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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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Gluten-Free Apricot Almond Tart

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Author: Seventh Generation

This amazing recipe from Simply Gluten Free uses a gluten-free almond mixture as the base and really lets the apricots shine. Best of all it's easy to prepare.

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Rainy Day Scavenger Hunt

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Author: Alexandra Pecci

April showers might bring May flowers, but they can also bring antsy, cooped-up kids who are eager to break free from the house after a long snowy winter. Although outdoor puddle jumping is always fun, a drier option is an indoor scavenger hunt, which allows your little ones to follow clues throughout the house to find something fun.

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Taking the Planet’s Pulse

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Author: the Inkslinger

Earth Day, an event that remarkably just celebrated its 44th anniversary, does everything from raise awareness to inspire action. But it's also an annual moment to stop and consider the fundamental environmental question: How are we doing?

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A Much Brighter Idea

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Author: the Inkslinger

Here's a true confession: I hate compact fluorescent light bulbs. They're like the awkward cousin your conscientious mother makes you invite to your birthday party--the right thing to do, but a serious buzz kill. That said, I'll also say that I love what's lighting up my life instead.

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15 Ways to Use “Baby” Wipes – Other Than on a Baby!

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Author: greenwrite

There's a box in my car, one in the kitchen, a pack of them in my bathroom, and one with my cleaning supplies. What is this marvelous do-everything product that I can't live without? Baby wipes!

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Introducing NEW Seventh Generation Concentrates

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Author: Seventh Generation

You asked, we responded! Introducing Seventh Generation Concentrates, now part of Target's Made to Matter collection of brands that make things better for you, your family and the place we all call home.

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4 Good-for-You Smoothie Recipes You’ll Love

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Think twice before you suck down that next smoothie! Unless you made it yourself, there's a chance it's loaded with sugar, frozen yogurt, or even ice cream. We're not suggesting you abandon the tasty drinks, though. Blending a mixture of fruits and raw, leafy vegetables is a super-effective way to increase your nutrient absorption.

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Sandal-Ready Feet in 5 Easy Steps

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Author: greenwrite

By the end of winter, the only thing in rougher shape than my budget is my feet! What emerges after nearly nine months of shoes, boots, socks and such is not a pretty sight. Rather than springing for a pricey pedicure, I treat myself to a relaxing little escape with these five easy steps:

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Spring Some Changes on Your Home

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Author: the Inkslinger

Ever wonder why we celebrate Easter with eggs? It's simple: the egg is an ancient symbol of new beginnings, and that's spring in, well... an egg shell. This is the season of renewal, and while that's often translated to mean spring cleaning, there are other fresh earth-friendly starts we should make as well.

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Gentle Reminders that Teach Your Toddler Gratitude

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Author: Liz Moorhead

These days, I rarely receive thank you notes. The writing of them seems to have become a lost art. Writing thank you notes may be a diminishing tradition, but it's one that I insist my son carry on.

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