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April 30, 2019 10 Comments
7 Tips for Stopping Bacterial Growth in Towels

It’s not a pleasant thought, but it turns out that common, everyday kitchen towels may be one of the most likely places in your home for enteric bacteria to hide out. Enteric bacteria? These are found naturally inside humans and animals. But some of the strains that live in animals can cause reactions or diseases […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, Family, Food, Health, Safe Havens
March 18, 2019 3 Comments
How to Protect Your Family from Sun Damage

Do You Really Have to Wear Sunscreen Every Day? Even though summer is still a few months away, today I want to stress the importance of sun protection for keeping our families safe. And really, there’s no better time than right now to discuss it, because the sun can do damage even on a snowy […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Environment, Family, Health
March 12, 2019 10 Comments
How Not to Count Chemicals When You Sleep

Tips for Detoxing Your Nighttime Routine Is getting a good night’s sleep sometimes easier said than done? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call sleep deprivation a public health crisis, stating that up to 33% of us don’t get enough sleep and that about 80% of […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Family, Health
January 17, 2019 13 Comments
The One Grease That Is Good for Your Heart

Is Your Cookware Making You Sick? A good rule of thumb is if it’s convenient and makes your life easier, a trade-off is being made somewhere and often not for the better. Take cookware, for example. Did you know you might unknowingly be exposing yourself to chemicals that can leach into food from the tools […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, Family, Food, Health, How You Can Help
November 1, 2018 3 Comments
The Best Way to Remove Coffee Stains on Carpet

Plus: Readers Weigh In! More Tips for Keeping Carpets Looking Good Earlier this year, we discussed reasons why carpet wears out before its time, along with these five tips for helping your carpet to last longer. Make sure you have mats by every entrance, including the garage. Employ a “no-shoes indoors” policy. Make sure your […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, DIY, Do This Not That, repair
October 4, 2018 18 Comments
How to Help the Planet with Washable Paper

It Looks Like Leather but Washes Like Fabric Do you love the look and feel of your leather products but want a more ethical alternative? Maybe it’s time to swap them for washable paper products. These cellulose-based accessories are the perfect blend of sustainable and stylish. If you were paying attention in biology, you may […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Environment, Reuse Recycle
October 2, 2018 8 Comments
The Link Between Chemicals and the Potential of Cancer

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month As the use of chemicals has risen in the U.S. and other industrialized countries, so have cancer rates. Today, it’s estimated that about 1 of every 8 women will develop breast cancer. That’s why it’s more important than ever to understand some of the causes and risk factors associated […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Health, Safe Havens
June 12, 2018 10 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 5 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