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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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Bicycle Maintenance: Your Must-Have Kit for Long Rides

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Author: Karin @ 7Gen

In the midst of the Tour de France, cycling is on the brain. Because not everyone has the opportunity to go à bloc through Stage 18, crafting your own ultimate challenge can be a great way to push the pedals through the summer. If you opt for a long ride, maintenance will be a must. Here’s what you’ll need for a personal—and portable—SAG station.

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RECIPES WE LOVE: Tempeh Salad Rolls

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Author: LisaFerber

Tempeh is a fantastic way to get a shot of protein while enjoying the satisfying nuttiness of a carbohydrate. A 4-ounce serving provides 41.2 percent of the recommended daily value of protein.

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Are Kids’ Diets Eating Them Alive?

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Author: the Inkslinger

We’re exposed to toxic chemcials in all kinds of ways. One of the biggest and baddest may be  through the foods we eat. Recently researchers decided to examine the issue, and they found our smallest family members bearing the largest burden with every bite.

 

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RECIPES WE LOVE: HEALTHY POPSICLES

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Author: Karin @ 7Gen

Healthy popsicles are all the rage this summer, and rightly so. Kids (and adults) love them for dessert or an afternoon snack. We're definitely on board with this trendy treat!

 

Get in on the fresh fun with five of our favorite cold confections:

Avocado Coconut

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RECIPES WE LOVE: GRILLED PINEAPPLE

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Author: LisaFerber

You know it’s summer if you’re eating grilled pineapple. The sweet and tangy tropical superfood got its English name from its resemblance to a pinecone, but in some European countries, it gets called by a version of the word annas, from the Paraguyan word nana, meaning exquisite fruit.

 

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Be a Natural Beauty This Summer

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Author: Shelly @ 7Gen

It is easy to forget about your beauty routine when the weather heats up. Warmer, more humid days give you a break from dry, itchy winter skin, and the blush of a sun-kissed complexion makes you look healthier. But that doesn’t mean you should neglect your skin-care regime. Follow these steps to keep your skin looking naturally beautiful all summer long.

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10 Tips for Keeping Your Cool this Summer

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Author: greenwrite

Things can get sweaty in summer, even here in Vermont. But with a little ingenuity and these time-tested tips you can keep things cool without sending your electricity bill or your greenhouse gas emissions through the roof.

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RECIPES WE LOVE: LIME GARLIC GRILLED SHRIMP

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Author: LisaFerber

Grilling season is upon us, and lime garlic shrimp is one way to take advantage of your option to cook a flavorful meal in your own backyard.

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Tips for a Fearless Fourth

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Author: greenwrite

Summertime... and the living is easy. Sunshine, family parties, great food, and of course, Independence Day.  And while lots of kids light up at the thought of watching a fireworks display, even the most fearless child can turn into a quivering, screaming mass of panic at the first colorful flash and the thunderous boom that follows.

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Best Green Reads of the Summer

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Author: greenwrite

So many books, so little time!  Maybe that’s why summer vacation is the perfect time to catch up. This year, I plan to expand my reading list to include some of the most intriguing new environmental books. Think about tucking one or two of these highly recommended works in your stack of beach novels this year.

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