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Buy This Book Before Black Friday



Black Friday – the big shopping day right after Thanksgiving – is building up a big head of steam. But before you give in to advertisers' entreaties to spend, spend, spend, STOP – and read Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back, by Kimberly Palmer. Palmer, the personal finance columnist for […]

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Clothing: What’s Eco, and What’s Not



What does it take to manufacture, sell, and dispose of clothing? You might be surprised. The clothing industry is one of the most environmentally intensive in the world. If it's made from cotton, it's been doused with as much as 22.5% of the pesticides applied to agricultural crops worldwide. If it's made from a synthetic fiber, […]

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We Need Meaningful Standards to Protect the Planet — and Us, too.



We've all seen the product claims that SOUND like they mean environmental protection. But do they? * Products labeled "natural" may contain some biological ingredients, but they may also include synthetic dyes and fragrances. * "Hypoallergenic" has no medical meaning. The word was invented by advertisers who used it in a cosmetics campaign in 1953.  Says […]

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