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How to Work with Brand Reps to Get Photos of Your Products

I share a lot of photos of my daughter. A lot. And while I do love shooting photos of her because she’s gorgeous, I promise that’s not the only reason I do it. I take hundreds of photos of her every week because she is a brand rep. If you’re not familiar with the term, a brand rep is a [...]

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Make Your Kitchen More Eco-Friendly With These 3 Easy Switches

Going green used to be considered a time-consuming commitment, forcing families to give up their comfortable convenience in order to save the planet. But now, it’s easier than ever to substitute sustainable products in your everyday life. While the size of the average American home has nearly tripled over the past 50 years, you don’t necessarily have to give up your spacious [...]

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How Will Data Centers Face Concerns About Long Term Storage Sustainability?

Data centers are behemoths of energy consumption, or at least in terms of raw kilowatt-hour consumption. In 2014, data centers were responsible for roughly 2% of all energy used by the United States. Still, despite massive industry growth, the ratio has not changed much. There are several factors responsible for maintaining a relatively efficient system of sustained industry growth without [...]

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Start Indoor Gardening with these 3 Delicious Herbs

Growing plants and herbs in your own garden is one of the easiest and most effective ways to have fresh and consistent access to your favorite greens. And while many people are under the impression that outdoor garden access is required to grow and harvest effectively, they may be surprised at the number of edible plants and herbs that can [...]

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Review: 2018 Mazda CX-9 is a Fun Ride for 6

There’s a part of me that’s always wanted an SUV. My dad had a mid-size SUV when I was growing up and it is the vehicle I first learned to drive. It was perfect for the hilly terrain and often uneven and bumpy roads in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. And even though I’m far from home, there are times when [...]

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Tropical Storm Impacts Yosemite and Surrounding Areas

Yosemite National Park is typically a place where people can take a walk and explore some of California’s most beautiful scenery. But following heavy rain and flooding, parts of the park quickly became a place of dangerous swimming. According to the LA Times, a tropical storm known as a “Pineapple Express” storm dumped rain on Northern California earlier in April. [...]

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Half A Degree Celsius Could Keep Arctic Sea Ice From Melting Through 2100

It’s no secret human-caused global warming has been melting ice in the Arctic sea. Yet, estimates show we may be living in an ice-free Arctic sooner than we thought. By 2050, the Arctic Ocean will start to experience ice-free summers unless we reduce carbon dioxide emissions dramatically around the world. According to two studies published in the journal Nature Climate [...]

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A Crash Course in Clean Eating

Clean eating has its origins in the 1960s, right around the time when radical movements for moral and societal change were in full swing. In terms of diet, vegetarianism and outdoor cooking to replicate what our forefathers became popular. But after the 60s, convenience and cost gave rise to the processed food industry, and advancements in technology and other lifestyle changes [...]

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McDonald’s to Reduce Emissions Significantly by 2030

People all around the United States are cutting back on products that are polluting the earth and harming the air. But individual people aren’t the only ones trying to do what they can to make the earth a healthier place. Burger giant McDonald’s is also trying to do their part by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. According to USA Today, [...]

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Rainwater Harvesting Could Pay Off (In More Ways Than One) For Homeowners

Eco-friendly home additions are not nearly as rare as they once were. For example, more families are opting to install cool metal roofs instead of traditional asphalt ones; not only are they often made of recycled materials, but they can also save 25% more in energy costs, helping families to reduce their carbon footprint and their monthly bills. Nowadays, a [...]

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REVIEW: 2017 Toyota RAV4

Disclosure: In partnership with Toyota, I received a car to review for a week. All opinions contained below are my own and 100% honest. When you are a family of 6 people, space in a vehicle isn’t a luxury so much as a necessity. Even when all of us aren’t traveling together, it is still important to have a vehicle [...]

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