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26 Green Websites that Save You Money

There are countless green websites on the internet today, ranging from tips about green parenting to business ideas for eco entrepreneurship. But, what if you're looking for ways t

How to Get Emails from the President

I got an email from President Obama yesterday. Did you? The email was from a whitehouse.gov address, not democrats.org or another political site. So, if you were one of the 13 mi

Food, Inc. and the Origins of Your Food: 3 Reasons to Remain Ignorant (Plus Free Movie Screenings)

Food, Inc., a movie detailing the origins and production of food, came to theaters last month. While I'm glad I've become more knowledgeable about food, in light of Food, Inc.'s re

Funny Taste Mystery: Using Google for Medical Diagnoses

I have just recovered from a case of pine nut mouth, or at least that's what I'm calling a recent health hiccup. And I have Google to thank for saving me thousands of dollars, coun

Argentine Wine Hack: Make Bad Wine Better

If you open a bottle of wine that just isn't all that great, add some soda water to it. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

15 Things You Should Do Today to Prepare for a Pandemic Flu

For the past few years people have been telling us that it's not a matter of "if" a pandemic occurs, but a matter of "when." Well, a pandemic may be upon us. Or it may not. Either

Confessions of a Minimalist: 9 Reasons I Miss My Stuff

I believe in having less stuff, but I'm beginning to miss all the old stuff that I had. I've spent some time trying to figure out why.

Best Tips for First Time Home Buyers: Learn to Trust

I started out the home buying process by scouring the internet for information and hitting up the local library. I read 8 or 9 books and countless blogs and websites and still cou

An ING Direct Online Retail Store? It's not a joke.

It was my birthday last week. I received an email from ING Direct and assumed it would just be birthday wishes. But, I opened the email and to my astonishment guess what it contain

I Love Tax Season (and Why It's Like Christmas)

I have a confession to make: I love tax season. Not just the days when I do my taxes or when I file my taxes or get a chunk of change deposited to my account, but the entire Tax S