24 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning

24 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning

You’ve probably heard that lemon juice and water is a great way to start the day – after all, everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Weight Watchers recommends it – but did you know how great it really is? From helping your immune and digestive systems to aiding in weight loss and improving your skin, it boasts a lot of benefits. It’s pretty straightforward – squeeze… [read more]

10 Genius Ways To Use Old Coffee Grounds In Your Garden

10 Genius Ways To Use Old Coffee Grounds In Your Garden

Coffee grounds left over from freshly brewed coffee have many uses in the garden. You don’t necessarily have to be a coffee fan to use the grounds in your garden. Many coffee shops offer them for free, all packed and ready for you to pick up. This valuable waste is being generated in large quantities on a daily basis. Here are some exciting ways to give… [read more]

9 Most Effective Home Remedies To Heal A Sunburn Fast

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Yes, we need moderate exposure to the sun in order to provide the body with the essential vitamin D. However, excessive exposure, or exposure during the hottest part of the day can easily cause painful sunburn. Contrary to what you might think, you don’t have to be out on the beach sunbathing to get sunburn. Even a brief exposure to the ultraviolet radiation from the… [read more]

12 Compelling Reasons You Should Plant a Tree Today

12 Compelling Reasons You Should Plant a Tree Today

The importance of trees can hardly be overstated: without trees, there would be no life on earth. Performing many vital functions passively in the background, trees do so much more than provide the oxygen humans and other animals need to breathe. In existence for at least 370 million years, trees are so diverse that there is no universally accepted definition of what a tree is,… [read more]

20 Best Fruits, Veggies & Herbs To Grow In Containers For An Endless Supply Of Free Food

20 Best Fruits, Veggies & Herbs To Grow In Containers For An Endless Supply Of Free Food

If you love fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs but don’t want to always drive to the grocery store to get them, consider container gardening. It is a rapidly expanding movement with the rising cost of food and people becoming more conscious of what they are eating. You now see apartment baclconies lined with containers and even in the smallest of spaces, you can grow enough… [read more]

13 Scary Reasons to Stop Drinking Diet Soda Right Now

13 Scary Reasons to Stop Drinking Diet Soda Right Now

Despite claims that the consumption of sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, the soda industry is still a $75-billion market. Nearly half of Americans drink at least one soda every single day, in spite of all we know about the negative health effects of this indulgence. Of course, many of us think we’re getting off the hook by… [read more]

12 Toxic Skincare Ingredients That Are Destroying Your Health

12 Toxic Skincare Ingredients That Are Destroying Your Health

Did you know that the average woman uses 12 products, containing 168 different ingredients, every single day? There’s so much focus on what we put into our bodies, by eating organic and non-GMO foods, that we sometimes forget to look at what we put onto our bodies. But our body washes, lotions, shampoos, cosmetics and even toothpastes contain countless chemicals that are just as harmful.… [read more]

11 Pro Secrets for Growing the World’s Sweetest, Tastiest Tomatoes

11 Pro Secrets for Growing the World's Sweetest, Tastiest Tomatoes

What says summer better than a big, ripe and very juicy tomato? Gardeners have been growing there delicious fruits and enjoying their goodness for a very, very long time. Tomatoes are a garden staple; it is hard for one to even imagine a garden without at least a few tomato plants. Although growing tomatoes isn’t overly difficult, there are some ways to ensure you have… [read more]

The Complete Guide To Using Essential Oils For Weight Loss

The Complete Guide To Using Essential Oils For Weight Loss

While good nutrition and physical activity are vital steps toward losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, often overlooked are the psychological and physiological components as factors for weight loss success. Anyone who has tried to shed more than a few pounds knows that it can be an epic battle of body and mind, a back-and-forth between one’s genetic makeup, brain chemistry, hormones, emotions, and… [read more]

18 Edible Backyard Weeds With Extraordinary Health Benefits

18 Edible Backyard Weeds With Extraordinary Health Benefits

Did you know your garden is hiding all sorts of nutritional and medicinal gems? From curing heartburn, cystitis and coughs to providing free protein, vitamins and minerals, common weeds have some truly amazing benefits. Sadly, most people simply dig them up, mow them down or kill them in various ways. Why not take a look at what’s really growing in your backyard? With delicious recipes… [read more]