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[20 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 8 views]

My last post, “I Don’t Recycle” seems to have struck a chord with many. Leave it to the Care2 community to enlighten, elevate and express their opinions on why people do and do not recycle. Most of us believe that recycling is ethically the right thing to do. From the comments on the post, it is evident that sadly, we all seem to have friends, family …

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Just as the elves help Santa, our pets help us get through the day sometimes. Here are seven photos of pets in elves outfits or other costumes, helping us smile amidst the often hectic holidays. This is Ralph dressed as a Christmas elf. He is almost 4 years old and is a Westie X Maltese Terrier. He lives in Adelaide, South Australia with his family. …

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[16 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 4 views]

This adorable pooch does an excellent job of saying grace — or at least playing along with his human. Dog Prays Before Breakfast – Watch more Funny Videos Related: Bulldog vs Doorstop Cute Dog Makes Baby Laugh Dog Watching Dog Movie

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Can dogs get colds? Surprisingly, weepy eyes and sniffles can strike both an owner and dog alike.

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[12 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 8 views]

Inspired by Better Basics for the Home, by Annie B. Bond (Three Rivers Press, 1999). Courtesy of http://www.care2.com/

Here is a simple two-ingredient formula to soften and smooth your skin. The recipe has been handed down through generations of renowned beauties, a real treasure for anyone who wants clear, beautiful skin fit for a love goddess. Simple to make, soothing to use, and with noticeable results:

Combine equal parts of milk and aloe vera gel.

Milk is an alpha-hydroxy acid that helps to loosen dead skin cells, and aloe vera is wonderfully hydrating …

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Ready…Set…Go! Related: Cat in a Tiny Box How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas Cat Hugs Teddy Bear Image credit: rhoftonphoto

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[9 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 17 views]

by KMS Woodworks for Networx.com The key to using a wood stove efficiently is to build a hot fire. Isn’t all fire hot? Yes, but not hot enough. Modern wood stoves can have burn efficiencies of 75 to 90 percent. These higher efficiencies are due to “secondary burns.” A secondary burn is where the hydrocarbons in the smoke are re-ignited before …

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[9 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 6 views]

This time of year, many people start looking for holiday decorating ideas that are more natural and eco-friendly. Using plants from the garden or forest to decorate your home provides a natural holiday feeling (and fragrance) that can’t be beat.  Unfortunately, some popular holiday plants that look great adorning your mantle or staircase can actually …

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Clean Your Silver With Household Basics

Sparkling clean silver is a delight on any table. Even better is knowing you didn’t use any harsh, toxic chemicals to get them that way.

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[8 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 25 views]

A couple of ideas for creating DIY Christmas tree substitutes, both utilizing reclaimed wood. Above: Ingrid Jansen’s The (Christmas) Trees are crafted of six different reclaimed wooden planks; €25 from Wood, Wool & Stool, or make your own. Above: You can screw small hooks into the trees to hang ornaments. Above: One of the easier …