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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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The Founding of a Great Polli-Nation

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Author: the Inkslinger

With arctic air turning America into a giant United Statesicle and most of us reduced to chopping up furniture for heat, it's almost impossible to imagine spring as anything but a cruel fiction. But it will blossom someday, and with those blooms will come all the pollinators we depend upon. Or so we hope.

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Recipes We Love: Sweet Cabbage Salad

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Author: Andrea Todd

Cabbage is one of the winter staples that is harvested throughout late summer, and because it stores so well and lasts through the winter months. This is the time of year when my fridge has a couple of heads of cabbage in the drawer, and I'm looking for ways to cook them up.

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Fat Chance: Does Pollution Cause Diabetes?

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Author: the Inkslinger

We can debate many things, but the type 2 diabetes crisis isn't one of them. It's an epidemic, and the causes seem pretty clear: diet choices, sedentary living, and expanding waistlines are paving the way. But there may be another culprit, and it's a doozy.

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Learning to Learn

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Author: Liz Moorhead

My son is reaching a point where he isn't just old enough for preschool, he's anxious to go. We've read books about school and talked about school and have used starting school as potty training motivation, all contributing to a really strong desire to be able to go already.

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Recipes Kids Love: Roasted Veggies

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Author: Seventh Generation

When it comes to eating vegetables, kids can be tough to please. But even diehard veggie avoiders have a hard time passing up these sweet or savory choices from EWG’s Guide, Good Food on a Tight Budget.

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Improving Sustainability Worldwide

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Author: Seventh Generation

Congratulations to Seventh Generation IT intern Emily Bates on partnering with Lenovo to improve sustainability worldwide.

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Taming Toddler Tantrums

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Author: Liz Moorhead

In chatting with parent friends, there’s one subject that comes up constantly. What to do during a tantrum? It’s a tough one because toddlers don’t have a great reputation for their sense of calm or logic. Besides that, tantrums hit on some very real parent nightmares. Is my kid really terribly behaved? If my child has a tantrum, does that mean I’m just an awful parent?

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Healthy Breakfasts Made Easy

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Author: Seventh Generation

Ah, the morning rush. You’re late (and hungry), the kids are clamoring for attention, and running out the door without having a bite seems like a very good idea. We have a better one.

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Thoughts on Raising a Strong-Willed Child

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Author: Liz Moorhead

I was a very shy child. I have distinct memories of bypassing social engagement, choosing instead to read or draw quietly in a corner.

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Do-It-Yourself Hand Spa Treatment

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Author: Seventh Generation

Chances are, your hands could use a little TLC right about now. And with another blast of winter air on its way for most of the country, this could be the perfect weekend to cozy up indoors and make them smooth and soft again with one of these super-moisturizing treatments.

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