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Sharing Site

Borrowing Beats Buying




ShareSomeSugar.com is a new online community of people seeking to share or borrow items they occasionally need and would rather not buy, from ladders to carpet steamers and party chairs to kayaks. “There’s so much stuff we already own that’s sitting around in our garages collecting dust,” says founder Keara Schwartz. “It feels good to share.” She’s seen firsthand how trust and community ties are strengthened by neighbors helping neighbors.

For those wary of letting just anyone borrow, for example, their sewing machine or pressure gauge, the website suggests how users can create sharing groups, based on Facebook friends or email addresses, to collaborate within their already established community. For others, getting to know new people can be part of the fun.
 

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Why More Pets Are Getting Cancer

Why More Pets Are Getting Cancer

GMO Toxins Permeate Pet Foods
Skyrocketing cancer rates among dogs can most likely be traced to GMOs in their pet foods and Roundup toxins sprayed on lawns, say veterinarians and other scientists.
Gary Griggs on What We Must Do to Save Our Coasts

Gary Griggs on What We Must Do to Save Our Coasts

About half of the planet’s population lives in coastal areas, and building seawalls to hold back hurricanes and rising ocean waters is only a temporary solution.
Art that Inspires Action

Art that Inspires Action

Artists Work to Save Nature’s Beauty
By using marine debris, steel, twigs and even snow, artists are incorporating the natural world into their work while simultaneously sending out an SOS from the planet.
Organic Farmers: Growing America’s Health

Organic Farmers: Growing America’s Health

Restoring the Nutritional Value of Crops
Across the country, farmers are experimenting with new ways to grow food having higher nutritional content and a positive environmental impact.
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Spring’s In Full Swing at  Hilltop Hanover Farm

Spring’s In Full Swing at Hilltop Hanover Farm

Learn how to grown your own food or reserve an organic CSA.
Natural Fertility

Natural Fertility

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Stay Healthy This Winter:  Tips from Local Wellness Experts

Stay Healthy This Winter: Tips from Local Wellness Experts

Integrative Medicine, Homeopathy and Ayurveda wisdom from Westchester, NY professionals
Four Ways to Light(en) Up Your Life

Four Ways to Light(en) Up Your Life

In an increasingly unpredictable world where anxiety and insecurity abound, where can we turn to find peace and happiness?
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Meat Menace

Animal Product Emissions Rival Oil

Loving It

Fast Food Giants Finally Address Plastic Pollution

In Vitro Corals

Scientists Help Repropagate Vanishing Reefs

Algae Alchemy

Dutch Turn Seaweed into 3-D Household Items

Big Save

Conservation Project Protects Part of Amazon

Pooch Patrol

Smart Vest Could Increase Neighborhood Safety
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Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors

Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors

Increases Cognitive Function and Reduces Fatigue
Warming Planet Will Worsen Sleep

Warming Planet Will Worsen Sleep

Rising Temperatures to Cause Restless Nights
Steam Baths Ease Allergies

Steam Baths Ease Allergies

Helps to Reduce Symptoms
Eating Apples and Tomatoes Repairs Lungs

Eating Apples and Tomatoes Repairs Lungs

Fresh Fruits Heal Damage
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Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors

Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors

Increases Cognitive Function and Reduces Fatigue
Breast cancer survivors that regularly perform moderate-to-vigorous physical activity show improved attention, memory and multitasking abilities.
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