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Zen Housekeeping and Nature

Slap the word "natural" on a product label and it has an almost magical effect: the item's ingredients and manufacture seem clothed with a seal of approval from the earth itself, as if it was somehow meant to be. Discerning green shoppers are aware of the greenwashing tricks that have made the wo...

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Tags: Cleaning, Housekeeping, Natural, Zen
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AM Inspiration: Meditating over pots and pans

Americans are awfully busy. Sometimes we bring it upon ourselves, needlessly complicating our leisure activities or allowing work time to bleed into hours that should be dedicated to other pursuits. In other instances, however, a life inventory doesn't turn up many areas that can be simplified. T...

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Tags: Cleaning, Meditation, Relaxation, Time
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Soapnuts: The nut that gets your clothes clean

Happily, there are many greener ways to wash your clothes thes days, which are an improvement on the fragrance-, dye- and phosphate-filled potions of yore. Many of these newer, eco-friendlier products come in plastic bottles, however, and are made out of ingredient lists longer than you may be co...

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Tags: Cleaning, Laundry, Packaging, Product, Recycling
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Cleaning Green Below Your Means

Do you really need all that stuff under your sink? New Dream staff members put their heads together to come up with a list of their favorite cleaning tips. Alexis: Take off your shoes inside! You’d be surprised how dirty floors are because of shoe dirt. When you do decide to clean the floors t...

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Tags: Chemical, Clean, Cleaning, Laundry
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