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DIY Non-Toxic Foaming Handsoap

Who doesn't love a luscious foaming hand soap? Even better if it's non-toxic foaming handsoap! There are some great natural brands out there making non-toxic, healthy and velvety foaming hand s…

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10-Minute Tip for Sore Muscles: No Painkiller Required

Exercise has amazing benefits, but the soreness that follows can be unkind. Of course, you could pop an ibuprofen for quick relief, but it does come with side effects. Scientists suggest a drug-fre…

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10 Things You Can Repair in Under 10 Minutes

From broken zippers to damaged USB cables, embrace your inner handyman with these quick DIY repairs. We live in a culture where disposability reigns – and the landfills are groaning with the strain o…

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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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excellent tips and points. thanks for sharing.

Thank you Jordyn.

These are good dog things to know!

Poor kitties.