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Carpooling: Using the HOV lane will be your best career decision yet

When you drive alone, it's finally “you time”. It's nice being alone with your thoughts. Playing whatever music you want. Some space and time for you. Just a way to make a gap between the different roles in life. The problem with driving solo is that it's you who has to deal with the stress of it all. Bad driving conditions, bad traffic and bad drivers. What if there was a easier way? Carpooling and using the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane can change your commute into real “you time”.

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CFL vs LED: The Energy Saving Light Bulb Debate is Over

One of your bulbs just broke or burned out. You want to get an energy saving light bulb but which type lasts the longest all while giving you the best quality light? And more importantly, which will put the most money back in your wallet? Choosing an energy efficient light bulb is a lot easier now because the old CFL vs LED debate is over.

LEDs are better than all other types of light bulbs because they:

  • Last the longest

  • Produce great quality light

  • Save you the most money

If these bulbs are the best then they must be pricey right?

Wrong.

For $2-$4 you can find a wide range of LEDs, so it’s much easier to upgrade your lighting.

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Save energy while keeping an ideal room temperature

We all like coming back to a comfortable home. The ideal room temperature, whether that's warm and cozy or cool and refreshing, depends on your preferences. Your thermostat controls half of your energy bill, costing more than your appliances, electronics and lighting combined. So shouldn’t it help you save energy? The thing is that 40-55% of people are setting their thermostat the wrong way which means they end up paying an arm and a leg on heating. Are you one of them?

Finding the compromise between comfort and lower energy bills is very important. No one likes coming home to a meat locker but is it possible to have an ideal room temperature, without throwing money out the window?

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49 vegetarian proteins that are as good as meat

How do you get enough protein if you don’t eat meat? It sounds hard at first but there are plenty of great vegetarian proteins that taste amazing and don't require you to eat a bucket full to get the nutrition you need to stay strong.

There are many alternatives to meat that have similar amounts of protein and we've put together a list of the 49 best vegetarian proteins that are as good as meat.

All the vegetarian options we have listed have at least 10g of protein per 100g when raw, putting them right up there with a meat lover’s favorites.i

13 of them have as much as or more protein than chicken.

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Save Fuel: 7 Tips to Save Money and Save the Earth

Your car takes from your wallet, how to keep more of that money for yourself? Save fuel with these 7 simple car maintenance tips and you'll immediately see the benefits on your gas bill all while helping to protect the environment.
There are cheaper and more eco friendly ways to get around like a bike, a skateboard, or a carbon-neutral pony. But for now, you’re on four wheels. Keep an eye on these key areas of your vehicle and you'll be able to improve fuel efficiency starting today.
1. Obey the Engine Light to Save Fuel

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Greener lawns: Fight climate change with this simple tip

With Memorial Day having just passed, many Americans came together with their family and friends to remember the great men and women who died protecting our nation; this day also arrives at the perfect time to celebrate the coming of the summer season. Gatherings on this weekend typically take place at someone's home—you know the one: large two-story house with a fenced-in yard and an extraordinarily verdant lawn the shade of a ripe lime; on this turf, good times are shared by all. Tables and chairs are set up neatly in certain areas near the grill; here, people will enjoy great conversation and equally wonderful food. No one will wonder, not even during croquet or cornhole, about the green blades beneath their feet.

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Examining the Carbon Footprint of Coffee

Everyday, millions of Americans start their day off with a nice hot cup of coffee, and oftentimes that once cup can turn to three or four throughout the course of the day. In 2014 Americans on average consumed more than nine pounds of coffee per person, and compared to some European nations that’s not even impressive… But when we add it all up just how much does that one, two, or three cups of coffee everyday affect your personal carbon footprint?

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Plant a Tree, Reduce Carbon Emissions

Many people are now aware that high amounts of carbon dioxide pose a threat to the environment. In fact, studies have shown that climate warming is very likely due to the increase of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere produced by human beings (1). While it is important to reduce the amount of carbon emissions we each produce on a regular basis, the act of clearing the atmosphere of already existing carbon dioxide emissions is necessary as well.

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Have you tried the five minute shower challenge?

If you watch the news or read the newspaper you will learn about the terrible drought in California. This is the fourth year California is in a severe drought. California Governor Jerry Brown announced a drought State of Emergency in January 2015 and ordered strict conservation measures statewide. On May 5, 2015 California water regulators ordered tough restrictions on residents' use of water. Californians are required to cut their water usage up to 35 percent or they will face harsh fines under proposed new rules. The drought is a very serious issue, at every corner there are signs reminding Californians to conserve water. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has started the 'Brown is the New Green' campaign, which reminds residents to save water and let their lawns go brown.

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