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  • Tratamentos para queda de cabelo

    The Canary Report
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    21 Aug 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Uma das principais queixas dos homens quando o assunto é beleza masculina é a tão famosa queda de cabelo, também conhecido como calvície. Estima-se que, pelo menos, 35% dos homens tenham esse problema e a maioria não está satisfeita com o visual, ainda que uma boa parte negue a baixa autoestima e reforcem a ideia de que estão bem consigo mesmos. Apesar disso, no fundo, eles gostariam sim de ver os fios crescerem novamente. Existem várias possíveis causas e um diagnóstico mais preciso só pode ser feito por um dermatologista. Dependendo do caso, será necessário até realizar um…
  • Ants Show Promise as Alternative to Chemical Pesticides

    Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog
    Beyond Pesticides
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:03 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, September 3, 2015) A study published this week reveals that ants are a cheaper, more effective means of as managing pests than toxic chemical pesticides. The review was conducted by Aarhus University’s Joachim Offenberg, Ph.D., a plant and insect ecologist who has studied ants for over 20 years. His review focuses on Oecophylla […] The post Ants Show Promise as Alternative to Chemical Pesticides appeared first on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
  • Amendments to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule: A Power-Hungry End-Around of the Courts or Just Plain Sensible Action?

    EHS Today
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:58 am
    Is this newly proposed rule from OSHA sensible and reasonable? Or is OSHA an out-of-control, power-hungry regulatory agency seeking to exceed its mandate? Or maybe there’s some middle ground? For years, OSHA issued citations for recordkeeping violations during the five-year window mentioned in 29 CFR 1904.33. This all became more interesting on Nov. 10, 2006 when OSHA issued a number of recordkeeping citations against Volks Constructors (Volks) and the company appealed them. OSHA requires many companies to keep records of injuries and illnesses in the well-known forms 300, 300A and 301.
  • NRDC supports a ban on phthalate chemicals and counters industry arguments

    Switchboard, from NRDC › Jennifer Sass's Blog
    Jennifer Sass
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. After years of deliberations, scientific review, public meetings, and industry interference, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is getting ready to ban some highly-toxic chemicals called "phthalates" (the 'ph' is silent) from toys and child care products. This makes everyone happy except the big chemical companies that make and sell phthalates, and their friends-for-hire. Phthalates are a family of chemicals used mostly as plasticizers in a large number of consumer products including fragrance mixtures, adhesives, and food contact…
  • US health watchdog to take legal action against e-cigarette makers - The Guardian

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    2 Sep 2015 | 6:44 am
    The GuardianUS health watchdog to take legal action against e-cigarette makersThe GuardianThe Center for Environmental Health (CEH) says its tests found that nearly 90% of the companies had at least one brand that produced high levels of one or both of the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. In the first ever large ...Health Group Challenges E-Cig Makers After Tests Find High Levels Of Toxic The ConsumeristHealth Watchdog Group Finds Cancer-Causing Chemicals E-CigarettesCBS LocalReport: E-Cigarettes Contain Cancer-Causing ChemicalsTalk Radio News Serviceall 10 news…
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    The Canary Report

  • Tratamentos para queda de cabelo

    admin
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Uma das principais queixas dos homens quando o assunto é beleza masculina é a tão famosa queda de cabelo, também conhecido como calvície. Estima-se que, pelo menos, 35% dos homens tenham esse problema e a maioria não está satisfeita com o visual, ainda que uma boa parte negue a baixa autoestima e reforcem a ideia de que estão bem consigo mesmos. Apesar disso, no fundo, eles gostariam sim de ver os fios crescerem novamente. Existem várias possíveis causas e um diagnóstico mais preciso só pode ser feito por um dermatologista. Dependendo do caso, será necessário até realizar um…
  • De onde vem a motivação de um homem?

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    15 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    Que a verdade seja dita: grande parte das pessoas querem ganhar na loteria e se tornarem milionárias da noite para o dia. Tudo isso para não ter que fazer mais nada na vida além de gastar dinheiro com viagens, roupas, jóias e tudo o que o dinheiro pode comprar. Infelizmente, essa é a mentalidade da maioria no país. É como se o seu futuro fosse uma espécie de jogo onde quem tem sorte obtém sucesso, e quem tem azar vive uma vida injusta. Coincidentemente, são pessoas como essas que estão sempre insatisfeitas, vivem reclamando e esperam que algum milagre caia do céu para…
  • A obsessão pela estética masculina

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    15 Jun 2015 | 5:59 am
    Eu nunca fui uma pessoa bem arrumada, estilosa e que se preocupa com as aparências, pelo contrário, sempre tive hábitos simples e, às vezes, até desleixado. Não fico 1 hora escolhendo com que roupa vou sair de casa e nem acompanho as últimas novidades do mercado de cosméticos. Também não fico horas na academia me olhando no espelho para ver a beleza dos músculos e nem tiro selfie para postar o quão bonito estou (pagando de sexy humilde). Tudo isso que citei até agora é exatamente o que está acontecendo atualmente no mundo, principalmente, no Facebook: estamos vivendo um…
 
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    Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog

  • Ants Show Promise as Alternative to Chemical Pesticides

    Beyond Pesticides
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:03 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, September 3, 2015) A study published this week reveals that ants are a cheaper, more effective means of as managing pests than toxic chemical pesticides. The review was conducted by Aarhus University’s Joachim Offenberg, Ph.D., a plant and insect ecologist who has studied ants for over 20 years. His review focuses on Oecophylla […] The post Ants Show Promise as Alternative to Chemical Pesticides appeared first on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
  • Germany to Ban GE Crops; US Approves GE Potato

    Beyond Pesticides
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, September 2, 2015) Germany intends to “opt out” of the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops under new European Union (EU) rules regarding GE approvals, moving Germany one step forward to prohibiting GE crops. EU member states have until October 3, 2015 to inform the European Commission whether they wish to opt out […] The post Germany to Ban GE Crops; US Approves GE Potato appeared first on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
  • Kidney, Liver Damage Linked to Chronic, Low-Dose Glyphosate Exposure

    Beyond Pesticides
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:29 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, September 1, 2015) A research study published in the journal Environmental Health  links chronic, ultra-low dose exposure to glyphosate in drinking water to adverse impacts on the health of liver and kidneys. The study, Transcriptome profile analysis reflects rat liver and kidney damage following chronic ultra-low dose Roundup exposure, is the latest in a […] The post Kidney, Liver Damage Linked to Chronic, Low-Dose Glyphosate Exposure appeared first on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
  • Synthetic Fertilizers Mobilize Uranium, Contaminating Water

    Beyond Pesticides
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, August 31, 2015) A study published in Environmental Science and Technology, funded in part by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), has found that almost 2 million people are living near aquifer sites contaminated with uranium that is mobilized by human-contributed nitrate. Nitrate is a common groundwater contaminant that is sourced mainly from chemical […] The post Synthetic Fertilizers Mobilize Uranium, Contaminating Water appeared first on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
  • EU Food Safety Watchdog Confirms Neonicotinoids Harmful to Bees

    Beyond Pesticides
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, August 28, 2015) The European Union’s food safety agency confirmed Wednesday that foliar spraying of neonicotinoids (neonics), the widely-used bee-toxic insecticides, poses a risk to bees, bolstering previous research that led to a two-year moratorium on the chemicals in the EU. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which guides EU policymakers, said leaf […] The post EU Food Safety Watchdog Confirms Neonicotinoids Harmful to Bees appeared first on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
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    EHS Today

  • Amendments to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule: A Power-Hungry End-Around of the Courts or Just Plain Sensible Action?

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:58 am
    Is this newly proposed rule from OSHA sensible and reasonable? Or is OSHA an out-of-control, power-hungry regulatory agency seeking to exceed its mandate? Or maybe there’s some middle ground? For years, OSHA issued citations for recordkeeping violations during the five-year window mentioned in 29 CFR 1904.33. This all became more interesting on Nov. 10, 2006 when OSHA issued a number of recordkeeping citations against Volks Constructors (Volks) and the company appealed them. OSHA requires many companies to keep records of injuries and illnesses in the well-known forms 300, 300A and 301.
  • OSHA: Bowling Mechanic’s Strangulation Death Preventable

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:27 am
    A 29-year-old Texas man was killed when his shirt collar tangled in a faulty pinsetter. A 29-year-old Texas man was killed when his shirt collar tangled in a faulty pinsetter. read more
  • Have We Become a Nation of Bad Drivers, or Are We Just Jerks?

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:41 am
    The National Safety Council released information last month that indicated 2015 could be the deadliest year for vehicle crashes since 2007. Fatalities were up 14 percent over 2014 through the end of June and serious injuries were up 30 percent. The NSC predicts that as many as 400 people could die on the roads over Labor Day weekend. EHS OutLoud Blog read more
  • Don't Be One of the 400 Predicted to Die on the Roads this Labor Day

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:26 am
    Defensive driving can make all the difference this Labor Day, as thousands of families hit the road for the long weekend. The National Safety Council estimates 395 people will be killed and another 47,800 will be seriously injured in car crashes during the upcoming Labor Day holiday period, which begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7. read more
  • Joint Employers: Changing the Name of the Temp Game

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:45 am
    Laura Putre, IndustryWeek A recent NLRB ruling could position temporary workers as employees able to unionize. A recent NLRB ruling could position temporary workers as employees able to unionize. read more
 
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  • NRDC supports a ban on phthalate chemicals and counters industry arguments

    Jennifer Sass
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. After years of deliberations, scientific review, public meetings, and industry interference, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is getting ready to ban some highly-toxic chemicals called "phthalates" (the 'ph' is silent) from toys and child care products. This makes everyone happy except the big chemical companies that make and sell phthalates, and their friends-for-hire. Phthalates are a family of chemicals used mostly as plasticizers in a large number of consumer products including fragrance mixtures, adhesives, and food contact…
  • EPA risk assessment finds trichloroethylene (TCE) too toxic for use in dry-cleaners and hobby arts & crafts. Experts say to ban unsafe and unnecessary uses.

    Jennifer Sass
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. Update - July 2015. Good news! EPA issued the following news release: "EPA Reaches Agreement with Manufacturer to Stop Use of TCE in Spray Fixative Products Used on Arts and Crafts. EPA also taking regulatory action to reduce exposure to this chemical". Details on EPA's actions can be found here on its webpage. Original blog July 2014 follows: Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a highly toxic solvent commonly found in degreasing agents, spot cleaning agents in dry cleaners, and spray fixatives for arts & craft uses. It is linked to heart…
  • Bees are stressed out! Scientists say climate change is part of the problem.

    Jennifer Sass
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. Both wild bees and honeybees are being pummeled by stressors that can act alone or together to pack a powerful and even deadly punch. Now a study in the journal Science by an international team of fourteen scientific experts has analyzed the historical and current geographical range of bumble bees and confirmed a steep decline due to climate change.(Kerr et al 2015) The southern edge of their range has moved northwards, away from the equator, and upwards to cooler, higher elevations. This has resulted in an overall intercontinental 'range…
  • Highly hazardous pesticide, chlorpyrifos, doesn't look so bad when I wear my "EPA-Dow AgroSciences" rosy colored safety goggles

    Jennifer Sass
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its revised human health risk assessment (RHHRA) of the pesticide chlorpyrifos for public comment, it threw children's health under the Agrochemical bus. Unfortunately, it is routine for EPA to rely heavily, and often exclusively, on industry-supplied data on both the toxicity and exposure of pesticides. By law, the pesticide manufacturer, called the 'registrant', must supply any data that EPA requires of it. This legal authority - which should be a good thing - has wound up with the…
  • Good news! CPSC proposes to ban hazardous phthalate chemicals in toys and child care products

    Jennifer Sass
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has proposed banning some of the most toxic phthalates (pronounced ˈtha-lāt) from toys and child care products, and NRDC submitted comments supporting CPSC's proposal, but also asking them to go further. Phthalates are a family of chemicals used mostly as plasticizers to make plastics flexible and soft. They are in a large number of consumer products including toys like rubber ducks, shower curtains, and food packaging. Phthalates are also used to carry chemical fragrances in products such as…
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  • US health watchdog to take legal action against e-cigarette makers - The Guardian

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:44 am
    The GuardianUS health watchdog to take legal action against e-cigarette makersThe GuardianThe Center for Environmental Health (CEH) says its tests found that nearly 90% of the companies had at least one brand that produced high levels of one or both of the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. In the first ever large ...Health Group Challenges E-Cig Makers After Tests Find High Levels Of Toxic The ConsumeristHealth Watchdog Group Finds Cancer-Causing Chemicals E-CigarettesCBS LocalReport: E-Cigarettes Contain Cancer-Causing ChemicalsTalk Radio News Serviceall 10 news…
  • 1500 environmental health graduates waiting for posting - GhanaWeb

    1 Sep 2015 | 10:08 am
    1500 environmental health graduates waiting for postingGhanaWebMore than 1,500 Environmental Health Graduates still waiting for posting by Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, four years after graduation. In a statement to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Monday the Coalition of Concern ...and more »
  • New UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center launched to protect ... - News-Medical.net

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:45 am
    News-Medical.netNew UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center launched to protect News-Medical.netA cross-disciplinary center focused on identifying connections between environmental toxins and disease has been established at UC Davis Health System with the ultimate goal of developing preventions and policies that protect communities from unhealthy ...
  • Niagara County environmental health director retires - Buffalo News

    29 Aug 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Niagara GazetteNiagara County environmental health director retiresBuffalo NewsLOCKPORT – Friday was the last day on the job for Niagara County Environmental Health Director James J. Devald, who retired after 45 years of service to the Health Department, including more than 20 years as environmental chief. “We're really going to ...James Devald caps a 45-year career in environmental healthNiagara Gazetteall 5 news articles »
  • More evidence of Roundup's link to kidney, liver damage - Environmental Health News

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:15 am
    More evidence of Roundup's link to kidney, liver damageEnvironmental Health NewsBoth health researchers and environmental groups have called on governments to either ban or more strictly regulate glyphosate, especially after the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer in March determined glyphosate ...and more »
 
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  • Goodbye, UC Santa Cruz. Hello, Howard University!

    Tracy Perkins
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:15 pm
    This summer I graduated with my PhD from UC Santa Cruz, packed up my home, and drove across the country to Washington DC. Since August 16th I have been working as an Assistant Professor at Howard University‘s Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The department is in developing an area of expertise in environmental justice scholarship, and next year the campus will launch a major in environmental studies. So, it’s an exciting time to join Howard’s faculty. I’m also looking forward to helping to bridge the new emphasis on environmental justice with the…
  • Lunch Meat, Hot Dogs, and Cancer

    greenkidsdoc
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:34 am
    Do you eat lunch meat, hot dogs, bacon, sausages or other packaged or cured meats? If so, all of the
  • What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

    Laura B.
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:53 am
    Read the full story in the Washington Post. Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you c
  • Public Health investigates E. coli outbreak

    Lindsay Bosslet
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:10 am
    Public Health is currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 – one of the most serious foodb
  • Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science by Philippe Squarzoni

    scienceofillustration
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Hello folks! I am back from vacation and will begin posting articles and illustrations related to my recent adventures in Hawaii later on this week. Expect an invasive species rant, a big one. My current post is a review of a climate change graphic novel by Philippe Squarzoni, Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science. This is a large and in charge graphic novel (467 pages) that deftly covers the realm of climate change from the science to the socioeconomic impacts. Philippe Squarzoni, a graphic novelist of the political and historical persuasion, crafted this…
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    Toxicology News

  • War Against Kratom Heats Up

    27 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Florida has become the main front in the war against kratom-a tree whose leaves can be brewed as a tea to relieve pain and anxiety, but also can also produce a feeling of euphoria, which opponents say can put users in danger. The controversy over kratom began after a 20-year-old Boynton Beach, Florida man named Ian Mautner leapt to his death from a highway overpass in August 2014.
  • Environmental conference tackles pollution solutions

    20 Aug 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Cawthron Institute is the major sponsor of an upcoming conference aimed at tackling the worldwide issue of manufactured contaminants in the environment. Around 200 leading academics and representatives from industry and government agencies are expected to attend the 3-day Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia Conference in Nelson, New Zealand, on 25 to 28 August.
  • Study looks at Google Glass to bring toxicology specialists to remote emergency rooms

    10 Aug 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that Google Glass, a head-mounted streaming audio/video device, may be used to effectively extend bed-side toxicology consults to distant health care facilities such as community and rural hospitals to diagnose and manage poisoned patients. Published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology , the study also showed preliminary data that suggests the hands-free device helps physicians in diagnosing specific poisonings and can enhance patient care.
  • Study Looks at Google Glass to Bring Toxicology Specialists to Remote Emergency Rooms

    10 Aug 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that Google Glass, a head-mounted streaming audio/video device, may be used to effectively extend bed-side toxicology consults to distant health care facilities such as community and rural hospitals to diagnose and manage poisoned patients. Published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology, the study also showed preliminary data that suggests the hands-free device helps physicians in diagnosing specific poisonings and can enhance patient care.
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  • Toxicology Report Reveals Unarmed Football Player Shot Dead by Police Had ... - Atlanta Black Star

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:41 am
    Atlanta Black StarToxicology Report Reveals Unarmed Football Player Shot Dead by Police Had Atlanta Black StarA college football player recently shot dead by Texas police had drugs in his system, according to a toxicology report. The report, performed by the Tarrant County medical examiner, showed Christian Taylor had THC, the psychoactive ingredient in and more »
  • Toxicology Report Shows Teen on Psychedelic Drugs When Killed by Arlington Police - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:43 pm
    NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthToxicology Report Shows Teen on Psychedelic Drugs When Killed by Arlington PoliceNBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthToxicology Report Shows Teen on Psychedelic Drugs When Killed by Arlington Police. THC, psychedelic drugs shown to be in teen's system, medical examiner says. By Frank Heinz. View Comments ( 0 ). |. Email. |. Print ...Toxicology: Unarmed Black Man Killed By Rookie Cop Was On DrugsKTRHAutopsy: Marijuana, synthetic psychedelic found in Christian TaylorFOX 4 NewsPolice Killing Victim Was High on DrugsCourthouse News ServiceWFAAall 160 news articles »
  • Toxicology test pending in TC death - Traverse City Record Eagle

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:25 am
    Toxicology test pending in TC deathTraverse City Record EagleTRAVERSE CITY — A toxicology test is pending in the case of a Traverse City woman who died after her husband found her unresponsive in their home. Traverse City police Interim Chief Jeff O'Brien said an autopsy this week narrowed the woman's cause of ...
  • Home > Current Issue > Toxicology Rounds: What Every EP Should Know about the ... - LWW Journals

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Home > Current Issue > Toxicology Rounds: What Every EP Should Know about the LWW JournalsDr. Gussow is a voluntary attending physician at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Rush Medical College, a consultant to the Illinois Poison Center, and a lecturer in emergency and more »
  • Officials must await toxicology results to determine why man died in Troy yard - The Oakland Press

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:04 am
    WXYZOfficials must await toxicology results to determine why man died in Troy yardThe Oakland PressOfficials must await toxicology results to determine why man died in Troy yard. Troy police are investigating the death of a Rochester Hills man found dead in a Troy homeowner's front yard Sat. Aug. 29, 2015. Photo, Troy Police. Posted: 08/31/15, 11:04 Man found dead in yard of Troy homeThe Detroit NewsRochester Hills Man Found Dead in 'Prayer Position' on Troy LawnPatch.comall 17 news articles »
 
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  • Remove Deadly Mold from Your Home

    National Allergy
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Allergies caused by harmful mold effect the immune system, respiratory system, and other parts of the body impairing proper system function. We have products that detect and eliminate mold creating a safe environment for your and your family. Order today and be safe this #TBT.http://bit.ly/1P7mLe1
  • 3 Mini Eiffel Tower Shape 3d DIY Silicone Mould

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    2 Sep 2015 | 9:36 am
    3 Mini Eiffel Tower Shape 3d DIY Silicone Mould Candy Cookie Cake Decorating Mold Jello Chocolate Cartoon Figure Making Mold Clay Sculpture Shaping Mold Tools Facts Jello can be utilized to make cakes, cookies or pies. jello instant pudding is great when you need a dessert in a hurry and this delectable dessert is available in loads of flavors. Further, these instant jello puddings can be used to prepare a few interesting pies and mousse recipes. Coco Pure Tea has an ORAC value of 5,250 per serving which is a higher anti-oxidant rating compared to any vegetable or fruit! These Anti-oxidants…
  • Is Your Business Ready in an Emergency

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    2 Sep 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Best Way to Reduce Business interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW! As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest researhc. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are “Ready for whatever happens” speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be. By developing a SERVPRO(R) EMERGENCY…
  • Asthma Triggers Part 4 - Pets

    moldsolutions
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:50 am
    Proteins in your pet’s skin flakes, urine, feces, saliva and hair can trigger asthma. Dogs, cats, rodents (including hamsters and guinea pigs) and other warm-blooded mammals can trigger asthma in individuals with an allergy to animal dander. The most effective method to control animal allergens in the home is to not allow animals in the home. If you remove an animal from the home, it is important to thoroughly clean the floors, walls, carpets and upholstered furniture. Some individuals may find isolation measures to be sufficiently effective. Isolation measures that have been suggested…
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  • 5 fun ways to end the summer holidays with the kids

    Harry Spence
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Some parents may sigh with relief that it’s time to take the kids back to school so that they can get back to a routine again. But for many, it can be a horrible thought as they have really enjoyed spending all day, every day with the kids and running around after them. To mark the occasion, you should do something a bit out of the ordinary to close the summer holidays with a bang. Here are some ideas to help you end the summer holidays on a high. A weekend away to Blackpool Blackpool is a fun haven for kids. Not only can they visit the Blackpool tower, walk around the dungeons, and play on…
  • Choose the Perfect Gift for a First Birthday: Baby Hampers

    Harry Spence
    13 Aug 2015 | 4:16 am
    You will discover some great reasons behind choosing a baby gift hamper as that extra-special gift for a baby’s first birthday. Image by Jo Quaterman via Flickr You will find that there are two receivers when buying baby gifts. One  the baby, who will be using the beautiful array of clothes, toys, shoes, and more; the other which is the parent, who will gladly receive the items that will be used on the baby. A baby gift hamper caters to both of the above. A baby gift hamper is a great way of showing you really care for the parents and their newborn child. It shows that thought and effort…
  • What Glenn Singleton’s “3 Critical Factors” Mean for Your Child

    Harry Spence
    9 Aug 2015 | 10:15 pm
    If you’re a parent, you no doubt spend considerable time thinking about your child’s education. Even if you don’t have school-age kids at the moment, you likely face your unborn children’s educational future, or retrospectively reflect on your grown kids’ experiences and outcomes. The sad truth is that a given child’s educational experience and outcomes turn to a large extent on circumstances beyond the kid’s control: where he’s born, the color of her skin, the competency of the educational administration in the district. According to Portland-based educator and administrator…
  • 8 Fun Ideas for a Wedding Reception to Remember

    Harry Spence
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Wherever you are getting married in Oxford, you can make the wedding reception one to remember by adding a few special touches. An Oxfordshire hotel venue, or a country manor location – even a city centre restaurant – can all be customised to create a unique style and vibe that suits your personality. Take a look at these ideas and start planning your Oxford wedding reception today. 1. Create a Memory Lane A large hotel in Oxfordshire like www.heythroppark.co.uk has plenty of wall space for a creative entrance way – print out big copies of photos showing you and family and friends…
  • How Moms Can Choose Best Breast Pumps For Their Kids

    Harry Spence
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Every Mom, whether you have 5 kids or you just had your first, should own a breast pump. Using a breast pump, even if you are breastfeeding your little one, can provide you with many benefits that would otherwise be more difficult or impossible without one. These amazing helpers can allow you to have a little more freedom during your day and allow Daddy to get more involved with your new bundle of joy. Many proud papa’s simply wish they could have the ability to cuddle with the baby as you do while you breastfeed, and some Dad’s may even suggest bottle feeding the baby so they can enjoy…
 
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  • European Residents Offer Support, Homes to Refugees

    Tharanga Yakupitiyage
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Many Syrian cities have been reduced to piles of rubble, as a civil war that is now well into its fifth year shows no signs of abating. Desperate refugees are fleeing to Europe to escape the fighting. Credit: Shelly Kittleson/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Sep 3 2015 (IPS)As the migration crisis in Europe continues to grow and government response remains slow, European citizens have taken it upon themselves to act by opening up their homes to those in need.In a Facebook group entitled ‘Dear Eygló Harðar – Syria is Calling’, over 15,000 Icelanders have signed an…
  • Europe Invaded Mostly by “Regime Change” Refugees

    Thalif Deen
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The migrants photographed here were being loaded on to a cargo plane in Kufra, located in southeastern Libya. Credit: Rebecca Murray/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 3 2015 (IPS)The military conflicts and political instability driving hundreds of thousands of refugees into Europe were triggered largely by U.S. and Western military interventions for regime change – specifically in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria (a regime change in-the-making).The United States was provided with strong military support by countries such as Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Spain, while the no-fly…
  • Italy Joins Internet Rights ‘Club’

    Andrea Pettrachin
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:01 pm
    By Andrea PettrachinROME, Sep 3 2015 (IPS)Italy has finally joined the restricted club of states in the world that have chosen the constitutional path for regulating the Internet – or at least has taken a significant step in that direction – by adopting a Declaration of Internet Rights.It is now looking to present the Declaration at the Internet Governance Forum scheduled for November in João Pessoa, Brazil.The drafting process lasted more than one year, which is quick by normal Italian bureaucratic standards, and observers were surprised that it had seen the light of the day given what…
  • Opinion: Can Nuclear War be Avoided?

    Gunnar Westberg
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:58 am
    Gunnar Westberg, Professor of Medicine in Göteborg, Sweden, and Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) from 2004 to 2008, describes himself as “generally concerned about with what little wisdom our world is governed”By Gunnar WestbergGÖTEBORG, Sweden, Sep 3 2015 (IPS)The Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons had as members former leading politicians or military officers, among others a British Field Marshal, an American General, an American Secretary of Defence and a French Prime Minister.The commission unanimously agreed…
  • Sustainable Settlements to Combat Urban Slums in Africa

    Busani Bafana
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:19 am
    Shanty town near Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: Chell Hill(CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia CommonsBy Busani BafanaLUANDA, Sep 3 2015 (IPS)Slums are a curse and blessing in fast urbanising Africa. They have challenged Africa’s progress towards better living and working spaces but they also provide shelter for the swelling populations seeking a life in cities.Rural Africans are pouring into towns and cities in search of jobs and other opportunities, but African cities – 25 of which are among the 100 fastest growing cities in the world – are not delivering the much needed support…
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    Dr Robert Muller - The Zeitgeist is Changing

  • It’s Official. Climate Change Is Making California’s Drought Worse - Much Worse: A First-Of-Its-Kind Study Quantifies How Rising Temperatures Could Make the State’s Record Dry Spell Permanent

    Dr Robert Muller
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:33 pm
    (U Hamacher/Getty Images; S Radosavljevic/Getty Images) by Taylor Hill, Take Part: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/08/20/drought-climate-change-california-linkTaylor Hill is an associate editor at TakePart covering environment and wildlife.How much worse is our carbon spew making California’s record-breaking drought?About 15 to 20% worse, according to a new study that is the first to put a number on climate change’s impact on the state’s dry spell.“We weren’t looking at the length of the drought but the severity of it,” said A. Park Williams, a climate scientist at Columbia…
  • The Price of Climate Change - Wildfires Are Burning Through the National Forest Budget: Hotter Days and Less Rain Mean Longer Fire Seasons to Fight With No Extra Dollars to Fight Them With

    Dr Robert Muller
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Cal Fire firefighters back-burning (Photo: Josh Edelson) by Taylor Hill, Take Part: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/08/05/fire-service-spending-money-fire-climate-change?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-08-05 Taylor Hill is an associate editor at TakePart covering environment and wildlife: Bio Climate change is here. “We can see it, and we can feel it,” as President Obama said recently.The U.S. Forest Service is feeling it especially hard lately. For the first time in its 110-year history, the agency is spending more of its budget on fighting wildfires than on all its other services…
  • Obama Builds Legacy on Climate Change With EPA Clean Power Plan

    Dr Robert Muller
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Obama announces the EPA Clean Power Plan (J Ernst/Reuters)by David Konisky, Indiana University, Bloomington ; Mark Templeton, University of Chicago; Michael Greenstone, University of Chicago, and Robert Percival, University of Maryland, The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/obama-builds-legacy-on-climate-change-with-epa-clean-power-plan-45641 Editor’s note: Years in the making, the EPA Clean Power Plan will go down as President Obama’s signature policy in regulating carbon emissions from the electricity sector.If it survives certain legal challenges and is embraced by future…
  • Benefits Far Outweigh Costs of Tackling Climate Change, says LSE Study

    Dr Robert Muller
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Smog in Delhi (Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty) by Katie Allen, The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/13/benefits-far-outweigh-costs-tackling-climate-change-lse-studyThe economic benefits for a country from tackling climate change easily outweigh the costs, according to a study that seeks to highlight the incentives for individual nations to take urgent action to cut emissions.Countries stand to gain more than they would lose in economic terms from almost all of the actions needed to meet an agreed global warming limit of no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels,…
  • Direct Action is a Damp Squib: Will Not Touch Australia’s Top 20 Polluters

    Dr Robert Muller
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:03 am
    by Sophie Vorrath, Renew Economy: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/direct-action-a-damp-squib-will-not-touch-australias-top-20-polluters-88093Just as US President Barack Obama moves ahead with even tougher cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants across the country, a new report out of Australia has highlighted just how ineffectual the Abbott government’s key climate policy - Direct Action - will be in cutting industrial emissions. The report, released by energy market analysts RepuTex on Monday, suggests that just 30 of Australia’s 150 largest emitting companies will be required…
 
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    ToxicsWAtch Blog

  • Ten Tips For A Healthier College Dorm Room

    ivy
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am
    Families with college-age kids are checking off their Dorm Essentials lists and packing up the car for that iconic family event – College Move-In Day. Here are some tips to reduce your college student’s exposure to toxic chemicals in their new digs.
  • Protecting Our Children’s Potential: Flame Retardants and Brain Development;

    ivy
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:55 pm
    New research over the last several years is beginning to create a scientific consensus: America’s thirty-year love affair with toxic flame retardants has left a disturbing legacy that threatens our children’s brain development. So what should you do to protect your family?
  • Finding Safer Art Supplies For You and Your Kids

    ivy
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    A recent report that some crayons contain cancer-causing asbestos is a good reminder that not all art supplies are healthy choices for kids. But by following a few simple tips and choosing art supplies carefully, it’s easy to keep your kids’ artistic endeavors healthy and fun!
  • We're Not Done On Toxic Flame Retardants

    ivy
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    Unfortunately, the 2015 Legislature adjourned without passing the ban on toxic flame retardants in residential furniture and kids' products. Powerful opposition came from the chemical industry and the Washington Retail Association, the trade association for big retailers such as Fred Meyer, Costco, Target, and Walmart. But we're not done yet!
  • Find Your Inner Detective And Help Us With Our Latest Project

    ivy
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    We're looking for a few good shoppers to help us gather information on products being sold at a local large retailer. Can you help?
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    Aarons EnvironMental Corner.....

  • Nubee Temperature Gauge

    Aaron
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:28 pm
    In this quick video review, we look at a Nubee laser temperature gauge for engine diagnostics and more. Useful tool to have and this is a good option for the home mechanic who doesn’t need a top-end, expensive pro tool. Plus we’re using it on a 2016 Corvette. I mean, I’d watch it just for that. Find one at http://amzn.to/1IG24zG Note: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
  • ZILU #carmount For Smartphones

    Aaron
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:49 pm
    This is a multimount system that mounts to the windshield, dashboard, or any other flat surface inside the car. From there, you can easily clip your phone into it and adjust as necessary for optimum viewing and then remove quickly when you’re done. MULTI MOUNT LOCATIONS: this multifunctional smartphone mount can be mounted on a variety of locations and surfaces including car desks, tables, refrigerators, shelves, and many more edge-defined surfaces. STURDY DESIGN: The sturdiness of this mount comes from its combination of premium quality rubber reinforced with extra strong durable…
  • The #drysafe Waterproof Gear Bag

    Aaron
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:43 pm
    If you camp or spend time on the water, you know what a dry bag is for and why you need one. If you don’t, but like to go to the lake or the beach or just want to keep your stuff dry at the pool, then you’ll be interested in this. This DrySafe bag from Pratico is a great gaer bag for keeping things safe. It’s quick, easy to use, lightweight, and works very well. Simply put your stuff in, twist the top a couple of times and clamp it shut. Done! There is a shoulder/float strap included as well. This can be used on its own or inside a backpack or day bag. An excellent addition…
  • #Natrol Instant Dissolve Melatonin

    Aaron
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:42 am
    Some of us take a lot of supplements or medications. I’ve limited myself to four supplements daily, but my wife takes a lot more. Melatonin is not normally part of my routine, but it is part of hers to help regulate sleep. Turns out, melatonin is important for a lot of other stuff too. So now I take it. Anyway, pills are a pain. That’s why I like gummies and especailly dissolving tabs like these. Just pop them in, with or without water or whatever, and they dissolve. You’re done. These taste good, dissolve quickly, and are a fast way to get your melatonin without fuss. I won…
  • #EffenFine Facial Hair Scissors with Safety Tips

    Aaron
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    I’m not old, nor do I have weird hairs growing in odd places. Especially not from my nose and ears. Only old people have that. I do occasionally get one, maybe, that grows a little, usually showing up overnight when I’m unawares, but those are flukes. OK, maybe they come almost every day, but they’re still flukes. Because I’m not old. So I was offered these hair trimming scissors with safety tips and decided they’d be way better than the questionable scissors I’d been using so far. The electric trimmer I had for, ahem, sideburns was long gone as it bound up…
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  • Historical Data Reveals How Cod Fish Responded to Environmental Changes

    kamran
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:37 am
    UK fisheries survey logbooks from the 1930s to 1950s have been digitized for the first time, revealing how cod responded to changing temperatures in the last century. Scientists at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the University of Exeter found that at the time, the warm seas experienced around Norway benefited the cod, similar to the conditions there today. Most cod eaten by the UK comes from northern seas including the Barents Sea around Norway, because the stocks there at the moment are at record highs. Cod stocks were also big in the middle of the…
  • Don’t ignore your poop, advise doctors

    kamran
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:13 am
    We’re not ones to dwell over our waste, in fact we don’t bother with it at all once it’s been flushed away. However, because of this we avoid coming face-to-face with our poo, and this causes us to lose important information about our health, reportedMirror.  The shape or structure of your waste and how often you need to go is an indication of your overall health and changes can be the first sign of bowel disease. The Poo Log,by Josh Richman and Dr Anish Sheth provides a useful guide to what comes from your insides. It encourages readers to record each bowel movement and rate it on its…
  • 4 Energy Saving Lighting Types That Can Save You A Fortune

    kamran
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    According to the Energy Saving Trust, lighting makes up 18% of your household’s electricity bill. Old fashioned light bulbs are being phased out and replaced by energy efficient alternatives designed to reduce the average UK home’s energy bill. Traditional bulbs are also known as tungsten filament lights and are extremely inefficient since they were created over a century ago. Indeed, only 5% of the electricity used by these bulbs gets converted into visible light. Additionally, these bulbs have a relatively short life span in comparison to their energy efficient counterparts; 4 of which…
  • How To Reduce Air Pollution?

    kamran
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:35 pm
    It is said that human can live two weeks without food, two days without water and only two minutes without clean air. Even breathing contaminated air also can make you sick. That is so small interval we can live without, that is why it is believed that air pollution is very hazardous amongst water, noise and soil. What is air pollution and its effects? Air pollution means mixing of particles, biological molecules or harmful materials into air causing health effects to human, Animals and trees. Air pollution is increasing exponentially in recent years because of increase in level of lifestyle.
  • 5 Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Building

    kamran
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:05 am
    If your building is consuming more energy than it provides, it’s probably time to reconsider your energy efficiency strategy. You won’t get any guidance from a competitive market that focuses on numerous property characteristics, including energy efficiency. Commercial tenants in particular are seeking a building with a healthy, sustainable and brighter environment. Energy efficiency in buildings is becoming a major player in the success of a lease, so we thought we’d share a few ways for property owners to take full advantage of what’s on offer and become substantial promoters of…
 
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    Small Footprint Family

  • Why We Should All Eat More Locally Grown Food

    Dawn Gifford
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:15 am
    Many regions have declared September “Local Food Month.” It’s not a national celebration yet, but let’s hope it doesn’t become one. Every month should be local food month, and here’s why…   When I was a kid, it was considered a very special thing that my Uncle Kane shipped us a solitary, brown coconut from […] If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • Honey Limeade Recipe (with Sugar-Free Option)

    Dawn Gifford
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    A friend of mine recently gave me over 30 limes from his tree. If you live in a place where citrus trees will grow, you know that when the fruit comes in on your tree, there is usually way more than you need, and you’re eager to give some away. So what do you do when […] If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • 10 Tips for a Healthy, Planet-Friendly Back-to-School

    Dawn Gifford
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    It’s the end of the summer and time for the kids to head back to school. So how do you combine school’s three R’s of reading, writing and ‘rithmetic with the planet’s three R’s of reduce, reuse, and recycle? Here are 10 tips for getting off to a healthy, planet-friendly school year.  1. Get new school clothes second […] If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • Homemade Natural Hand Sanitizer

    Dawn Gifford
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:38 pm
    You can find bottles of hand sanitizer just about everywhere these days, and people tend to rely on them, especially at school where kids tend to spread germs around the classroom. But the ingredients in the average hand sanitizer are highly toxic, not only to germs, but to you. Here’s why and a recipe for a […] If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • Is Your Garden Hose Toxic?

    Dawn Gifford
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    It’s summer time, and it’s hot. What could be more wholesome and refreshing on a hot, sunny day than kids running through the sprinkler and drinking from the garden hose, right? But what if that hose is delivering a heavy dose of heavy metals and toxic plasticizers to your children and your garden?  The Toxic Soup in Your Garden […] If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
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    Social Rebirth

  • A World Without Debt

    Sean Hurley
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:48 am
    Our banking system perpetuates debt which can not only never be paid in full, but is in fact constantly expanding. This perpetual debt system is creating families that spend far too much time apart, with many starting Monday wishing it was Friday. We spend 40 hours of the working week at our jobs, anywhere from 5 hours to maybe 10 hours a week commuting to and from those jobs. We also spend perhaps 35 to 40 hours sleeping, and there are increasing numbers of people who are also working half of Saturday. This leaves us with approximately 30 hours a week, or 5 hours a day to spend with those we…
  • When Culture Died

    Stuart Dobson
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:49 am
    Where did we go wrong? This is not a world to be proud of. We are intelligent creatures, innovative and empathetic, yet we have manifested an anti-civilisation of violence, corruption and stupidity. We’ve had our moments of brilliance. But recently we seem to be shifting away from genius and towards an unproductive, puerile, greed infested culture. We can fly safely into space but thousands die every day on the roads. Talent TV shows attract more votes than general elections. Our prisons are overflowing with the poor, but those who sell out our futures, who cost us trillions and destroy…
  • The Human Race; Bookies Have Hope, Unrest on the Cards

    Sean Hurley
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:44 pm
    A good afternoon to you all and welcome back to The Bendigo Jockey Club, the stalls are almost loaded and we should be racing very shortly. Some late scratches to report on this afternoon, Capitalism is under medical care and unfit for racing. You would have to say this is becoming a regular occurrence for this horse and it might just be time to put him out to pasture. Unfortunately Humanity and Bigotry have been involved in an altercation in the birdcage and as a result neither will be starting. Our favourite today is Hope paying 2:1. Then Police State at 3:1, Liberal 5:1, Civil Unrest 5:1,…
  • The Ashley Madison Kangaroo Court

    Sean Hurley
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Typing computer screen reflection by Almonroth CC BY-SA 3.0 The Ashley Madison data dump is big news at the moment, people are falling all over themselves to download the leak, which speaks volumes about how pathetic our society has become. Getting off on the misery of others, justifying what they are doing because of their worldview or opinion. Ashley Madison says “Life is short, have an affair” so everyone on the site must be married and cheating. If nothing else the company’s advertising strategy is profound commentary on the state of society and capitalism, where everything is a…
  • How the Environment Plays a Pivotal Role in Human Development

    Sean Hurley
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:58 am
    Twenty-three year old Oxana Malaya is a very confronting case and point when it comes to how our environment plays a key role in our human development, born in the Ukraine on 4th November 1983 to alcoholic parents, by age 3 Oxana was abandoned and forgotten about, left to be raised in the backyard with the family dogs. She would remain in the care of dogs for the next five years until she was 8 years of age and a neighbour finally reported the situation to local authorities. The doctors that would treat Oxana were presented with a child that would move around on hands and knees, scavenge for…
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    Actual Organics

  • Get hooked on nature outside

    Joanna Runciman
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The trouble with screen time and being sedentary is that we do too much of it and too little time hooked on nature outside the walls and our screens. Forty-six per cent of Canadian children are getting three hours or less of active play per week according to Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) by Statistics […] The post Get hooked on nature outside appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • Best colouring in pages for adults

    Joanna Runciman
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Colouring in for adults is hugely popular, four of the top twenty books on Amazon are adult colouring books, well this week at least!   There’s a reason for this, colouring in is a therapeutic way to spend a few moments without distractions.  Colouring is a satisfying way to take time out, you start you […] The post Best colouring in pages for adults appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • Ways to reduce your water use today

    Joanna Runciman
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Significant water restrictions are under way here in British Columbia (and many places around the world for that matter) a time perhaps many thought would not come, as a phrase I hear a regularly is: “oh it’s B.C. we have loads of water.” The province has requested we, voluntarily, reduce water use by 20 per […] The post Ways to reduce your water use today appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • The true cost of consuming fast fashion

    Joanna Runciman
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Fast fashion is defined as cheap clothes where catwalk designs move into stores at the fastest possible rate in order to respond to the latest fashion trends.   The true cost of consuming fast fashion   Photo credit: TrueCostMovie.com With the speed at which fashion changes it gives rise to a near-obsessive desire to shop […] The post The true cost of consuming fast fashion appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • What is the best natural deodorant

    Joanna Runciman
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:31 am
    What is the best natural deodorant ?   “What natural deodorant do you wear?” is a question I am regularly asked – I guess there are worse questions.     Deodorants are simply products which mask the potential odour of sweat, in the case of natural deodorants that is usually pure essential oils and baking […] The post What is the best natural deodorant appeared first on Actual Organics.
 
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  • The Cost of Convenience: the Car and Fast Food

    dmguion
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:15 am
    You’ve heard all the stories about how fast food contributes to obesity and other health problems. So why do we eat so much of it? It’s addictive, for one thing: multiple layers of yummy fat, sugar, and salt. Refined sugars and grains increase stress hormones, which leads to a craving for more of them. You probably knew that, too, but have you ever thought about how our cars help create our fast food addiction? Before everyone had at least one car, people could only go as far from home as they could walk or take horses. It didn’t matter much, because they could find…
  • Recyling waste heat to power

    dmguion
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:13 am
    A fossil fuel electric plant in Arizona You’ve heard the advice not to run your oven or dryer on a hot day. Why? Because much of the heat they generate gets out into the room. It’s wasted. You can’t keep your laptop on your lap very long. It gets too hot. More waste heat Imagine the heat wasted in industrial processes! For just one example, when you see a smokestack, the smoke has passed through technology that burns nasty stuff like dioxins and volatile organic compounds. Which makes it even hotter than it was before. And it’s not only smokestacks that release waste…
  • What’s Real in Corporate Sustainability?

    dmguion
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:03 am
    Bar code made from grass blades isolated on white You’ve seen the product labels. You’ve seen the claims on commercials. Corporations say they care about the environment. Putting eco-friendly statements labels and commercials and then not doing anything about them is known as greenwashing. How is a consumer supposed to know a company’s real commitment to sustainability? You have to dig a little bit, but the news in encouraging. Corporate sustainability and social responsibility are good for the bottom line. Corporations now have more ambitious goals than they used to, so…
  • 11 Simple Hacks to Create a Greener Workplace

    dmguion
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:39 am
    Contributed by Alexandrea Roman Are you doing what you can to go green at  home? What about your workplace? Going green at the workplace is good not only for the environment, but also for businesses and their employees. For businesses, a major benefit is the overall reduction in costs. Sustainable practices often result in lower energy consumption, which in turn cut utility bills. But aside from cost savings, going green has other benefits such as getting tax advantages and attracting new customers, to name a few. Depending on where they are located, businesses may be eligible for tax…
  • Our Costly Neglect of Drinking Fountains

    dmguion
    6 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Drinking fountain in a botanical garden Have you thought much about drinking fountains, or even seen one lately? They used to be everywhere—in all kinds of public buildings and in parks. Building codes specified how many drinking fountains a public building should have. They still do, but this year the International Plumbing Code cut its number in half. Building codes in most American cities follow the IPC’s recommendations. We don’t see as many drinking fountains in recent decades. People buy bottled water instead. That’s bad for the environment and not especially good…
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  • Five Ways To Make Your Business More Energy Sufficient

    Rinkesh
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Five Ways To Make Your Business More Energy Sufficient It’s not just individuals that are working on living greener lifestyles. Businesses are also trying to go green, probably because they know that people want to help the environment and will be happier working with businesses that are green and have the same outlook as they do. If you want your business to be more green, and lower your overall carbon footprint, it isn’t that difficult to do, and it can start with some simple steps. While it can call for some investment, you will get your money back in the cash your business…
  • Causes, Effects and Solutions of Wildfires

    Rinkesh
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:43 am
    What are Wildfires? Wildfires are blazes that are uncontrolled and fueled by different types of weather, dry underbrush, and wind, which burn land by the acres and take over everything in their paths, in just a few minutes. There are typically about 100,000 wildfires in the United States every year. Over 9 million acres of land have been destroyed due to treacherous wildfires. Here in this article you will get to know about the causes, effects, and solutions to these wildfires and what can be done about them? According to WeatherWizKids, “A wildfire also known as a wildland fire, forest…
  • What is Peak Oil?

    Rinkesh
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:08 am
    What is Peak Oil? Peak oil is defined as the exact point in time that the global product of crude oil hits its maximum rate. After this point, the production of oil will then start to gradually decline. The theory of “Peak Oil” was developed by M. King Hubbert, who claimed that the oil production follows a bell-curve with the peak of production occurring when approximately half of the oil has been extracted. The theory came about because crude oil is a non-renewable energy resource that we cannot mine and use indefinitely: one day, the reserves that are hidden deep under the…
  • How to Become the Most Eco-Friendly Driver

    Rinkesh
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    Become the Most Eco-Friendly Driver As the world’s supply of fossil fuels dwindles, petrol and diesel prices continue to soar and people become more and more eco-conscious, the importance of environmentally friendly driving is increasing. Already there has been a significant rise in the number of eco-cars on the roads in the past couple of years. Car manufacturers are developing more efficient, cleaner vehicles all the time to meet the changing demands and priorities of their customers. Having an energy efficient vehicle is the first stepping stone on the path to becoming an eco-friendly…
  • Renewable and Non-renewable Resources

    Rinkesh
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:24 am
    Renewable and Non-renewable Resources When discussing different sources of energy, you often hear the terms “renewable” and “non-renewable”. What is the difference? Quite simply, a renewable energy source like solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, ocean is one that can be replenished in a human’s lifetime. Non-renewable sources such as fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) will technically replenish, but over many, many, thousands of years meaning we use them up much faster than they are produced. Here in this article, we will learn about different renewable and…
 
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  • Revisiting the Importance of Proper Hazardous Waste Management

    Jordan Rodewald
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Hazardous Waste Management Gone Wrong The massive explosions last week in Tianjin, China were an unfortunate reminder of not only the deadly consequences hazardous materials can have, but also a ringing endorsement for the need of proper hazardous waste management. While the cause of those explosions is still under investigation, the company that owned the […] The post Revisiting the Importance of Proper Hazardous Waste Management appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Grease Trap Maintenance

    Jordan Rodewald
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:25 am
    Do’s and Don’ts of Grease Trap Maintenance Maintaining grease traps properly, and on a regular schedule, is of extreme importance if you want to avoid the unnecessary consequences of failing to do so. After all, sewer blockages, backups, and fines are never fun to deal with. Fortunately, ensuring these things don’t occur isn’t a monumental […] The post Do’s and Don’ts of Grease Trap Maintenance appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • How You Can Avoid Common RCRA Violations

    Jordan Rodewald
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    Avoiding Common RCRA Violations Many common RCRA (Resource Conservation Recovery Act) violations come down to simple lapses in judgment or a general lack of education of the law itself. From simply failing to clearly mark labels to making improper hazardous waste determinations, these common violations can be detrimental to business and often carry hefty consequences. Fortunately, […] The post How You Can Avoid Common RCRA Violations appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Repurposed Metal: 4 Perfect Items to Get Creative With

    Jordan Rodewald
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    4 Items That Are Perfect for Repurposed Metal Projects The next time you have metals to dispose of, think twice about simply recycling them and, of course, don’t even think about throwing them in the trash. You might be surprised at how you can repurpose them. Recently, repurposing items—metal in particular—has become a major trend. From […] The post Repurposed Metal: 4 Perfect Items to Get Creative With appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • What the Latest “Waters of the United States” Rule Means

    Jordan Rodewald
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Clarifying “Waters of the United States“ Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Army Corps of Engineers released a final rule under the Clean Water Act that further defines the scope of the “waters of the United States.” Under the rule, there are three categories of waters for which the reach of federal jurisdiction, for […] The post What the Latest “Waters of the United States” Rule Means appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
 
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  • Burnt out on Being an Employee? Could be Time for a Change.

    Kristi Williams
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:35 am
    “It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.” -Eric Hoffer, Philosopher and Author At times we all feel stressed out at work. Some occupations are simply more demanding than others; nursing is a prime example. Nursing is one of the most respected and, at times, difficult professions. Long shifts plus feeling overworked and under constant pressure are common factors of a condition called nurse burnout. This very real syndrome is a health concern for three out of four nurses. According to a study, the more a nurse is motivated by helping…
  • Coverall Franchisees in Entrepreneur Magazine

    Kristi Williams
    11 Aug 2015 | 6:13 am
    Talk about cleaning up! Check out the August 2015 issue of Entrepreneur magazine to learn how Coverall Franchised Business Owners, Adam Schoenfeld and Sebastian Pica of Long Island’s Metro Cleaning Solution, made the dream of working for themselves a reality. If you’ve ever thought about owning your own business, perhaps these stories will inspire you to learn more about Coverall’s Franchised Business Opportunities. Visit our FAQ page to see if Coverall is the right fit for you or contact us today for more information. Coverall North America, Inc. and its Master Franchisees license and…
  • SLIDESHOW: 6 Germy Places in Your Apartment Community

    Kristi Williams
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    Renting an apartment can have many benefits such as not having to do yard work, built-in maintenance service if the air conditioner is on the fritz and the freedom to move suddenly if you have to. Apartment living also comes with many perks in the form of cool amenities including a pool, fitness center or even a movie theater.  With conveniences like these right there in your complex, it makes sense to take advantage of them.  Just keep in mind your neighbors are doing the same. And so are germs. Germs may enjoy these public spaces even more than you!  With so many people coming into…
  • Smarter Carpet Cleaning

    Kristi Williams
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    When you think of professional carpet cleaning, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s a big, noisy, bulky machine with hoses sprouting in every direction being pushed up and down the hall. Or maybe its hours upon hours of drying time and doing your very best impersonation of a spider: hugging the wall while “tip-toeing” to the front door in your bare feet. Perhaps you don’t think of the actual cleaning process but the cost of the cleaning process. And if you happen to live in drought-affected California, you don’t even want think about it because of the all hot water needed to get your…
  • 6 Tips for When You Get Sick While Traveling

    Kristi Williams
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    You protect yourself, wash your hands, use sanitizer, take vitamins and do all the right things but sometimes germs still find you. On a recent vacation to Anchorage, Alaska, I had the misfortune of getting sick on the day I was scheduled to fly home. At first I thought I was just really tired from all the non-stop activities and sightseeing, but as the day went on, I started feeling worse. Scratchy throat, stuffy head, runny nose, coughing….it was coming whether I wanted it or not. While I didn’t pack any cold medication I did have plenty of Band-Aids®! Hmmm, not really helpful for my…
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  • How to Maintain the Quality of Indoor Air

    Brian
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:09 am
    10 Easy Tips: How to Maintain the Quality of Indoor Air Clean air is essential to good health. If the air you breathe is clean and free from allergens, you can safeguard your health from elements that would impact your body negatively. So, if you want to be sure that the air in your home is free from impurities, then it is helpful to apply these simple tips and techniques to help you achieve your goals. 1. Minimize sources of allergens in … Continue reading How to Maintain the Quality of Indoor Air → The post How to Maintain the Quality of Indoor Air appeared first on…
  • 5 Tips for Better Air Quality in Your Home

    Brian
    6 Aug 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Reducing indoor air pollution is critical to the health and well-being of your family. By eliminating the sources of contaminants in the air and properly ventilating your home, you will increase the amount of clean air, reduce the build-up of moisture, and also remove pollutants through filtration. We’ve compiled a list of handy tips to help you clean the air in your home. Be Careful at Pollutants Many of us come into contact … Continue reading 5 Tips for Better Air Quality in Your Home → The post 5 Tips for Better Air Quality in Your Home…
  • 10 Messages You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking

    Brian
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Facts You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking Nicotine, the main drug in a cigarette or tobacco, is the reason for smoking addiction. After long time smoking, your brain will adapt to nicotine and long for a cigarette. When are boring, in blue mood or tired, your brain may give out a message: you need a cigarette. This happens again and again. Many things can trigger your cravings for a cigarette, the smell of a cigarette, an ashtray next to … Continue reading 10 Messages You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking → The post 10 Messages You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking…
  • Five Air Purification Technologies

    Brian
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Five Modern Methods of Air Purification For most families, keeping the high-quality indoor air is of great importance for their well-beings. The best way to maintain the clean and pure indoor air is to circulate the air through natural ways, such as, opening the doors or windows. However, most modern houses are sealed tightly, making it hard for the natural breezes to blow through them. So purifying the air naturally seems to be unavailable for most homes. Fortunately, modern technologies … Continue reading Five Air Purification Technologies → The post Five Air Purification…
  • Treatment and Control of Asthma

    Brian
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Asthma Treatment and Control Methods Asthma is a type of chronic disease. The frustrating fact is that it is incurable, but there still have many methods, such as using useful tools or taking medications, to help treat or control asthma. In addition, some practical benchmarks can also be used to estimate your progress of treatment. 1. Helpful tools: The Peak Flow Meter This little device is simple and easy to handle in hands. When you blow air into it, the … Continue reading Treatment and Control of Asthma → The post Treatment and Control of Asthma appeared first on AirBetter.org.
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  • Make your bathroom and toilet Eco-Friendly

    Marie Nieves
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Last updated:3rd September, 2015, 7:26 PMWhen there is a word about making a house or a flat environmentally friendly usually the last things that are discussed are bathrooms and toilets, runners up perhaps only to garages. The fact is that both toilets and bathrooms deserve as much attention as any other room in the house. To help you see the bigger picture, here is how to make them eco-friendly in the best possible manner.   Water usageAlmost half of the world’s human population is troubled by the lack of water on daily bases. Water scarcity is seen as the number one health issue,…
  • Why Geothermal Should Be A Fixture Of All New Build Homes

    Contributing Author
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:11 am
    Last updated:1st September, 2015, 12:12 PM  The number of new homes being built in the United Kingdom is on the rise as demand for housing across the country continues to grow. Just over 145,000 homes were registered with the National Housing Building Council (NHBC) in 2014, which marks a 9% increase on 2013 levels and it’s the greatest number of properties to be built since the start of the economic crisis that hit in 2007. This is clearly great news for those who are currently looking for a place to live, but should we be doing more to ensure that these new homes are built with…
  • The Dangers Of Untrimmed Trees

    Contributing Author
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:34 am
    Last updated:27th August, 2015, 9:34 AMTrees offer many benefits to your yard and home. Lush green trees add to your home’s curb appeal and beauty. They also provide shade for your home on hot days. As useful and beautiful as your trees may be, they can be dangerous if they are left untrimmed. Here are 6 ways your untrimmed trees can pose a danger to your home or others.   1. Untrimmed trees can provide wild animals with direct access to your home. Wild animals such as squirrels, raccoons and rats inhabit trees. When a tree is trimmed, the animals may not pose a problem for you.
  • Designing A Flood-free Future

    Contributing Author
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    Last updated:24th August, 2015, 2:44 PM Despite certain measures such as the construction of the Thames Barrier, London is still at risk from flooding. Climate change, increased demand on the capital’s drainage, increased building and expansion and the accompanying rise in hard surfaces mean measures need to be taken to reduce London’s flood risk.   What is the flood risk? Various factors combine:   Climate and structural Sea levels are rising and London has sunk by about one third of a metre since the second world war. The London Climate Change Partnership estimates that by the…
  • Earth-Friendly Ways On How To Clean A Pool Patio

    Lillian Connors
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:31 am
    Last updated:20th August, 2015, 10:53 AM  Concrete surfaces are prone to mold which can spoil the appearance of the patio and make the area slippery and slick. Especially critical areas are those around the pool, which are becoming older-looking, moldy and dirty under the influences of continuous humidity and often spilling of greasy matters from food or sunscreen. Mold is considered not very easy to remove and that’s why most of the people turn to harsh chemical cleaners. This is damaging, not only for the plants surrounding the pool, but for the air too. There are, however, ways to…
 
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  • September Self Care Challenge [+ 20 Activity Ideas]

    Travel Well
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:55 am
    Reconnecting with ourselves every day can reduce stress, promote healthy habits and increase our overall happiness. That's why this month we're teaming up with Meredith Magnini, RD, to challenge you to make September the month of you by setting aside at least one moment each day for self care. The post September Self Care Challenge [+ 20 Activity Ideas] appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Lyme Regis and England’s Jurassic Coast

    Travel Well
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:28 am
    Known as a haven for fossil hunters, hikers and Jane Austen fans, Lyme Regis is a sparkling seaside gem on England's Jurassic Coast. Find out why it quickly moved to the top of Travel Well's favorite destinations list--and what we ate there that may be the best food we've ever had. The post Lyme Regis and England’s Jurassic Coast appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • 22 Tips to Reduce Your Water Footprint [Infographic]

    Travel Well
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Up to 2.8 billion people around the world are affected by water scarcity for one month every year--a huge problem with a simple solution: waste less water. This infographic from shows us 22 easy ways to reduce wasted water and divert used gray water to second and third purposes, saving more than 100,000 gallons of water per person per year from going to waste. The post 22 Tips to Reduce Your Water Footprint [Infographic] appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Yoga Series to Find Strength, Balance and Courage in Crane Pose

    Travel Well
    11 Aug 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Next time you're on your yoga mat, abandon your safety net to try this series of moves for Crane Pose, a great strength and balance pose that will give you the courage--and excitement--to step outside of your comfort zone. The post Yoga Series to Find Strength, Balance and Courage in Crane Pose appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Flying Outside My Comfort Zone in Beginner Aerial Silks

    Alexa Nota
    6 Aug 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Even a single small step outside of my comfort zones is an adventure in itself. As I hung upside down from the silks in a move I once thought impossible, my old boundaries faded behind me and exciting unexplored territory stretched endlessly ahead. The post Flying Outside My Comfort Zone in Beginner Aerial Silks appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
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  • Why Is Water Conservation Important?

    Cassie Reese
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Conservation Made Easy: 20 Simple Ways to Save Water     Three quarters of our planet is made up of water, so many find themselves wondering: “Why is water conservation important?” The quick answer is that only two percent of the world’s water is usable, and water pollution puts a large portion of that precious supply at risk. Whether you live in an area affected by drought, want to enjoy savings on your water bill, or are simply looking for ways to be more water-conscious, you’ll appreciate the 20 water-saving tips that follow.   What is Water Pollution, and Why is…
  • Small Steps toward Living Green and Frugally

    Cassie Reese
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
    Change the World by Living Green and Frugally     Recently, I came across a recycled plastic water bottle sculpture while walking through a park in an urban environment. It provided information on the number of plastic bottles wasted every year, why this is harmful, etc. I’ve seen art projects like this all around the world—ones that take trash and arrange it in such a way that makes it both attractive and horrifying, meaning to scare the viewer into realizing the truths of our environmental crisis. But they don’t actually teach you about living green and frugally.  …
  • Save the Earth – Ways to Help the Environment Right Now

    Cassie Reese
    7 Aug 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Simple Ways to Help the Environment: How Small Changes Make a Big Difference Photo Credit: Flickrr user epSos .de Welcome to the Environmentalistz blog.  This is your source for organic ways to help the environment and live a more eco-friendly life without breaking the bank. We are here to break through the chatter and shatter myths about organic and green products as well as eco-friendly living.  The bookshelves and internet are full of misinformation and we want to set the record straight.   Eco-Friendly Living Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank   Oh sure, the shelves of the…
  • Cleaning with Baking Soda – 12 Easy Solutions

    Cassie Reese
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Cleaning with Baking Soda for Chemical-Free Living   If you’ve ever made a batch of muffins or chocolate chip cookies from scratch, you have probably used baking soda. Beyond use as a leavening agent though, what is baking soda good for? Maybe you keep an open box of the stuff in your fridge to help prevent stale odors, or perhaps you buy toothpaste or deodorant that lists it as a primary ingredient. But did you know that there are countless ways to use baking soda to replace chemical cleaners? It’s such a safe, effective cleaner that it was used to scrub the inside of the Statue of…
  • 6 Fun and Unique Wine Bottle Craft Ideas

    Cassie Reese
    7 Aug 2015 | 12:41 pm
    6 Fun and Unique Wine Bottle Craft Ideas (Photo credit: livinator.com) Even though recycling is on the rise, nearly 75% of glass ends up in the landfill – and the great majority of it is wine, beer, and liquor bottles. So even if you can’t recycle, or recycling is difficult for you, try re-purposing! By making new, and potentially even market-ready goods, you can either boast fun crafts in your home and garden or help your local school or nonprofit raise some money for good. Here are six easy and fun wine bottle craft ideas.   Re-purpose Glasses or Vases   If you Google,…
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