When you look at 2017 as a whole, it wasn’t all that great. But a couple great things sure came from it.
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Coconut oil has quickly become a favorite staple among households in the United States, but it’s better-for-you reputation has recently taken a turn for the worse. The final verdict remains in question: Is coconut oil the tropical replacement for lard and butter? Or is it less healthy than other cooking oils?
As days get longer and temperatures rise, we become conscious of our eating habits as we prepare for summer fun and relaxation at the beach. In reality, eating well should be at the top of your mind all year long. Whole-food nutrients are key for holistic wellness, and eating healthy at every meal has its advantages too.
An active lifestyle doesn’t leave much time for people to tidy up and organize, but staying organized is really important. Having things in order, no matter where you are, makes it easier for you to do what you need to do.
Fermentation is a chemical process (commonly known for making wine or beer) that happens when molecules are broken down or changed in the absence of air, creating froth and heat. French scientist Louis Pasteur discovered in the 1800s that microorganisms caused fermentation to occur and brought fermentation to the mainstream. He also popularized pasteurization, the process that goes beyond fermentation, and instead kills all bacteria from growing - even the good kind that helps with digestion.
Visiting the farmer’s market means you’re going to leave with a bag full of fresh goods and a smile on your face. Farmer’s markets across America give people a public forum to shop from various local vendors, making connections with farmers and their neighbors. Most importantly, these markets give consumers access to produce, fruits, flowers, baked goods, meat, eggs, dairy products, and handmade crafts.
It’s in our nature to honor Mother Earth’s goodness. We continuously strive to create an atmosphere of openness, intention, and wellness. It’s important that we as a community work toward making ourselves and others more healthy, and work toward a more holistic wellness too. Explore the habits we believe you should employ to nurture your body, your mind, and our shared Earth.
From folklore to fairytales, beautiful wooded sceneries help paint a picture for fantasy and adventure. In reality, these "magical" places are a lot more accessible than the fictional, and sometimes forbidden, forests of our favorite stories. Our real-life national parks and wildlife sanctuaries might not feature ogres, unicorns or dragons, but they are home to large black bears who climb trees, colorful salamanders with slimy exteriors and cheerful birds that love to sing.
"Do Good. Relax." That's the motto for Yellow Leaf Hammocks, a mission-driven brand that offers beautiful hand-woven, customizable hammocks while cultivating long-term economic health, environmental stewardship and social equity for marginalized ethnic groups.
Instead of going to your local superstore on your way home from work and picking up the first heart-shaped box of chocolates you see, shop around for Fair Trade Certified chocolates and let your sweetie know you put some extra thought into a sweet and yummy gift.
We searched the internet for some of the Caribbean's greenest vacation destinations, and we're here to share what we discovered. Check out five idyllic resorts and hotels that have environmental-friendliness at the top of their priorities:
Explore Texas-based companies that made Glassdoor’s best places to work list, and see how each company is working to become greener.
Instead of going out and picking up something storebought to bring for your family holiday party, try this yummy, easy-to-make recipe. You can mix up the ingredients to whatever you already have in your pantry. Simply combine your sweets and enjoy this tasty treat.
When it comes to the energy market, there is a lot of information to understand. Energy choice makes this a bit more tricky, but it makes electricity and natural gas more competitively priced for residents and business owners. SaveOnEnergy.com has plenty of information that can help you learn more about ways to save energy, how wind turbines work, state-specific energy information and much, much more.
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This year, instead of saying thank you with expensive cards and envelopes, say thanks with a thoughtful postcard!
Do you find yourself wandering the grocery aisles in search of food without antibiotics or added hormones? Are you concerned about animal welfare? Have you heard of Vital Farms?
If you answered "yes" to every question, way to go! If you answered "no" to the last question, no sweat. Learn more about this network of independent, family-owned farms that offers pasture-raised products below.
If you’re still driving around in the family hand-me-down or the mid-size sedan that doesn’t exactly get exceptional gas mileage, you should continue reading this post. In fact, we’re here to help you explore driving options you might’ve not even considered. Instead of going to your dad’s favorite dealership to look at the new large-and-in-charge SUV, be sure to check out Mother Nature’s favorite type of vehicle: the electric car.