Multi tool - string trimmer

“Where lawn mowers bog down in tall grass and weeds, string trimmers take over. They easily topple foot-high growth by trading the weight and sharpness of a mower blade spinning at 3,000 rpms for a thin cord whirling at three times the speed.” – This from an article at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/home/sc-home-1118-diy-20131120,0,193073.story. Our contributor – Jonathan Hendricks – confirms this and offers some more tips and suggestions…

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Fracking - Is It All Bad?

Not all folks see eye to eye on hydraulic fracturing – also known as fracking. I think there are essential three (3) groups – the pro-frackers, the anti-frackers and the “still on the fence” frackers. Not helping the debate is the fact that all groups have some valid concerns – and the chances of reconciliation are optimistically slim but realistically non-existent.

That said, we will still venture to have an input, and our contributor Ms. Ross jumps right in with her comparisons: To frack or not to frack. That is the question…

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Grass-fed beef - Why not?

To my vegetarian and non-meat eating friends – This is not for you.
For all the other folks, here are some ideas about grass-fed beef that should interest you – even if you are not really big on beef. Our contributor, Zane, argues that grass-fed beef could improve your health. Do you concur?

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Filed under: Organic Food

Paperless law practice

I know it sounds like a dream to even think of paperless offices – and now I dare talk about a paperless law office. No doubt there is much confusion and even more disbelief about paperless anything. The fact is, paperless does not necessarily mean “no paper”. Zane Schwarzlose is our contributor today, and Zane is convinced that it’s now becoming easier and easier for most offices to go paperless – even law practices….

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Environmental Law

There can be no doubt that environmental law has been developing in scope, breadth and complexity over the last 2 decades or so. The challenges continue to be controlling industrial emissions, managing waste, protecting the environment against the impacts of industrial growth and development to name a few. And like any other profession, this one is not for everybody. But could it be for you?

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Prevent Back Pain - Minding Your Back

Green living is not just about solar power and renewable energy; it’s also about keeping some balance and harmony in our lifestyles – green solutions, health & balance. Back pain while driving – or at any time for that matter – is a sure sign of some disharmony, Our contributor, Sebastian, has some tips and ideas on how to stop and prevent back pain while driving…

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Recycling is extremely important. Not only does recycling help the planet, but it can even earn you some money in the process, as well. It is fairly well known that when kids learn a habit early on in life, they are more likely to continue that habit throughout their lives – this from a “Tim Brown” article at: http://blog.enn.com/?p%3D3782. We concur with this assertion, and our guest author Jessamy Eller has some tips and ideas to help you get started…

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Green Cars - Green Solutions

This concept of building an emotional or compelling green car is all the rage. Elon Musk clarified that Tesla Motors’ goal is a mass-market, compelling EV. Honda tried a few years ago to inject some excitement in a mass-market hybrid, the CRZ. It has failed miserably. These are the world’s top green car manufacturers and they are all seeking the same objective; An “affordable” green car that the majority of drivers don’t hate to drive. – See more at: http://www.torquenews.com/1083/toyota-joins-tesla-race-affordable-green-car-you-wont-hate#sthash.PoL1lcRv.dpuf, but checkout this article before you go…

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The Great Outdoors - Green Living

Just because we have all of these technology toys and gadgets doesn’t mean we should become couch potatoes. Quite the contrary. As a matter of fact, the trend seems to be favoring a more active lifestyle since the technology is so portable. Our guest author Matt Ward, is convinced of this outdoor trend and offers some tips and suggestions to support this lifestyle.

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Perfect garden wedding

“They could have afforded to get married in Hawaii or Mexico, says Pat, 59, who runs a large network marketing business with Rena, 49. In fact, that’s how the couple met when she came to work for him 10 years ago. But no amount of money could have bought even half the fun and memories of that July day on the lush lawn of the Sunshine Bay Yacht Club on Lake Wabamun.” – This quote from the Edmonton Journal at: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/Wedding%2BTales%2Bhands%2Bdeck%2Byacht%2Bclub%2Bcelebration/9224044/story.html – Our guest author Samantha, is a wedding planner and she has some tips to help you with your garden wedding…

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