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The futlility of green jeans, fat mice and Harry Potter are in July 2's News from the Web

If you’ve been feeling all superior and proud of yourself for purchasing that new pair of organic jeans, click here to read an article about how the new “light green” environmental movement might not be doing anything to save the planet afterall.

The article deals with the trend of green consumerism, wherein many of us are opting to buy organic food and clothing that we then pack into our Toyota Prius’s.

The problem, say the critics of the movement, is that promoting green consumerism is still promoting consumerism, which doesn’t in the end to much to reduce our impact on the environment.

What do you do to buy green? Do you think it’s making a difference?

Sound off by clicking here.

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You may have read a version of this story in the print edition of the Idaho Statesman this morning about how stressed mice who eat Doritos are doomed to a life of obesity.

That means you, the stressed out public who eat Doritos, are doomed to the same fate.

The good news is that if you reduce your stress and eat broccoli, you can reshape your fat.

Um, how are we supposed to do that?

I can handle eating broccoli, but I’m not sure how to reduce the stress part of the equation (especially since I have to be stressed out again by the state of environment).

What do you do to relax?

Share your destressing tips by clicking here.

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Speaking of stressed out, just think how tough it would be to be Harry Potter without a Dumbledore to help you out.

That’s how we’ll find the young wizard at the opening of the final installment of the popular wizarding series due out this month.

In honor of the book release (July 21) and the release of the fifth movie (July 11), I’ve been soliciting your predictions on how the series will end.

Joe, a News from the Web reader, wrote in about his appreciation of Alan Rickman’s portrayal of Snape, the ambiguously good/evil character in the series who has served as Harry’s nemesis even as Dumbledore relied on his trustiworthiness.

Joe also recommends Countdown anchor Keith Olbermann’s prediction.

You can read that predication here.

And you can send in your own to News from the Web by clicking here.

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