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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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A 2-Ingredient Deodorant Recipe That WORKS!

I've been using this DIY deodorant for over a year now, and it's by far my favorite recipe. If you've made the switch -- or tried to make the switch -- from conventional deodorants to natural alter…

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12 Ways to Use Temperature Instead of Chemicals to Clean

Do you really need a pantry full of cleaning chemicals? Or can ice, boiling water, baking soda and vinegar clean most everything? We put a few temperature-based house cleaning methods to the test, …

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22 Surprising Uses for Lemons

Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits out there. And no, we're not just talking about in cooking! Lemon juice is an acid, a natural disinfectant, and a nutritional powerhouse. Its scent is perfe…

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This is How Easy it is to Make Your Own Candles

Candle-making has been around for centuries. It is an art that has survived the test of time and is still a very popular craft project today. There are a few things to consider when attempting this cr…

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How to Dye Easter Eggs, Naturally

It's almost Easter weekend, which means it's time for Easter egg hunting! One of my favorite Easter activities as a child and as an adult is dyeing Easter eggs, a fun holiday craft project the whole f…

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These Toxic Floors Could Be Sabotaging Your Health

Lumber Liquidators, one of the largest flooring retailers in the U.S., appears to be selling laminate that contains unacceptable levels of formaldehyde. The levels are so high, pediatricians worry tha…

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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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Truth or Myth? Your Mother’s Eating Advice

Your mother always claims to be right about everything, but how about her nutritional advice? See if your mom had it right all along. Check out the validity of these 8 ‘mom nutrition tips’ below. C…

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7 Common Dishwasher-Loading Mistakes That May Surprise You

Brought to you by the researchers who spend their time studying the mysterious mechanics that happen behind the closed dishwasher door. Of all the complicated things we have to contend with in day-…

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