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How to Cook With Wonder Spice Turmeric: A Quick Primer

In Northern India, where I live, our love of turmeric dates back more than 5,000 years! We rarely cook a meal without turmeric. Every dal, curry and stir-fry must have the signature gold coloring lent…

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Oatmeal-Almond Facial Scrub Recipe

Who needs plastic microbeads to exfoliate when you've got almonds and oatmeal? Make your skin glow with this lovely recipe. “If you wouldn’t eat it, then don’t put it on your face.” Skin is porous,…

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7 Fun & Natural Autumn Decor Ideas

Gourds, twigs, apples, acorns -- the harvest season is here. But put your wallet away. Ditch the store-bought hangings, artificially scented candles, and plastic maple wreaths. There are cheaper, more…

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18 DIY Tips for a Healthier Home

Green cleaning is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to DIY tips that save money and make your home healthier for your and your family. The list below has lots of green cleaning recipes, sur…

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4 Signs You Are Not Eating Enough Fiber

The average American gets less than 15 grams of fiber per day -- not even 40% of the recommended amount, 40 grams. Unfortunately, foods stripped of their fiber abound around us -- such as white flour,…

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5 Small Daily Discomforts That Can Cause Pain & Stress

When we think of the word "stress," we often think of the big causes: workplace tensions, family relationships and such. But if you pause awhile to consider the seemingly small reasons you are not fee…

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Make Your Own Chemical-Free Essential Oil Diffuser

This DIY project is cheap and easy, and ensures that you won't have a room full of toxic fragrance. The purpose of an essential oil diffuser is to spread the aroma of essential oils throughout a ho…

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This Condiment Is Taking Over…

It’s not just ketchup and mustard anymore, folks. Open up your fridge to... sriracha. Have you hopped on the sriracha train yet? If not, prepare for hot, sweet, garlicy, umami condiment bliss -- just …

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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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15 Surprising Uses for Toilet Paper Tubes

When you finish a roll of toilet paper or paper towels, do you toss the cardboard tube into the recycle bin? Check out these awesome ways to reuse them instead! The average American family uses aro…

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