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It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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‘Americanitis’: The Disease of Living Too Fast

How a 19th-century nervous condition shaped the way modern Americans think about health and happiness


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A Healthier, Greener New Year With Collecting

A Healthier, Greener New Year With Collecting | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Paper or plastic? Butter or margarine? Sugar or corn syrup? What do these questions have to do with collecting? It's a new year and that usually means N
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Chickens Really Don't Look Like They Used To

Chickens Really Don't Look Like They Used To | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Chickens have changed. Today's broiler chickens are several times larger than chickens of past decades -- and a new study by researchers in Canada offers an explanation for why the birds got so big.

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The chickens ...

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Washing Those Fine Holiday Dishes

Washing Those Fine Holiday Dishes | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
(It's More That "Just A Tradition!") At holiday time, we all bring out the fancy china and silverware --  the old china and silverware if we are lucky enough to have it. Age, material, and condition issues...
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Along with the protection of your pieces, there are environmental reasons as well as health and other benefits for you & your family.

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7 Reasons Your Mother Was Right About Green Beans

7 Reasons Your Mother Was Right About Green Beans | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

You may consider green beans to be that boring side dish next to your mashed potatoes and roasted chicken leg. Your thoughts of green beans may even wander to green bean casseroles that you shovel in your mouth on Thanksgiving. 


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We May Have Solved the Mystery of the Dying Bees

We May Have Solved the Mystery of the Dying Bees | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
For over a decade, a disease called colony collapse disorder has been destroying bee populations worldwide . Because bees pollinate many of our staple crops, their deaths threaten our food supplies.

Via F. Thunus, Jukka Melaranta
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Footloose and Car Free! How Biking Can Improve Your Health and the Environment | Visual.ly

Footloose and Car Free! How Biking Can Improve Your Health and the Environment | Visual.ly | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

While many American adults enjoy the perk of owning a car, as they pull out of their garage, they overlook one mode of transportation that may very well improve and the environment.


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I am all for not using a car. I love to walk and in an area that makes room for safe bike riding, this is another great alternative to gas guzzling cars. It's a great partner to improving eating habits and getting healthier.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 6, 2014 3:11 PM

A wonderful alternative to driving especially when the roads are in good shape and bike paths are available.

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Your kitchen sponge is disgusting, and here's the only good way to clean it

Your kitchen sponge is disgusting, and here's the only good way to clean it | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
It's teeming with all kinds of disease-causing bacteria.

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Why I prefer cloths you can launder

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More evidence suggests antibacterial hand soap isn’t your friend

More evidence suggests antibacterial hand soap isn’t your friend | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Hand soap has been center stage recently after evidence suggested it has been a large contributor to the current problem with antibacterial-resistant pathogens. Now scientists have put hand soap back in the hot seat, only for a different reason.

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How saving West African forests might have prevented the Ebola epidemic

How saving West African forests might have prevented the Ebola epidemic | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Deforestation has destroyed much of the region’s habitat for fruit bats – and put these Ebola carriers into more contact with people

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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.



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If bees go extinct, this is what your supermarket will look like

If bees go extinct, this is what your supermarket will look like | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, bee populations have been dropping, partly as a result of a disease called colony collapse disorder. This is very bad news for humans, because bees are a crucial part of the reproductive cycle of many of our favorite foods, including apples, onions, avocados, and more. This incredible data visualization shows what you'd lose if the world lost bees.
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Decrease in large wildlife drives an increase in rodent-borne disease and risk to humans

Decrease in large wildlife drives an increase in rodent-borne disease and risk to humans | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Populations of large wildlife are declining around the world, while zoonotic diseases (those transmitted from animals to humans) are on the rise. A team of Smithsonian scientists and colleagues have discovered a possible link between the two.

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Facts About Disinfecting, Baking Soda & Other Natural Cleansers

Facts About Disinfecting, Baking Soda & Other Natural Cleansers | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

While baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) is an excellent and safe household cleaner, there are some things you should know about it -- and other household cleaners.

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What you really need to know about cleaning!

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