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5 Natural Skincare Tips You Are Yet to Try

By Natalie Wilson:  We all know that beauty is more than skin deep. The average person uses, sprays and lathers 10 different skin care products on his/her body each and every day. As our skin acts as a sponge rather than a barrier, we absorb the chemicals that we regularly …

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How Adopting Green Practices Leads to a Healthier Lifestyle

By Michelle Joe:    Source Prolonged sickness, depression, anxiety and chronic exhaustion are some terms regarding the health status of most people around us. In the past, these issues were not as common. Of course, something went wrong along the way, and it is about time we make the necessary changes …

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Pushing Back on America’s Dangerous War on Germs

By Kim Robson: Why don’t kids get to play in the dirt anymore? Who remembers making mud pies? In this age of hand sanitizing gel everywhere and anti-microbial everything, we seem to be sicker than ever. Want healthier, happierkids with robust immune systems? Let them play in the dirt! Good, …

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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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Staying Motivated on a Diet or Health Regimen

ByKim Robson: Since last May, I’ve been on the Keto Diet. And it’s definitely working — even without workouts, I’ve lost two sizes. I’m wearing clothes I haven’t been able to fit into for months or even years, and am feeling much better about my appearance and energy level. Keto …

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DIY Home Spa Day

By Kim Robson: From time to time, we all need to indulge in a bit of self-care. The daily stresses of juggling home, family and career can take a cumulative toll on our health and wellness. Sometimes we need to stop putting everyone else first and take care of our …

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Fight to Keep Mercury and Toxic Air Standards

By Fredrica Syren: It’s a new year and new fights for a healthy planet, beginning with a major one, are on the horizon. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, has announced that the EPA will start to relax the rules for mercury and air toxins standards. …

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Benefits of Cold Weather Exercise

By Larraine Roulston: The month of January generally sees a rise in gym memberships. The idea of improving one’s fitness, however, should not be restricted to indoor workouts only. Looking for ways to exercise outside can be, in many ways, even more beneficial.  In northern Ontario, where I live, the …

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Cellphone-Free Restaurants

By Kim Robson: With every passing year, smartphones are becoming more and more of a necessity. Want to call an Uber or Lyft? Order takeout from that hip new taco joint? Send a text in seconds instead of (what felt like) hours, laboriously tapping out each character, having to press …

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DIY Bath Bombs for Christmas

By Larraine Roulston: During the holiday season, some individuals strive to surprise family and friends with memorable homemade gifts. If sourcingherbs and other ingredients to create personal care products are your focus, this bath bomb recipe with scented evergreen needles is a popular choice. Bath bombs, also known as bath fizzies, …

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