- Cleaning Tips
Fats are a highly varied macronutrient group and they’re present in both animal and plant-derived foods. At 9 calories per gram, fat is the...
I stumbled across this delicious vegan recipe on A Thought for Food. I gave it a try and it tasted so good, I had to share it. As a bonus, this...
First identified in the 17th century, oxygen is a gaseous, non-metallic element that makes life possible. The chemist and physician John Mayow...
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Any parenting professional will let you know it's never prematurily to place routines and rules set up for your child, because the sooner they create good habits, the earlier they can give you a hand round the homely house!
Among the best what to teach your children from a straightforward age is to tidy up after themselves and assist with healthy and safe house cleaning. This teaches kids accountability and responsibility - and may help provide you with a much-needed break once you simply can't encounter doing the dusting.
Plus, many children enjoy basic cleaning routines as they are made by it feel more grown up.
Check out these cleaning ideas to get your children off the sofa and helping out round the home.
Designate a space
Kids who sense a feeling of ownership more than a particular area, whether it's a large part of an area, a shelf or even their own bedroom, will want to keep it tidy and clear. Give them the chance to greatly help decorate it (even though it's simply arranging cushions on a sofa) and inform them it's around them to provide for it.
Create a chore checklist
A checklist can be a smart way to encourage children to completely clean and keep track of their progress. A great laminated chart can outline which jobs have to be done where child each full week, with a sticker awarded for each and every completed task. Once a young child collects ten stickers she or he could get a treat of one's choosing.
Lend a hand
It could be hard to end up being completely hands-off with regards to your kids' cleansing, so don't worry in the event that you feel compelled to greatly help out, especially with younger members of one's family. Spend 15 roughly minutes showing your son or daughter how a task could be completed and begin them off on the right course, them keep them to perform it. Get back to check out on them and offer guidance if needed.
When it comes to eating a conscious diet, vegetarians and vegans have always been at the top of the smart-eating list. Well, things are changing because there's a new list of low-impact diets people are embracing.
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Just as not all sugars are created equal, neither are all salts. The dangers of excessive salt intake – high blood pressure, heart trouble, reduced kidney function – have led to many cutting back enormously on salt. But you can still get the flavor that salt brings – as well as a host of added nutrients – by simply switching up your salt. You may have already heard of some of the benefits of pink sea salt, but this pretty seasoning is not the only one that can change the way you season.
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The planet’s obesity epidemic is on target to impact 20 percent of the global population by 2025, a new study finds.
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If you are considering backyard gardening for the first time, you may wonder whether it’s better to plant directly in the ground or to use the raised bed gardening approach. Many first time gardeners have questions about whether the work of building and installing raised gardening beds is worth it or not. We can say that there are definite advantages to using raised beds for gardening and we outline some of those boons below.
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No one wants to see bacteria, fungi, or mold in their house. But put those things in a kitchen… er, pot? Well, then you can create delectable fermented foods.
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For left-leaning voters—vegans and vegetarians chief among them—presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has become the clear choice, even though he’s not by any means a vegetarian.
The post For Vegans ‘Feel the Bern’ Means Protesting Bernie Sanders Rallies (and Still Voting for Him) appeared first on Organic Authority.
Acne is a disease. I like to take it a step further and say that in some cases, it can be a totally manageable, if not completely preventable, disease. Some of us are born with better skin genes than others, for sure. But the same way the majority of the population can avoid obesity (a disease reaching epidemic levels across the globe right now) through exercise and healthy eating, acne can be managed and reversed, too. At Evolué, my natural beauty shop in Beverly Hills, Calif., I have helped many clients plagued by acne by teaching them daily exfoliating and balancing skin routines with natural products.
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Spring is here and it’s time to take in all that the warm(er) weather season has to offer, including its vegetables. The following 11 seasonal vegetables and fruits are in full bloom and ready for your culinary touch. Learn why the select fruits and veggies are so good for you and how you can create delicious dishes out of them.
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Some super foods really do seem to have super powers; others just aren’t worth the hype. When it comes to extra-virgin coconut oil, claims have been floating around that it has the wonderful ability to reduce belly fat – and wouldn’t we all like a magic potion for that? But other experts say that it’s just another cooking fat, albeit a healthy one.
The post Can Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil Really Reduce Belly Fat? appeared first on Organic Authority.
Cascadian Farm has announced its cooperation with the Xerces Society, a leader in pollination conservation, to plant 100,000 acres of pollinator habitat at its supplier farms by the end of 2020.
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In a move that all but assures the future for egg-laying hens will be cage-free, Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, announced on Tuesday it will switch its supply chain to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025 for all of its 4,600 U.S. Walmart and 650 Sam's Clubs locations. Walmart accounts for 25 percent of all groceries sold in the U.S.; the company sells an astounding 11 billion eggs per year.
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Organic farming is on the rise, according to new information released by the Agricultural Marketing Service’s National Organic Program (NOP). Today, there are 21,781 certified organic operations in the U.S. alone, and a total of 31,160 certified organic operations worldwide. The total retail market for organic products is valued at over $39 billion in the U.S. alone, and $75 billion worldwide.
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Just like some people are simply meant to be together, some nutrients work better together than they do apart. Combining certain foods can increase their nutritional value, allowing your body to more easily absorb and utilize their nutrients more efficiently and effectively. The following 5 food pairings optimize the nutritional takeaway from a given meal. Luckily, they make for delicious (and sometimes boozy) combinations!
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You're invited to an evening of wellness and eco beauty!
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Whether you’re a vegan looking how to veganize your favorite recipes, allergic, or you simply ran out of eggs, we’ve got you covered with our favorite egg substitutes.
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Too much junk food makes your skin look bad. No huge surprise there. But did you know other foods you eat could be showing up as skin problems too? Find out how and which you may want to avoid.
The post Food Intolerance and Your Skin: Does What You Eat Show Up On Your Face? appeared first on Organic Authority.
Longer lasting beauty products are better, right? Not always. Why you don’t want eternal skincare and makeup shelf life.
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Foreign travel is exciting, exhilarating, and for many of us, a rare occasion. That may mean that you want to see as it all – squeeze in as much of your destination’s sites, people, and quirks as possible. What better way to do so than by going rogue? Camper van hire is perhaps one of the best ways to indulge in all that a city or country has to offer. It gives you the freedom of movement and the luxury of deciding when, where, and what you want to see, all at your own pace. The following five countries are camper van friendly and are full of enough culture, nature, and delicious cuisine to ignite your appetite for travel.
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Grocery stores are where most of us go for our food, but how many of those store are actually growing what they sell? Can’t think of one, can you? Well, one German supermarket is putting the “grow” in grocery store with an indoor vertical farm, and what may just be a revolution in urban farming.
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How do you know when you're a good gardener? Probably when you grow edible produce. But how do you know when you're a great gardener? IMHO, when you can successfully grow organic tomatoes. They can be tricky to grow, but the reward is oh so scrumptious. Let me drop some knowledge that I've learned over years of trial and error for growing tomatoes.
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This flavorful and easy-to-make black bean and corn salad recipe will rejuvenate and revitalize you. Guaranteed. With fresh toppings and a delightful tangy cilantro avocado dressing, there’s nothing stopping this recipe from becoming your new go-to salad. The secret ingredient in this corn salad recipe is the avocado dressing. Avocado’s creaminess lends itself perfectly to corn’s crunchy […]
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If you think you have general wheat sensitivity and tire of your friends smirking when you reveal why you try to avoid foods like pasta and bread, you now may have a scientific reason to back up your dietary preferences. The groundbreaking report comes from a group of scientists out of Columbia University University Medical Center. Published in the journal […]
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The Vermont Retail Grocers Association has advised members to continue GMO labeling on packaged foods, despite the invalidation of Vermont’s GMO labeling law late last month by the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill that was recently signed into law by President Obama. “VRGA is advising members that they are able to continue to label or use their […]
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Nothing is more inspiring than watching the Olympics; athletes driven by a sheer, single-pointed focus to win the gold. Swimmers that wake up before dawn day-in and day-out to swim more laps in one day than many of us will swim in a decade; or gymnasts who train years and years just for a few days of […]
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KIND Healthy Snacks became the first national snack brand to publish the added sugar content of its products Tuesday. “Our approach at KIND is to provide consumers with straightforward information about what they’re putting into their bodies, so for us, publishing the added sugar content in our snacks is a natural next step in our ongoing commitment […]
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If the current political clime has you cowering under your table, we’ve got a good reason for you to get out from under it: Everyone’s favorite DIY-hacker-chef-turned-criminal-turned-hacker-chef-again, Martha Stewart, and her sweet partner-in-not-a-crime!, the Grammy Award winning Snoop-dee-oh-double-gee, are going to be hosting celeb dinner parties. Together. IRL. Or at least, on real basic cable television. […]
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We can point the finger at anyone we want: prescription-happy doctors, factory farms, the antibiotic-resistant superbugs themselves. But no matter what, this is the new reality we live in–antibiotics are failing to work in humans when needed most–so we may as well try to understand this all too real threat. The cold, hard facts A […]
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Not sure how to cook with coconut oil? We’ve got you. Using coconut oil for cooking is perhaps second only to olive oil in popularity amongst health foodies. But this wasn’t always the case. In fact, coconut oil was long demonized because of its high saturated fat content. But ever since science has proven that coconut […]
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Our mission at Ruby Moon is to provide you with an affordable, gentle on the earth and your skin, tough on stains and odor, line of products. All of our products and packaging are made with natural and biodegradable ingredients. We rigorously test our products and would never sell you anything that we wouldn't use on our own families.
We never thought we would be making laundry detergent. But like a lot of things in life, necessity is the mother of invention. After my daughter was born, I fell in love with two things- my gorgeous baby and her gorgeous cloth diapers. However, my little one has eczema that was only made worse by the “baby” laundry detergent with it’s too-strong odor and harsh chemicals. I couldn’t wash my diapers in the stuff- nor did I want to- but I couldn’t find ANYTHING in the grocery store that didn’t cause my diapers to leak or ( unbelievably) stink even worse! Not to mention the negative ecological impact all those chemicals had on our environment! SO, as we all do I went online to purchase the premier cloth diaper detergent. I was so excited to use their products! Until,that is, I read the ingredients. Half of the label was vague, industrial, chemical sounding words that frankly- sounded just like the detergent I was running away from. When I contacted the companies, they refused to tell me what exactly was in their products. I am all for protecting your product’s formula- but this is my baby! What touches her more than her cloth diaper! I needed to know what was in the product I was buying. I was at an impasse. I had REALLY stinky diapers and a baby whose skin was not too happy about the detergent we were using. I had a decision to make: Give up cloth diapering or make my own detergent. I chose the latter. After months of research and lots of laundry, I came up with a concoction that is safe for my babies tender skin, safe for my cloth diapers, and ecologically friendly. I began sharing the detergents with friends, family, and other cloth diapering Mamas. They all raved about how clean their diapers and clothes were and encouraged me to go into business. Opportunity knocks only so many times before it moves on to someone who will listen, so I decided to listen to all my laundry detergent lovers. With the help of my family and tester/snuggler extraordinaire, Ruby Grace, Ruby Moon Natural Laundry was born. Look at that gorgeous baby! I can't think of a better reason to make our families and the Earth a little healthier!