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reviewed EcoSox. February 07, 2012
EcoSox
EcoSox are made from bamboo woven fabrics, which makes them highly sustainable. Because EcoSox are made from bamboo they are 100% biodegradable, naturally antibacterial, antifungal and antistatic.   …
reviewed Pentel Recycology Writing Instruments. September 23, 2011
Pentel Writing Utensils Recycology Products
I love finding companies who make eco-friendly products. I found another one this past month in Pentel. For more than 50 years, Pentel has supplied the world with the highest quality office products. …
reviewed reuseitâ„¢ Biodegradable Garbage Bags. August 03, 2011
reuseitâ„¢ Biodegradable Garbage Bags
I received some samples from  reuseit™ of their product line of biodegradable garbage bags made from 100% recycled plastic. I looked forward to reviewing their products after learning …
reviewed Three Sisters Instant Oatmeal.. February 10, 2011
Three Sisters Instant Oatmeal is much better than the ordinary
Everyone should eat breakfast. Why not eat a nutritious meal to start the day which is also eco-friendly. Speaking of, the good people at Three Sisters Cereal once again gave me three products for …
reviewed Waverly Hills Sanatorium. October 19, 2010
Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Ah, Waverly Hills Sanatorium. I live in Louisville and I'd always heard stories about haunted Wavery Hills: the thousands of tuberculosis patients who died there, the girl with the red eyes, the boy …
reviewed Three Sisters All-Natural Cereal. October 15, 2010
Three Sisters All-Natural Cereal
Honestly, as of a month ago I had never heard of Three Sisters Cereal. That changed when the company recently contacted me and were nice enough to give me three of their cereals to review. I was very …
reviewed Spaghetti Squash. September 28, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Spaghetti Squash
    I first heard of spaghetti squash earlier this year. I was told the neat thing about this veggie is that it can replace pasta. This sounded really weird to me. How in the world …
reviewed Sleep. May 06, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Sleep
Many of us have heard that we aren't getting enough sleep.  This is very true.  Getting at least seven hours of sleep a night is very important.  It is not just to feel more refreshed the …
reviewed Deconstruction. May 04, 2010
Deconstruction
Last year I helped a friend take down an old barn similar to the one in the photo on the right. His goal while taking the barn down was to salvage, reuse and recycle as much of the building materials …
reviewed Flossing Your Teeth. April 20, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Flossing Your Teeth
I know flossing your teeth is annoying, but it is an integral part of your overall health.  Flossing regularly not only helps the goings-on in your mouth, but throughout your entire body.  …
reviewed The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. April 16, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
This entertaining documentary goes into the wacky world of diehard arcade gamers. The main focus of this movie is that even 25 years after the height of the Donkey Kong game, there is still two men on …
reviewed Earth Day. April 15, 2010
Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual holiday founded by peace activist John McConnell, who also designed the Earth Day Flag. It started as a grassroots effort to inform people to support environmental concerns and …
reviewed Laughter. April 14, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Laughter
We've all heard that 'Laughter is the best medicine'.  Well, there are many proven benefits from laughing, chuckling or giggling.  Laughing can reduce stress, lower your blood pressure as well …
reviewed General Butler State Resort Park. April 12, 2010
General Butler State Resort Park
General Butler State Resort Park is located 45 minutes north on I-71 from Louisville. I've visited the park many times. I visited twice in 2009 and I plan on going again this year.  This park is …
reviewed Body Mass Index. April 08, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Body Mass Index
Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the ways to determine when extra pounds translate into health risks. BMI is a measure which takes into account a person’s weight and height to gauge total body fat …
reviewed Analog Television. April 08, 2010
Analog Television
Don't just toss out your old analog television set when you buy a new digital television. TV sets contain lead, chromium and mercury inside the glass tube. In a landfill, these can contaminate both our …
reviewed Backchat. April 05, 2010
Backchat
Back in the mid 1990s there was a neat little show on the new FX network called Backchat.  It had a quirky and energetic host named Jeff Probst.  Yes, the Survivor Jeff Probst.  …
reviewed Breakfast. April 01, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
breakfast
Your Mom was right.  Breakfast is important and should not be skipped.  Eating breakfast will give you energy you need after sleeping all of the hours as well as curb your appetite and …
reviewed Paperless E-Statements. March 31, 2010
Paperless E-Statements
'Would you like a receipt for your transaction?' We've all been asked that question at gas stations, ATMs and elsewhere. There are approximately 8 billion ATM transactions in the United States every year. …
reviewed Ecotourism. March 30, 2010
Ecotourism
For me, one of the my favorite places to go is the beach. Any beach.  They are so serene and beautiful.  I would like to keep them that way, so I looked into ways to be eco-friendly while at …
reviewed Crossword puzzle. March 29, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
American-style crossword puzzle grid
Studies have shown that keeping your brain active and engaged with new things may help to live longer, avoid dementia and may even help to prevent Alzheimer's disease.  Reading, doing crossword …
reviewed Trans Fats. March 26, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Trans Fats
Trans fats may be monounsaturated or polyunsaturated but never saturated.  Unlike other dietary fats, trans fats are not essential, and they do not promote good health.  The consumption of trans …
reviewed RealAge.com. March 26, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
RealAge.com
On Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz's website, RealAge.com there is a health quiz you can take which will help you along to reach your healh goals.  The quiz focuses in on your health numbers, habits, …
reviewed Green Tea. March 26, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Green Tea
Green tea has been a staple in China for centuries. They may not have known all of the specific health benefits of drinking it, but they must have known something was good about it. The western hemisphere …
reviewed The Darjeeling Limited (2007 movie). March 23, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Darjeeling Limited
Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman star as brothers on a journey to the Himalayas to find their mother who left the family to become a nun. Most of their travels are on the train named the …
reviewed Half Price Books. March 22, 2010
Half Price Books
I recently went to my local Half Price Books and sold some of my old books and bought a couple of recent novels for half price.  I was new to the store and wasn’t informed on the eco-friendliness …
reviewed Junk Mail. March 18, 2010
Junk Mail
In the average year Americans receive 19 billion catalogs in the mail. That boils down to 3.6 million tons of paper at the cost of 53 million trees. Production of the paper used for American catalogs …
reviewed Twin Peaks. March 16, 2010
Twin Peaks
Back in the early 90's there was a huge buzz about a show called Twin Peaks.  I never did see the show then, but I knew the burning question from the show was "Who killed Laura Palmer?".   …
reviewed Magazine Publishers of America Please.... March 13, 2010
Magazine Publishers of America Please Recycle Campaign
I was looking through a magazine a few weeks and was a little surprised at what I saw on one of the pages. It was a logo that read "Please Recycle This Magazine. Remove Inserts or Samples Before …
reviewed Downcycling. March 11, 2010
Downcycling
Downcycling means the reuse of a product for alternative purposes or the recycling of material into lesser quality. Most recycled industrial nutrients (materials) lose viability or value in the process …
reviewed Upcycling. March 11, 2010
Upcycling
The term upcycling hit the mainstream due to William McDonough and Michael Braungart, authors of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.  Upcycling simply means taking something …
reviewed Glass Dharma Glass Drinking Straws. March 10, 2010
Glass Dharma Glass Drinking Straws
As you know most plastic straws are flimsy and disposable.  They are also made from polypropylene, which is a plastic that most recycling centers will not take.  This means after you …
reviewed Devil's Trumpet Flower. March 10, 2010
Devil's Trumpet Flower
Last year I received a white trumpet flower plant from a friend and I liked it right from the beginning. I mean you have large white blooms and nice foliage (a photo of mine is pictured to the right).  …
reviewed E-cycling. March 08, 2010
E-cycling
E-cycling is simply the recycling of electronics. Americans produced around 2.5 million tons of e-waste in 2007. Electronics contain lead, mercury and cadmium. These toxins can leak into water systems …
reviewed Freecycling. March 07, 2010
Freecycling
What is exactly is freecycling? It is when someone gives away an unwanted item, for free, to another person. That item could be anything from tools to appliances. So instead of throwing things away to …
reviewed Recycling. March 07, 2010
Recycling
As you probably know, recycling is the processing of used products for the purpose of creating new products.  This reduces waste and can reduce pollution and other negative impacts to the environment.  …
reviewed Precycling. March 06, 2010
Precycling
Precycling is the process of thinking things through before buying something. Before buying a product ask yourself, "When I am finished with this product what will happen?" Will it go off to …
reviewed Shasta Daisy. March 05, 2010
Shasta Daisy
Over 20 years ago, my Dad planted a few Shasta daisies in our garden. I didn't think too much about them at that time. However, when they bloomed I was surprised at the impact that they made. I was just …
reviewed Bamboo. March 04, 2010
Bamboo
Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world. Depending on soil and climate conditions, bamboo can grow up to .5 - 1 foot a day. This makes bamboo an amazing renewable resource. One plant can …
reviewed Saint Patrick's Day. March 01, 2010
I am one-fourth Irish so I like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day every March 17th.  I used to celebrate in just the normal way: wear some green and maybe drink a little green beer (when I was at least …
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