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Heather Levin

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 Protect Your Kids From Nature-Deficit Disorder

How much time have you and your kids spent outside, in a wild space, this week? Chances are, not too much. Between work, school, home, and extracurricular activities, it seems as if there aren't enough...
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How to Become a Tutor – Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Do you have a gift for teaching others a new skill? Are you patient, a good listener, and able to adapt quickly to change? If so, then you might be perfectly suited to become...
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10 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids & Adults

Don’t hole up indoors in the winter. There are lots of benefits of spending time in nature, even in the cold months. Try these fun outdoor activities to boost your mood and your health when the days are dark and short.
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Skip Retailer Therapy: How to Improve Your Mood Without Spending a Dime

You've had a terrible day. You got in trouble with your boss, unfairly blew up at a colleague, and missed your son's baseball game because you were stuck in rush hour traffic. That evening,...
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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Snow Storms & Blizzards

Roads can become perilous during a winter storm or extreme cold snap. There are countless stories of people getting trapped in their cars overnight or even longer when conditions deteriorate. FEMA reports that there are...
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How to Prevent Heart Disease and Live Longer With a Healthy Lifestyle

Chances are that someone you know has heart disease. You may have it yourself. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that over 11% of the U.S. population currently has heart disease. And while the word...
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7 Survival Skills That All Kids Should Have

In late January 2019, as AOL reports, 3-year-old Casey Hathaway got lost in the woods in Eastern North Carolina. Miraculously, they found him two days later tangled in briars, cold and lethargic but otherwise in...
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Evening Routine Ideas That Can Lead to a Better Workday

What do you typically do after work? If you're like many people, you probably eat dinner and then watch something. According to Nielsen statistics cited by The Atlantic, Americans now spend over half a day interacting...
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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.