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How to Tell if Your Nail Polish is Toxic

Nail polish is pretty pretty toxic, that is. Why? Because many commercially-made polishes, base coats, laquers, nail art, thinners, and top coat-base coat combinations contain chemicals that have…

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12 Surprising Uses for Mesh Produce Bags

For years, I've wadded mesh produce bags into a ball and used them as scouring pads. But there are so many more ways to re-purpose these grocery freebies. 1. Bird Feeder: Fill mesh bags with birdse…

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4 All-Natural DIY Beauty Products

Think you need to shell out hundreds of cold, hard cash on pricey beauty creams and designer shampoos? Wrong! Turns out, the best all-natural skincare products on the market are hiding in your kitchen…

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10 Toxic Ingredients Lurking in Common Perfumes and Colognes

Consumers are snubbing their noses at high-priced fragrances and celebrity-endorsed perfumes and colognes, according to the most recent financial reporting. On Tuesday, Elizabeth Arden reported the wo…

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15 Other Ways to Use Toothpaste

Yes, toothpaste is great for brushing teeth, cleaning tongues, and freshening breath. But that's just the beginning of all the great things you can do with cheap toothpaste that's mildly abrasive. …

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Are You TOO Clean?

You shower every day -- shampoo, suds up, rinse, wait 24 hours, and repeat. You may also wash your hands with antibacterial soaps regularly, all in the name of being hygienic, right? As it turns out, …

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Skin Lightening Creams Contain Dangerously High Levels Of Toxic Mercury

Public health officials expressed concern about the levels of toxic mercury found in some skin creams at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Gordon Vrdoljak of the California Department of…

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Diet Drinks Linked to Hair Loss

A follower of my work recently contacted me through Facebook for help with her unexpected hair loss. Id like to share her story because I suspect there are many other people experiencing the same pro…

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Tanning Salons: What You Risk for That ‘Healthy Glow’

If youre like most people, you dont want to show up at the beach or pool party looking like you spent your life in a flour sack. You want that glowing bronze-healthy tan. So you schedule a few hours…

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9 Great Uses for Lavender

A friend of mine calls lavender the "Swiss Army Knife" of essential oils because you can use it in so many ways. I prefer to think of it as the perfect way to start and end my day. From fresh lavender…

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Except for the rain, snow, sleet, wind, lightning, people who are too unhealthy or hurt, or live too…