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  • 8 Deliciously Eco-Friendly Dishes>>

    Going veggie, even for just one day, can go a long way in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To make it easy, here are eight delectable recipes that delete the meat. Try one or two—or all eight. Our beautiful blue planet will thank you.>>

  • 7 Secrets for a Greener Lawn>>

    The grass doesn’t have to be greener on your neighbours’s lawn. The best part? You don’t need costly lawn services or high-tech sprinkler systems. Here are seven tips to help you get there.>>

  • Quiz: Is Your Diet Killing the Planet?>>

    When we think about ways to help the planet, most of us focus on reducing waste and cutting energy usage. But have you considered changing how you eat?>>

  • 9 Ways to Reduce Waste (and Save Money)>>

    Do you really need to throw that out? Here's how to cut the amount of garbage your family produces, and help you save money while you're at it.>>

  • 5 Things to End Muscle Pain>>

    When our muscles ache, often our first instinct is to reach for the pill bottle. But even seemingly benign drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin can, over time, increase your risk for ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, high blood pressure, and heart attacks. Fortunately, there are alternatives for dealing with muscle soreness.>>

  • 5 Ways to Make Wild Birds Happy>>

    By creating an environment that makes your feathered friends happy, you’ll keep them coming throughout the year. Here are five ways to make your yard the birds’ happy place.>>

  • 10 Quick Home Inspections to Do This Spring>>

    How well did your house survive winter? What kind of springtime repairs will need to be on your to-do list? Don’t let those questions nag at you. To prevent any nasty surprises, take an hour to do a home inspection. Here's how you can do it yourself.>>

  • 13 Things You Should Know About Customer Service>>

    If you feel like you aren't getting the results you want from your customer service rep, make sure you're keeping these 13 things in mind.>>

  • 6 Financial Planning Tips for Blended Families>>

    Blending families involves careful financial planning and everyone knows divorce can wreak financial havoc, but entering a new marriage can be just as dicey, particularly when two families—complete with kids, assets, debts and expectations—come together. >>

  • 14 Ways to Green Your Home>>

    Turn your household into an eco-oasis—and save money—with simple modifications.>>

  • The World’s Greatest Novel in Emoji>>

    We condensed the 635-page epic that is Moby Dick into a pretty funny, fairly tight emoji story. Yes, Melville is turning in his grave.>>

  • 13 Things Your Matchmaker Won't Tell You>>

    If you're looking for love online or being set up by a friend, here are 13 things your matchmaker might not tell you.>>

  • 5 Low-Cost Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day>>

    You don’t have to choose between your bank account and your love on Valentine’s Day. Here are low-cost but meaningful ways to celebrate.>>

  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About Olive Oil>>

    This pantry staple has more uses than you might think. Just take a look at these nine amazing facts about olive oil.>>

  • 5 Things to Help You Think Happier>>

    More and more research has shown the connection between the mind and body. Have a positive outlook on life, and you can boost your health. Learn to laugh off everyday stresses and you can avoid some ailments. The best thing, though: You can think yourself to a happier and healthier self.>>

  • 13 Things Rich People Won't Tell You>>

    Most of them weren't always rolling in it. Here's how to make your money matter.>>

  • 5 Things to Naturally Boost Your Memory>>

    Your mind is sort of like a muscle. The more you use it, the better your memory. In addition to giving your grey matter some exercise, here are five other memory-boosting home remedies.>>

  • 5 Things to Help You During a Winter Storm>>

    When a storm warning makes you feel like you’re inside a snow globe, it’s time to think about survival. Here are five things to get you through that nasty weather.>>

  • 5 More Things to do With Eggs>>

    Have some extra eggs laying around? There's more to do with them than bake or fry them up. Here are five things to do with eggs.>>

  • 5 Things to Know About Your iPhone>>

    It was unimaginable 20 years ago that one device could combine a phone, computer, answering machine and about a dozen other gadgets in one handheld cell phone. Here are five surprising capabilities that you may not know about your iPhone.>>

  • 5 Facts About Facebook>>

    When you say you’ll “message” someone, chances are you mean that you’ll communicate via Facebook. With more than one billion estimated users, the social media site has become a part of everyday life, but this “free” service does come with some strings.>>

  • How to Take the Ultimate Family Photo>>

    You’ve pulled it off: the family has gathered, the table is set, and even the cat seems jolly. Now what do you do with that camera again? >>

  • 13 Things You Should Know Before Choosing a Daycare>>

    As your little ones grow up (or if you're expecting your first), you'll want to consider signing them up for daycare. Here are 13 points to keep in mind when making your big decision.>>

  • 5 Secrets to an Exceptional Holiday on a Shoestring Budget>>

    ’Tis the season to overspend. Each year, we promise ourselves that we’re not going to go overboard with holiday spending. Each year, it seems it’s difficult to pay the bills in January and beyond. But you can be festive and save money. Here's how.>>

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