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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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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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Seems like a silly question, but I’ll bet a lot of people who say they are green might have trouble explaining what the term actually means. My definition of green — at least as it relates to a product or service — takes into account many characteristics. If it’s a product, I believe it should [...]

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One of the most wasteful places, in my opinion, is the school lunchroom. Lots, and I do mean LOTS, of single-serve containers, wrappers, and packages. Take fruit leather, for example. They usually come in a box, each fruit bar individually wrapped. The boxes cost $4 for eight. (Or about $.50 each.) Recently, I came upon [...]

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ExxonMobile wants you to know that what happened on BP’s oil gig was an anomaly. So says its new blog, Perspectives. According to the post Addressing the Gulf of Mexico Spill, which was written by Ken Cohen, ExxonMobil’s VP of public and government affairs, it’s important to realize how much we need all that deep [...]

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This week we spent the early evening at Brooklyn Bowl, which, to me, is really just a club that happens to also have bowling lanes. It was a launch party event for Yo Gabba Gabba’s live show. My big girl has watched the show. My baby, who won’t turn two until the end of June, [...]

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The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics this week released a report about perfumes and — yes I know this is cliché — it definitely stinks. The organization assessed 17 different perfumes, which listed “fragrance” on their labels. On average, there were 14 different unlisted ingredients in each of the perfumes. The reason: manufacturers are not required [...]

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I work in a very nice office. I’ve got a desk and chair, a large LCD monitor, a file cabinet and a soft, cushy easy chair that I never seem to find time to sit in. It’s upstairs in the front of the house, though, so I keep my windows closed during the day to [...]

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Composting at Last

My husband came home from the store today with a surprise. One that made me smile really widely: A compost bin! Finally! He gave it to me right before dinner so all the non-meat scraps that are sitting on the table will soon find a new home. I can’t wait to see how this is [...]

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I spent Friday in the city at the ASJA Writer’s Conference, which took place at the Roosevelt Hotel. Great conference, I was excited to see all the people I talk to on Facebook and on our online forum. Once I left the hotel, though, and made my way down 45th Street I was really excited. [...]

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