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We receive so much unsolicited junk mail for a reason: It inspires many of us to buy things we don't need. You can reduce impulse purchases and save trees by getting your name taken off unwanted mailing lists. Contact www.41pounds.org for help. (By the way, 41 pounds is the amount of junk mail the average American adult receives every year!) Magazines and newspapers also can be recycled. You can save some serious cash and paper by canceling your subscriptions and reading them online or borrowing them from the library instead. 

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