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10 Fabulous Ways to Reuse Aluminum Foil

Aluminum foil appeared on the market in the early 1900s as a wrapper for Life Savers candy, and quickly eclipsed tin foil to become a popular helper in kitchens across the country. Today, the handy metal leaves provide a pliable substance that works as a total barrier to light and oxygen, ideal for packaging food and other perishable items. However, this convenient resource does not comes with a price.

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The 5 Best Herbs to Grow for a Windowsill Herb Garden

No matter how tiny your apartment or how limited your time, you can make room for a miniature window herb garden. A few decorative pots and a little sunlight, and you’ve got fresh herbs whenever you want them, year round. But which are the best herbs to grow? Here are the ones that’ll look, smell and taste best, and give you the most for your tiny herb garden investment.

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What Is Eco Tourism, Anyway? 20 Green Travel Tips

Your eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t stop when you travel, even if traveling makes maintaining your green routine difficult.

What with the complexity of finding organic and sustainably grown food, the lack of recycling options when traveling and the environmental impact of just getting from point A to point B, keeping up with your commitments to living green can be darn hard away from home. When you want to see the sights on your next getaway, go the complete eco-route. Green your travels by committing to ecotourism.

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Biotech Industry Pushes Back Against California GMO Labeling Initiative

It was only a matter of time before Monsanto and the biotech industry at risk of being forced to label genetically modified ingredients pushed back against The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. They’re targeting Californians where it hurts most: their wallets and the state’s poor communities. http://dlvr.it/1rdvN2

14 Natural Remedies to Treat Summer Bites, Itches, & Burns

That sultry summer party you’re attending this weekend is the perfect event to unveil your new strapless dress. There’s just one problem, though—your sculpted arms and legs are covered with bug bites.

While summer is the optimal time for showing off toned skin and flaunting revealing fashions, it’s the absolute worst for bug bites, sunburns, and itchy rashes. Stop skin blunders from ruining your look with any of the following skin relief treatments.

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13-Year-Old CEO Invents Cure for Hiccups

In the summer of 2010, Mallory Kievman had a bad case of the hiccups.  A _really_ bad case.  Desperate for relief, she started trying every folk remedy she could find, including sipping pickle juice, drinking saltwater, and swallowing a glass of water while hanging her head upside down. In fact, she tried more than 100 remedies before deciding to try combining her three favorites—lollipops, apple cider vinegar, and sugar—into a single, powerful hiccup cure.

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Mariel Hemingway Crowdfunding Anti-Monsanto Film: Will You Help?

Movies have always been a great way to mix education and entertainment. In many ways they can do more to raise widespread awareness for a topic than any documentary or news story. Think of how much the film “Philadelphia” did for AIDS awareness, the way “Dead Man Walking” tackled the death penalty, or how “Milk” educated a new generation about the efforts of Harvey Milk.

I’ve been fed up with what Monsanto is doing and how they’ve been treating farmers for a long time. I also believe that we need to know as much as possible about the foods we eat and whether or not they contain GMOs. If you follow health news at all, you’ve probably heard quite a bit about Congress and the Monsanto or GMO rider in the last few weeks. These stories are slowly creeping into the mainstream news, but it’s not happening fast enough.

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Farro Salad Recipe

Italy’s favorite grain has a mild, nutty flavor and crunchy texture. It is an excellent base for salads, and hearty enough for vegetarian mains. Treat it to a thick dressing of artichoke hearts, lemon, and Parmesan in this toothsome salad.

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Organics Condensed… Campbell’s Buys Natural Juice Company for $1.55 Billion

Marking one of the largest buyouts of a natural brands company in history, Campbell’s Soup has announced an agreement to purchase the Bakersfield, Calif. juice and salad dressing brand Bolthouse Farms for $1.55 billion. http://dlvr.it/1rMQLW

How To Be Awesome - Awesome Things Make You More Awesome

A new study out of Standford University shows you how to be more awesome—by exposing yourself to awesome things.

The paper, due to be published in _Psychological Science_ later this year, posits that exposure to awesome things—literally, things that inspire awe—can expand the participant’s experience of time, increases feelings of well-being, and even causes people to be more altruistic and less materialistic. 

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