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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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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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7 Brilliant Uses for Leftover Produce Scraps

It's always such a shame to make a big veggie stir fry or smoothie, only to end up tossing a pound of nutritious skins and ends into the trash. Luckily, many of these "trash cuts," especially citrus, …

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How to Clean Your House with Food

Say goodbye to toxic cleaners. Look no further than the fridge and pantry to learn how to clean everything from pots and pans to yucky grills to carpets. Many of the conventional cleaning products …

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5 Tips to Detox your Laundry Routine

Laundry: Friend or foe? Detergents and fabric softeners can be a major source of indoor air pollution. They can also cause skin irritations, and even be poisonous if ingested or used incorrectly. P…

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3 Personal Items You Should Be Cleaning More Often

Even the most hygiene-conscious people often forget to clean some everyday items. But the truth is, wiping the toilet seat and scrubbing the kitchen counter are simply not enough to protect you from i…

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No-Streak Non-Toxic DIY Glass Cleaner

Ok, I'm late to the party this spring. Between weird weather, allergies and an exceptionally busy Green Diva Studio schedule, I just haven't had the pull to be outside playing much yet this spring. So…

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Essential Spring Cleaning for Your Body & Mind

Spring is finally upon us! After the long, dark doldrums of winter, you may be feeling a little less spritely than you did before the eternal frost. You may be moving more sluggishly, fitting more tig…

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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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Cluttered Home? This Could Be Harming Your Relationships

By Debra Smouse for YourTango.com. Many of my clients first meet me through their desire to shed clutter. Some of them discover that because of overflowing closets or the inability to walk through …

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