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Sleep. It should be the easiest thing in the world to accomplish. Lie down. Close eyes. Wake when refreshed. Except sometimes it’s not. Forget illnesses, nightmares and insomnia. Sometimes, it’s that your mattress is old and messing with your back. At least that’s what happened here. Until last week we had an old memory foam [...]

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Review: Kid Kanteen

It’s back-to-school day for many of us in the Northeast so I thought I would do a quick review. I received this nifty Kleen Kanteen Kid Kanteen last week. It’s the first time I’ve used a stainless steel water bottle in a few years. We stopped using them because the ones we had weren’t meeting [...]

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My town has a decent recycling program. We put glass, paper, aluminum and plastic into our bins. There’s one thing that’s missing, though. Two, actually — cardboard and paperboard, the stuff they use to make food boxes. Until recently I took my recycling to the max by saving all the boxes and packaging I could, [...]

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The Environmental Working Group this week announced its 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produceā„¢. It’s something I have always read and followed. Basically, the list details the fruits and vegetables with the highest amounts of pesticide residue. This year, strawberries top the list. Considering the average American eats about eight pounds of strawberries every [...]

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Boaters Throwing Cups at People

Yesterday we spent the day with our close friends at a local beach. We took our boat over, docking right in front of the swing set. I wish I could say that was on purpose, but it wasn’t. It was just where we landed. Anyway, the adults sat on the boat for a while and [...]

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Pros: Inexpensive; no petro chemicals or chemicals of any kind, actually; biodegradable; hypoallergenic Cons: Slightly messy; some prep work; no suds A few weeks ago I posted on a Facebook thread about soap nuts. In the post I said I’ve wanted to try them for a while, but haven’t had the chance to sit down [...]

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  This is a quick hit. Today, October 25, and over the next few days (Oct. 26 and 27) there is going to be a GMO Mini Summit. Some of the heavy-hitters in the No GMO movement are going to be discussing the future of food live on the Internet and via teleconference. Whether you’re [...]

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We went to Big Girl’s 10-year-old well visit. To quote my doctor, “There’s nothing going on at all,” on the puberty front. She really didn’t have to tell me that. (Although, yes, I asked.) The kid is skinny and tall and as flat as a board. There’s no hair anywhere except her head. Thank goodness. [...]

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A few weeks ago a letter came home from school. Our school, like most others, uses pesticides on its lawns. Yes, the same lawns that kids run on at recess and gym. I wasn’t surprised, although I do think it’s really stupid. Who cares if there are dandelions and crabgrass where kids play? Not me, [...]

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I have been blogging about the dangers of triclosan — an anti-microbial chemical used to kill germs — since I started this blog back in September 2009. (Check out my coverage here.) As I have mentioned many times, triclosan is a chemical that turns into dioxin when exposed to the sun. It breeds antibiotic-resistant bacteria. [...]

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