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How to Get Rid of Static Cling Naturally

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email Your clothes cling to your limbs, your hair stands on end, and every doorknob greets your hand with a zap. Just what is static anyway, and why is it all up in your business this time of year? You are what you eat, drink, and absorb. Keep it all natural. Explanations of static can get complicated in a hurry—at least to non-physicists. But in simple terms, static is the buildup of a positive or negative […]

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Mushrooms and Health

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/radiation-helps-fungi-grow/ Do Fungi Feast on Radiation? Apparently, but only if they contain melanin, the chemical that serves as skin pigment in humans • By David Biello on May 22, 2007 • • • • • • Like plants that grow toward the sun, dark fungi, blackened by the skin pigment melanin, gravitate toward radiation in contaminated soil. Scientists have observed the organisms—somewhere between plants and animals—blackening the land around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in […]

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It’s So Easy, Being Green

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email With oil and natural gas prices rocketing, stoking terror of long, cold and and expensive winters, a renewed interest in keeping heating costs under control has has been sparked. Homeowner’s have an ignited passion in understanding energy saving methods. If you’re in this boat, stuck in cold waters, here are some tips for energy saving tricks of the trade. If you’re living in a home with a furnace that’s more than 20 years old, you […]

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Why IT has to Go Green

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email As the amount of C02 that Britain’s data centres emit is more than the total annual CO2 emissions of Norwich and Oxford, it is time the IT industry took responsibility for their actions. In comparison to the widely criticised aviation industry, which accounts for 2% of the world’s total C02 carbon emissions, IT accounts for 4%. Despite these negative figures, it is encouraging to hear in The Carbon Trust and YouGov report into employees’ attitudes […]

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What Makes A “Green” Home?

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email While “green” has become quite the buzzword when it comes to home building and design, what exactly it means isn’t always clear. There are a few standards for eco-friendly homes, but the term “green” doesn’t have a universal definition beyond being a color made by mixing yellow and blue. So how does a consumer know when a home the builder is calling “green” is actually built with an ecological focus, or at least enough of […]

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What do you grow in a greenhouse?

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email Once you’ve got your greenhouse ready, it can be difficult to know exactly what to grow. All sorts of things will grow in a greenhouse, and most will grow at least a little better than they would outside it, but there isn’t much point in doing all that work just to end up with a crop of slightly bigger potatoes. The two things that most people grow in greenhouses are tomatoes and cucumbers, as they […]

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Think Green Around the Home

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email There are many things we can all do at home to help out our environment, the following are some tips from HG-TV that we could all use: 1) Use that BBQ! You knew grilling was a healthy way to cook, but did you know it was good for the air? Outdoor grills take less energy than electric kitchen stoves. They also keep heat out of the house, lowering air conditioning costs. Stick with grills that […]

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Think Green when you Clean

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email We all want to do our part in ensuring our environment stays as safe and healthy as possible for our children and future generations to come. Many people don’t stop to think how their household cleaners can affect the environment, and how toxic they can make the immediate environment of your home. With some careful forethought, planning and effort, your home can be cleaned safely and effectively, sparing the environment, your home, family and pets […]

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The Fight Against Breast Cancer: Going Green

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email In the past few years, a number of women have turned to green vegetables in an effort to attempt to lower their risk of breast cancer. With the disease affecting as many as one in eight American women, it is only natural that women look to natural remedies in an attempt to improve their odds in the fight against this all-too-prevalent kind of cancer. Increasingly, though, researchers are looking to another green food in an […]

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The Beauty Of Green Glassware

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email Glassware collectors the world over are in tune to the varied and beautiful collections of glass that define certain generations. Glassware lines can actually act as a historical timeline, as we see the lines and colors metamorphose to reflect the changing times. There are glassware collections for all tastes and budgets – running from the conservative and clear to the funky and colorful. One such colorful line of glassware – and one that receives quite […]

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