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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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Sensitive Skin? Keep It Simple

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Author: Seventh Generation

If you suffer from skin sensitivities, you’re not alone. Usually associated with dry skin, redness, burning or itch – one study notes that over 40% of Americans deal with these symptoms. In a world filled with artificial fragrances and iffy ingredients, finding the right everyday products can be difficult.

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Saving Every Drop in the Bucket: 15 Water Conservation Tips

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Author: the Inkslinger

After a long winter here in New England, we are grateful for any weather that doesn’t require a spacesuit and a shovel. But we know in many regions precipitation remains at a premium, and a terrible drought is only getting worse. That calls not only for the usual conservation measures, but some unusual ones as well.

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Feed the Birds! Spring Tips for Backyard Feeding

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Author: Seventh Generation

Spring is in full gear – and the birds are enjoying the warmer weather just as much as we are! Many of us keep feeders in our yards, and now is a great time to think about the feed you use, the birds you want to attract and maybe even adding another feeder (or two!) to your collection. Here are some tips to help keep wild birds healthy and happy this season, and all year round: 

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Companies We Admire: King Arthur Flour

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Author: Seventh Generation

Did you know that King Arthur Flour is America’s oldest flour company, starting in Boston in 1790? For 225 years they have delivered pure, high-quality flour and baking supplies to customers nationwide through grocery stores, online store, and their Baker’s Catalogue.

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Recipes We Love: Blueberry & Lime Icebox Pie

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The only thing better than a cool dessert on a warm day? A dessert that doesn’t need an oven! Our no-bake Blueberry & Lime Icebox Pie is made with Cabot’s Greek-Style Yogurt, honey and fresh berries – and is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth (with a little less guilt.) 

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Greywater Systems

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Author: Seventh Generation

Greywater systems continue to grow in popularity across the US and beyond. Haven’t heard of them? Greywater is gently-used water from bathroom sinks, showers, tubs and washing machines – and is a safe source of irrigation water in your yard and garden.

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Food Allergies in Children on the Rise

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Author: Seventh Generation

Our post today comes from the team at End Allergies Together, or EAT. They're dedicated to driving research and getting answers about food allergies. We're happy to help them get the word out about their organization.

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A Gift for Traveling Mamas

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Author: Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation and Mamava have partnered to support more choices for moms! We know that it can be difficult for mamas on-the-go to find clean and comfortable spots to pump or nurse. The Lactation Suite provides an option for nursing moms – a private oasis for women who prefer to pump or breastfeed in a calm space.

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Simple and Sweet Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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Author: Liz Moorhead

I don’t often have very specific requests for holidays - maybe because my husband always does a great job of finding something thoughtful to do for me. But this year, I have a detailed list of hopes. This year for Mother’s Day, I’d like:

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Skip The Dollar Store: Avoiding Chemicals As You Shop

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Author: the Inkslinger

What’s the real price of cheap? According to a new report, merchandise from dollar stores may not be as safe as you think. 

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