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20 Foods That Make You Smarter

Simply put, your brain likes to eat. And it likes powerful fuel: quality fats, antioxidants, and small, steady amounts of the best carbs.

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A Feminist Polygamist?

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Top 10 Climate-Change Denier Arguments Debunked

Snow in the South, ice gain in Antarctica and scientists seemingly fudging climate data: is the global warming debate over? Definitely.

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28 Must-Read Books That Will Forever Change How You See the World

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10 Ways Your Taxes Pay For Environmental Devastation

Urban sprawl, pollution, over-consumption, deforestation…like it or not, U.S. taxpayers are still paying for all of these things to occur in America and beyond. Despite recent investments in green jobs and technology, an array of government subsidies pay big dirty industries like oil, coal and factory farms to destroy the environment in every way possible while greener, healthier industries like solar power and vegetable farms get a pittance.

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Great Reasons to Get Rid of Your Lawn

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Should We Stop Eating Fish?

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How Oil Spills Affect the Food Chain

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Can You Be an Environmentalist and Still Eat Meat?

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Would You Give Up an Urban Life and Live in the Sticks?

Can you imagine swapping your cute shoe collection for a few pairs of work boots, giving up weekly nights out with the girls to shovel manure and mend fences, or foregoing frequent trips to your favorite take-out restaurant in favor of making all of your own meals? Trading Sex in the City for Little House on the Prairie might seem extreme and even frightening, but ‘ruralpolitans’ tend to think the benefits outweigh the sacrifices.

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Do You Know Where Your Milk Is Coming From?

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Coca-Cola Puts on Green Guise for the Winter Olympics

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Proven to Cause Human Obesity

You've heard it before: a calorie is a calorie is a calorie. If people are fat, it's their own fault for eating too much.

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9 Holiday Gifts Every American Should Go Without

I’m  so over the annual mandatory retail blitz which prompts us to purchase scads of presents no one needs (and few can afford).

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11 Dangerous Ingredients You Should Avoid at All Costs

The greener we become, the more we have to scrutinize. I for one have cleaned up my home, my diet, my cleaning products and of utmost importance the products I put on my skin. I’m an avid ingredient reader and do the research -- after all, my skin is the largest organ in my body! Here’s a list of some common skin and hair care chemicals we all need to avoid.

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Can Your Diet Make You Happy?

Wanna be happy and kick Prozac to the curb? Start eating your fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, beans, fish and olive oil. We’ve long known that a Mediterranean diet is good for the heart, but it turns out it’s also good for the mood.

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10 Amazing Facts About Worldwide Water Use

Considering that less than 1 percent of all the water on the planet is usable freshwater, we’re not nearly as careful as we should be with this precious resource. Here are some amazing facts to put things in perspective.

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Why Do Women Singers Have to Look Like Barbie?

The album title is Fearless but the message is be flawless. So what if you can sing. Are you drop-dead gorgeous, model thin and loved by the camera?

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15 Must-Read Books That Will Forever Change How You See the World

Some say print books are passé, but I still like curling up on the couch with a mind-expanding read. Here are my top picks for ecological and sustainable reading.

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15 Best Foods to Improve Your Immunity

Not in the mood to choke down yet another gritty serving of Emergen-C? Boost your body from the inside out with powerful foods that help your immune system function optimally. Just incorporate these healthy foods into your diet to strengthen your immune system in a way your taste buds can appreciate.

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The 8 Weirdest Ways to Go Green

Think you've heard every creative and inventive way to go green? Here are some sensible suggestions – but if your tastes tend towards the wackier end of the green spectrum, you'll have a blast with the following ideas.

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