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20 Practical Tips for Raising Green Kids

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Starting When They’re Young

Adopting a greener philosophy and teaching kids the importance of reducing in a world that’s constantly clamoring for more can be quite the challenge.

Kermit the Frog once lamented, “It’s not easy bein’ green.” It’s not always easy to go against the grain and be truly green, but following these tips will help you teach your children the lessons that are so important to us all while raising them to be good stewards for the Earth.

What is Sleep Drunkenness?

At one point or another, most people have awakened from a deep sleep so quickly, that they become confused about where they are or what they have been doing. This is normal when you wake up so quickly before your brain can register the information.

The Best Memory Foam Mattress for Pressure Relief

While most people understand the need for sound support in mattresses, few understand the need for pressure relief quite the way side sleepers understand.

New Study Reveals Restful Sleep More Valuable than Longer Sleep

According to a new study, quality is more important than quantity when it comes to restful sleep. The study, exploring the relationship between insomnia and “objective assessments of sleep in the general population of older adults, reveals that seniors should focus more on quality of sleep than quantity of sleep in order to feel better rested.

Tiny Houses: Going Green by Living in Less

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There’s a movement that seems to be taking the nation by storm. While many people who find tiny houses appealing are interested in living greener, more sustainable lifestyles, the tiny house movement appeals to people from all walks of life with varied interests.

The Benefits of Owning and Driving Electric Cars

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While not as widely utilized as hybrid vehicles, there are plenty of advantages to driving electric cars that earth-minded families and individuals would do well to consider when making their next vehicle purchasing decision. These are just a few of the benefits that make electric cars enormously advantageous to the average household.

Can Pink Noise Deliver Better Sleep?

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Chances are that you’ve heard of white noise before. You may have even heard that white noise is a great solution to help babies and adults fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night. What you may not know, though, is that pink noise may provide even bigger benefits when it comes to sleep. You may not have even heard of pink noise before.

How to Make Your Dream Wedding a Green Wedding

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The decision to go green for many is a calling. While there are occasional hiccups in your effort to live a greener lifestyle, your wedding doesn’t have to be among them. Especially not when there are great tips like these to help you make your dream wedding a green wedding too!

Stick a Foot Outside the Covers to Sleep Better

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While it may seem quirky and a little bit out in left field, there is science behind the fact that sleeping with at least one foot out of the covers improves not only how fast you fall asleep at night, but the quality of your sleep as well.

Glossary of Sustainable Living Terms

Looking to sharpen your environmental vocabulary? Like most everything, green living has developed a healthy dose of jargon, catchphrases, and buzzwords. With so many terms, it can be confusing to cut through the jargon, so here’s a quick sustainability glossary to help you speak green — as well as live green.