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Splendor in the Grass

If a blade of grass is cut in half and you looked at it with the naked eye, you'll see more green grass. But under a microscope, you’ll see tiny structures containing even tinier parts!      Every blade of grass contains millions of plump elongated cells call chloroplasts. Their job is to make food because grass can't hunt for its food.  Their secret recipe is a combination of sunlight and carbon dioxide which creates energy!  A pigment called chlorophyll is what gives grass it's green color and you all know that green is our favorite color!!     But the "grass isn't always greener on the other side."  In the winter and sometimes even in the summer, it can turn brown or yellow.  That's because there...

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Sustainable life: you don't need to protect the planet.

Your sustainable life has nothing to do with the planet.   Maybe we should give you a conscious speech about sustainable life. 'Cause, it’s Earth’s Day, again. It’s actually the 50th time we are celebrating this occasion. What if we went like “We need to protect the Earth,” “Be good to the Planet,” “Take care of the oceans,” “Save the rainforest,” or “Protect endangered species.” Then you’d respond with something like “Why should I care about that when there is so much going on?” And you are right. It is ok not to protect the planet.    Humans have been around for 50,000 years. Within that time, we discovered and created lots of things. Weapons, the printing press, planes, computers, as...

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Back to School: How to Stay Focused

It is that time of year again - back to school.  If you're not going back to school, the tides are still changing as summer winds down and business kicks into high gear before the end of the year. Waking up from the lazy days of summer to get back to the grind is not exactly fun, but there are certain things you can do to make the transition as painless as possible. Making sure you are firing on all cylinders, physically, mentally, and emotionally, will lead to higher productivity in school or your job.

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