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Category Archive for 'Going Green'

Contacts and Guilt

I have worn contacts since I was 12. Each new pair would come in a little glass vial. I wore them daily and would disinfect them in a heating unit that plugged into the wall. I wore each pair for months — until they were covered with protein deposits. Then I would start the process [...]

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I have heard about the benefits of spirulina for a while now, but never had the guts to try it out. Recently, a company that makes spirulina-enriched cookies offered to send some my way. The cookies haven’t arrived yet, but in the meantime, I figured I’d post a Q&A with Brittany Riggs, COO of Everyoung [...]

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Today I posted a link to a new study on my Facebook page. (Did you like my page yet? If not, please do!) Anyway, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study, which was covered by ScienceDaily, detailed the fact that phthalates found in plastic products can disrupt pregnancy hormones. Here’s the summary: [...]

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Although I’ve been sort of quiet about it, I am still doing my part to recycle, reuse and reduce. One of the easiest things I do is recycle dry cleaning plastic. My husband works in a job where he has to wear dress shirts four days a week with dress pants, so once every two [...]

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Pros: Organic cotton components. Contains no dioxide, pesticides, dyes, or other toxins; absorbent and comfortable. Cons: Can be more expensive than traditional “bargain” brands, depending on where you buy them. Not available in most conventional grocery or drug stores. Ever watch a husband buy period-related paraphernalia? I have, and it’s a hoot. They’re all embarrassed [...]

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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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Little Girl is five. Up until last week she was still sleeping in a toddler bed. We ordered her made in the U.S.A. furniture from a local store, but were unsure what to do about a mattress. After all, we spend about a third of our lives lying on our mattresses. While we’re asleep we’re [...]

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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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I’ve been the Queen of Used for a while now. Why buy new when there’s plenty of beautiful, like-new stuff out there at a fraction of the price? Still, I was cautious about who I showed my latest vintage score to. Plenty of people looked down on what I bought, equating it with garbage. My [...]

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A woman posted a For Sale on my local Facebook selling group: Naturals Kids Bath Time Finger Paints. Draw designs on wet skin, inside tub, or in bath water for colorful bath time fun. My daughter loves these, especially writing with them or squeezing out swirly designs and making art! For ages 3 & up. [...]

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