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Helping Your Kids Give Back: Fun Holiday Service Projects for You and Your Family

Looking for ways to incorporate volunteering into your holiday season? It might just be your family’s favorite memory this year.

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Hooked on Stuff: The Black Days of Post-Thanksgiving Consumerism

What started as a celebration of prosperity has become something akin to a national addiction. Are we choosing stuff over joy?

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A Smaller Piece of a Better Pie: Embracing "Luxurious Frugality"

Living simply shouldn't remain class-based or countercultural; it should be downright American.

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Black Friday Spoofs Have Come True, But You Don't Have to Join the Madness

As Hollywood spoofs become Black Friday realities, we need to fundamentally question what this says about our consumer-driven society.

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iFixit.com: Boldly Empowering Us to Repair Stuff Ourselves

Through its clean, user-friendly interface, iFixit offers free manuals and advice for repairing thousands of different consumer products.

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Local Food Hub Brings Fresh, Healthy Food to Virginia’s Heartland

Charlottesville's Local Food Hub has a mission: to fix a broken food system by reconnecting local farmers, families, and food grown close to home.

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My Attempt to 'Buy Nothing New' This October

How hard is it to not buy anything new for an entire month? New Dream's AJ Crocker tries it out—and finds a world of abundance and creativity.

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Embrace the Risk: Shop With Recycled Containers

Want to reduce your plastic packaging waste? Consider bringing your own recycled containers when you go to the food store.

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Save Money and Have Fun: DIY Halloween Decorations

These five do-it-yourself decoration ideas will help you put your family and home in the Halloween spirit—without spending a ton of money.

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Easy Steps to Waste-Free School Lunches

By choosing to forgo packaged or cafeteria food, we can teach our children healthy eating habits and minimize the garbage that ends up at landfills.

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