Cost-Efficient Ways to make your Home more Eco-Friendly [Infographic]

Originally Published on Huffington Post

Let’s face it: Reducing your home’s negative impact on the planet will likely require a huge amount of work.

But solar panels and temperature-regulating walls aren’t the only ways to help your household adopt more eco-friendly practices. There are a ton of easy — and fun — ways to conserve energy.

Luckily for us, UK-based magazine Good To Be Home has some clever ideas on other ways to do it.

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Space Based Solar Power [Infographic]

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Originally Published on Energy.gov

8 Foods Even The Experts Won’t Eat

Image by: Keoni Cabral

Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals–and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health. Experts from different areas of specialty explain why they won’t eat these eight foods.

Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and sold with minimal processing. Often they’re organic, and rarely (if ever) should they contain additives. But in some cases, the methods of today’s food producers are neither clean nor sustainable. The result is damage to our health, the environment, or both. So we decided to take a fresh look at food through the eyes of the people who spend their lives uncovering what’s safe–or not–to eat. ” Their answers don’t necessarily make up a “banned foods” list. But reaching for the suggested alternatives might bring you better health–and peace of mind.

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Lemony Life Hack – Squeeze More Juice From Your Lemons!

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Whether it’s a savory slab of salmon, or a sweet cheesecake, lemon juice can enhance a multitude of foods. But the squeezing of lemons to get their fresh juice is often tedious and seems to bear little reward. How do you all normally squeeze lemons? Most people typically cut it in half and get to squeezing straight away. But there’s a method that will yield much much much more juice, as we present below:

1. Warm your lemon in a microwave oven. If you want to the lemon juice cold, then just warm it for 5 seconds. If you want warm juice, use 20 seconds. The more you warm the lemon, the more juice you’ll get out of it.
2. After warming your lemon, roll it on a cutting board or counter while pressing strongly with your hand.
3. Finally, cut it in half and roll it as you would usually.
Just these few steps more, and you’ll extract so much more juice! Please try it out. You’ll be astounded at how much juice gushes out.

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