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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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Study Links Air Pollution As a Factor in Why Americans Are So Sleep Deprived

Study after study shows that Americans are a chronically exhausted lot, and it turns out that lack of sleep may not be the only thing to blame. Even though about 60 million Americans suffer from either sleep disorders or sleep deprivation, one study has found that air pollution may also be a factor into why our nation isn’t as well [...]

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How to Make the Most of Your Freezer

For a family that is trying to live a greener lifestyle, food waste is just one of many things that you try to reduce as much as possible. If you like to be frugal too, buying in bulk can be kinder on your wallet in the long term but does risk more food being wasted. This is where your freezer [...]

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The Newest Thing In Green Housing is Old Homes

For many of us, when we think of sustainable homes, what comes to mind are new concept homes: tiny homes, pods, smart homes, and Energy Star appliances. But at Harvard, a group of students and faculty are looking to revolutionize the way we think about environmentally friendly homes. Not by building new, cutting edge homes, but rather by renovating one [...]

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Here’s How To Conquer Your Pesky Spring and Summer Allergies

Summer is quickly approaching, and although many take the warm weather and emerging sunshine as good news, severe allergy sufferers can probably feel their eyes watering up and itching already, especially since experts are warning that the allergy season could start earlier and last longer this year, according to DNA Info. “What’s happening is we have a warming climate, which [...]

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Global Warming Causing Wild Salmon to Lose Sense of Smell

Salmon are slowly but surely losing their sense of smell and fear for predators, according to researchers at the University of Washington. Previously, salmon were able to sense that predators in an area were leaving, but now that their natural waters are becoming more polluted with carbon emissions, their sense of smell as a breed is becoming obsolete. Salmons use [...]

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5 Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Bathroom

Making the transition to a greener lifestyle doesn’t need to be an all-or-nothing proposition. Even small changes, in even the smallest room of your home, can make a difference. Here are five tips to make your bathroom more eco-friendly: 1. Switch to eco-friendly light bulbs. When LED light bulbs first arrived, they were cost-prohibitive and some found the color to [...]

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Camping With Kids: 5 Tips For An Unforgettable Memorial Day Weekend

The school year is winding down — and in some cases already over — the weather is heating up, and the kids are eager for some much-needed time outdoors. Every parent can relate to this sense of excitement that builds during May. Lucky for us, Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. One of the most popular travel weekends [...]

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