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Best Organic Lawn & Garden Fertilizer and How To Use It

As a little girl, I can remember helping my dad in the garden. I remember tomatoes sitting on the window sill waiting to be placed on a BLT sandwich. I remember picking the green beans and shucking the corn. I have fond memories of helping out in the garden (even if I wasn't helping as much as I was getting dirty). I hope to have my own garden this spring, and in preparation, I have done some research on various organic herbicides and fertilizers for the lawn and garden. Below are some of the best picks I found...

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How to Choose the Right Betta Fish Tanks

Red betta fish in tank

The Betta is a popular aquarium fish around the globe; from amateurs to professionals, there is something about these brightly colored fish that makes them appealing to everyone. There are a number of things to consider when keeping a healthy Betta fish including what type of tank in which the fish is kept. Learn the factors to consider when setting up a tank to house a Betta fish including the tank size, water conditions and potential tank mates...

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Interview with Ally’s Bar Founder: Ally Murphy

3 Ally Bars on table

Ally Murphy is not only an accomplished professional cyclist (competing at some of the biggest and most elite U.S. and world events) she's also found time to start her own energy bar company. This native Californian, turned North Carolinian, makes and sells three flavors of delicious and nutritious bars made with local sweet potatoes. Read on to learn more about her and behind the business including sustainable and eco-friendly practices...

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A Healthy Debate: Juicing vs Blending

A Healthy Debate: Juicing vs Blending

On average, Americans tend to consume about two thirds less fruits and vegetables every day than is recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of course, the caloric intake and the amount of each food group tends to vary person to person, based on weight, height, sex, and most of all, activity level. But, there is no denying that fruits and vegetables should be the main source of nutrition on our plates. But which is better in the battle of juicing vs blending?

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Best Spiralizer: Veggetti vs Paderno vs Kitchen Supreme

Spiralizer Reviews: Veggetti vs Paderno vs Kitchen Supreme

While I wasn’t one to indulge in pasta often, it is an easy go-to meal for most Americans, and one that often times displaces most of our plate space for brightly colored veggies. Imagine, then, that you could still enjoy your Italian grandmother’s spicy arrabbiata recipe but this time, you would be fulfilling - heck, even surpassing - your daily quotient of veggies in just one sitting, because you got #inspiralized and made zucchini/butternut squash/parsnip/sweet potato/zoodles?! I continue to become #inspiralized by this fun, easy way to create innovative stir fry’s, salads, and vegetable noodles as well as julienned vegetables (and fruits!). Read on to read my Veggetti reviews alongside my fave and other popular vegetable spiralizers and slicers so you can find which will consistently serve you best...

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Say Hello to Easy, Delicious Cooking: HelloFresh Reviews

HelloFresh meal on plate

Have a kitchen and the basic tools to cook? Love to cook but don't have the time or desire to come up with recipes each week? Then you've got what it takes to be a chef for Hello Fresh. They provide simple, easy to prepare meals delivered to your doorstep each week saving you the hassle of looking for recipe ideas and spending time grocery shopping. How does Hello Fresh work exactly? And how does it compare to other meal delivery services? Read on to learn the pros, cons, pricing info and details on how you can say hello to easy, delicious food in no time...

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Blue Apron Reviews: Become A Top Chef

Blue Apron box

Meal delivery services are quickly becoming a popular way to enjoy home-cooked meals without the hassle of menu planning or grocery shopping. In addition to being convenient and fun, an added benefit of meal delivery services is that they provide the exact portions of ingredients which eliminates food waste. Blue Apron is one of the largest and most commonly known meal delivery services, and we ranked them first for best value in our Best Meal Delivery Service Review. But we encourage you to read on to learn more including how it works, pros, cons, pricing and more...

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Essential Oils Guide: What Does Each Oil Do?

Essential Oils Guide

Looking for the best essential oils to naturally balance out your life? Essential oils can be used to heal, soothe, improve, prevent and alleviate symptoms you are experiencing that may be causing you pain, discomfort or dis-ease. Find out more about the various essential oils' uses so you know which one might help you with your personal concern. Not only will they improve your health, but they also smell great on your body and throughout your home...

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Best Tea Subscription Box: Adagio vs Teavana vs Republic of Tea & More!

Tea bags in subscription box

Want to broaden your horizons by trying new teas? You can explore the world through various monthly tea delivery services. Buy tea online and have it delivered to your doorstep monthly. Experience different aromas, oils, flavors and perhaps find your favorite variety and where to buy it! We've reviewed the best tea of the month clubs and categorized them depending on the type of "tea drinker" you are. So, get your mug filled with warm water and find your cup of tea...

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Goodwill Car Donation: An Eco-Friendly Solution

Car being crushed at junkyard

This is a guest post from Jeremy Silverstein, Vice President of Operations and Vehicle Dispatching at Goodwill Car Donations. During the five years he's been with the organization, Jeremy has become quite an expert in the field and has handled tens of thousands of donated vehicles. So we're excited to have the opportunity to talk with him about donating your car as a charitable gift for your taxes and the planet too...

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Vivint Solar Reviews: Taking Over the Home Solar Market?

Installer carrying Vivint Solar pannel: Vivint Solar Reviews

Are you committed to having a green home? Have you considered going solar? The residential solar industry is booming, and homeowners have more options than ever before. Vivint is one of the largest providers of residential solar panel systems in the U.S., just behind SolarCity. Vivint Solar launched in 2011, and the company continues a path of rapid growth into more and more states. They're a worthy competitor in the solar industry, but what does Vivint Solar deliver to homeowners? Enough that we ranked them third in our Residential Solar Panel reviews! But we encourage you to read our Vivint Solar reviews to see if they're a good fit for you...

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Healthy Snack Box: Love With Food vs Naturebox vs Graze vs Urthbox

Healthy Snack Box Review

Save yourself from the afternoon snack attack with a healthier alternative! You've probably heard of these healthy food subscription boxes while listening to Pandora. Or maybe you've even received a coupon for a free organic snack box in a recent mail package. I've tried a couple of them and have been pleased with my experience, although for me personally I prefer to buy my snacks at the store. However, if you struggle with those 2pm food cravings and find yourself wandering over to the vending machine for some not so nutritious snacks, a monthly healthy snack box may be a good idea for you. Learn more about all the different options when it comes to healthy food boxes delivered to your doorstep...

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SolarCity Reviews: Is the Industry Leader #1 in Our Book?

SolarCity House with Solar Panels: SolarCity Reviews

Want to lower your monthly electric bills and protect the Earth at the same time? Save money and offset carbon emissions by going solar! It's easier than ever before to convert your home to solar power. Companies like SolarCity, the nation's leading residential solar provider since 2006, do all the work for you. SolarCity is a full-service company for solar financing, design engineering, obtaining permits, installation and more. Read our SolarCity reviews to see why we chose SolarCity as our winner for our best home solar panel systems reviews...

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Sleep Tight: Best Organic Pillows

Best Organic Pillows

If you invest in organic food, beauty, personal hygiene and other health products, then spending a little extra for organic pillows makes perfect sense. And don't even get us started on allergies and orthopedic ailments. Some of the best organic pillows are hypoallergenic and conform well to your head and neck to give you relief from the dreaded stiff-neck syndrome we all experience from time to time. If you're committed to a healthier, greener lifestyle then give organic pillows some serious consideration. Read our organic pillow reviews to see which one might be right for you and each of your family members...

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