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Ask Larry: Can I File Online Just For A Spousal Benefit?

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.

Sustainable Living - Reduce Your Waste With The Five R's

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Activist and adventurer Rob Greenfield thinks we can manage our waste better. In his new series, "Sustainable Living", Rob shows that we can manage our trash and create an incredibly minimal impact as long as we're conscious.

Ask Larry: Can I Collect Spousal Benefits If My Ex Hasn't Filed?

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.

Ask Larry: How Should We File For Social Security?

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today's Ask Larry...

Easy Ways Moms Can Be More Eco-Friendly

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

I never realized exactly how wasteful people can be until I became a mom. I never really paid any attention to how much garbage I threw out, because honestly it wasn't very much. That all changed the day I had my son.

8 Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day and Why It Matters

Kathleen Ventura | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
Kathleen Ventura

In my world, it is Earth Day every day. Every choice I make is a conscious one, with my own health and the longevity of the planet in mind.

Taking Our Minds on Vacation

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Nowhere is there a more idyllic spot, a vacation home more private and peaceful, than in one's mind, especially when it is furnished in such a way th...

6 Catchphrases to Connect Your Children to Nature

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.12.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Because words send powerful messages to children, you can further help your children connect to nature by associating their wonderful experiences in nature with meaningful catchphrases related to nature.

10 Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

Here are 10 ways to take control of your organization's culture, create a place where employees want to work, and save time and money in the process.

Building the Culture of Reuse: Pittsburgh ReuseFest Centralizes Donation Process

Sue Kerr | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Sue Kerr

We have a lot of stuff. We have neighbors who need stuff to increase the quality of their lives and strengthen their day to day survival. What we don't have are enough connectors, enough systems to efficiently get the stuff from the people who no longer need it to the people who very much do.

Reuse

Peter Neill | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Will we reduce our harvest, voluntarily limit catch to conserve species for the future? Will we recycle by-catch as fertilizer, animal food, or fish products for human consumption?

Reduce, Reuse, Repent: Earth Day Revival Amuses And Transforms

Will Braun | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Will Braun

So what does a postmodern Earth Day altar call look like? People pledged to learn to live in smaller circles -- to bike less and walk more, to eat locally, to plant gardens. Many pledged to take a digital sabbath -- "no screens on Sunday."

Make Every Day Earth Day

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.23.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

Why Bike Power? There are huge physical and fiscal benefits to biking. With obesity on the rise in U.S. children and one out of every three American adults weighing in obese, biking is one way to get America moving again.

10 Easy Ways to Become
a Zero-Waste Household

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Bea Johnson, of The Zero Waste Home The zero in "zero waste" makes it sound scary and hard to achieve. It's actually not as hard...

The Disposable Plastic Crisis

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Robyn N. Cohen

Have you ever wondered how much plastic is disposed of in one day? The people at the Plastic Pollution Coalition want us to change the ways we think about, use, consume, and dispose of plastics.

How I Spent My Black Friday: Selling, Not Buying, Patagonia Fleeces on eBay

Wendy Gordon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

My plan this year for Black Friday was to sit out the retail game altogether. That was before I saw the ad in The New York Times. "Don't Buy This Jacket," exhorted the full-page message sponsored by the Patagonia Common Threads Initiative.

Brief From Bonnaroo: Tennessee Trash

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s in Tennessee can sing a bit of "Tennessee Trash," a comic and catchy PSA that was sponsored by the State Department of Transportation to discourage littering.

Student Project Breaks Record and Saves 112 Trees

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

Canceling 6,705 individual catalogs stops 40,230 catalogs from being made next year. This will also save 112,644 gallons of water. Impressive results from a simple, kid-friendly project.

Fabulous Fundraisers Use Fashion For a Good Cause

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marissa Bronfman

Fashionphiles flocked to the first annual Frocktail Party on November 12th, eager to bid on a bevy of designer dresses up for auction in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Life Cycles of Consumable Goods: Lower-Impact Shades of Green

Renée Loux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Renée Loux

Understanding the "life-cycle" of any consumable good offers a fairly accurate sense of how "green" it really is -- basically, where things come from and what happens to them when we are done with them.

When You Save Water, You Save Electricity (And Vice Versa)

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of our aims at the Planet Green website, is to try and provide people with tips and tricks for saving energy and water. Usually, we round up littl...

Six Earth Day Activities for Your Classroom

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

Here are six activities that my fourth grade classroom at The Park School in Brookline, MA has been working on leading up to Earth Day.

Kids Cancel Catalogs to Save Trees and Planet

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

At the school where I teach, we held a friendly "Catalog Canceling Challenge" among grades three, four, and five to see which group of kids could cancel the most catalogs in thirty days.

Dear Santa, Stop Putting Catalogs in My Mailbox

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

Some of us recycle them, but more than half end up in the landfills where they decompose, releasing methane, an intense global warming gas. They're a massive misuse of natural resources and energy.

Tip #5: Deal With (Tire) Inflation

Emily Main | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Emily Main

Assuming all gasoline powered cars on American roads had properly inflated tires, drivers could cut gas consumption by 3.3 percent. That's about 13 million gallons of gas every day.