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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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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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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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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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NatureBox Reviews: The Best Healthy Snacks at Your Doorstep?

3 bags of naturebox snacks: NatureBox Reviews

Are you into healthy snacks but tired of your local grocer’s options? Why not consider getting a healthy snack box delivered right to your home on a regular basis? NatureBox is the most popular — and in our assessment — the best healthy snack box subscription service you can find on the market. Read our NatureBox reviews to see why they rank number one in our book…

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Graze Reviews: Good Enough to Justify the Monthly Cost?

Graze Box: Graze Reviews

Tired of going to the grocery store looking for healthy snacks and coming up empty handed? Do you want to buy healthy organic snacks but your local grocery store doesn’t offer variety? Our Graze review gives you an overview of one of the most popular healthy snack boxes available today. If you struggle with portion control, these snack boxes can help you tremendously. Read our Graze box review to learn more about this healthy snack box delivery option…

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Zika Virus: Should I Be Scared for Myself or My Baby?

Mosquito on skin: Zika Virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika Virus (also known as the Zika Fever) a global health emergency. The virus was first discovered in the 1940s in Uganda. Since then, cases have been found in warm climates, but this current outbreak is much more widespread with a few cases even popping in areas of the United States (All confirmed cases in the United States were seen in women who had traveled to affected regions). Does that mean you should be scared of the coming warm weather? Should you be scared to get pregnant? A lot depends on where you live and where you travel to. It’s hard to say at this point if that will remain the case or if the risk will spread to the mosquitos in the United States; however, it appears it is definitely something to take seriously and take precautions against, especially if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant…

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Sungevity Reviews: Make Your Home (and Earth) Shine Brighter

Solar pannel on roof: Sungevity Reviews

Are you looking for a more affordable and earth friendly way to power your home? If so, you’ve probably done a little research into solar paneling. Upon first glance, outfitting your home with solar panels may seem like a huge and costly undertaking. But companies like Sungevity make the entire process easier than you might think. They handle everything from financing and installation to monitoring and repairs. Read our Sungevity reviews and see why we chose Sungevity as our second choice for our best home solar panel systems…

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Why Global Warming Causes Increase in Bugs, Insects and Flu

Dragonfly

We have global warming to thank for an increase in the rate of bug bite related infections. Bugs thrive in warmer climates, including ticks that carry the potentially fatal Lyme disease and perhaps even flu bugs. As winters shorten, ticks are showing up earlier each year and leaving later. As a result, the number of cases of Lyme disease has doubled in recent years…

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How to Make Drool-worthy Natural Baby Food Recipes

Baby eating spoon full of food: Baby Food Recipes

Have you ever looked at the ingredients in your baby’s food or even tasted it? Many parents say it tastes disgusting and includes extra ingredients. Making your own baby food isn’t as hard as it sounds. For the most part, you just purchase the ingredients and puree them. Another bonus, you can make extra servings and freeze the left overs. Similar to meal prep days for your work lunches, you can have baby food prep days…

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The Female Betta Fish is a Catch!

1 male and 3 female betta fish: The Female Betta Fish

When it comes to keeping fish as pets one of the more favored fish species is the Betta fish. And often the male Betta fish of choice because of it’s longer tail and dominating personality while the female Betta fish goes overlooked. However, in this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the female of this Siamese fish species to convince you otherwise that women rule. Everything from their history to general appearance, natural habitat and what you need to know about keeping female Bettas in captivity…

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Reptile Terrarium: Tips for Building a Home for Your Pet

Snake in a cage: Reptile Terrarium Guide

When you keep any type of animal species inside your home, it’s important to make sure they feel comfortable and safe as possible. That will ensure your pet lives a happy, healthy life. Unlike cats and dogs which are more adaptable to being inside, reptiles are native to the outdoors so it’s that much more critical to create a cage that is reflective of their natural environment. Whether you’re a new or existing parent to a reptile, here are some tips to get your (and your lizard, gecko or snake) reptile terrarium set up as best as possible…

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