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Minnesota Bans Triclosan, Ingredient in Antibacterial Soaps

Minnesota is taking on the superbugs, thanks to a recent bill that prohibits the use of triclosan in retail consumer hygiene products. The bill, signed by Governor Mark Drayton, creates a ban starting…

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Why New York & Other States Are Worried About Your Face Wash

Your face wash may be bad for the environment, and several states are trying to do something about it. The problem is "microbeads," minuscule pieces of plastic about the size of Abe Lincoln's eye on a…

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Learn How to Make Your Own Natural Body Scrub

When it comes to DIY projects, there's nothing I love more than making my own beauty products. Just think about all the money you spend on these items every year, and how difficult it can be to find b…

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10 Surprising Uses for Oatmeal

You know that oatmeal is a delicious and healthy way to start your morning, but there are quite a few unconventional uses for oatmeal that might surprise you! From DIY beauty to some crafty applica…

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20 Toxic Ingredients in Makeup & Body Care Products

Labels on cosmetics and body care products are a tough code to crack. The industry is so shockingly unregulated that it's usually impossible to trust the claims that manufacturers place on their produ…

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5 Myths About Personal Hygiene

Washing your hands. Brushing your teeth. Shampooing your hair. They're so engrained into our daily routine we barely give them a second thought. But should we? Read on for some of the most pervasive p…

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Oil Pulling Heals Gums & Whitens Teeth, Naturally

When I first read about oil-pulling, it set off just about every skeptic alarm bell in my brain. See, I'm a hippie, tried and true. I was raised by hippies and spent my childhood burning sage in dry r…

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12 Surprising Uses for Hair Care Products

They keep your hair looking great, but did you know that shampoo, conditioner, and hair spray can work wonders outside of the shower? From soothing band-aid removal to de-shrinking your clothes, read …

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7 Homemade Spa Treatments from Holiday Leftovers

From turkey enchiladas, to mashed potato fritters, we're always looking for ways to put our holiday leftovers to good use. But what if we stopped shoveling it in and started shoveling it on? Why not…

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12 Surprising Uses for Herbs & Spices

Need to keep your clothes bright, your salt intake down, or your radiator sealed? Look no further than your spice rack. Yep, there are plenty of really fantastic ways to use herbs and spices to solve …

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Everyone should adopt from shelters! Then we could put an end to the surplus pet population and end…

I have often read that this is not true, I know for me it certainly is not. Thanks for sharing

Interesting, the New Recycling?