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Millions of Contact Lenses Pollute Our Water

By Larraine Roulston: It is common knowledge that when eye glasses need to be replaced, the used pair can be left at the optometrist’s office or deposited at similar participating retail collection boxes for those in need. Disposal awareness unfortunately is not as clear for contact lenses. Eye care specialists …

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DIY Bath Salts

ByKim Robson: I’m a huge fan of hot baths. Summer is always a sad time for me because it’s too hot for anything beyond a lukewarm shower. Taking a long hot soak is out of the question. (At least football season is starting!) But winter is coming, and then I …

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Yoga Class Etiquette — the Basics

By Dawna Matthews As both a yoga practitioner and a yoga teacher, I have learned a few essentials when it comes to ensuring that your class is enjoyable. When you keep these things in mind, you honor your class and your practice, as well as the practice of the other …

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Tips for Staying Hydrated

By Kim Robson: Climate change is here. Every summer, we hear of more frequent and deadly heatwaves around the world. Recently, heatwaves have been blamed for countless deathsin Europe, Canada, Australia, China, South America and the U.S. One of the most important things we can do to avoid dangerous heat-related …

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Eco-Friendly Bathing Suits

By Kim Robson: Summer’s in full force, and many of us are retreating to the pool, beach or waterpark for relief. That means swimwear! But, unfortunately, most swimwear is made of fabrics derived from nonrenewable resources: nylon, Spandex, Lycra and polyester. Below is a list of sources for sustainable swimwear …

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Stay Cool and Beat the Heat Wave

By Fredrica Syren: These days it seems like you can’t escape the hot weather anywhere.  Japan, Europe and the U.S, all have record hot temperatures. According to scientists, the heat is something we had better get used to since global warming is heating up our planet. And, yes, each year …

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Plastic –Free July—Nix Plastic Toothbrushes

By Fredrica Syren: It’s amazing how significantly the items we use every single day impact our environmental. Take toothbrushes, for example. Each year, 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes are produced, and most likely they are packaged in plastic. You probably will use a toothbrush for only a month or so until …

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DIY All-Natural Bugs Spray and Remedies to Treat Bug Bites

By Fredrica Syren: As daylight and temperatures increase, we tend to spend more time outdoors. Unfortunately we’re not alone …. Bugs!!! Like it or not, they are part of summer and one part of nature that can be quite bothersome. Luckily, there are sprays and other products you can use …

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Can Your Jewelry Make You Healthier?

By Uma Campbell: There have been reports on the dangers of costume jewelry. In fact,CBS News reportedthat some of those baubles may contain lead and other hazardous chemicals. But what about real jewelry—fine jewelry. Is it safe or even beneficial for the wearer? Unless an individual has an allergy to …

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Alternatives to Sudsing with Traditional Shampoos  

By Larraine Roulston:  It was once quoted that a woman’s hair is her crowning glory. So why do we smother it with so many chemicals? If you are seeking alternatives to shampoos and conditioners, why not test the benefits of using a shampoo bar or the “No Shampoo”method that uses …

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