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How to ID & Avoid Harmful Toxins At Home (Infographic)

Who knew there could be so many toxic chemicals in our homes? Identifying toxins can be hard. If only products containing toxic chemicals in our homes were clearly marked as hazardous, toxic or dea…

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12 Things You Should Never Buy (But Make Them, Instead)

You don't have to be a crafter to make things. The items on this list are all things that anyone can make, whether you're super artsy or have never crafted a thing in your life. Back when I was fir…

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8 Health Benefits of Antioxidant-Rich Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a popular medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years. It is best known for treating skin injuries, such as burns and sores, but may also have several other therapeutic prop…

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How We’re Creating Superbugs

In 1970 the US Surgeon General William Steward told Congress that it is “time to close the book on infectious diseases.” He, like most people in the seventies, believed that in large part due to moder…

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6 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Your Dishwasher

It's been a little over 60 years since dishwashers came into the homes of Middle Class America, revolutionizing housework in the process. Today, about 75% of American households enjoy the privilege of…

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8 Biggest Myths About Germs

We all know that we need to keep ourselves -- and our surroundings -- clean and sanitary to prevent disease. But how much do you really know about germs? Read on for some of the biggest myths about ge…

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6 Natural Alternatives to Popping Tylenol

If you are feeling a little achy, inflamed, or have a nagging headache, your first reaction may be to pop a couple Tylenol. However, a recent study has suggested that, for certain conditions, Tylenol …

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8 Natural Ways To Get Rid of House Flies

Shoo, fly! Don't bother me! When they manage to make their way into your home, house flies are unpleasant and annoying to have around, with their incessant movement and relentless buzzing. Much worse …

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Top 7 Dirtiest Surfaces

Did someone say cold and flu season? Just as sniffling and sneezing is beginning to invade schools and offices across the land, a new series of tests in six major U.S. cities reveals the dirtiest surf…

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13 Tips for More Serene Spring Cleaning

At this time of year, lots of folks feel the urge to start spring cleaning -- refreshing and clearing out their home to greet the new season. However, just when the weather is (hopefully) getting nice…

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