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What Are the Best Fish Tanks by Size?

Fish swimming in tank

Setting up an aquarium at home or your office should be easy and fun. Don’t dive into the fish tank without thinking some things through first, though. By planning ahead, you can make your aquarium an exciting process. We’ve got some tips to share with you as well as our picks for the best fish tanks by size…

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Solar Attic Fan Reviews: A Cool Purchase for Your Home?

Solar Attic Fan on roof

Do you want to keep your home cooler in the summer in an eco-friendly way? A solar attic fan can help reduce the strain on your HVAC system, keep your upstairs cooler and modestly reduce your electric bill, all by harnessing the natural power from the sun. And, in some locations, you can even qualify for a tax credit for your purchase. Our solar attic fan reviews give you some tips and product recommendations to get you going solar…

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Best Air Purifier Reviews: Honeywell vs GermGuardian vs Holmes vs Dyson vs Hamilton Beach

Air purifier on floor

Air pollution doesn’t stop with car exhausts, jet fuel, sprayed pesticides and factory smoke. Things like mold spores, pollen, pet dander, dust mites and smoke are in the air inside your home and can increase allergy and asthma symptoms. By using an air purifier, the air in your home will smell and feel squeaky clean. You’ll notice your ability to breathe easier and may even find that you don’t need Claritin as often. Read our reviews to find the best air purifier on the market today…

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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

Blue Betta swimming

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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