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Recipes We Love: Curried Kabocha and Kale

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Author: Andrea Todd

A common winter squash is butternut, but kabocha can be a nice alternative or way to mix up the winter squash cuisine. Kabocha is a beautiful orange or green squash that is firm and savory. It has an orange flesh, and because it holds its form easily, it can be used in a variety of recipes--soups, stews, roasted, baked, etc.

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(Re)Solutions for a New Year

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Author: the Inkslinger

The annual epoch of holiday traditions is drawing to a close, and now comes the season's denouement - those sometimes rueful measurements of another year gone by and our humbling New Year's promises to do better. Some say such resolutions are a crock. But I say make them right, and you'll make a big difference in 2014.

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The First Five Manners to Teach Your Toddler

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Author: Liz Moorhead

We're finishing out the "terrible twos." I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. This year may have had arguments, tantrums, and a few instances of pulling the cat's tail - but through it all, my son has always said, "please," and "thank you." I celebrate these minor victories.

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The 10 Detox Essentials - Part II

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In Part 1, we reviewed the first five basics for detoxification concerning colon support and lymphatic drainage. We now tackle liver regeneration and supporting your body's overall healing capacities.

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The Lost Art of Letter Writing

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Author: SJ WILSON

A few years ago, I participated in a program called AnySoldier.com, which provided pen-pals for our military. About half the time, we corresponded by email, but depending on their living conditions, many soldiers just didn't have access to the internet.

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Beating the Post-Holiday Blues

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Our neighborhood had a surprise snowstorm this weekend - a "chance of flurries" rapidly became eight inches, and by morning everything was covered in a sparkling white blanket. I turned on some Nat King Cole, flicked on the holiday lights, and cooked up French toast with flurries of powdered sugar, hot chocolate and whipped cream. My son woke to a winter wonderland.

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Natural Mouse Repellants that Work

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Author: greenwrite

The dog's dish was empty this morning. It was full of kibble when she followed me to bed last night. It's a sure sign that our "favorite" winter visitors found a new way in and had themselves a little party while we slept.

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How Much Should I Share About My Kid Online?

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Last week, my son had his photo taken on Santa's lap. It was a really cute picture. His hair was sort of messy, his shirt slightly wrinkled, but his face was a giant, upturned grin. As soon as I had that photo in my hands, I paused with indecision. To post or not to post? Instagram? Facebook? Twitter?

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Juicing Recipes for the Holidays

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Author: Seventh Generation

The holidays are the time to make merry, and what would the merriment be without some delicious and satisfying juice drinks to start your day or see you through those holiday events. These three from Williams Sonoma are as festive-looking as they are delicious and refreshingly good for you. Enjoy!

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Juicing and More: The 10 Detox Essentials - Part I

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Many of us know it firsthand: the chemicals in our environment are creating negative health consequences for us; from sensitivity to fumes and skin reactions, all the way to fertility issues and cancer. You can get rid of many chemicals of concern from your surroundings, but you also need to help your body rid itself of the built-up sludge.

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