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How to Make Your Own Bug Spray

While bugs aren’t inherently evil, they can be harmful. Not only can they sting or bite, they can also spread disease. When summertime rolls in, you can’t help but run for the store-bought bug spray for repel, relief and rescue, but there is a safer option that is chemical-free and just as effective: DIY bug […]

5 Simple Ways to Make Time for Self-Care

Tending to your own needs can often be the last thing on your mind. Life is loaded with responsibilities, obligations and things you really don’t want to do but do out of necessity. In-between long hours at work and running endless errands, you probably find yourself feeling frustrated that you don’t give yourself the same […]

4 Misconceptions About the Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is trending up for a very good reason. It’s a diet simply based on cutting out food that is unhealthy and replacing with foods that are essential to our bodies. The principle of the Paleo diet is that we should eliminate foods that are relatively new to humans and go back to eating […]

Hemp Oil Dressing with Pomegranate Vinegar and Mint

Hemp is gaining ground for all sorts of uses. The versatile oil made from hemp seeds can be an extraordinary way to enjoy eating healthfully. You get a nice immunity boost from hemp oil, with its high amount of essential fatty acids (EFAs). It is imperative that you get them in some form, because your […]

Allergy-Friendly Dessert Pizza by Enjoy Life

This recipe was provided by our friends at Enjoy Life Foods. Get more great, allergy-friendly recipes here! Is it dinner or dessert? Either way, this Dessert Pizza deserves a spot on the kitchen table!  The recipe features Enjoy Life’s gluten-free and paleo Pizza Crust topped with dairy-free Mini Chocolate Chips and Mini Cookies—pure indulgence! INGREDIENTS: Makes […]

5 Ways to Use an Aztec Clay Mask

Known for its cult following among beauty bloggers and Whole Foods shoppers alike, Aztec Secret is a bentonite clay that has been used to “beautify and refresh” the skin for centuries, according to its packaging. “Bentonite clay comes from volcanic ash and gets its name from Fort Benton, Wyoming, where several volcanoes are present and […]

Need to Unplug? 7 Tips for a Digital Detox

Have you ever felt a little bit too connected to the rest of the world? Do you wake up and immediately disappear into a cycle of social media apps, news sources and targeted advertisements that seem to follow you throughout the day? If so, you’re not alone. Technological advancements are happening faster and faster with […]

5-Move Kettlebell Workout for the Uncoordinated

 If someone told you that you could work your entire body efficiently and effectively, and that it would actually be fun, you’d jump at the chance, right? Well, all you need is a kettlebell—the free weight alternative that’s made of cast iron and looks sort of like a cylindrical purse (or, some say, a […]

How to Derail a Panic Attack

For anyone who has suffered a panic attack, you know that while the episode may only last a few moments, it can feel like an eternity. No matter what triggered you, whether it was bumping into an ex at a party or feeling overwhelmed in a crowd at a concert, the overwhelming feeling of shortness […]

3 Ways to Use Vinegar for Laundry

If you’re looking to pre-treat stains, soften clothes or banish odors from dirty clothes but want to avoid harsh chemicals, then vinegar may be your new best friend. Using Vinegar for Laundry Vinegar serves as an alternative to harsh laundry chemicals like bleach. But why? White vinegar is comprised of about 5 percent acetic acid […]

5-Step Minimalist Makeup Routine

 Need a minimal, quick, out-the-door makeup look? I’ve got just the routine for you. All of these products are either from a cruelty-free makeup brand or 100 percent vegan. This routine is really simple and easy to do and will have you looking great in no time. I love doing a routine like this […]

3 Foods That Can Boost Your Skin’s Natural Sun Protection

Anyone who is 100 percent done with the cold grip of winter will be happy to know that summer is just around the corner. Whether you are looking forward to longer days, afternoons spent unwinding on a sandy shore, or a chance to go on vacation with the people you love, summer has a way […]

How to Practice Meditation for Contentment

In our increasingly busy and stressful lives, it’s all too easy to get wrapped up in the things we don’t have, as opposed to what we do. Not getting enough likes on an Instagram post (especially when that granola breakfast you prepared looked so yummy!) or getting overlooked for a raise at work can send […]

Mindfulness Steps to Take in the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

Your alarm has gone off and after a few bleary-eyed moments of coming to, you start to realize everything you have ahead of you that day. You have a big meeting at work that you have to present for, but what if the subway is delayed again and you arrive frazzled and late? Your kids […]

Crispy, Baked Sweet-Potato Wedges

Get all the crispy deliciousness of sweet potato fries without the deep frier! This recipe will get you thick, lightly crisped, oven-baked sweet potato wedges that make the perfect snack or side dish. Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled (or unpeeled, if you like skin) and cut into wedges 2 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil 1 […]