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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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plastic-free kitchen

9 Steps to a Plastic-Free Kitchen



Plastics are so passe. They’re usually made of petroleum and chemical additives that can disrupt our reproductive systems and cause learning disabilities in kids. They’re sold as “indestructible” but break into tiny pieces that float in rivers, lakes and oceans until birds, fish and turtles swallow them thinking they’re food. Plastic bags create unsightly litter […]

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