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Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water -- both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans.

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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Monday 04/16/2018
5 ways smart cities provide a healthier, safer, richer life for residents
Updated: April 17, 2018 - 3:41 am

(BPT) - It’s exciting to live in a time when technology is making everything smarter. Smartphones, smart homes, smart cars and now the talk is all about smart cities.

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Sunday 04/15/2018
5 ways everyone can fight climate change
Posted: April 15, 2018

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Thursday 04/12/2018
Empowering The Energy Leaders Of The Future
Updated: April 13, 2018 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—The amount of energy used each year in the United States is almost mind-boggling, with 97.7 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy passing through electrical lines, pipes, roads, rails, water and sky, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). This fast, reliable access to energy feeds the typical American home about 90 million Btu a year.

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Wednesday 04/11/2018
Taking Green to the Grave
Posted: April 11, 2018

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Monday 04/02/2018
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Updated: April 02, 2018 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) April 22 is Earth Day, an annual opportunity to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment. Here are five ways to celebrate.

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Wednesday 03/21/2018
Earth Day 101: 6 impactful ways to teach your kids about food waste
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

(BPT) - America needs to address its food waste problem, and a good place to start is taking steps to teach our children to conserve food.

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Monday 03/19/2018
Simple strategies to stay on trend in your garden
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

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Tuesday 03/13/2018
R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

(BPT) - As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, they’re putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside their own homes.

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Monday 03/12/2018
The best nutrition for your backyard chickens
Updated: March 20, 2018 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - Raising backyard chickens has been a growing trend in the United States over the past several years. Consumers crave choice in their family’s diet, which often includes food they have grown or raised themselves. Raising a backyard flock helps consumers have more control over the eggs their family eats, but bringing home chicks for a backyard flock is just the beginning.

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Friday 03/09/2018
Are Your Home Furnishings Good for the Planet and Your Family?
Updated: March 09, 2018 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) More consumers are interested in selecting products that are good for the planet and their families, than ever before. While many understand what organic food is, confusion still exists when it comes to home furnishings. Simply put, what you bring into your home directly impacts the health and welfare of your family in terms of exposure to chemicals of concern, indoor air quality and comfort.

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Monday 02/26/2018
Are hidden leaks damaging your home, boosting water bills and harming the environment?
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:57 am

(BPT) - Home water leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water per year, and 10 percent of American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water a day, according to the EPA.

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Wednesday 02/21/2018
House hunting? Use this handy checklist before you make the offer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love.

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Wednesday 02/14/2018
Time To Get Ready, Florida
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 3:34 am

by Chip LaMarca

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Wednesday 01/31/2018
A great lawn begins with a great engine
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - As the days grow longer and the snow begins to recede, homeowners will once again venture outdoors to get their yards and lawn into tip-top shape for summer fun. But just like your lawn has been hibernating over the long winter, so too has your lawn mower and other small engines. Even if you properly winterized your mower, there are a few things you’ll need to do to ensure it works like it should. To get there, follow these five steps.

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Tuesday 01/30/2018
The beauty of barn doors
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

(BPT) - Barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. Recently, however, they have become an even more popular and useful feature in residential design. It’s not hard to see why.

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Monday 01/29/2018
A New Year's Resolution for Everyone: Battery Recycling
Updated: February 01, 2018 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Post-holiday time means many of us are enthralled with new gadgets, leaving old devices to collect dust. The good news: the new year means new resolutions, like decluttering your house. This year, add a new resolution to your list that benefits you and the planet: battery recycling.

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Wednesday 12/13/2017
Growing need for ag expertise: Not all high-paid careers are on the farm
Updated: March 31, 2018 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - (BPT) – As the farming industry faces growing consolidation in the U.S., one might get the impression fewer jobs are now available in agriculture.

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Thursday 10/26/2017
Small Changes in What You Eat Can Make a Big Difference
Updated: October 26, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Not everyone is inclined to think about the global impact of their food choices, particularly when they are not in their own kitchens. But experts say that average consumers can learn more about what’s on their plate and how it got there no matter who’s doing the cooking, and use this knowledge to make responsible choices.

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Monday 09/25/2017
Steps to Save Energy in Your Home
Updated: September 25, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Reducing your energy use at home is a win-win for your wallet and the planet. Not only can it save you money on your bills now, but it could also improve your home’s resale value, if you know which steps to take.

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