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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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Seven Ways to Save Gas This Winter

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Author: Seventh Generation

Have you ever noticed that you car gets lower gas mileage in the winter? Just like our homes, our vehicles seem to use more fuel in the colder weather. Messy roads, fluids that don't move as quickly in the cold, low tire pressure and idling to keep warm all add up to turn your vehicle into a seasonal gas guzzler. The good news is you can do something about it.

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Meet Our Genie

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Author: Seventh Generation

Arabic culture speaks of powerful magical beings who live inside bottles. Rub the bottle and the genie appears to grant any wish. It sounds far-fetched, but it's not. At Seventh Generation, we have a very real genie who lives inside every bottle we make and makes the magic pour out. We call him Scienceman, a.k.a. Martin Wolf.

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Why Does Gratitude Feel So Good?

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Author: Seventh Generation

How many of us start our Thanksgiving meal by talking about what we're grateful for?

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Eat Like a Grown Up

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Author: Seventh Generation

Fruit loops, goldfish, happy meals - it's amazing what we feed our kids in an attempt to "sneak" in nutrition and train them to like eating.

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Building Traditions With My Toddler

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Author: Liz Moorhead

My son turns three in a few short months, which feels like the perfect age for the holiday season. He's old enough to understand that something special is happening, and young enough to be fascinated by the simplest pieces of it. No tiny baby napping through everything, no adolescent yawns of boredom. Just magic.

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8 Tips for Creating an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

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Author: Seventh Generation

Compared to the style in other rooms in your home, the décor in your bathroom probably looks sparse and functional. With a few small changes, you can give it a stylish makeover just in time to wow your holiday guests and make a big impact on your home's health and sustainability:

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Simplify Gift Giving This Holiday Season

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Author: Liz Moorhead

My favorite part of this season is giving. I love secretly hunting for ideas, plotting and planning for the perfect present. It's the other stuff that I don't enjoy- the worry about finances, the budgeting, the scrimping and scouring for deals. And the battling packed parking lots and elbowing my way through crowds.

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Buy a Home Not a Headache

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Author: the Inkslinger

After what could politely be termed a slightly rocky stretch, real estate markets are rebounding. The National Association of Realtors predicts both home prices and interest rates will rise next year. That suggests now is a good time to buy. Just make sure your American dream isn't an environmental nightmare.

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Moms on a Mission

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Author: Brandi Thomas

As a mom, I find myself worrying about just about everything. Most of my parenting experience (all two years and four months of it) has been full of wonder, joy, interrupted sleep and sticky fingers. But there are plenty of quiet moments when I find myself thinking about the unthinkable. News reports run through my head and I count worries instead of counting sheep.

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Recipes We Love: Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

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Author: greenwrite

I'll pass on the turkey, nibble at the green beans, and chase the potatoes around my plate because, for me, Thanksgiving is all about the desserts. Oh those pies! One of my favorite recipes is this one for Vegan Sweet Potato Pie from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Vegan Table:

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