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6 Ways to Make an Emergency Candle with Household Objects

The problem with power outages is that we don't always know when they're coming. Even with proper warning of an incoming storm, we can find ourselves unprepared if the power goes out. Now that we're i…

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A Better Alternative to the Wasteful ‘White Elephant’ Game

Last December, I had the pleasure of participating in a one-of-a-kind gift exchange dubbed the "useless" gift exchange. Truth be told, I've always hoped to avoid these kinds of party games because sho…

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7 Gifts You Can Make in a Mason Jar

The holidays are just around the corner, and it's a good idea to get started if you're planning to have a handmade holiday this season. I'm not a big believer in "stuff," but I do love showing my frie…

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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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I am not much of a cook, but do love pasta. Two things I do not agree with. I always have rinsed w…

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All of this is true -- especially the high bookcases. It doesn't take much to make them topple, and…

Those clothing donation boxes are everywhere these days, but I wonder if they are helping or contrib…

Heidi: Talking about risks and helping people that do have issues is not going to stop vaccination. …