Monthly Archives: February 2013

Stress, What is it Good For?

February 27, 2013
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Stress, What is it Good For?

Absolutely nothing. Ok, so that’s not entirely true. But 99.9% of reactions to stress nowadays are harmful and unnecessary. Most of us have heard that the physiologic (body) response to stress has evolved to run away from woolly mammoths or saber tooth tigers or something along those lines. Here’s a whirlwind tour on what stress…

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WEBINAR 2/28: New Ways to Reach the Green Market

February 27, 2013
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WEBINAR 2/28: New Ways to Reach the Green Market

How do you reach more customers in the booming market for green? Learn how the Green Business Network can help you reach hundreds of thousands of people seeking green products and services. Members of Green America’s Green Business Network are entitled to a wide range of benefits to help you connect, market, and grow. In…

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Post Office Bay

February 27, 2013
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You asked me to tell you the origin of faith: Read the full post

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10 Ways To Improve Your Air Quality

February 26, 2013
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10 Ways To Improve Your Air Quality

Do you want to live a more sustainable lifestyle? Are you looking for everyday green DIY home solutions? If you are, then you’re in the right place. We here at the Planet Forward blog are always looking for simple and economical tips to help you live a greener lifestyle. When you make these types of…

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From Drab to Daylight: Transforming a Converted Attic

February 26, 2013
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We recently completed a remodel of the second floor of our 1924 bungalow, which involved reconfiguring 500 sq ft into a master suite with a bath and two closets, a second bedroom, and a reading alcove, all without adding a dormer or changing the roof line. Like many who consider remodeling, we contemplated moving but…

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Stillness

February 26, 2013
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What many of us could use in our lives right now is stillness. Stillness is the quiet restfulness of the contemplative – harmony, if you will — that allows escape from the mind-numbing sensory overload of the technological world. What I call stillness is what Arts & Crafts progenitor John Ruskin called repose, what he…

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10 Easy Ways to Reuse Pill Cases

February 25, 2013
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10 Easy Ways to Reuse Pill Cases

Pill cases are an easy way to carry around the medication you need without being encumbered by a bulky bottle. Sometimes you either no longer need the case at all or it just doesn’t fit your needs any more. Either way we’ve found some great ways to reuse pill cases as part of our repurposing…

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Meatless Monday: Southwestern-Style Quinoa

February 25, 2013
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Meatless Monday: Southwestern-Style Quinoa

I have to confess that I have never been much of a quinoa fan, even though I know it is a superfood high in fiber, iron and protein. Unadorned quinoa tastes too earthy to me, but, out of necessity, I’ve finally created a quinoa dish that I not only tolerate, but love! Home after traveling…

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The Debt Everyone Is Freaking Out About Does Not Exist

February 25, 2013
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The Debt Everyone Is Freaking Out About Does Not Exist

Tweet http://www.alternet.org/guess-what-debt-everyone-freaking-out-about-does-not-exi… Between the new-and-improved Simpson-Bowles plan, Joe Scarborough’s feud with Paul Krugman, the relentless drumbeat of the entire Republican Party, and the media blitzkrieg launched by the billionaire-driven “Fix the Debt” campaign, one might think no serious and responsible American can ignore the unassailable truth: America faces a debt crisis, which we must act…

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Show Me the Money – How Financial Innovations Can Accelerate Smart Grid Benefits

February 25, 2013
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Show Me the Money – How Financial Innovations Can Accelerate Smart Grid Benefits

The Smart Grid engenders an evolution from centralized generation to distributed energy resources (DER) that has profound impacts on business models and operations.  Technology is one of the drivers of this evolution.  Legislative and regulatory policies that focus on improving grid reliability AND resiliency are other important drivers.  But intelligently designed regulations and elegant technology…

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