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Thanksgiving turkey carcass broth

Turn that Naked Carcass into Turkey Soup

One of my favorite recipes carefully tucked away in my Mother’s accordion file (ca. 1955 plus), pictured below, is this one from Craig Claiborne, published in the New York Times. This turkey noodle soup is just the thing to feed the many mouths that are likely to be gathered around your house all weekend  — and to use that naked
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Adopting a Whole House Systems Approach to Energy

Considering investing in energy efficiency? renewable energy? Be sure to consider a whole house systems approach to maximize the long term value of your home.
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Thrift Store Shopping for Kids Has a Whole New Look

My mom likes to remind me that I’m a little late to the game when it comes to thrift store shopping for kids. It’s true, she was thrifting way before I thought it was cool — in fact, from when I thought it was patently uncool, like “hide in the car and pray no one sees me” uncool. Then I had kids. And quit my full-time
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Coca Cola recycling upcycling

Coke’s New ‘2nd Lives’ Campaign: A Case Study in Upcycling

Coke 2nd Lives upcycling campaign raises issues of safety, and diversion from real solutions. Are there better ways to encourage upcycling?
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Pick up Litter, New York!

Ever watch someone go out of their way to avoid a piece of litter? It’s really quite hilarious. A kind of dance is done to skip over, skirt or step around an errant shopping bag, coffee cup or fast food wrapper.
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