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10 Tips for a Getting Some Serious Shut-Eye

A good night’s sleep allows us to tackle things with a clear head, more confidence, and in my case, more patience. Whether it’s writing a story lede, maintaining my running pace, or sitting in traffic, having seven hours of recharge under my belt makes my days run more smoothly. While […]

Eco Links to Green Your Week

Whether you’re looking out at the first snows of December or if the rain is pattering against the window, we reckon you might be indoors – so here are a few stories to make the time fly. When the stress is piling up and everywhere you look there something that […]

Are Sunless Tanners Safe?

Fall is sweeping across the Northern Hemisphere, and many of us are starting to bundle up against the cold. For the lighter skinned lots, this means a loss of that summer glow. And when you spent the summer months alternating between organic sun blocks and healthy doses of Vitamin D […]

Angry About Your Back Pain?

In my background as a yoga therapist, I can vouch for the fact that very often, physical pain is the result of emotional stress. Once the emotions are felt and released, the physical body responds and someone with years of chronic pain may suddenly find themselves pain-free once and for […]

Smooch! The Health Benefits of Kissing

Remember those hours-long couch make-out sessions when you were a teenager? They were good for you (if not so great for poor Mom and Dad). Here I’ve been promoting having plenty of healthy sex and forgetting about what comes first. Great sex starts with great kissing. Although my husband and […]

Nonsmoking Beaches in the Future?

Have you ever had your day at the beach ruined by cigarette smoke? You’re there to breathe in the fresh salt air and you just can’t stop smelling that harsh cigarette smoke wafting in from one of your beach bunny neighbors. The town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, agrees. (I’m on a […]

Green Tile Wild

My editor said, “Emily, slow down with the spiritual/personal development articles!” But it’s hard not to let my mind go there as I just read Eckhardt Tolle’s A New Earth. Between us, I’m just going to indulge a sentence or two. As we are evolving our consciousness in many ways […]

Giving Lists a Ticking-Off

I’ve stood up in here and proclaimed my love of lists, and the healthy joy of being slightly control-freaky. But it’s all going wrong. We’ve gone all judgemental. It’s a fact that keeping a food diary (a hastily-jotted list) can help you lose weight. But there’s a better reason for […]

Sunday Recipe: Fig and Almond Energy Bites

Forget the oven, just mix and roll. These Fig and Almond Energy Bites are quick, easy, and don’t involve any baking. They go just as well with an afternoon bike ride or post-run recovery snack as they do with a Sunday evening movie. This is cookie dough without the need […]

What’s the Deal with Anti-Bacterial Soap?

America has declared war, and it’s not against high-waisted jeans. (Though on that subject, consider me General Patton.) Germs are the new enemy and we’re engaged in hand-to-hand combat with them. Recall the sight of Britney Spears traipsing across gas station bathrooms barefoot, which horrified people more than her shaved […]

The Importance of Weight-Bearing Activity for Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a big deal for women. But there’s more involved in keeping your bones strong and healthy than just eating plenty of calcium. Weight-bearing activity (exercise on your feet that works your bones and muscles against gravity) is crucial to building and maintaining optimal bone mass. Here’s why: Bone […]

10 Ways to Eat Well on a Budget

With gas prices at an all-time high, people are looking for ways to cut back, but that doesn’t mean that you need to skimp on fuel for your body. Eating healthy food won’t siphon your wallet if you follow these tips from the University of Michigan Health System and the […]

Watermelon Battles High Blood Pressure

Remember how much fun it was to shoot watermelon pits out of your mouth as a kid? Who knew then that you were also building up an arsenal of amino acids to fight pre-hypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease. Sweet, low-calorie, high in fiber, and nutrient rich watermelon (which is […]

From The Vault: Vegan This, Vegan That

The pros and cons of being vegan. Veganism – it’s increasingly vocal, increasingly celebrity-endorsed and a hefty lifestyle commitment. So why do people do it? Are they sacrificing gastronomic excellence for their ethical beliefs? (We say no). Are they showing the way everyone else should eat? That’s everyone else’s decision. […]

'Green' Banana Guide: Buying, Nutrition, and Recipes

My daughter used to eat so many bananas I thought she might be part monkey. Of course, the big ears and tail didn’t help, either. I was heartened to learn her banana habit is a good thing. The tropical fruit is not only an ideal finger food for kids but tremendously beneficial […]

7 Steps to Kicking the Anger Habit

There’s something sickeningly fun about flying off the handle. But the raised blood pressure and wake of problems that can result are clearly not doing you – or anyone around you – any good. Chronic anger is like psychic pollution. It ruins everybody’s mood. Here’s how to clean up your […]

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4 Totally Doable DIY Aromatherapy Projects Using Essential Oils

Aromatherapy, sometimes referred to as essential oil therapy, is beneficial in so many ways. Not only can it make you feel better, but your house will smell wonderful too, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY aromatherapy projects using the revitalizing tinctures. The National Association for […]

Eco-Friendly Fireplace Ideas Perfect for the Holidays

Fireplaces are traditionally symbolic, conjuring up memories of togetherness, warmth, and holiday customs, especially during the fall and winter months. Their mantels are the perfect backdrops for festive garlands and their ledges just right for family photos. And whether you already have a fireplace in your home or you’re interested […]

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