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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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Getting Your Spouse On Board with Natural Living

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Author: Seventh Generation

Sometimes, couples journey towards a greener lifestyle together, and I think that’s wonderful. I’m not sure how common it is though. In many cases, one spouse begins learning, researching, and implementing changes that the other spouse may or may not agree with, or maybe they just don’t care that much about it.

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Tips on Potty Training in Time for Preschool

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Author: Shelly @ 7Gen

Potty training -- two words that cause more anxiety and confusion among parents of toddlers than any others. While success is inevitable, this time of year many parents find themselves faced with a looming deadline. Most preschools require children to be day-time potty trained.
So what’s a parent to do?

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How to Pack a More Sustainable Lunchbox

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Author: Seventh Generation

What better time than the start of a new school year to start a new lunch routine that’s healthier for you and your kids – and the planet!  According to the stats, on average a school-age child throws away 67 pounds of lunch packaging waste a year. That means that if your child has 25 kids in his/her class, they are producing 1,625 lbs.

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50 Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained this Summer

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Author: greenwrite

Summer’s in full swing, and regardless of a very rainy July in most of the Northeast, the kids are on vacation and looking for things to do.

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Seven Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

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Author: SJ WILSON

“I was asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.” How I wish I could utter those words! But like many people, falling asleep each night has always been difficult for me. I’ve usually got too much on my mind, and just can’t relax. But there are ways to increase your chances for a good night’s sleep.

 

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5 Ways to Curb Food Waste At Home

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We’re excited to see an influx of new devices designed to eliminate food waste. From student design projects to crowd-funded food savers to apps that help manage expiration dates, there are all sorts of high tech options on the horizon that hold promise for food waste crusaders.

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We Are What We Eat: Food and Slavery

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Author: Alexandra Pecci

Forty-seven slaves work for me.

 

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Non-Electric Washing Machines - Wave of the Future

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Author: greenwrite

Much as I hate to admit it, I’m old enough to remember a time before today’s do-it-all automatic washing machines. My family had an electric wringer washer and doing laundry was a little more hands-on than it is today. I think the highlight of my young mother’s life was getting a “real” electric washer that did all the work for her.

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Sustainable Summer Travel

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Author: Alexandra Pecci

Aviation history was made this week: A solar-powered airplane called the Solar Impulse completed a cross-country flight without using any fuel. Instead, the plane ran on energy generated by nearly 12,000 solar cells.

 

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RECIPES THAT TRAVEL WELL: ALMOND BUTTER GRANOLA BARS

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Author: LisaFerber

Summertime beach trips and travel plans mean finding healthy, portable snack options. Almond butter granola bars offer a great way to satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth while getting a boost of energy. Two tablespoons of almond butter, the smooth paste made from the most widely ground tree nut, provides between 4 and 7 grams of protein.

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