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5 small household changes that will reduce your carbon footprint

Environmental awareness is becoming more and more of a priority to most Americans. We bring canvas bags to the grocery store, ditch paper towels for washable cloths and use ride share transportation apps. Regardless, our society is slowly shifting towards more environmentally-friendly ways with the mentality that if we don't take care of our world, who will?

Home & Garden

Wallpapers from Brett Design pack serious punch

Take one look at Brett Beldock's dramatic wallpaper, and it's no surprise to learn the New York-based interior and product designer has a background in fashion. In fact, an eye for color, texture, material and scale clearly informs all her work for Brett Design, from luxe seating, tables and casegoods to a line of custom rugs for Doris Leslie Blau.

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On Gardening: Emperor's candlestick, a nostalgic trip to the islands

I was working on a magazine piece this week on nostalgia gardening. While we tend to think of nostalgia gardening as being related to growing something that is heirloom or antique it can also be considered a plant that mentally transports you back to another time or place. One plant that instantly does that is the Emperor's candlestick, Senna alata formerly Cassia alata.

Videos

How to set up a straw bale garden

Cindy Hoedel demonstrates how to set up and condition straw bales so you can grow food in them.
Cindy Hoedel The Kansas City Star
How to set up a straw bale garden 1:24

How to set up a straw bale garden

How to clean a messy landscaping bed 0:51

How to clean a messy landscaping bed

How to dig up dandelions 0:20

How to dig up dandelions

How to harvest rain for your yard 2:18

How to harvest rain for your yard