choy and Brown Rice

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Author: Andrea Todd

Bok choy came in my farm share today, and it was so fresh, and the stems were so crunchy and delicious, I was thrilled with the beautiful vegetable but not quite sure how to cook it up. The whole plant is great--the stems as well as the greens--the stems are high in water content, and the greens are tender and lightly spicy.

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Garden Green Potato Salad

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Author: Andrea Todd

(serves approximately 2)

Warm weather calls for picnics, and a standard dish on the table is potato salad. This simple recipe is a spring version that highlights the new greens in the gardens. It's a dish of bright green that looks and tastes like spring!

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Lime Dressing

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Author: Seventh Generation

Let's start grilling season right with this easy-to-make recipe from our friends at Whole Foods. Grilled sweet potatoes are a wonderfully delicious substitution for fries or roasted potatoes made with oil. Keep an eye on the grill so the potatoes get tender with just a little bit of char and not burnt.

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6 Steps to Clean Pillows & Sweet Dreams

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Author: greenwrite

The sheets get changed at least once a week, maybe twice because I just love the feel of clean, fresh sheets. So why did it never dawn on me that the pillow(s) upon which I lie my head each night also needed a tumble in the washing machine now and then?

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Toxin Freedom Fighters Take Our Message to Congress

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Author: Seventh Generation

On April 30, the Toxin Freedom Fighters descended on Congress with our Petition, signed by more than 120,000 Americans calling for meaningful toxic chemical reform.

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