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Websites – and the challenges they throw down – can help people reduce energy use

Websites – and the challenges they throw down – can help people reduce energy use

Whether it’s to reduce energy bills or to combat global warming, more people are turning to Web-based tools to track their energy consumption and associated carbon emissions. And companies like Carbonrally in Cambridge hope to turn that interest into a business. “I built the company with the idea that the Internet can connect people with [...]

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When the company goes to the customer

When the company goes to the customer

Carolyn Labuda recently enjoyed her bachelorette party at home. The 27-year-old high school math teacher opted for a quiet afternoon with 11 friends instead of a night out on the town. Her guests couldn’t have been happier. Three technicians from Mobile Spa provided hot-stone and Swedish massages, manicures, and pedicures – transforming Labuda’s Lexington condominium [...]

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Cosmetics firms heed calls for organics

Cosmetics firms heed calls for organics

Consumers who are vigilant about what they put into their bodies have proved they also care about what they put on them, making naturals and organics the fastest-growing segment of the cosmetics industry. According to Organic Monitor, a London consulting company, sales of natural and organic cosmetics are soaring, with revenues projected to approach $7 [...]

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