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Are You Ready to Be A Better Earthling?

 Hi! I’m Cathy Tiffany, founder of  Be A Better Earthling.  I founded this site out of my love for nature and keen interest in living a sustainable lifestyle:  that means striving to be healthier, wealthier and having a good impact on the environment here and abroad.  I’ll share my knowledge, discoveries and failures and together maybe we can make ourselves and the world around us a little better!

Healthier

How to Know if Your Food Contains GMOs

You won’t. That’s the sad truth.  Why is this a big deal? Allow me to explain, to the best of my ability, as I’m no expert, but fairly well-informed.  In case you don’t know, GMO stands for GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM.  Meaning, the genetic properties of [the plant] has been altered in such a way as to get a desired trait.  This seems inocuous enough, right? I mean, a stalk of corn that can resist attacks… Read more »

Wealthier

Money Matters: Are You Saving Enough

Tomorrow I have an appointment with my financial adviser at Ameriprise. Beforehand, I had to fill out a survey about my thoughts about retirement – Do I think I’ve saved enough, am I anxious about retirement, what do I want to be able to do in retirement, will I still have debt, etc. Currently we’re remodeling our house and paying off debt (again).  I have a good plan going and am disciplined with money.  Perfect?… Read more »

Eco-Wise

Eco-byte: Air Conditioning or Fresh Air While Driving?

It’s going to be over 90 today and my car’s air conditioning is awaiting a part to make it work.  Awesome. Since we were on the subject of air conditioning this morning on the way to volleyball camp, the debate was this:  do you get better gas mileage using your air conditioner or with your windows down?  My husband said rolled down windows, I said air conditioning because that’s what my Momma told me and… Read more »

Parents & Kids

The Importance of Mothers

Right off the bat, let me just say that fathers are important, too.  But, since this is Mother’s Day……     I have an an awesome Mom.  She was/is a single Mom.  She worked 40 hours a week, was me and my sister’s sole provider, took care of the house, did the laundry, shopping, bills and most yard work.  That’s a lot of stuff! And you know what? Kids don’t care much about any of… Read more »

B.A.B.E In Action

Happiness Tips: Try-it Tuesday List #15

    This week’s list covers  B.A.B.E’s Sustainability Triad:  Health, Money & the Environment (doesn’t that sound so fancy!?) For Your Health:  Over the course of the next week, add one more glass of water each day or if you already guzzle a ton, why not get in a bit more movement >> work in 25 jumping jacks each day for the next 2 weeks. For Your Money:  Not a saver?  Find $5-10 and start… Read more »