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8 Surprising Habits That Can Harm Your Health

We all know the basic principles of maintaining a healthy lifestyle: eat right, exercise, drink enough water, get enough sleep, and avoid alcohol and tobacco. But there are plenty of seemingly innocuo…

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How Phthalates Affect Your Sex Life (& How to Avoid Them)

"Not tonight, honey, I've had too many toxins!" Iím betting that when you consider the factors affecting your interest in sex you probably donít consider toxic exposures. But new research presented…

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9 Surprising Uses for Beer

Beer. It refreshes and relaxes, it fuels sociability and cools the burn of spicy food. It is the most-widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, and the third most common beverage overall. It is…

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8 Scary Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health

There's no question that alcohol has an impact on your health. In some ways, alcohol can be good: wine, for instance, consumed in moderation can†benefit the heart. In the other extreme, though, alcoho…

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3 Eco-Friendly Personal Care Hacks That Save You Money

We know about the dangers of chemicals in our personal care products, thanks in part to helpful groups like the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Environmental Working Group. While consumers are be…

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5 Marvelous Uses for Mud

Mud is a fascinating substance. Itís dirty, grimy, and squelchy Ö yet despite (or perhaps because of) that fact, childlike souls of all ages, from one to a hundred and one,†tend to love walking throug…

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6 Simple Homemade Hair Masks

In 2013, Americans spent $11.4 billion on haircare products. Thatís a lot of money spent on†chemical-laden mystery concoctions†that are potentially doing more harm than good. The†U.S. EPA†lists a numb…

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What Eating an Avocado a Day Can Do For Your Health

Eating on avocado a day, as part of a moderate-fat diet, can improve cholesterol levels in overweight or obese people, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Associati…

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6 Ways to Straighten Your Hair Naturally

Avoid using heat or chemical straighteners that will damage your hair over time. Instead, there are healthier alternative ways to coax your hair into the style you want. Straight hair is stylish, pre…

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5 Favorite Ethical Shops Online

Like most people this holiday season, youíll be doing a lot of shopping. While door-buster specials may be good for some items, youíll want to shop online, and at stores that provide ethical service a…

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Some of these suggestions are spot on. Trying to focus on one thing while a million are flying thro…

I am retired, but still have too many things to think about and get done, and they do not relate to …

The only fireworks my brother and I were allowed were the black snakes and sparklers; maybe bottle r…