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5 Kitchen Staples You Can Make Yourself

Do you know how to make your own peanut butter? How about fresh ketchup? We’ve got five recipes that require very little shopping (hey, you may already have every ingredient sitting in your pantry right now).

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6 Reuse Projects For Old Board Games

After several moves, packing and unpacking, some of those letter tiles and plastic Monopoly houses have gone missing. And there’s no sense in playing Scrabble without the Q tile. But if you’re still clinging to your memory-filled, now useless board game, borrow some inspiration for your own project or toss in a couple of bucks to own a piece of homemade gaming flair.

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5 Low-Waste, Skinny-Waist Recipes

Going vegetarian or vegan for one meal per week is a common green tip. But for some, presenting a meat-free meal to the family can seem like a daunting task. How do I make it? Will they like it? Will I like it? Our staff writer (and life-long vegetarian) Mary Mazzoni shows you that vegetarian dishes can be delish, even for the carnivore.

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10 Things You Never Knew Were Recyclable

You’ll never believe what is on this list – cotton swabs, surboards, even human hair! (Just to name a few.) Gather all those hard-to-recycle items, and take them to their proper place today. Or, just get a hefty dose of random knowledge for some interesting conversation at tonight’s dinner table.

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5 Ways to Be a Better Recycler

Have you heard the bad news? Our national recycling rate is still around 34 percent. So, what’s a well-meaning recycler like yourself to do? Here are our top five tips to make sure you’re a pro in no time flat.

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20 Green Things You Can Do in 20 Minutes

It’s easy for eco-minded folks to forget that it’s often the little things that make the biggest difference. Making an impact doesn’t have to cost you loads of time or money. We found 20 little things you can do to help the environment in less than 20 minutes.

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8 Things You Can Compost Today

Composting is easier than you think, and you’d be surprised what you can toss into the bin. If you’re still unfamiliar with the concept, check out our favorite how-to guide on starting a compost in warm weather. Once you’re up and running, start tossing! Here are eight common items from your household that you can throw in your compost.

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15 Ways to Recycle Star Wars Movie Memorabilia

Drool over 15 awesome creations from old Star Wars gear. The best part about this list is that it doesn’t require a crafty hand. All of these items can be purchased right now on Etsy.

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