Go Wild! How to Certify Your Backyard as Wildlife Habitat

March 7, 2017 by  
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Most of us take great pleasure in being good hosts. When the game’s on, we bring out the beer and hot wings; for girls’ night, the wine starts flowing and we pull out the trashy rom-coms; when the neighborhood kids descend for sleepover…

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How Americans Are Embracing the Power of Their Homes

February 28, 2017 by  
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Just a few years ago, living off the grid conjured up images of tiny cabins in the middle of nowhere. Today, the dream of average American homeowners powering their homes with alternative energies is coming true. Solar panels on your neighbor’s…

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The 3 Plants Every Home Should Have for Clean Air

February 22, 2017 by  
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How’d you like to be happier, calmer, healthier and oh, yeah … smarter? Just add plants. Yes, Kermit, it’s not only easy being green today, it’s essential. With Americans spending upward of 90 percent of their time indoors (ribbit!), it is more…

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Solutions for Apartment Dwellers: Bokashi Composting

February 8, 2017 by  
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At least 60 percent of the U.S. population lives in multifamily homes like apartments, which can make composting more difficult. When you don’t have a backyard to toss your scraps, where do they go? Fortunately, more cities are taking steps…

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7 Seed-Starting Tips for Smarter Indoor Gardening

January 31, 2017 by  
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Spring is just around the corner. I repeat, spring is just around the corner. Can you believe that winter is already almost over? Do you know what that means? It means we’ll get more sunshine (and maybe even some more rain) and it will be time to…

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4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Going Solar

January 5, 2017 by  
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There are now more than 1 million solar systems installed in the United States, according to a recent report by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association. Q3 2016 was record-shattering by all accounts, and the solar industry is…

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5 Holiday Items Making Your Family Sick

December 2, 2016 by  
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‘Tis the season to be jolly. For many, this symbolizes an all-access hall pass to indulge one’s taste buds along the chocolate-, cake-, cocktail- and candy-lined corridors. While some choose to channel their inner Oompa Loompa between the…

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3 Window Treatments That Save Money

November 29, 2016 by  
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Want to transform your ordinary home into an eco-friendly residence? Install energy-efficient window treatments, and you can revamp your home décor and reduce your energy bills at the same time. Window treatments are becoming increasingly popular…

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How One Company Is Changing Mattress-Making

November 15, 2016 by  
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Buying a new mattress is what’s referred to as a “grudge purchase.” We put it off far longer than we should and, let’s be honest, most of us hate the process of mattress shopping — the jargon, the upselling, the…

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3 DIY Compost Bin Designs You Can Make This Weekend

November 3, 2016 by  
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Composting yard waste and kitchen scraps is a great way to recycle nutrients and divert waste from landfills. There are many ways to make a DIY compost bin with reusable materials. Fall is a great time to get started, because leaves in compost…

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