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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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Breastfeeding Good For Baby & Environment, But No Country Meets WHO Standards

Countless experts and studies assert that, whenever possible, "breast is best" for both parent and child. It can boost infant immunity and may even reduce their risk of serious disease later in life. It's also a practice that can strengthen the bond between mothers and their offspring. One recent study even found that breastfeeding may reduce a mother's risk of [...]

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Women Carry Most of the World’s Water, According to UNICEF and the WHO

Consider this: only 1% of the world's water is clean enough to drink. Add the fact that 2.1 billion people around the world don't have reliable access to water, and it's clear that too many people struggle to find water for drinking, bathing, and cooking. And according to UNICEF and the World Health Organization, that task falls on the shoulders of millions [...]

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How to Cope with Stress as a Social Worker

Working in social care can be incredibly stressful. Many of the most popular careers for those who have graduated with a master's degree in social work include working with the most vulnerable members of society. You could spend your days traveling between client’s homes, courtrooms, hostels, hospitals, and care centers, helping those who need it most. But when you spend [...]

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New Ocean Plastic Cleanup Effort Makes a Controversial Splash in the Scientific Community

When Boylan Slat was 16, a diving expedition in Greece changed his life. He recalls seeing more plastic bags than fish, and seven years later, he has raised more than $30 million to help rid the ocean of plastic. Once a small project, Slat now has the means to launch what he calls "the largest cleanup in history" as early [...]

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5 Tips to Help You Create a Cooler, Cleaner, Greener Home This Summer

Did you know that the average family spends approximately one-third of its annual heating and cooling budget on air that leaks out of the house? Talk about a lack of energy efficiency. Keeping cool with air conditioning is so common it's become something many home buyers expect to come with their purchase. But with the demand for these systems at [...]

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Millennials and Baby Boomers Intersecting At Center of Real Estate Market

No matter your opinion on the millennials or their stereotypes, one this is for certain: they are here to stay. Millennials, like every generation before them, have grown up and have now integrated into the U.S.'s culture, economy, and industry. Perhaps the most polarizing market that millennials are impacting is real estate. With 74 million baby boomers buying property and [...]

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Green Roofs Gaining Popularity Across The States

The modern metal roof has over 100 color options, including premium, standard, and customizable colors. But in Lincoln, Nebraska, the modern roof of the State University's East Campus Recreation Center is taking on an entirely different color: green. "Green roofs are green spaces," said Kylie Tucker, the student leader of the project, to 1011 News. "And studies have shown that [...]

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Women Are Charged 40% More for Hair Loss Treatment, Because Of Course

We are all familiar with the idea of the tampon tax, which is where state governments tack on an extra tax for feminine hygiene products. While the state of Florida is the most recent state to abolish this "pink tax," women across the nation are still being forced to pay extra for genderized items. And it turns out that this [...]

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Government & Local Projects Try To Nurture Preschoolers’ Love Of Nature

When we talk about healthy habits, there's a lot of emphasis placed on embracing them from an early age. To that end, both the federal government and national corporations are trying to encourage spending time outdoors and healthy eating in young children with some sizable grant assistance. On June 1, the USDA granted $988,645 to a project conducted by North [...]

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Sustainable Habits to Help You Beat the Heat This Summer

Heatwaves may be annoying, but if you're not careful they can march right into dangerous territory! In fact, according to 2015 data from the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the most dangerous place to be during a heatwave is in a permanent residence with little or no air conditioning. A total of 15 heat-related deaths [...]

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