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The 5 best ways to make your holiday more sustainable

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The 5 best ways to make your holiday more sustainable

The 5 best ways to make your holiday more sustainable In a season full of stress, it can be tempting to slack on your sustainable lifestyle in favor of easier options. But trust us, making green choices doesn't have to be hard. And you can feel good knowing you're doing your part to save the earth for holidays to come.  Follow these 5 easy tips to make your holiday season more sustainable. 1. Recycle that wrapping. Did you know most wrapping paper isn't recyclable? Opt for options like newspaper or recycled paper bags. Or take it up a notch with brown...

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Cherished gifts from my dad: A Father's Day tribute

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Cherished gifts from my dad: A Father's Day tribute

“The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.” –Austin O’Malley Cherished gifts from my dad A Father's Day tribute from Marc Skid's Founder First, let me tell you a little about my father. His Irish heritage and the Marine Corp are probably two of the most cherished things in his life. But don’t ask about them -- you’ll need to cancel all your appointments for the day! He's led an amazing life. By far, his best accomplishment was finding my mother (because that’s how my 3 sisters and I came to be). Dad, from what...

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The ultimate St. Patrick's Day guide

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The ultimate St. Patrick's Day guide

The ultimate St. Patrick's Day guide Be a know-it-all this year. Everyone's favorite excuse to drink green beer is almost here: St. Paddy's Day. A holiday characterized by red-headed leprechauns, wearing green to avoid pinching and four-leaf clovers is actually a religious holiday. So while you're out drinking and enjoying the green Chicago river, you can school your friends in the reason for this season.  St. Patrick - the man, the myth, the legend. Patrick actually wasn't born an Irishman. He was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Roman Britain at age 14 and taken to Ireland where he...

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Switch it up: How LED lights can save you big time

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Switch it up: How LED lights can save you big time

Switch it up: How LED lights can save you big time Sometimes, saving the world starts just one light bulb at a time. LED stands for “light emitting diode”, which is just science speak for the way the bulb converts electricity into light -- which, by the way, is super efficient. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, LED bulbs use 75% less energy than your traditional incandescent lighting and emit almost no heat rays. But that’s not all. They also last 25 times longer than regular bulbs and have the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the...

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5 Give-back gifts to make everyone feel good

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5 Give-back gifts to make everyone feel good

5 give-back gifts to make everyone feel good Like it or not, the holidays are almost upon us. And yes, that means it’s time to start shopping. But if you’re looking for someone who has everything or a gift that really has an impact, look no further. These 5 giving-back gifts will help change the world and check someone off your list. 1. Marc Skid underwear A new player in the give-back game, Marc Skid is an underwear brand that lets you dictate where your donation goes. Currently partnering with 9 charities across 3 platforms, Marc Skid aims to feed, save and cure the world...

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