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Green Tea Benefits (and How To Prepare)

Pot and cups of green tea

Green tea is made from a variety of sources, but originally the term “green tea” referred to the tea made of fresh leaves from the Camellia sinesis shrub. Unlike black tea, green tea undergoes very little oxidation and is made from fresh leaves rather than the aged leaves and stems from which the black version is made. Learn more about how to prepare, store and grow this popular caffeine alternative along with all its health benefits…

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Go Green On the Road (Eco-Friendly Travel Tips)

Electric car charging

Travel is fun, but like many other things in our life, it can have adverse effects on the environment and increase pollution. There are however a number of ways that we can reduce emissions that impact our planet’s health and take an active part with these eco-friendly travel tips. Read on to learn more about how to reduce your carbon footprint while traveling…

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Save The Earth, Share A Car: Zipcar Review

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Are you committed to earth friendly transportation but find it difficult not owning a car, even if you have access to public transportation? If you live in a larger city or a college campus, it’s not as hard as you think. Zipcar, the most well-known and popular car sharing service, has the largest fleet of shared vehicles in hundreds of cities and college campuses around the U.S. — and around the world…

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Organic Bouquet Reviews: Reducing the Chemicals in Our World

Bouquet of roses

Organic flowers reduce the toxic chemicals used in our world and in your home. Pesticides and other chemicals can be transferred to florists and farmers which can then result in dermatitis on their hands. By ordering from Organic Bouquet, you are guaranteeing there are no chemicals used on your flowers. Your organic flowers will also be more fragrant and have a longer bloom life. Read more about Organic Bouquet in our review…

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All About Monitor Lizards

Monitor Lizards

Curious to learn more about monitor lizards? Earth’s Friends is pleased to be your go-to resource for monitor lizards. If you are curious about caring, grooming, or feeding you lizard, we have everything you ever wanted to know and all your questions answered below. Read on to learn more about these quite creatures including monitor lizard facts…

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The Ultimate Guide to Freshwater Aquarium Fish

Freshwater fish in tank

Thinking about getting an aquarium and filling it up with freshwater fish? We’ve got all the info you will need to get started. We will make recommendations on which freshwater aquarium fish to get (for beginners and experts) and also the conditions you will need to maintain a healthy aquarium for the fish to live and thrive in…

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Turo Reviews: Is it the Airbnb of Cars?

Person driving BMW

Traveling and need a way to get around town to explore on your own? Or carless and looking for a way to run errands? Car rentals are the more traditional route to go, but car sharing services like Zipcar and Car2Go are racing to give consumers more options and flexibility to rent short-term vehicles. But what if those services don’t exist in your city, or you need a car for a more extended period? Thanks to Turo (formerly RelayRides) you can rent vehicles from others who aren’t using them (like the Airbnb for cars) and often they’ll be more convenient and affordable than other car rental services. Learn more about how Turo car rental works, how much it costs and more (including our personal experience using the service) in our Turo Reviews…

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How Does a Solar Panel Work & How They Can Save You Money

Solar panel

Did you know that an average residential solar panel system can reduce carbon monoxide emissions by more than 200 tons each year? What an incredible impact just one home can have! Solar panels first hit the market in 1956, and space programs were one of the first industries to use solar panels to power their space crafts. Since then their popularity has gone through the roof (no pun intended). So read on to learn more about “how does a solar panel work?” and share how much money you can save while going green…

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Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits: Your Hormones Will Thank You

Cup of raspberry tea: Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits

Red raspberry leaf tea, not to be confused with raspberry flavored tea, has long been used for women’s health. In my doula practice, I definitely see a lot of use and get a lot of questions about Red Raspberry leaf tea. I am no doctor, so I always tell clients to check with their doctor before use, but having used it myself and based on all of my research, I do sing its praises. It’s not simply a flavored tea, but it is made from the leaves of the raspberry bush and offers many benefits; however, it is not just for women. The health benefits extend to everyone. It is also quite tasty and can be prepared as iced or hot tea…

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7 Types of Geckos That Make Great Pets

Phelsuma Laticauda Gecko

Geckos are a unique variety of lizard known for their more than 2,000 species that can be found worldwide. While geckos thrive in warm and tropical habitats and have for approximately fifty million years, these diverse lizards are also often kept as pets. In this article we will cover a number of gecko species commonly kept as pets including the giant day gecko, the white lined gecko, the Central American banded gecko, the Madagascar Ocelot gecko and more.

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