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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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3 Green Shaving Cream Alternatives

By Gavin Hudson, Green Options Many people buy canned shaving creams. But those pressurized cans hold surprisingly little cream. They're also hard to recycle. The final nail in the canned cream cof…

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Battle the Top 10 Germ Hot Spots

If we could take a tour of our homes wearing germ-vision goggles, we might be reluctant to re-enter after running out the door screaming as if we'd just escaped from the world's creepiest haunted …

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Natural Laundry Solutions

By the time laundry day comes around, you’re probably more concerned with cleaning your son’s Spider-Man jammies and your daughter’s favorite purple shirt than you are with the chemicals swirling arou…

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Controlling Psoriasis Flare-Ups

Q: Are there any natural remedies for dealing with low-grade psoriasis all over your body? A: Psoriasis, a condition that produces various degrees of skin problems, can be physically and emotionall…

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The Good, the Green and the Ugly: Laundry Detergents

The laundry room was once my Waterloo. Faced with three infants who refused bibs yet ate with gusto, an ancient machine that seemed to wash dirt into clothes, and brightly-colored somethings that inev…

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Eating Dirt, Embracing Germs

When my kids were toddlers, one of my old-time Brooklyn neighbors said that we all need to eat a pound of dirt during our lives, which sounded somehow right to me. After all, I was an avid grubber in …

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The Trouble With Triclosan in Your Soap

Who knew that washing your hands could harm your health and the environment? Thanks to the chemical industry, a hazardous antibacterial compound called triclosan is now an ingredient in many household…

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A Natural Cure for Dry Winter Skin

When I "bought the farm" just over two years ago, I didn't know what I was going to do with it. I only knew that my ultimate goal was to make it biodynamic—everything that is used on the farm is some…

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