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The Snowpants Rule

by Stephen Morris                         1000509 266

Recently, my oldest son, now a thirty-something living in New York City, referenced “The Snowpants Rule.”

“What’s that?” I asked.

“What’s that?” he looked at me incredulously, “You made it up!”

“Remind me then.”

“When we were little kids and we’d want to go out and play in the snow, you’d tell us we couldn't go out unless we promised to stay out for at least as long as it took us to put on our snowpants in the first place. The Snowpants Rule.”

By the Numbers:20 Practical Uses For Coke

by Stephen Morris                         1000503 300

Here are 20 practical uses of Coke as a domestic cleaner:

The Electric Option

by Stephen Morris                         1000498 980

At SolarFest, the summer music and energy extravaganza held in Middletown Springs each July, the Green Living Journal was right next to the booth for Freedom 4 Bikes of Bellows Falls, Vermont. The bikes were quite a show-stopper, as the shop proprietors would end their sales pitch by hopping on a bike and silently gliding into the distance, whetting the appetite for a test ride.

Flea Time

by Chip Samons                         1000496 828

Here's our choice: utilize preventative measures for controlling fleas now, or, wait until those pesky, pointed headed little bloodsuckers drive us to the brink of frustration by setting off some kind of poisonous flea bomb in our homes.

Hoop Houses: Eat from Your Garden Earlier and Longer

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Hoop houses are a great do-it-yourself project that can make it possible for you to garden all year long. They can also be used for storage, as a temporary garage, or even as a workshop. They are inexpensive, easy to construct and when completed they also:

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Toxic Pet Toys? Earth-Friendly Alternatives

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Choosing toys for our pets seems like a no-brainer, yet dogs in particular are susceptible to the dangers of toxic toys

Wake Up Skin and Hair with Refreshing Tea

by Janice Cox                         1000307 2770

Japanese research has shown tea to be effective against free radicals, which cause our bodies to age...

How do you Eat, Drink, and Be Merry?

by various Green Living folks                         1000380 2727

We asked people from the world of Green Living what is their favorite way to eat, drink, and be merry during the holiday season. Here are their responses:

53 Senses

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We have fifty three senses? But I can barely handle five!

Getting Over the Wall : Assigned homework for the Spring edition

by Michael Potts                         1000382 2007

the most important non-fiction book since Beyond the Limits in 1992

The Rise and Fall of Raw Milk

by Ron Schmid, ND                         1025 2003

Raw milk has been victimized by the same forces that gave us Wonder Bread, processed Amercian cheese, and pasteurized beer

Naturally Clean: A Book for the Generations

by Stephen Morris                         1062 1601

We apply the Precautionary Principle every time we buckle a seatbelt. Why doesn't it make sense to do the same with the chemical

Why Dry? This Summer Try Solar Drying

by Eben Fodor                         1054 1543

There is plenty of extra sunshine available to dry your food. On a clear day, up to 1,000 Watts of solar energy are available for our use...

Little Buggers! As the Cluster Flies

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...Then you stalk the fly. When you get at point blank range, you pull the trigger. I live for this ...

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Pet Booster Vaccinations

by Jill Breitner                         1000196 1370

Alternatives to Toxic Flea & Tick Products

by Jill Breitner                         1000266 1360

The Dream of Natural Childbirth

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Raw Milk Revolution

by Sarah Morrison                         1000031 1138

Good Life

by Stephen Morris                         1057 1035

Organic Produce at Bargain Prices

by Dan Chiras                         1029 923

What is Radon?

by Marshall Glickman                         9166 909

Farm to School: the ABCs of Fresh Food

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Waterproofing Ocean: the consequence of keeping dry

by Emily Monosson                         9121 897

Is Your Lawn Toxic?

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Household Cleaners... know the risks & make better choices

by David Hughes                         1000386 819

Special Letter to the Editor

by Amelia Shea                         1000405 794

Going Wireless?

by Jules Harrell                         1000148 775

The Simple Life

by Stephen Morris                         9099 753

The Neighborhood Toxicologist

by Emily Monosson                         1000022 737

A Monthly Guide to Finding Locally Grown Foods

by Stephen Morris                         1027 699

Clean the Air in Your Home with House Plants

by B.C. “Bill” Wolverton                         1000021 698

Life by the Rail Trail

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