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Sunday July 6, 2008

the sound of sleep

For years, my boyfriend used an air conditioner to drown out the noises of the city, just to get (and stay) asleep. It wasn’t something I was accustomed to, but I learned to get used to

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Thursday June 26, 2008

the dirt on cleanliness

I’m not a germaphobe, but I know plenty of people who are. And producers of antibacterial soaps and chlorine bleach like to perpetuate the fears that these people have about dirtiness. Unfortunately, the chemicals that make

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Wednesday June 11, 2008

living off the health of the land

I’m a fan of Mark Bittman, the NY Times columnist, foodie, and minimalist chef. I’m even more enamored now that he’s written about some practical advice about eating less meat. Without getting all political or ideological,

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Tuesday June 10, 2008

survive the summer swelter: part 1

It’s not even summer yet and it’s in the high 90s along the Eastern Seaboard. What does one need to do to get by in this heat?

block the sun

Keep your skin protected without nasty chemicals or

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Friday June 6, 2008

clearing up the fish fog

Trying to figure out which fish are okay to eat can be tricky. So many questions enter my mind when attempting to decide on the fish I’ll consume. Does the fish I’m about to eat contain

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Thursday June 5, 2008

5 actions you can take right now

1. Slow global warming: Urge your senators to push for clean energy2. Protect children from airborne lead with stricter EPA standards3. Stop mountaintop removal coal mining4. Save Yellowstone and The Greater Rockies from coal mining5. Stop

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Thursday June 5, 2008

how much good would good wood do?

One of the biggest contributors to climate change is deforestation. And if we don’t pay attention to the labeling on things like paper products (tp, napkins, stationery), building materials, or furniture, we won’t know if we’re

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Monday June 2, 2008

my own private omnivore’s dilemma

It can be tough being an omnivore these days — but it’s not hopeless. Even before reading Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, I considered the impact of my culinary choices and thought of myself as a

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Friday May 30, 2008

brush-a-brush-a, then recycle

The American Dental Association recommends we use a toothbrush for about 3 to 4 months and then replace it. Instead of amassing a collection of used toothbrushes to reuse for cleaning the crevices around the toilet,

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Thursday May 29, 2008

setting intentions

welcome to the first edition of supereco.so what’s it all about?everyone who hasn’t been living in a bunker underground for the last few years has heard about “green,” “eco-friendly,” “sustainable,” or “LOHAS*” and nowadays there’s a

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