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Nikki Fotheringham


Nikki Fotheringham is a freelance writer who specializes in green living, life in the city, food and travel. She is a regular contributor to several blogs including Eat.Drink.Travel Magazine and Jib Strategic and she is the editor of She lives in Toronto with her husband and a very bad dog.
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Natural Ways To Deal With Ticks This Summer

Lyme disease is a growing concern as warmer climates mean ticks are more prevalent. In many areas, ticks and the threat of Lyme disease is a relatively new phenomenon. You can control ticks with chemical sprays that contain 20 per cent DEET, picaridin, or IR3535 but there are also natural alternatives.
05/30/2017 12:52 EDT
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Natural Black Fly Bug Spray Recipes

It's black fly season and if those little critters are taking chunks out of you, there are ways to fight back. Traditional chemical repellents don't always do the trick and are full of harmful toxins, but there are some natural ways to beat back those little beasties.
05/16/2017 03:48 EDT
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Grow Your Own Cocktail Herb Garden

Give your tired old herb garden a serious reboot this spring with a fresh take on growing those things that can truly make you happier. Planting your own cocktail herb garden means that you can whip up a fancy drink at a moments notice.
05/09/2017 09:56 EDT
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How To Create A Greener Investment Portfolio

If you understand that every dollar you spend or invest is a vote for the companies and their ethical and sustainability practices, then your voting selection just got a whole lot greener. Here are some ways for you to discover how to invest your money in a portfolio that reflects your environmental values.
04/03/2017 03:55 EDT
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It Turns Out That Trees Can Talk

The hills are indeed alive! Ground-breaking research into trees and plants is revealing that they are much more complex and intelligent than we originally thought. Trees and plants can talk to each other, see, share food and even go to war.
03/16/2017 09:05 EDT
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Why Dirty Kids Are Healthy Kids

As a parent, your job is to protect your kids from harm and stories of superbugs and flesh-eating viruses may have you liberally basting your children with hand sanitizer, and cleaning your home with chemicals that promise to send bacteria packing. Well, put down the bleach and put your feet up. As it turns out, dirt is actually good for our kids!
01/11/2017 08:09 EST
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Quick Ways To Get Into The Christmas Spirit

For most of us, the joy of giving is overshadowed by commercialism, the anxiety of braving the mall and the sheer terror of our credit card bills come January. Let's start some new holiday traditions! Here's how to give generously without spending a cent which will help you to get back into that festive spirit.
12/21/2016 06:32 EST
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15 Green Bathroom Tips That Saved Me $1,000 A Year

I've managed to cut the costs in my bathroom by over $1000 a year (true story!). By switching out your cleaning products, personal products and cosmetics for DIY natural alternatives, you save money and expose your family to fewer chemicals. Add to that your energy-efficient and water-saving savvy and you get a greener, healthier home.
12/14/2016 05:20 EST
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How To Support Standing Rock Right Now

Disturbing reports from Standing Rock of protesters and horses being shot with rubber bullets, protesters being sprayed with mace and set upon by privately-owned guard dogs have trickled in on a daily basis. To date 141 arrests have been made, but that number continues to grow.
11/22/2016 07:39 EST
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Could Your Sex Life Be Greener?

Taking a long, hot shower solo is bad for the environment, but taking a short, hot shower with a friend is green living at its best. Taking a hot bath with a friend is equally good, especially if you're using organic soaps and hair care products which you can follow up with an organic oil massage.
11/18/2016 07:23 EST