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Vegan Fashion May Not Be As Sustainable As You Think

Leather has long been a fashion staple, loved for its classic look and ability to stand the test of time. It’s also very easy to care for: as long as you use a conditioner every six to 12 months, wipe up any spills right away, and avoid harmful cleaning supplies, you’ll be good to go. However, leather isn’t an eco-friendly [...]

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How Eco-Friendly Is Your Smartphone Manufacturer? Check Its Environmental Report Card

An international study by Unilever revealed that one-third of consumers are now buying from brands based on their social and environmental impact. After Washington-based environmental advocacy group Greenpeace released its report ranking some of the world’s biggest electronics manufacturers, consumers will have just a bit more insight and information regarding environmental impact to help them decide which brands they’d like [...]

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How to Go Green With Your Food Storage

One easy way to reduce your environmental impact at home is rethinking the way you store food. Many consumers buy food in extremely environmentally unfriendly, single-serve packaging, and then throw that packaging away. By choosing to store food in a different, more eco-friendly way, you can reduce your environmental impact and help break our country’s addiction to individually wrapped everything. [...]

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Participate in Breast Cancer Environmental Risk Study

Cancer has already touched my family once. When my oldest daughter was just 4 years old, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Thankfully, 8 years later, she is a healthy. She is a survivor. But this close brush with cancer has made all of us much more aware of the risk factors for all types of cancer — including breast cancer. As [...]

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4 Green Home Building Tips

There are many benefits to building a custom home, and one of the main benefits is being able to make your home as green as possible. Green homes are becoming more and more popular, and with today’s technology and innovations, it’s easy to build a green home. While there are high standards for green homes, it’s easy to simply improve [...]

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A Guide to Using Flowers in Your Health and Beauty Routines

It’s no secret that receiving flowers is something special. In fact, a full 92% of women remember the last time they were given flowers as a gift. But did you know that flowers can do a whole lot more than just sit on a shelf and look pretty? That’s right — flowers can be used for anything from perfume to potpourri. They’re [...]

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Make Your Own Henna With This Step-By-Step Guide

Temporary tattoos were once reserved for little kids at birthday parties, but now times are changing. While those cute 1.5×1.5 inch tattoos are perfect on children’s hands and cheeks, this body decor is making its way into adult world. From scented ink to flash tattoos, these skin accessories are becoming a fashion staple. But one type of ink has withstood the test of time: Henna. [...]

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Keeping Up with Food Trends in 2017

Food is a lot like fashion — With each year comes a host of new flavors and dishes to look out for. So far, 2017 has been no different, with many of the original trend predictions coming true. As consumers seek to combine traditional cooking methods with global cuisines while maintaining a healthy approach, restaurants and supermarkets are starting to [...]

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Family Vehicle Review: 2017 Toyota 4Runner

Disclosure: In partnership with Toyota, I received a car to review for a week. All opinions contained below are my own and 100% honest. A few months ago, my family consisted of four of us: My husband, myself, and our two daughters. But when my two stepsons came to live with us, we suddenly became a household of six — with [...]

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Five Ways to Deal with Your Broken Appliances

“Nothing’s built to last these days,” says my dad when I explain that I’m on my third vacuum cleaner in five years. Of course, it’s partially my fault for having 20 cats and a bad temper, but I’m not going to tell him that! Thankfully, there are many options nowadays for dealing responsibly with our broken householdappliances. Simply throwing away [...]

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