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articles by: Becky Striepe

Cantaloupe, The Affordable Superfood

When we talk about superfoods, we tend to focus on expensive, exotic things like goji berries or aronia berries. But there are plenty of incredibly healthy foods that are within reach on a tighter bud…

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6 Natural Remedies for Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites are a fact of life in summer, but you don't have to suffer from post-bite itching. Try these effective natural remedies for mosquito bites. Mosquitoes seem to be out in force this su…

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3 Reasons to Try Holy Basil

Holy basil—also known as tulsi—is an ancient medicinal herb. I recently picked up a packet of holy basil tea from one of my favorite farmers and dove into some of the research about it. My friend D…

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Build-Your-Own Overnight Oats

Have you made overnight oats yet? They make such an easy grab-and-go breakfast, and making them is super easy. Here are some overnight oat basics to help you build your own recipe adventure! Overni…

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9 Ways to Use Lettuce Besides in Salads

Lettuce season is upon us! If you belong to a CSA get ready for head after head of lettuce. Week after week. For someone like me that isn't crazy about salad, that can be a little bit overwhelming. Th…

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25 Yoga Poses to Help Prevent a UTI

If you're prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs), you know how frustrating and painful they can be. While a yoga practice can't cure a UTI, these poses may help prevent the next one. I've writt…

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Beyond Walking and Sleeping: 32 Kid Milestones that Matter

There's certainly a place for tracking major developmental milestones, but when it comes to the day-to-day of parenting, it's often the little milestones that matter. The other morning I was gettin…

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Yoga for Runners: 10 Poses to Stretch and Strengthen

Running is hard on your body, and complementary yoga for runners can help balance that intense workout. Try these yoga poses for runners. The idea with this series of poses isn't to break a sweat…

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Yoga Poses for Menstrual Pain Relief

Serious menstrual pain can really stop you in your tracks, can't it? The bloating, stomachache and general sense of yuckiness is annoying at best and debilitating at worst. Learn some of the yoga po…

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One More Reason to Get Some Sleep

Do you tend to put sleep low on your priority list when things get busy? A new paper published in The Journal of Health Psychology examines how lack of sleep leads us to make poor food choices. Thi…

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about Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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