“With energy costs rising by an average of 6 percent every year, what’s a homeowner to do? Green-ovate! After working to pay for themselves, many green home improvements have a return on investment that far outperforms CDs, savings accounts, and the stock market. If you’re looking for a place to put your money, these home improvements have the highest rate of return.“
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After thirty years of study, the Rodale Institute concludes that:
“organic methods are improving the quality of our food, improving the health of our soils and water, and improving our nation’s rural areas. Organic agriculture is creating more jobs, providing a livable income for farmers, and restoring America’s confidence in our farming community and food system.”
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With energy efficiency on everyone’s mind in the last few years, experts are looking into ways to make the general food chain more ecologically conscious as well.
According to collective research by Andrea Petersen in The Wall Street Journal, sleeping with a partner in the same bed provides an array of health benefits.
Some scientists hypothesize that sleeping with a partner may be a prominent reason people in intimate relationships tend to be in better health and live longer than sad and lonely singletons. The new study challenges previous findings that women don’t sleep as well with someone else in their bed and that both sexes move around more when sleeping together.