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The Trump administration will participate in its first meeting of the world’s 20 largest economies later this week, and it’s probably
“The greatest gift you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” ~Brian Tracy Two months
I use my DIY bronzer to combat the lack of color I tend to have this time of year. A lot of the store-bought bronzers are loaded with chemicals I don’t want to use, so I make my own!
This homemade mouthwash is natural, delicious, and gentle, not harsh like the store bought stuff. It’s easy to make, costs 250% less than commercial brands, and it works!
Under the influence of climate change, huge patches of ocean will grow hot, acidic, and barren in coming decades according
There’s something so felicitous about a meal that wasn’t meant to be a meal, about a mishmash of ingredients that
Growing parsley and getting started with these other easy herbs to grow is simpler than you think and will give you confidence to expand your herb garden each and every year.
Three Simple Herbs to Grow for Beginning Gardeners was written by Dawn Combs.
When inspectors from the Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS) visited South Lakes Safari Zoo (also known as Cumbria Zoo) they were shocked
This homemade corned beef recipe allows you to make your own corned beef without all the nitrates and nitrites. Himalayan Pink Salt works great and adds nice color, flavor, and health benefits!
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive-to breathe, to think,
Make this condensed cream of mushroom soup instead of buying that disgusting stuff from the can! Bonus: the recipe is easily customizable for all varieties of “cream of” soup!
We might think of climate change as purely physical: wildfires blazing through forests, rising seas lapping at the doors of
You can get gum out of hair using shortening. While we don’t advocate eating shortening there are many cool things you can use it for, like polishing shoes and a bunch of other stuff.
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh I never
You can use herbal tea for better sleep, you just need to know what kind to use. Enjoy these 3 recipes for tea blends that can give you better, more restful sleep.
Three Delicious Herbal Tea Blends for Better Sleep was written by Dawn Combs.
Herbal catalogs sell dried orange peel because eating orange peel is good for us! Orange peel benefits are numerous, so read about them here and stop throwing them out and start eating them.
When the job is chasing down tennis balls, really who better to hire than a dog? Brazil Open/Leandro Martins/DGW Comunicação
This story was originally published by Reveal and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Day after day,
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche My father was an amazing
Are Jerusalem Artichokes inulin rich? Yes! The sunchoke–native to the midwest–is an inulin rich food that helps regulate blood sugar. Enjoy this sunchoke recipe.
Sunchokes Regulate Blood Sugar: Enjoy This Recipe! was written by Dawn Combs.
We’re not talking about a future threat, but harm that is very much happening right now, a new paper in Nature Climate
“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle When I first started practicing Zen
Aphrodisiac Herbs? Absolutely! Finding which herbs is the easy part, we list a bunch here. The cool part is, we’re including a recipe for aphrodisiac herbal love bite desserts… the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special loved one!
Herbal Aphrodisiac Love Bites: For That Lovin’ Feeling was written by Dawn Combs.
Here are some tips to keep your healthily-clawed cat from totally destroying your house: 1. If your cat has already
Enjoy these 20 ideas for amazing DIY wedding favors for all you natural-living couples out there. Some of these ideas can also be used for baby showers, bridal showers, etc., just tweak the wording. Have fun and let your imagination soar!
Weird. Strange. Extreme. Unprecedented. These are some of the words that describe what’s been happening in the Arctic over the
This DIY bath melts recipe, using pink himalayan sea salt, was inspired by Valentine’s Day but you can make them any time of year. They’re beautiful, luxurious, and simple to make!
These DIY oatmeal packets are great for quick breakfasts! Making your own instant homemade oatmeal packets allows you to control ingredients, tailor flavors, and more. Learn how to make them now!
Earlier this week, a police officer in Novo Horizonte, Brazil, was leaving home to run an errand when he saw
“Love is not what you say. Love is what you do.” ~Unknown As a graduate student in public health, I
This homemade makeup remover is gentle, soothing, takes off all traces of makeup, and won’t harm your eyes. If left on it also doubles as a moisturizer. Simply spread it on, wipe it off, and carry on with your nighttime routine.
Vanilla essential oil vs vanilla extract, and several little known uses for vanilla. Did you know it has been considered an aphrodisiac, is useful in treating nausea, has anti-inflammatory properties, and more?
Uses for Vanilla: And Vanilla Essential Oil vs Extract was written by Dawn Combs.
Did someone say carnage? There was a lot of it in the environmental realm this past week. Here’s what you
I learned how to make apple cider vinegar (ACV) because I use it for so many things in the kitchen, and also for cleaning. Here’s the simple process, there’s not much to it, and the end result is definitely worth the wait!
For most of her life, Suzie the boxer has been surrounded by foster kittens. Suzie’s mom, Kelly Hartman, is an
“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you
A simmering pot is a basic stove top potpourri made of spices, dried fruit peels, and/or extracts. Enjoy my favorite recipes, but don’t be afraid to experiment so you can come up with some favorites of your own!
8 Simple Stove Top Potpourri Simmering Pot Recipes was written by Katie Vance.
The croup virus has hit a lot of homes lately, and we learned that natural ways to treat croup in infants isn’t an exact science. Here are a few natural suggestions that help a mild case of croup runs its course.
Right now, more than 200 dolphins are packed into a tiny sea pen off the coast of Taiji, Japan, waiting
Soft towels, fluffy fleeces and synthetic fabrics don’t cling. What’s not to like? Well, try skin irritation, increased flammability and environmental pollution, just for starters.
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. 2016 was
“Making a big life change is pretty scary. But know what’s even scarier? Regret.” ~Zig Ziglar It had been a
Microdermabrasion at home is easier than you think! Sure, you could go to a spa and have the treatment done for upwards of $120–OR–employ this simple and easy method to do it yourself at home for pennies.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is shutting its doors for good, the circus announced on Saturday. “After much