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Heather Levin is a writer with over 15 years experience covering personal finance, natural health, parenting, and green living. She lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband and two young sons, where they're often wandering on frequent picnics to find feathers and wildflowers.
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How to Prepare Your Home for Winter Storms, Blizzards & Snow Emergencies

An approaching winter storm is often a cause for excitement, especially for kids looking for some time off school. Blizzards can be fun, but if you're not prepared, they can become very uncomfortable and...
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Real vs. Fake Artificial Christmas Trees (Facts, Types & Comparison)

Each year around the holidays, the debate flares again: real Christmas tree or artificial tree? Which is healthier? Better for the environment? Which is better if you're trying to save money during the holidays? According...
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17 Best Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Gift Ideas (on Every Budget)

People are increasingly interested in living more sustainably. Some are even taking steps to live a zero-waste lifestyle. There's no doubt the shift is long overdue. According to National Geographic, the average American generates...
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8 Easy Ways to Save Money Shopping on Amazon

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t shop on Amazon at least occasionally. With its vast inventory including everything from personal items to furniture to pet supplies, it seems like you can buy nearly everything your heart desires on Amazon. And thanks to the site’s partnership with Whole Foods and the AmazonFresh grocery delivery service, many people can now skip the grocery store and do all their food shopping online. Even better, it’s easier than ever to find amazing deals on Amazon’s mammoth website. Here’s a look at some tools and strategies you can use within the site itself, as well as other websites that can help you save money when shopping on Amazon.
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How to Create a Food Pantry for Your Work Desk – Cheap & Healthy

We’ve all had days — or weeks — when we’re just too busy to stop for a healthy lunch. Enter the idea of a desk pantry: stocking your desk with a stash of healthy, budget-friendly food for those days when a traditional lunch break is out of the question. Desk-friendly foods are easy to snack on while you’re working, and they include things you can quickly prepare in your company’s break room using only hot water or a microwave. They provide a healthy burst of energy and keep you feeling full longer than highly processed, sugary snacks. And they save you money you’d otherwise spend on eating out or buying overpriced vending machine snacks.
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Selling Your House in the Winter – Tips, Pros & Cons

You've probably heard that spring is the best time to put your house on the market. But this rule of thumb doesn't work for everyone. What if you relocate for a job in November, retire and...
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Camping in Line for Black Friday Shopping? – 11 Essential Supplies You’ll Need

Call it what you will - "concrete camping" or just "extremely crazy" - but camping outside stores to get the best Black Friday deals is a popular way for some families to spend their Thanksgiving....
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11 Tips to Save Money on Thanksgiving Day Dinner

If you've ever hosted Thanksgiving for friends and family, you know how easy it is for costs to spiral out of control. Turkey, sides, casseroles, pies, and cakes all add up to an enormous...
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7 Fun Things to Do on Black Friday Instead of Shopping

On Black Friday, millions of people will wake up early and hit the stores for a day of shopping and spending. On Thanksgiving, some people even camp out for Black Friday to be one of...
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How to Be More Helpful to Your Colleagues at Work – Benefits

When was the last time you went out of your way to help a colleague at work? Many of us will have to stop and think about it. We often get so wrapped up in...
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9 Health Benefits of Daily Meditation to Reduce Stress

Would you like to know a simple method for lowering your stress, managing your emotions, learning to be kinder and more compassionate, feeling more confident, and even working more productively? Humans have been practicing it...
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Going Plastic-Free – How to Make the Transition in Your Life

Think about how much plastic you have in your home. There's packaging from the Amazon Prime order you got yesterday, plastic shopping bags from the grocery store, yogurt tubs, ketchup bottles - and the list...