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Eliminating Fall Clutter - Recycling Ideas

Fall is upon us when the leaves on the trees begin to change colors and there is often a chilly breeze in the air. Many households perform fall cleaning to prepare for the cooler months ahead. It’s time to clean out your closet and store any summer clothes away. Go through your closet and see if there are any items you no longer need and bring them to a donation center. Green Drop is a great charity with locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  Image by: Artem Beliaikin from Pexels Do you have any furniture you no longer need? Instead of leaving it outside your house and hoping a neighbor will snatch it or the garbage truck will tow...

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My Vegetarian Week

As an experiment, I decided to not eat meat for a week to see how my body would react. My family eats it for dinner roughly five nights a week. My body is used to having meat either with my lunch or dinner every day. I didn’t realize how difficult this would be, but was up for the challenge.    Image Credit: Fooducate Throughout the week my family made various types of meat for dinner, so I had to eat something different from them. I would either eat romaine lettuce with ranch dressing or any vegetables and starches that were made for dinner that night. Every morning for breakfast I would eat scrambled eggs and peanut butter with bananas on...

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Get Your Yoga On

Despite contrary beliefs, yoga is more than just stretching to relax: it’s a form of exercise. Yoga helps improve your posture, flexibility, and strength. Yoga is an all body workout where you’re burning calories and toning your muscles. Maintaining a regular yoga practice can provide physical and mental health benefits. If you’re looking to live a healthy lifestyle then consider trying yoga! Image Credit: https://www.businessinsider.com Yoga stretches your muscles, helping you to gain strength. The more flexible and stronger you are the better your posture is! No matter what pose you are performing, if done correctly, yoga helps build your core strength. Yoga focuses on awareness of your breathing technique helping you to perform the poses and relax. The relaxation techniques...

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My Journey Towards Going Green

When I was in elementary school we were taught about recycling and that was all I thought I had to do to help the environment. As I got older, I still ignored other ways of going green because it didn’t seem important to me at the time. Seeing how our planet is being affected by the choices we make every day makes me realize my actions need to change. The small changes we all make to our lifestyles can make a difference in saving the Earth.  As a millennial and recent college graduate, when buying products the price is my determining factor. Throughout college I always bought brands that I was familiar with and that were most importantly on sale....

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Tips to Live a Greener Lifestyle-- Easy Peasy

Looking to go green? Image Credit: www.whollynatural.net There are many small changes you can make to lead a greener lifestyle. One of the most obvious and easiest things you can do is…recycle! Growing up, we are constantly told to recycle; remember the saying reduce, reuse, recycle? Recycling helps to reduce pollution caused by waste by the chemicals and greenhouse gasses that are released from garbage in landfills. Conserving energy in your home is another easy way to live a greener lifestyle. This includes: unplugging appliances when they are not being used, washing your clothes in cold water instead of hot, using energy efficient light bulbs such as compact fluorescent lamps, and turning lights off when leaving rooms. You would be surprised...

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