May 5, 2009-Today’s Way: A while back, my girlfriends and I realized that we had a lot of overlapping subscriptions to the same magazines.  So, when it came time to renew, we selectively let some subscriptions go, so that each of us kept a different title and promised to swap our read magazines when we were finished with them, and then to recycle them or pass them along to someone else in turn.  Not only did this save us all a bit of cash, but it helps to keep virgin papers out of the waste stream, as well as the energy required to process, print, ship and dispose of them.