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30 Uses for Coconut Oil

The term "superfood" has been bandied about quite a bit recently. But if there is one food that truly deserves the moniker, it's the mighty coconut. For decades, coconut oil was maligned for its hi…

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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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How to Replace Cluttered Thoughts with Clear Ones: 6 Simple Tips

A friend of mine recently remarked, “It’s funny, but when I am feeling low, I start cleaning.” Far from funny, her choice of stress-reducing activity has its basis in ancient philosophy. According the…

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How to Welcome Opportunities

The ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui puts a great deal of emphasis on the entryway to the home. It is considered the "mouth of chi” where all of our opportunities come to us. This may seem like a…

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How Toxic is Your Couch?

When I bought my couch a few years ago, I sat on every couch in the store. I felt the difference between a deep seat and a shallow one, a tufted back and a cushion back, a twill and a velour. I learne…

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5 Stylish and Affordable Lighting Fixtures

A well-designed piece doesn't always have to come with a price: These five lamps will add style and light to your home without breaking the bank. (And no electrician required.) Above: The Finnish i…

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23 Wonderful Ways to Use Salt

That salt shaker you have in the kitchen cupboard offers you more uses than you could have ever imagined, well beyond the singular one we all know about of adding flavor to food. Learn how to kill poi…

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