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The Dirty Truth About Antibacterial Soap

Often assumed by consumers to be the gold standard in hygiene, antibacterial soap has recently come under scrutiny from the US Food and Drug Administration. Finally! The FDA has issued a proposal, …

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5 Natural Soaps, Plus a DIY Recipe

What's in your soap? Sometimes dirty ingredients like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Triclosan, a suspected cancer causer. When it comes to personal care products, it's easy to load up on a bunch of junk a…

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8 Ways to Use Those Last Bits of Bar Soap

What do you do when you get to the bottom of your bar of soap? Do you toss that last little sliver in the trash? Most people do, but imagine all those little slivers piled up over weeks, over months…

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4 Rules for Dirt, Germs and Other Friendly Filth

By Mary Ruebush PhD, Experience Life Hand sanitizer dispensers are everywhere these days — in schools, gyms, and offices of all kinds. Most parents feel compelled to carry a bottle of the stuff o…

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5 MORE Things to Start Making at Home

I recently posted the article 5 Things to Start Making at Home (which included resources to help you make handsoap, compost, brooms, butter and cheese). Here are even more ideas to help you get closer…

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5 Things to Start Making at Home

If you scroll down this list of 5 common items, it's easy to imagine purchasing each one of them from a store. But if you desire a handmade lifestyle, why not take the plunge and begin experimenting w…

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Learn 3 New Homesteading Skills

The word "homesteading" has made its way back into modern parlance—but a homestead certainly doesn't have to be 5 acres in the country. Homesteading is more of an attitude than anything else. It's abo…

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Antibacterial Soap In Schools?

Schools across the country will be opening their doors in the next few days. With shrinking budgets, and outsize demands for basic supplies, parents are being asked to pick up the bill…and retailers a…

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Contaminated Soap Can Spread Bacteria

Wash your hands and watch bacteria spread. That doesn’t sound good, but a new study revealed that all the soap dispensers at an Ohio school were contaminated with bacteria that cause illness. After ki…

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Haiti Needs Soap!

The solution is as simple as a bar of soap. As the situation in Haiti goes from bleak to bleaker, the recent cholera outbreak is quickly spreading through the country--and the easiest fix is out of re…

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I cook a lot with wine but never thought about making my own red wine vinegar. Will give that a go.

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I may try this come the depths of winter, but they're both outside all the time now.