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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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Giving Back In Good Company

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Author: Helen Rock

In 2008, Clif Bar & Company launched In Good Company, an alliance of values-driven businesses supporting community solutions through week-long, hands-on projects focused on food, housing, and environmental issues. Seventh Generation was a key partner along with EILEEN FISHER, Timberland, Annie's Home Grown and Numi Organic Teas.

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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Author: Seventh Generation

With the holidays on the horizon, getting your home ready for the annual onslaught of company can seem a little daunting – especially if you have kids to keep busy as well. One way to channel their energy is to make them part of the preparations, and there's nothing like a fun craft project to capture their imaginations.

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It's Not All in Your Head

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Author: SJ WILSON

I've been watching "Jeopardy" for many years, and was always quite pleased with myself for getting many of the correct answers—and fast, prompting me to consider going on the show. These days, I would still get the answers right, but only after rooting around my brain for about ten minutes... or an hour, which won't get me on the show anytime soon.

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"Best By" vs. Common Sense: Understanding Food Expiration Dates

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Author: SJ WILSON

There's been a lot in the news lately about expiration dates on food, the most shocking of which comes from the Harvard Food Law and Policy Center reporting that $165 billion dollars worth of food is WASTED each year when people throw away food that's still good because the "Best

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Pet Peeve

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Author: the Inkslinger

It's been six years, and the FDA is now so thoroughly vexed by the mysterious Case of the Junky Jerky, it's asking the public to help finger the perp. But solved or not, this hairy whodunit has already put a troubling truth about pet food on trial.

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Digital Clippings: Undead Toxins, Off-key Songs, and Other News

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Author: the Inkslinger

This morning I woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head, and confronted yet another in-basket full of environews and ecoviews that doesn't quite make the blogging grade but would be a shame to toss without at least an honorable mention. Let's catch up...

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Recipes We Love: Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash

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Author: Seventh Generation

If a vegetable can be described as "cute," then sweet dumpling squash are every bit as adorable as their name. Available throughout the autumn months, sweet dumpling squash is a relatively small winter variety whose size makes them perfect for stuffing and roasting. Cut one open, and you'll find bright-orange flesh similar to that of a sweet potato but not as firm or dense.

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