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articles by: Annie B. Bond

How to Make Your Own Rose Water

Rose water is used in cosmetics for its lovely scent, but also because it has light astringent properties. As the gentlest of all astringents, rose water is often used as toner for fair and dry skin. …

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How to Map Your Bedroom with Feng Shui

The ancient Chinese method of Feng Shui helps us to balance our homes and create happier, more successful lives, room by room. At this time of year, with days growing shorter and nights getting…

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Your Favorite Color: What it Says About You

Whether we’re a vibrant Orange, or a peaceful Blue, our color preferences are a key to understanding our personalities. Find out what this color expert has to say about your favorite color. What does …

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13 Wonderful Ways to Use Epsom Salts

Oh, Epsom salt—who knew that such an uninspiring ingredient could inspire such devotion? Epsom salts have amazing health benefits--here are 13 ways to use Epsom salts, including a relaxing bath, a fac…

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Clean Your Silver with Household Basics

Sparkling clean silver is a delight on any table. Even better is knowing you didn't use any harsh, toxic chemicals to get it that way. The secrets of silver cleaning using household basics may surp…

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Odor Removing Secrets

Have you ever wanted to get the smell of perfume out of something and not been able to get rid of it? Cat pee? The new smell in a car? I’ve figured out how to remove most odors using kitchen cupboa…

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A Solar Summer Solstice Project

The summer solstice (June 21), marks the zenith of the sun, the longest day of the year, when the sun's power is at its peak. The moment of peak power is very, very brief. Our ancestors built huge bon…

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6 Herbs for Hay Fever

The pollen season always brings discomfort to so many of us. But there are herbs that have been tested and shown to alleviate the congestion, sniffling, and sneezing of hay fever, so you can enjoy the…

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Sweet and Spicy Guinness Quick Bread

This sweet and spicy quick bread would make a great St. Patrick's Day breakfast, or a heartening snack served with a cup of coffee or Irish tea. The magic ingredient is Guinness stout, a dark Irish b…

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Chocolate Tantric Tart

This luscious chocolate pie is guaranteed to add some sweet heat to a romantic meal. Of its six ingredients, four of them are thought to be aphrodisiacal: Chocolate, almonds, ginger and chile. Powers …

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about Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

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