skip your daily dose of iron.

August 22, 2011 by  
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Whoever decided that linen and cotton were the official fabrics of summer must not have had to do their own laundry. While these fabrics help keep you cool in the hot summer months they do more than their fair share of wrinkling. The next time you find yourself reaching for the iron, consider hanging your clothes in the bathroom while you shower. The steam from your shower will help smooth wrinkles from the fabric and help you to keep the iron unplugged another day. Facing some deep ridges? Spritz fabric with water from a squirt-bottle and smooth fabric with your hands before jumping in the shower. Drying your clothes on a clothes-line or drying rack can also help eliminate creasing in your clothes. Wrinkled clothes aren’t sexy, but finding ways to reduce your energy use is! Photo by Jesse Hove.

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pool/shmool.

July 22, 2010 by  
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If you own a swimming pool, you’re lucky, but if you’re finding that you’re not making use of it, consider an early shut down.  In addition to the hundreds or thousands of gallons of water a pool uses (evaporating at an average 3” per day), there are harsh chemicals used to keep pools safe from germs and bacteria and any pool owner will tell you, heating those suckers ain’t cheap.  Benching your pool will not only save you money, but will reduce the strain on important resources, cut back on waste-water toxins and reduce your carbon footprint. Now that’s refreshing! Photo by Jesse Hove

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green your sunscreen.

July 21, 2010 by  
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If you’re ready to enjoy some hot fun in the summertime, don’t forget to protect yourself from harmful Ultraviolet Rays.

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let’s be shady.

April 30, 2010 by  
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For most of us, there’s no way to avoid the use of the AC during the summertime, so what can we do to the amount we do use?

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do the splits.

April 7, 2010 by  
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Here’s a quick and easy way to reduce your impact while traveling:  split a taxi!  While you’re standing in the cab line at the airport, ask your fellow travelers if any of them are going to the same part of town as you.  If they are, tell the driver you need to make two stops and off you go.  Carpooling saves gas and emissions and in this case, will save you money too.  You should use your best judgement when deciding to share a cab (safety first!), but you’ll have the driver in the car too, so it’s not like hitchhiking or anything.  Give it a whirl!  All you’ve got to lose is cab fare. Photograph by Jesse Hove.

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one fish, two fish.

March 9, 2010 by  
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You may have heard that consuming Omega-3 fatty acids is good for your health.  It’s true!  Research has shown that Omega-3 fatty acids decrease risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), which can lead to sudden death.  Omega-3 fatty acids also decrease triglyceride levels, slow growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque, and lower blood pressure (slightly).

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a cure for the common mold.

January 17, 2010 by  
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Mold sucks! Fuzzy cheese, bread and fruit are bad, but a moldy home is downright dangerous. Moldy homes have abnormally high airborne mold spore counts, which reduces indoor air quality and can cause a range of health issues including respiratory ailments like athsma. If your goal is to get bold with household mold, be sure you get rid of it properly

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