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The sustainability tip that's been right in front of you your whole life

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The sustainability tip that's been right in front of you your whole life

The sustainability tip that's been right in front of you your whole life The lunchbox might just be the greatest thing since sliced bread.  That's right. Bringing your lunch to work or sending it with your little ones every day will not only save you money but also help save the planet. Who knew you were so woke as a kid? Get back to your glory days with these tips. First, you really need to evaluate what you're carrying your food in. (Is it as cool as my OG Gunsmoke lunchbox??) While I doubt it, all that really matters is that whatever...

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The best foods for you, ranked

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The best foods for you, ranked

The best foods for you, ranked Diet trends and fads are everywhere and everyone's got opinions on what you should and shouldn't eat. But wouldn't it be great if there were just a simple to understand (but super complex to scientifically determine) ranking system for foods? Look no further.  The ANDI or Aggregate Nutrient Density Index does just that. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD developed the scale by using the idea that health = nutrients divided by calories.  Yeah ok, we know that's more math than you've seen since high school. The important thing is that all the work is done...

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Yes, laughing is actually good for you. Here's why.

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Yes, laughing is actually good for you. Here's why.

Yes, laughing is actually good for you. Here's why. You know the cliche, "Laughter is the best medicine". Yeah, it's hard to believe. But! It is rooted in truth. (Mayo Clinic even says so.) Here's what laughter truly does for your body. Decreases stress. A good laugh actually gets your stress response going and then slows it down, resulting in a relaxed feeling. Boosts immunity.  Laughing literally increases infection-fighting antibodies and immune cells. Soothes tense muscles. Circulation is improved by laughing, which aids in muscle relaxation that can last up to 45 minutes after a good laugh.  Releases endorphins. Yeah, you...

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World Malaria Day: What you need to know

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World Malaria Day: What you need to know

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Start saving the world in your backyard with composting

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Start saving the world in your backyard with composting

Start saving the world in your backyard with composting Hoping to garden this summer? You can improve your soil, reduce your impact and save money -- with just one concept. Composting.  It's true. Composting is super easy and great for the environment. You're probably already recycling (and if you're not, come on, it's not hard), so this is an easy next step to reduce your contribution to landfills. How does it work? Well, simply start collecting kitchen waste like egg shells, tea bags, fruit and veggie skins and coffee grounds in a compost pile outside. You can also add weeds, leaves...

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