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The ecoPerch

| June 19, 2012 | 2 Comments
The ecoPerch

Blueforest, a UK based company, have come up with a beautiful new small house design, albeit with bedding for four – the ecoPerch. Based on a tree house, the ecoPerch is a highly cost-effective and environmentally friendly option for accomodation.  With bedding for up to four people, and an internal floor area of 36.5 m², [...]

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The High Price Of Materialism

| June 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
The High Price Of Materialism

This is an excellent video produced by the Center for a New American Dream, and read by Tim Kasser.  Kasser explains how America’s consumer oriented culture undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but they [...]

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Five Fun And Frugal Ways To Use Your Photos

| June 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Five Fun And Frugal Ways To Use Your Photos

We all have a bunch of photos lying around, either on your laptops or in photo albums and while, every now and then, we may browse through them, we don’t really think of them often. Isn’t that sad when really, we could relive happy memories and nostalgic moments every single minute of the day? A [...]

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The Story Of Stuff

| July 23, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Story Of Stuff

This is a great video by Annie Leonard on how our system of production and consumption actually works. It discusses an important aspect of our consumption, which is ‘the real cost’.  The idea that you can buy a t-shirt for $5.95 may reflect the economic costs, but if a river is polluted in the process, [...]

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How to Save Money When Eating Out

| June 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
How to Save Money When Eating Out

Eating out can offer a welcome diversion from the day-to-day routine and food. It can be an easy form of entertainment for the whole family. But it can also be very expensive. However, if you’re money savvy, there are ways to save money when eating out. Isn’t that great? Here are some tips to save [...]

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Green Cleaning Tips for the Eco-friendly Kitchen

| June 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
Green Cleaning Tips for the Eco-friendly Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most important places in the house and keeping it clean is a priority. But is it possible to keep a clean kitchen minus the toxic and harsh chemical-laden cleaners? Luckily, yes. Here are some green cleaning tips for a germ-free, healthy kitchen. Using Natural Ingredients for a Clean Kitchen [...]

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Colony Collapse Disorder – Honey Bees Are Disappearing

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments
Colony Collapse Disorder – Honey Bees Are Disappearing

Einstein is reputed to have said, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left“. Whether he was right or not we don’t know, but the bees have started disappearing, and scientists are rightly worried. Bees are disappearing by the millions and without a [...]

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Frugal Cooking Tips and Ideas to Help Entertain on a Budget

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Frugal Cooking Tips and Ideas to Help Entertain on a Budget

Living on a budget does not mean you can’t throw a lovely party or entertain as much as you’d like to. You can have the best dinner ever without busting the bank. Here are some frugal cooking and entertaining tips and ideas for the hostess on a budget. A Simple Menu to Save Money Remember [...]

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Hatching An Egg House In Beijing

| May 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
Hatching An Egg House In Beijing

Life can be financially tough on new graduates, particularly if you live in a city with out of control rents such as Beijing.  If you’re 24 year architecture graduate, Dai Haifei however, there is a solution… Introducing the ‘Egg Pod’. Dai built the 2 meter high shelther at a cost of 6,427 yuan ($964 USD).  [...]

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Budgeting Tips: How to Save Money on Office Supplies

| May 12, 2011 | 2 Comments
Budgeting Tips: How to Save Money on Office Supplies

When you’re watching the budget and wanting to cut costs as a small or home-based business, you’ll want to keep an eye on office supplies, such as paper, pencils, pens, printer ink, files, folders, and so on. Here are some of the best ways to save money on office supplies easily and effectively. Save Money [...]

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