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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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3 Ways to Detox the Air Inside Your Home (and Why It’s Necessary)

At this point, it’s an injustice to continue calling the earth’s climate change and environmental pollution “breaking news.” These have been monumental issues for decades. That said, here’s some…

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Paper Towel Junkie Intervention

I hate to admit it, but I was once a paper towel junkie. I blame it on genetics. My mom's side of the family. A kitchen without paper towels? Impossible! And the paper towel holder? A must-have …

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Handling the Holidays: Bringing a New Relationship Home

I was catching up with a dear friend last week, and she brought up a great (and timely) topic: bringing her new beau home for the holidays for the first time. As she discussed her excitement and conce…

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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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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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7 Common Kitchen Toxins and How to Avoid Them

If you're a regular reader here, chances are you do your best to avoid harmful chemicals and stock your kitchen with healthy, whole foods. Still, even with the best intentions we sometimes let commo…

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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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7 Ways To Use Expired Spices

Before you chuck that jar of spice that's been sitting in your cabinet for longer than you can remember, consider these tips. Spices that aren't worth eating may still have some use around your house …

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Your To-Do List for Gardening in August

August is a time of abundance in the garden. Plenty of tomatoes, eggplant, sweet corn, peppers, green beans and cucumbers among other crops make August a month of bounty! It's also the time of p…

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