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    Score one for PCs

    Health Hazards in Electronics: · Some brominated flame retardants, used in circuit boards and plastic casings, do not break down easily and build up in the environment. Long-term exposure can lead to impaired learning and memory functions. They can also interfere with thyroid and oestrogen hormone systems and exposure in…

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    Paper or Paper

    San Francisco might be the first U.S. city to ban plastic grocery bags! The ban (if passed) would require the use of compostable or recyclable bags by grocery store and large pharmacy chains in the city. It is estimated that 180 million plastic bags are distributed annually in the city…

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    To condemn the condom, or not…

    Durex 2003 Sex Survey Highlights People have sex an average of 127 times a year. Three quarters of those polled are happy with their sex lives. Eastern Europeans (Hungarians, Bulgarians, and Russians) are the most sexually active 45% of those taking the survey reported having a one night stand. Those…

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    The Hippy Gourmet

    Click above to see the Hippy Gourmet make a vegan sushi roll Even though I don’t seem to have much time to cook, I somehow have enough time to watch other people cook, and the Hippy Gourmet (PBS, check local listings for airtimes) is right up my alley. Chef Bruce…

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    Thank You for Not Smoking

    While, admittedly, there was a brief time I smoked cigarettes regularly (hey, I was living in Spain, give me a break), I’ve always found it EXTREMELY maddening that not only do smokers foul the air, but they toss their butts all over the damn place. I live next to the…

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    Flor for Your Floor

    I have the world’s smallest bathroom considering I don’t live on the island of Manhattan, so I recently swapped out an extremely ugly (faux blue marble patterned plastic, need I say more?) sink cabinet for a vintage pedestal sink that was left in my basement by the previous owners. I’m…

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    Bottle Upgrade

    Ok, so I admit that before we made the switch, my boyfriend and I collectively owned about 8 plastic Nalgenes — both of us unrationally phobic there would be some situation we’d be caught in without water. But that was before we realized that plastic containers might not be the…