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Going vegetarian, vegan or at least organic when it does come to meat does not have to mean giving up your favorite foods, tastes and recipes. Sometimes a tweak here or an extra ingredient there can make cooking a greener meal even more rewarding than the original – sustainability does not have to mean starvation.

Ouch! That Stings: 6 Intoxicating, Venomous Animal Findings

From past (venomous dinosaurs) to present (venomous jellyfish) to future (venom treatments), the evolution, dangers and benefits of venom continue to surprise.

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Do it Yourself: 28 Great Articles For a Greener Life

Making and doing things for yourself is a great start to living greener. These helpful links will help start you down the path to a more eco-friendly life.

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Amphibious Garden Produces Own Power, Cleans Rivers

The global shortage of safe water is a deepening problem. This project's goal is to purify Europe's largest rivers and provide education on water conservation.

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Holiday Food Coma? Top 5 Food + Nutrition Stories

The end of the year features some big indulgent holidays. With the new year almost upon us, take a moment to read up on these fascinating food-related stories.

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Eat Dirt: Consuming the Salt (& Pepper) of the Earth

Does soil have tastable qualities that affect the food that comes from it? Artist Laura Parker is proving a connection between food and the dirt it came from.

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Have a Cup of Cheer: 5 Classic Holiday Drink Recipes

Whether you're hosting a Christmas party spending a quiet holiday at home, these drink recipes will keep you warm and add some cheer to your celebrations.

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Growing Up: 3 DIY Vertical Gardening Solutions

Vertical gardening isn't just for urban planners mapping out environmentally-friendly cities. These three products let you have a vertical garden at home.

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The World's Most Absurdly Oversized Food

From a 12,600-calorie gummi bear to a burger that weighs more than a grown man, here are 15 record-breaking food items of ridiculous proportions.

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Cool Animal Research: 5 Weird Medical Breakthroughs

From using maggots to heal wounds to learning how dogs may predict diabetic attacks, the value of safe animal research is seen in recent medical breakthroughs.

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Slime Stew, Anyone? Giant Snails Battle Malnutrition

You've heard of crime-fighting turtles, but malnutrition-fighting snails? These slimy slinkers could be the key to keeping African families fed and healthy.

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32 Stunning and Spectacular Sea Arches

Whether you worked hard today or can't seem to find work, let's take a break from the stress. Get ready for your journey to see 32 stunning and spectacular sea arches.

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ReBurbia: Designers Take on Rethinking Suburbia

These days people are moving out of the suburbs and back into the cities. So what happens to suburbia? These designers have some environmentally friendly ideas.

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13 of Nature’s Most Disgusting Parasites

Horror movies are made of these: shockingly gross, bizarre parasites that will have you scratching yourself in paranoia.

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Hungry, Hungry Animals: 10 Unique Stories of Consumption

From bonobos ranking food by sound to rats falling in love with junk food, animal appetites, eating habits and consumption are tales of the cool and absurd.

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15 Hearty, Affordable Vegan Recipes Featuring Autumn Foods

Autumn is when we start craving heartier, bone-warming foods. These 15 vegan recipes are perfect for cooler days and nights, and they're cruelty-free to boot.

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