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- People often confuse palliative care with hospice care, giving it a bad rap. Palliative care is actually for any stage of an illness, not just end-of-life.
Yes, Tofu Is Vegan — Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Plant-Based ProductTofu is completely vegan. This plant-based product is also vegetarian-friendly and most varieties are gluten-free. Keep reading to learn more.
Pet Parent Shares Video of Her Dying Cat Getting Along With Dogs For the First TimeOne woman shared how her cat was nearing her end of life, and began spending time with the dogs, with whom she'd never interacted before.
You Might Be Able to Get Your 2024-2025 Nasal Flu Vaccine From Your CouchIn October 2023, AstraZeneca announced that the FDA is reviewing an option for consumers to get a nasal flu vaccine at home.
How to Celebrate World Vegan Month This NovemberWorld Vegan Day kicks off World Vegan Month and encourages people, companies, and policy makers to learn more about the vegan lifestyle.
Suspended in History: The Fascinating Story Behind Sagada's Hanging CoffinsThe Igorot tribe of Sagada hang their deceased in coffins on the mountains. Can you visit the hanging coffins of Sagada?
After Halloween Is Over, What Happens to Candy Wrappers? Can They Be Recycled?When holiday fun is done, can you recycle your candy wrappers? In most cases, you can't, but some companies have recycling programs.
Vegans, Rejoice! Most Dark Chocolate Is Vegan — But Check Product LabelsDark chocolate is typically vegan, as long as there's no milk in the ingredient list. Check out these top vegan chocolate brands for a sweet treat.
Centralia, PA Is the Real-Life Silent Hill – Is It Safe to Visit?Centralia, PA, is an abandoned mining town where an underground fire has been burning for decades. Can you visit Centralia, PA? Should you?
With Help From Billie Eilish, Gucci Launches Its First Vegan HandbagMusician Billie Eilish, who is also vegan, is using her influence to promote Gucci's new plant-based handbag, made from a new material.
Happy Howl-O-Ween: Here Are Cheap, Low-Waste, and Easy Costumes For Your PupIf you're looking to dress up your dog for Halloween this year, we've compiled a list of easy, cheap, and low-waste costumes your pup won't hate.
Goodwill's Triumphs and Controversies: What to Know Before You Go Poppin' TagsWe're exploring Goodwill's charitable nature and list of controversies, which allegedly include low wages, executive greed, and discrimination.
Woman's Bath Product Collection Fills an Entire Room of Her HouseHow much body lotion does one person really need? One woman has been criticized on social media for her bath product collection that fills an entire room.
Traveling to the Big Apple? These Luxurious NYC Hotels Offer Eco-Friendly AmenitiesCalling all sustainable travelers! NYC is home to a slew of luxurious and Instagram-worthy green hotels, and we rounded up some of the best.
92-Year-Old Becomes Oldest Person to Hike Grand Canyon Rim-to-RimIt wasn't the first time Alfredo Aliaga tackled the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim hike. However, at age 92, he may have set the record for the oldest person to complete the strenuous hike.
Once Afraid of Cats, Lupita Nyong'o Adopts One: "Yoyo Is Saving Me"Actress Lupita Nyong'o shared the heartwarming story of how she adopted a cat named Yoyo. Here's how the two are getting along so far.
Mom's DIY Hack to "Organize" Kid's Clothes Helps Avoid School Morning ArgumentsOrganizing your kids outfits can take some of the hassle out of getting them ready for school in the morning. Here are some daily clothes organizer ideas.
Don’t Know What to Do With Your Leftover Pumpkin? Check Out These 10 Fun IdeasThere’s no need to waste your leftover pumpkin. Instead, make pumpkin cream cold foam, create a sugar scrub, or add it to a simmer pot.
Is it Bad to Fall Asleep With the TV On? One Sleep Expert Says Not Quite: "Not All Screens Are Created Equal" (Exclusive)In an exclusive interview with 'Green Matters,' Dr. Michael J. Breus discussed the screens in bed controversy and pre-sleep rituals.
Why Some Gardeners Grate Irish Spring Soap All Over Their YardSome people believe in using Irish Spring soap to keep bugs and other critters away from their homes and gardens.
Is Vegan Pizza a Healthier Alternative to a Classic Slice of Pepperoni or Cheese?In general, vegan pizza is healthier than most traditional options found on menus. However, not everyone agrees on what’s considered healthy.
After an Incredible Life, the World's Oldest Living Dog, Bobi, Dies at 31Bobi held the record for the world's oldest living dog — as well as the oldest dog to have ever lived — until his death in 2023.
Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus Vegan? A Look at How Cancer Changed Her DietAfter a breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, Julia Louis-Dreyfus made changes to her diet and exercise routine.
Heartbroken Reader Is Warning Book Lovers to Check Books Regularly for MoldWhen an internet bookworm found mold in her book collection, she immediately warned her followers. Avid readers, here's how to protect your books from mold.
Plastic Bags Aren't As Recyclable As You Might Think — What You Should KnowSome plastic bags are recyclable, but most aren't. However, that's not to say there aren't resources where you can recycle your bags.
Viral Video of Tourists on Grand Prismatic Spring Sparks Conversation About Spring SafetyYet another video has gone viral of Grand Prismatic Spring tourists not following park rules by leaving the boardwalk. Here's why that is a no-no.
Why Do Retailers Use so Many Plastic Bags?! One User Points Out WastePeople on social media are complaining about stores using one plastic bag per item, which creates unnecessary waste.
How Emma Grede and Kris Jenner’s Brand Safely Is Cleaning up the the Home Care Industry (Exclusive)Emma Grede tells Green Matters about the creation and inspiration behind the brand Safely.
Dogs Could Soon Transmit the Deadly Parasite Leishmania to Humans in U.S.More cases of the tropical parasitic disease leishmaniasis are showing up in the U.S. Here are some pictures of leishmaniasis and signs to look for.
Research Finds This One Simple Habit Shift Before Surgery Can Help With RecoveryA new study shows that walking before surgery can help reduce post-operation complications. Here's what you should know.
Some People Are Using "Dimple Makers" — but Are These Safe? Plastic Surgeons Weigh InPeople on the internet are giving themselves dimples with little contraptions called dimple makers. However, doctors warn that this could come with risks.
The Scraggly "Werewolf" Lykoi Cat Has Captivated the Internet — How Much Do They Cost?The internet adores these spooky looking "werewolf cats," aka the lykoi. Here's everything to know about lykoi kitties — including their price.
No, It's Not a Halloween Trick — Witches' Butter Fungus Is an Edible TreatViral videos of people foraging witches' butter fungus made viewers wonder if it's edible. As it turns out, you can eat this unique food!
Do Your Teeth Ever Hurt in the Morning? Here's WhyIf your teeth hurt when you wake up, you should see your dentist; common reasons might be tooth grinding or joint issues.
CVS Begins Pulling Products With Phenylephrine, a Decongestant Ingredient, off ShelvesPhenylephrine, a popular ingredient in many decongestants and allergy medications, is ineffective according to a new report.
Vegan Hair Brushes, Combs, Blow Dryers and More Made From Sustainable Alternatives, Not Animal ProductsThese brands are making the perfect hair tools for your next best hair day from plant-based and vegan materials.
These 8 Nutritious Lick Mat Recipes Will Keep Your Dog Happy and HealthyIngredients like peanut butter and pumpkin will keep your pet happy and healthy. Check out these eight nutritious lick mat recipes for dogs.
Woman Thrifts Vintage $800 Designer Top for $6A woman on TikTok discovered a gold vintage Whiting and Davis top for just $6 at a thrift store. Here's what happened.
Why Some Pregnant People Fear Eclipses — and the Rituals to Help Ward Off Their Supposed EffectsSome cultures believe in superstitions associated with pregnancy and eclipses, such as miscarriages or birth defects.
You're Actually Not Supposed to Store Berries in the Plastic PunnetsPeople who want to extend the life of their berries might want to try storing berries in mason jars and other glass containers.
These Small Dog Breeds Can Bring a Large Amount of Love to Any FamilyWe love small dogs just as much as anyone else. These top 10 breeds are some of our favorites that show a lot of love in a small package.
Professional Martial Artist Faces Off With Kangaroo To Save His Beloved DogAn Australian man got the surprise of his life when a massive kangaroo put his dog in a headlock. He fought the kangaroo to save his dog.
The Comfort Connection: Explaining Why Your Cat Sleeps at Your FeetWhy does my cat sleep at my feet? Your fuzzy friend could be snuggling close for warmth or protection — here's what to know.
Mouthwatering Vegan Party Food: Perfect for Celebrations of All KindsElevate your gatherings with these vegan party food recipes. Enjoy savory, cruelty-free bites for a memorable event — or for yourself!
Black Seed Oil: What You Need to Know About This Natural "Cure-All"The best time to take black seed oil is on an empty stomach (and once you have consulted your doctor). Here's what it's commonly used for.
10 Surprising Uses for Peppermint Oil, From Reducing Stress to Hair GrowthPeppermint oil can be used to get rid of pests, clean the house, treat cold symptoms, reduce stress, flavor foods, and more.
Chatting With the Talented Darlings of the Reworked Vintage Clothing Movement (Exclusive)In an exclusive interview with 'Green Matters,' reworked vintage clothing designers Maddie West and Brooke Karasack got candid about their sustainable fashion journeys.
These Popular Foods Unexpectedly Contain High Fructose Corn SyrupHigh fructose corn syrup is often used in foods instead of sugar. Here are some foods with high fructose corn syrup that you wouldn't expect.
House Cleaner "Wants a Raise" After Finding 10,000 Flies in Rich Client's Log CabinLog homes are beautiful, cozy, and romantic. However, sometimes they attract unwanted guests. A house cleaner had the task of cleaning up a fly infestation at a client's log home.
Wild Deer With "Pet" Painted on Body and Collar Spotted in MissouriPeople love their pets, but a photo of a deer spray-painted with the word "PET" has raised questions about whether deer can be pets.