How Long Does Food Last?

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Do you adhere to the expiration date on food packages? Did you  know that "printed food dates are not federally regulated and do not refer to food safety."? So, it is usually safe to eat your “expired” food after it is printed date has passed. … [Continue reading]

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Safer Baby Bath Tubs and Seats Guide

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You've probably noticed that most of the baby bath tubs and seats are not marked with a recycling code. It's difficult to know what type of plastic they are made of. And many baby bathtubs are made with PVC, especially the inflatable ones! … [Continue reading]

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How to Self-Publish a Bestseller: Publishing 3.0 by James Altucher

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everyone has a story ....

I think everyone has a story that needs to be shared. Maybe it is our personal piece of our family history - don't you wish your grandmother had written down her story?! - or maybe it's our experience and expertise as a business owner that will … [Continue reading]

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Lumber Liquidators and Laminate Flooring

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60 Minutes show revealed Lumber Liquidators have been selling cheap Made in China laminate flooring that contain high levels of formaldehyde. The show asked three independent labs to test the samples to see if the formaldehyde in the laminate … [Continue reading]

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233 Cool DIY Projects I found on Pinterest

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I love DIY, thus I'm also a Pinterest Junkie (checkout my boards). My girls and I have found some pretty neat ideas on Pinterest that we have used to makeover bedrooms and other living space in my home.  Here's a round up of some very cool DIY … [Continue reading]

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How to kick your sugar addiction for life

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Do you crave sugar? I don't mean, the white powdery stuff pictured above (well, that too), but typical foods that include heaps of sugar, like cakes and cookies. Or Starbuck's Grande (16 oz) Double Chocolaty Chip Créme Frappauccino with Blended Créme … [Continue reading]

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Some things I’ve learned, part I – Windward Made

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Inge of Windward Made in the Netherlands

EcoEtsy member Inge is the designer, maker and everything-elser behind Windward Made. Combining her passions for sustainability, design and making things by hand, she creates modern fashion accessories and home goods with the most eco-friendly … [Continue reading]

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Climate Change is Exacerbating California Drought

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2014 was the hottest year on record. The rains of November and December raised levels at California’s largest reservoirs, which supply water for both northern and southern California, but basins are still at only half of average. California has … [Continue reading]

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Lights, Camera, Oscars – Herbanluxe goes to Hollywood

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Over the past few weeks I've been dying of excitement over the fact that my little mascara was going to be included in the 2015 Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills Swag Bags for Oscars Talent and Nominees.  They had shared a list of the celebrities that … [Continue reading]

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