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Eco-Friendly Countertop Buyer's Guide

Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.Many homeowners love the look of natural stone countertops, especially granite. But are you aware of the negative impact these natural stones have on the environment?
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Crowing Roosters

Photo by Audrey PaviaMr. Molly, crowing his brains out.When I first got my chickens, a friend on a chicken message board warned me that the crowing of bantam cocks could be quite annoying. Unlike standard-size roosters, their crows are higher-pitched and irritating.I was so in love with my two little roos that I thought nothing of this.
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Dolmas: Stuffed Grape Leaves

Photo by Judith HausmanWild grape vines grow like weeds where I live, climbing up over hedges, trees and rock outcroppings. Sometimes they even bear foxy-tasting little grapes at the end of the season. But in early summer, while the leaves are large but not yet toughened, I pick them to make dolmas. If you have table or wine grape leaves, all the better.
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Good Food Warriors, Stand Up

Home /News & Trending /Good Food Warriors, Stand UpMichael Porter/FlickrLet’s take a minute and look around this big, wide, beautiful world and recognize the good work that some passionate people are putting into creating a fairer, safer, more just food system. There are a lot of them, right? Nonprofit food-system-advocacy organization Food Tank and nonprofit culinary-arts organization James Beard Foundation think so, too, and they are asking for your help in compiling the annual Good Food Org Guide.
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The Best House Plants for Busy People

Gable loves to surround herself with plants year round, and as a former landscaper, she has treated many ornamental plant diseases.The Best House Plants for Busy PeopleSome people have the knack for growing the most delicate plants, seemingly with no effort. Others have empty pots stacked around their house as a testament to their failed attempts at nurturing greenery.
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7 Necessities for Healthy Chicks

Home /Animal Care /7 Necessities for Healthy ChicksCourtesy Anne Petersen/FlickrSpring is baby chick time. Whether you hatch your own chickens or purchase 1- to 2-day-old chicks from a feed store, you need to make sure they stay healthy while growing into adults.The first two months of chick life are characterized by remarkably rapid growth.
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