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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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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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Green Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags

Green Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags



Skip the plastic pumpkin buckets and throwaway paper sacks in favor of these no-waste alternatives. * Use an old pillow case the kids decorate themselves. About three inches from the top on each side cut out a wedge of fabric to make a handle. You can sew some basting stitches around the edges to reinforce […]

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