natural latex mattress

Choose a Natural Latex Mattress to Sleep Soundly – and Safely

  Are you sleeping on toxic chemicals? You probably wouldn’t think so. But it turns out that many conventional mattresses are made with compounds that have been linked to cancer, like formaldehyde and fire retardants. A better, safer, more natural alternative can be found in an organic or natural latex mattress protected by organic cotton […]

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carbon offsets

Use Carbon Offsets to Shrink Your Carbon Footprint This Holiday Season

Want to shrink your carbon footprint this holiday season? Affordable carbon offsets can help. Here’s how, courtesy of TerraPass, our sponsors for this post. Unless you’re walking or bicycling to your holiday destination, you’ll be using some form of transportation that burns a fossil fuel. Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, […]

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clothing drive

How I Collected 30 Warm Coats at My Cookies for Clothing Drive

Do you ever see a homeless person freezing in the winter and wonder, “How can I help?” I sure did. I live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, where seeing homeless men shivering under a flimsy blanket is unfortunately common. But that doesn’t make it ok. Last week, I decided to do something about it. […]

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Top 10 Things You Can Recycle At Home

Did you ever wonder what you can and can’t recycle? The folks at Keep America Beautiful have put together this terrific infographic highlighting the top 10 things you can recycle at home. Use it on America Recycles Day and every day to minimize the amount of trash you throw away and save natural resources and […]

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green mattress

5 Healthy Reasons to Choose a Green Mattress

You’ll spend a good third of your life in bed, so don’t you want that bed to be as comfy and healthy as possible? As it turns out, both comfort and health start with your mattress – and what it’s made from. We’re launching an occasional series to explain how to buy a green mattress. […]

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water sense shower

Are You Taking A WaterSense Shower?

I’m a big fan of WaterSense, the program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that inspires companies to produce appliances and gadgets that help people like you and me save money. When I needed to replace my toilet last year, I made sure it met the WaterSense standards, and when I’ve purchased water timers […]

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4liters challenge

Take Dig Deep’s 4Liters Challenge!

Could you live on 4 liters of water a day? That’s the equivalent of about a gallon. And when it comes down to it, that’s just not very much water. Unfortunately, that’s about all the clean water millions of people in the world have access to – not just for drinking or washing or cooking, […]

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breast self-exam

How to Do a Breast Self-Exam

Do you check your breasts regularly for cancer? You should. According to the Johns Hopkins Medical Center, “Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump.” That’s why establishing a regular breast self-exam schedule is so important. Even if you get a mammogram, you only get it once a year. […]

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