Clip of the Day (literally). You know those annoying little bread clips that come on most loaves of bread today? Like this one (see picture). Well stop throwing those out! Instead, we have a clever way to upcycle them which will take 30 seconds of your time, and make all of your friends say “why didn’t I think of that?!”. Write the name of one of your Audio/Video devices on it (such as DVR, Cable box, Wii, Apple TV, etc.). Click the photo to read more.

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Getting Creative After Your Coffee. As the weather gets warmer and the coffee shops roll out their newest frozen-mochajavachino (or something like that), it means there’s going to be a lot of iced-coffee cups coming your way. Assuming you don’t take your own reusable cup every time you get coffee, you’re going to have to make a decision on what to do with those cups. Recycle them? Sure, that’s an option. But what else can we do with those clear plastic cups? Click photo to read more.

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Mayonnaise: Not Just for Sandwiches! If you’re looking to cut fat and cholesterol from your diet, don’t be in a rush to throw out that lurking jar of mayonnaise. It has a surprising number of beauty-boosting possibilities. Shiny hair. Forget expensive leave-in conditioners! Massage some mayo into your scalp, cover with a shower cap, wait five minutes, and shampoo. Your hair will be all sorts of shiny. Strong nails. Click photo to read more.

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When to Choose Organic. Obviously, it’s a better choice to “choose organic” as much as possible. But when organic choices aren’t available, or don’t necessarily make it into the grocery budget, which organic products should we consider over others? Meat, Dairy & Eggs Organic meat, dairy & eggs cannot be raised with growth hormones, and the animals aren’t fed with anything grown with pesticides. Click the photo to read more.

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Being a Greener Professional. Sometimes we get so caught up in our day-to-day, that we forget about our better-living-goals when we’re on the go. Here are some reminders and possibly new ideas that can get you going! Morning Coffee If you’re not the type to make your own coffee in the morning (which could potentially save you over 300 dollars a year), then you’re probably stopping into the local coffee shop before you hit the office. Click photo to read more.

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Coffee to Go, Please! If you start every morning with a steamy cup, a quick tabulation can show you that the waste is piling up. Invest in a reusable cup, which not only cuts down on waste, but keeps your beverage hot for a much longer time. Most coffee shops will happily fill your own cup, and many even offer you a discount in exchange! Not to mention, they look nicer.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recharge. Each year, 15 billion batteries are produced and sold, and most of them are disposable alkaline batteries. Only a fraction of those are recycled. Consider buying a charger and a few sets of rechargeable batteries. Although it requires an upfront investment, it’s one that should pay off in no time. And, on Christmas morning when all the stores are closed? You’ll be fully stocked.

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Green light! If every household in the United State replaced one regular light bulb with one of the new compact fluorescent bulbs, the pollution reduction would be equivalent to removing one million cars from the road. Click on the link to read more.

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Paper, Plastic, or Neither? We all know the that using reusable shopping bags makes a difference. We’ve also all been in line at the grocery store, ready to check out and – shoot! Forgot the bags. Oh well – it won’t hurt just this one time, right? Well those “one times” really add up. Here’s a few tips on remembering to grab those bags before you check out. Click on the photo to read more.

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Just Another Meatless Monday. Looking to save a few bucks and shed a few pounds? Consider meatless Mondays. Americans consume way more meat (on average, 260 pounds a year) than our bodies are meant to handle, which adds up to extra poundage. With swimsuit season just around the corner, who can afford that? Click the photo to read more.

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Getting Green with your Glass. We’re lobbing you a softball here, people. If you’re at home or on the road, there are receptacles and programs for recycling glass readily available. Glass is 100% recyclable! It can be recycled over and over again without losing purity or quality. Recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20 percent and related water pollution by 50 percent. If it isn’t recycled, it can take a million years to decompose. Click the photo to read more.

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Shut Down, Save Up! Turn off your computer & printer every night instead of leaving it in sleep mode, and you can save 40 watt-hours per day. That adds up to 4 cents a day, or 14 dollars per year. If you don’t want to wait for your computer to start up, set it to turn on automatically a few minutes before you get to work, or boot up while you’re pouring your morning cup ‘o joe. Click the photo to read more.

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