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June 12, 2018 7 Comments
What Happens When You Pour Hot Liquid into a Glass?

How Bad Is It? Is it bad to pour hot liquid into a glass? According to John C. Mauro, Ph.D., a professor of materials science and engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, unless a glass is specifically made to withstand hot beverages, an effect known as thermal shock could cause it to break. While the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, HGTV blog series, Water
May 24, 2018 9 Comments
Saving the Planet One Plastic Bottle at a Time

Norway Turns Plastic Bottles into Spending Money In addition to being one of the world’s happiest places, Norway is also a world leader when it comes to recycling plastic bottles. In fact, Norway recycles an amazing 96% of its plastic bottles while the United States recycles only 31%. What’s the secret to Norway’s successful recycling […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Plastic, Water
May 15, 2018 4 Comments
5 Ways to Make Your Carpet Last Longer

Tips for Protecting Your Carpet Investment It’s said that properly cleaned and maintained carpet can last up to twice as long. Which got me to wondering: How long should my carpet typically be expected to last? According to experts, most of us can count on the carpet in our homes to last anywhere from eight […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Family
May 3, 2018 11 Comments
Getting to the Heart of the Matter: 5 Tips to Declutter Your Kitchen

Got Kitchen Clutter? Ask Yourself One Question Just like the rest of the house, my kitchen sometimes gets “cluttered.” It may not always be visible clutter, but it’s there, nevertheless. Old, mismatched dishware taking up space in the cabinet, scratched pots and pans that really should be replaced, even old table linens that really aren’t […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, How You Can Help, One Less
May 1, 2018 5 Comments
Can You Be Addicted to Lip Balm?

How Bad Is It? Is it bad for your lips to reapply lip balm all day? “It’s true that some people get addicted to the slick feel of balm and crave it even if their lips aren’t chapped,” says Melissa Piliang, M.D., a dermatologist at Cleveland Clinic. “It becomes compulsive, like hair twirling.” But you […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Health
April 17, 2018 6 Comments
What’s the Best Way to Remove Carpet Stains?

Protect Your Carpet Investment  You’ve just swept, mopped and vacuumed, and your floors look beautiful, like new almost. But then Fido tracks mud in, and Junior drops his toast on the carpet, somehow smearing grape jelly everywhere in the process. Oh well, you’ve already moved on to the laundry. . . . You’ll tackle those […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Do This Not That
March 1, 2018 3 Comments
5 Quick Tips for a Clean Kitchen

How to Get Your Kitchen “Restaurant Clean” Ever go into a nice restaurant and wonder how they manage to get everything so clean and sparkly? (Unless something is terribly wrong) the floor shines, the silver gleams, and all is right with the world for that brief, bright hour or so. Good restaurants understand that a […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Do This Not That, Food
December 19, 2017 14 Comments
Are You Wiping Out Forests When You Wipe Your Hands?

51,000 Reasons Not to Use Paper Towels There’s a lot of talk these days about paper towels. Some folks use them without giving much thought to when and how many they use. Others may be a little more judicious in their use of paper towels, opting to keep them on hand for just a few […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Environment, Reuse Recycle
October 24, 2017 5 Comments
Norwex Movement October 2017 Fan of the Month

Congratulations to Karen Codrington! Being a Norwex Movement Fan of the Month shows you care about the planet and that you’re engaged in reducing chemicals and/or creating a more sustainable environment. We applaud our Fans of the Month and love showering them with well-deserved recognition, a fun prize and 200 Eco Points! Congrats to our […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Fan of the Month, How You Can Help
September 12, 2017 7 Comments
From Aspirational to Inspirational—A New Way to Shop

Shopping for Good What if shopping actually had the power to do good? Would you spend a little more on everyday purchases if it helped a person in need? The shopaholic in me answers with a resounding, “YES!” That is because shopping today goes beyond coupon clipping and trolling sale racks for bargains. Thanks to […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Do This Not That, Family, Health, How You Can Help