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Why Gardening Is Good for Your Mind as Well as Your Body


More than half the planet’s population now live in cities, with limited access to the natural world. For Europe and Latin America, the figure is...

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    Goal Zero Venture 30: Rugged Waterproof Power Pack & Solar Charger

    When you need reliable offgrid power for charging phones, cameras, tablets, or other mobile devices, a portable solar charger and power pack are just what... Read more

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    28 Baking Soda Hacks to Make Life Easier

    Forget about cakes and cookies–baking soda is one of the most useful items you could (and should!) have in your kitchen, and for more reasons... Read more

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    How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life

    Vinegar is said to have been discovered around 5000 BC, when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. Originally used as a food... Read more

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    Susan Rockefeller on Protecting What Is Precious

    NEW YORK—Mermaids have captivated her imagination since she was a child. Part human and part fish, the mermaid bridges two worlds. Laid back and fully... Read more

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    20 Good Reasons to Get a Bike Now

    Most people remember all too well their first attempts at riding a bike: being lovingly helped along by mom or dad, the thrill of moving... Read more

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    10 Things to Throw Away for Better Health

    Each and every day, you come into contact with a large number of items—many of which have health risks that can accumulate over time. Many... Read more

  • The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Caroline Fernolend, vice president of the Mihai Eminescu Trust on the occasion of planting the 1 millionth tree on May 31, 2013. The project called A Forest for Every School was part of a collaboration between the trust and French Hotel Chain ACCOR.
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    A Curious Alliance: Prince Charles and Transylvania’s Medieval Villages

    VISCRI, Romania—Of all the foreign dignitaries who have visited Romania since the communist regime fell in 1989, none are as passionate about the country as... Read more

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    Get Your Fruit Fresh, Local and Sustainable Year-Round

    By Lara Colley, Organic Lifestyle Magazine We all know that fruit is good for us. The steady stream of research and articles on the subject reminds... Read more

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    Cleaning Tips For Your Bedroom

    Why does cleaning have to imply spraying chemicals and stirring up dust? Presented below are some cleaning tips and eco-friendly, how-to recipes designed to make... Read more

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    To Bee, or Not to Bee: This Is No Bumbling Insect Audit

    APPLETON, Maine—Mad as a hornet, a bumblebee buzzes her wings in vain against the walls of the vial holding her captive. She alights briefly on... Read more

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    3 Grow-Your-Own Herbs Guaranteed to Impress Your Friends

    I’m all for convenience. But I’m also a bit of a DIY-snob. Whatever I can make at home is probably going to taste way better... Read more

  • "It's about bringing money back into the soil and making sure capital is circulating locally," says Priyanka Jayashankar. "The idea is to not let the capital circulate so far or so fast as in more traditional investment plans." (The Pizza Bike/CC BY 2.0)

    ‘Slow Money’ Movement Would Keep Capital Nearby

    The “slow money” movement seeks to match locally produced and environmentally friendly food and artisanal products and services with fresh capital investment. The growing philosophy... Read more

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    19 Bucket List Ideas for Summer

    The notion of a “summer bucket list” begins with recognizing the reality of impermanence. We’re not here forever. How are we going to use the time... Read more

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    10 Hidden Sources of Endocrine Disruptors – And How to Avoid Them

    One sobering fact of modern life: endocrine (hormone) disruptors are everywhere. Occasional contact wouldn’t be a major concern but the trouble is, most of us... Read more

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    10 Fruits and Vegetables Perfect for Planting With Kids

    It’s never too early to teach your children about where their food comes from, and one of the easiest ways to do that is to... Read more

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    Skin Care That’s Good Enough to Eat?

    Did you know that your skin is actually your largest body organ? The average person has around 35 billion skin cells, and overall, the total... Read more

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