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Your Guide to At-Home Coconut Oil Beauty Products

Do you have a jar of coconut oil sitting at home in your cupboard, untouched except for the occasional veggie sauté? Here's exactly how you can use coconut oil to better your beauty routine as a healt…

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11 Easy Ways to Cut Your Sugar Intake During the Holidays

Just because the holidays are here doesn’t mean that your healthy eating habits should take a holiday. Adapted from my book 60 Seconds to Slim, here are 11 simple ways to cut your sugar intake and sti…

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12 Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands

The more natural I go with skin care, the more natural I go with everything I put on my body. My latest green switch is nail care. I am a big fan of painted nails. In my jewelry career, that was limit…

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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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The High Cost of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Male Reproductive Health

A new report, The Cost of Inaction (pdf), has been published by the Nordic Council of Ministers in an effort to promote regulatory action to get endocrine disrupting chemicals out of the products cons…

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Birch Box Still Refuses to Be Cruelty-Free: Petition Update

Earlier this year, Care2 member Jess Barnett launched a petition drive on Care2 to encourage Birchbox, the online cosmetics company, to only do business with suppliers whose products are verifiably cr…

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10 Tips to Avoid the Holiday Bulge

December has finally thrusted itself upon us. Prepare for a month of festivities, holiday lights, friends, mirth, and, let’s not forget, delicious foods. Enjoying holiday treats is a great thing -- go…

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5 Favorite Ethical Shops Online

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

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11 Worst Germ Hot Spots in Your Home

We all know that bathrooms, and toilets in particular, are serious germ zones, but there are many other places that are equally packed with bacteria and other harmful microbes. Before I share the wors…

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Busted: Men Are More Helpful to Women Wearing Heels

I've never liked high heels, which pinch my toes and strain my weak ankles. In my 20s, I'd squeeze into heels for work or bar-hopping, then kick them off as soon as I got home. In my 30s, I traded hig…

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