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How This Woman Fit A Year’s Worth Of Trash Into A Mason Jar—And You Can, Too
You don’t have to make huge sacrifices to live the zero-waste lifestyle. Here are 6 ways to get started.
The Best Way To Protect Your Squash From Bugs
You can skip the spraying with these tips.
7 Surprising Foods And Drinks That Dehydrate You
Cut these out if you’re feeling hot and thirsty.
3 Unexpected Foods That Send Your Blood Sugar Soaring
You know sugar isn't doing you any favors, but do you really know where it's hiding?
9 Foods That Could Be Causing Your Headaches
Steer clear of these common culprits if you suffer from frequent brain pain.
The Right Way To Clean Your Jewelry (And 7 Things To Never Do)
Diamonds are forever…if you take care of them.
How To Build A Simple Raised Bed (Even If You Think You Can't Garden)
An easy setup for people who think they can't garden.
6 Yoga Poses That Can Make Your Back Pain Worse
Even the most experienced yogis will tell you that not every pose will ease your aching body.
How To Make Homemade Soap From Scratch In 6 Easy Steps
You can make your own natural, affordable and beautifully fragrant soaps at home.
How To Grow Ancient Grains In Your Own Backyard
Because nothing tastes better than bread made with hyperlocal, freshly ground flour from the world's healthiest grains.
8 Backyard Weeds You Can Actually Eat
One person's untidy backyard is another's salad bar.
The Only 10 Things You Need To Buy To Make All Your Own Natural Cleaning Products
Save money and keep harmful chemicals out of your home with these DIY green cleaning essentials.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Wool Sweater
The science is in—the natural properties of 100% wool out-performs synthetic textiles every time.
6 Things You Need To Know About Organic Beekeeping Before Starting A Backyard Hive
It’s more difficult (and rewarding) than you might think. See if you have what it takes.
15 Common Risk Factors For Type 2 Diabetes
Take a look at the list below to determine how many apply to you—and what you can focus on improving, ASAP.
Gifts That Make The World A Better Place
Feel good about giving what your loved ones will really appreciate.
5 Times You Should Never Use Olive Oil
How many of these rules have you been breaking?
How To Make Sauerkraut In A Jar
Fermentation doesn’t get easier than this.
These Easy Green Tweaks Can Save You Serious Cash
Save yourself some money and eco-guilt with these practical tips.