Doctors suggest organic food isn't always the best option.
By Leah Rocketto for TheBump.com
To Go Organic or Not?
Stocking up on organic foods? You'll want to read this before throwing them into the shopping cart.
For the past decade, people have bought organic products thinking they're the healthier option. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), however, has released a report stating that organic products may not offer as many nutritional benefits as people think. The AAP also, for the first time ever, offered advice for pediatricians when it comes to talking with patients about feeding their children organic foods.
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The report, released today on the AAP website, analyzed several studies regarding organic and nonorganic (or conventionally grown) foods, and the results were mixed. When examining produce, the AAP says that "many studies demonstrate no important differences in carbohydrates or vitamin or mineral content." That being said, some studies
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Halloween crafting is just about as fun as it gets - but the decorations and costumes are so short-lived, why spend a fortune on them? In fact, why not save some materials from the landfill by making your Halloween crafts from recycled materials? I've pulled together a collection of unique projects you can make for Halloween with supplies you likely have lying around the house, including home decor, party favors and costumes. Here are 8 of my favorites. - By Amy Anderson
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How to CompostDuring the harvest season, my compost bin starts to fill up with fruit and vegetable scraps more quickly than at any other time of year. The act of decomposing and recycling organic kitchen materials to use as a fertilizer has been done for centuries, and is the best way to reduce, reuse and recycle all those bits that might otherwise go in the trash. If you're new to recycling, here are a few tips to help get you started, and keep things going.Read More »from Everything You Need to Know About Composting
What you'll need: a backyard composter, available at most garden centres or hardware stores - some cities have recycling and composting programs in place, and you can get one through them. Choose a shady corner of your yard - it's tough to move once filled - with easy access to a water source. To prevent having to run outside every time you have kitchen scraps, a small indoor composter to keep under the sink is a good idea, too.
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The author's solar generator.
By Kevin Stevens, Networx
I remember the inspiration for building my solar generator clearly. It was close to 20 years ago and we were camping at the dunes in Oregon. Our campground neighbor, in a huge RV, ran his generator for about 2 hours one evening. Needless to say, it was annoying beyond compare - we go camping for peace and quiet.
We later found out from overheard conversations that the RV people were using the gas generator to charge the camcorder. Apparently they did not have a DC adapter or know about a thing called an inverter. One of the campers on the other side of them, also in a big RV, explained how the inverter works. An inverter plugs into a cigarette lighter socket (or they can be hardwired) and converts 12 volt DC into 120 volt AC. The other RV camper said they charge all of their things while they are driving. Brilliant, eh? Well I took this idea a few steps further and set up something that is completely solar powered and portable.Read More »from My Amazing DIY Solar Generator
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Merlin Season 5 Episode 2 A retinue of knights haven't returned from their mission to Ismere, a frozen tundra in the north of Albion. It wouldn't be so bad, except that the dashing Sir Gwaine and improbably garbed and ridiculously tall Sir Percival are amongst the missing. It's therefore up to Arthur to rescue his knights from the clutches of the Saxons and whatever other perils they may have encountered.
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If you have a garden, you know the work doesn't stop … but continues on through fall. Whether you are planting bulbs or growing a crop of fall veggies, there's still lots of work to be done! Check out these great tips and tools to help you out with your fall garden. - By Chelsea Fuss
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Alba's idea to launch a toxin-free baby product line came at the same time as her first experiences of motherhood. When she was pregnant with daughter, Honor, she researched products that would be safe for her baby to use. Alba was ultimately shocked at the number of toxins in everyday baby products like diapers. Alternative products she used were eco-friendly but lacked in quality. Earlier this year Alba told Mother Nature Network, "Effectiveness and performance are important to moms! It
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