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Recycling Hotel Soap

By Kim Robson: Recently, we discussed the pros and cons of bar soap vs. liquid soap. But what happens to all those little bars of soap in the hotels where we stay? Most are used only once or twice, and while we love to take home those little bottles of …

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The Importance of Good Posture

By Larraine Roulston: My childhood memories of maintaining good posture remind me of walking with a book on my head and my mom poking me in the back at every appropriate opportunity. Is the teaching of good posture habits and their relationship to healthy bodies a good idea? The year …

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Health Benefits of Walking Barefoot

By Larraine Roulston: Walking barefoot is pleasant indoors, lovely on lawns, and especially invigorating along sandy beaches. You should not, however, limit yourself to just those areas. Weather permitting, walking and exercising in bare feet should be done with regularity. To obtain proper balance, toddlers take their first steps barefoot. …

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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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