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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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Dos and Don'ts of Winter Dog Walking

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Author: Seventh Generation

A snowy jaunt with your pup is just what the doctor (and vet) ordered for a bout of cabin fever. You don’t have to go out of your way to make it happen—any old yard or street will do—but you should bear in mind that as your needs change with the seasons, so do your dog’s. Here’s how to keep fun and safety top of mind:

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25 Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained Over Holiday Break

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Author: Seventh Generation

The holiday season is here and we have a special gift for you. Here’s list of 25 ideas for things kid can do on their own, or with a parent or caregiver, that should help you survive -- and even have some fun -- until the holiday break is over.

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All Fracked Up

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Author: the Inkslinger

Fracking. You can't get within earshot of a major news outlet these days without hearing the word. Energy companies love it. Environmentalists hate it. And the rest of us are just trying to figure out what the heck it is and why we should care.

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Adventures in Hope

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Author: Sarah Medlin

I work for Seventh Generation, one of the founding members of the Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance for Microcredit, an alliance of like-minded companies who provide funding for microcredit projects worldwide. So when I had the opportunity to begin working with Whole Foods in my current role, I was thrilled to begin working with the Whole Planet Foundation as well.

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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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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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