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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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Stay Warm Without Freezing Your Assets Off

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Author: the Inkslinger

Set in a world where seasons rule, last year’s, HBO “Game of Thrones” series features characters who ominously warn that “winter is coming.” In Vermont, it’s much the same: We’re steeling ourselves for a wicked long spell of terminal cold.

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"Supermarket" Food You Can Make Yourself

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Author: SJ WILSON

We all know that chocolate chip cookies, spaghetti sauce, and macaroni and cheese taste better when they’re homemade. But what about all the other foods that we routinely grab off the supermarket shelf? Many of them are also easy to make.

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Soundbytes: An E-News Capsule Roundup

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Author: the Inkslinger

My desk floods with a daily tide of environmental newsletters, articles, action alerts, and other odds and eco-ends. Most of it’s not very interesting. Only a few items earn serious ink. But in between lies news that’s not quite worth an entire blog entry, yet still good to know. Today, I’m packing as much of it as I can into a single post.

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Frighteningly Good October Reads

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Author: SJ WILSON

The night air is cool and crisp, and the fallen leaves are swirling outside. The wind is blowing through the trees, and for just a moment, it sounds like a low, eerie howl. Then a bare branch taps against your window.

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Capturing Fall in Its Best Light

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Author: SJ WILSON

There’s nothing like fall foliage in brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow to bring out all the shutterbugs. But many people are disappointed when they see the pictures they’ve taken, and they can’t figure out why. The sky is blue, the trees are red, and it’s not blurry, but it’s not the beautiful shot they remember taking. What went wrong?

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Food We Love: Kale

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Author: LisaFerber

A recent article in Us magazine featured a bevy of celebrities including Heidi Klum, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Aniston, and even singing diva Bette Midler who are devoted to kale. So what is it about the leafy green that’s taken the world by storm—in particular the world of people whose careers depend on looking their best?

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3 Unbelievably Simple Parenting Ideas (That Work)

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Author: Seventh Generation

The Peace Corps claims to offer “the toughest job you’ll ever love,” and they’ve been doing incredible work since they day they were founded. But we’d like to suggest that another job also that fits that description perfectly – parenthood.

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Where Do You Stand on Toxic Chemical Reform?

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Author: Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation has asked its fans and supporters to join them in urging Congress to strengthen and pass the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA). But we realize that in order to lend your voice to this effort, you need to know more. This “primer” on toxic chemical reform should give you the facts you need and help you decide where you stand.

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Recipes We Love: Paleo Diet

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Author: Seventh Generation

Is it simply the newest diet craze, or the ticket to a healthier way of eating?

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Meat Some Alternatives

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Author: the Inkslinger

I’m sure you saw summer’s big food story. The world’s first lab-grown burger was finally squeezed from its test tube and pan-fried for a palate test. So how does a $330,000 hamburger taste? Apparently not so hot. Still, petri patties could solve a lot of problems. But what if we all just ate a little less meat instead?

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