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Green living

A green way to go

Being green needn't end when your life does. There are environmentally sound ways to take your leave, and especially now that SA has opened its first eco-cemetery.

6 things you can do with coffee after drinking it

Many of us depend on coffee to fuel our early morning meetings, mid-afternoon slumps or all-night study sessions. But did you know that it could be used as fuel, to treat health problems, to make compost and to make super batteries?

The biodegradable con

Many cleaning products are marketed as being biodegradable, making us feel we're doing something for the earth by buying them. But when is a product truly biodegradable and when is it simply 'greenwashing'?

Solar power is contagious!

People are more likely to install a solar panel on their home if their neighbours have one, according to a Yale and New York University study in the journal Marketing Science.

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20 head lice myths debunked

Head lice are tiny, wingless insects that live in human hair. They cannot fly, jump or swim and are spread by head-to-head contact. Check out this infographic to learn more.

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Is your diet causing gout?

Suffering from gout? There's a lot you can do to prevent this horribly painful condition. Start by cutting out these 14 foods.