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Light My (Earth-Friendly) Fire

Ginger Fig sounds like a pretty sweet smell to begin with, but what makes this candle even more appealing is the fact that it’s green, too. The container is made from a reclaimed wine bottle and, once your candle burns out, can be washed and reused. The candle itself is made with pure, non-GMO soy wax that will burn for 70 hours, and even the label is made from recycled materials. Pretty sweet indeed.

[$30.00 Etsy]

The Daily Squeeze: Soy May Be OK, Bad Bras, And Animal Sex

  • Concerned about yesterday’s negative press, the Soyfoods Association of America sent out a press release saying that soy doesn’t actually lower sperm count. [Newswise]
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    Soy: Fart Away Your Risk For Breast Cancer and Hot Flashes

    From tofu to chocolate milk, soy has been sweepin’ the nation. In addition to helping lactose intolerant freelance writers enjoy a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal every now and again, the lil’ bean is chock full of calcium, protein, fiber, iron, zinc, and magnesium, plus it’s the only vegetable that can give you amino acids. But the nutritional goodies are just the tip of where the health benefits begin for us ladies. According to new studies, soy will fend off hot flashes from the ‘pause (although it will not stop you from getting dragged to see Menopause the Musical with your mom who laughs waaaaaay too hard at the jokey rhymes). Soy also reduces the risk of developing breast cancer by 18% in women with a high BMI (body mass index). Not sure how high your BMI is? Check out this chart while you chow down on a delicious Tofutti ice cream sandwich. [Health World and Health Castle] Keep reading »

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