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Feng Shui Tips For A Good Night's Sleep

Debra Duneier | Posted 10.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Debra Duneier

Now you can create a Zen, peaceful night's sleep at home with practical and easy to implement feng shui design tips for your bedroom.

How To Green Your Halloween

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.29.2011 | Health and Fitness
Sloan Barnett

With a little planning and creativity, you can create a safe costume, save a little money and reduce your waste for an all-around green Halloween!

Don't Throw That in the Trash!

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

We know the mantra well: "Reduce, reuse, recycle." But recycling certain household items may be trickier than you think.

10 Ways To Tell If A Product Is (Or Isn't) Really 'Natural'

Beth Greer | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

"Natural," "Nontoxic" or even "Eco-Safe" on the label of your shampoo, deodorant or makeup, makes you think it'd be made with healthy, safety-tested ingredients, right? Well, not always.

How To Make Your Laundry Greener And Healthier

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

Doing the laundry is simple enough, right? Sort by color, choose your water temperature, add the detergent, set the cycle -- and then off you go to b...

Put a Hold on Mold

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

It's clear that we need to keep mold from growing in our homes and that prevention is the easiest solution. But when you're stuck with some nasty black fungus in your tile grout, it doesn't have to involve caustic chemicals.

7 Simple Ways To Detox Your Diet And Your Home

EatingWell | Posted 10.25.2011 | Healthy Living

Nobody knows just how much of a risk toxins in our food really pose. But we're exposed to dozens, if not hundreds, of chemicals, and the effects of some multiple exposures may be more than the sum of their parts.

How To Pick A Greener (Healthier) Paint For Your Walls

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

Forget the smog over LA -- the air indoors is worse than the air outdoors. And far worse when we add paint into the mix.

Is Your Home Sick?

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

We tend to think the big, bad world outside is where the unhealthy air is. But for the main source of air pollution in your life you need to look closer to home. In fact, it is your home.

Forget Monsters Under the Bed, What About the Monsters Hiding in Your Mattress?

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

You may be tucking your little one in with sneaky intruders each night -- and magic monster spray won't make them go away.

5 Health Dangers Under Your Sink

Sloan Barnett | Posted 10.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

Just 50 years ago, most chemicals found under our sinks existed only in chemistry labs. Today, we consider them essential to modern life.

I'll Take My Water Un-leaded

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

Most of us, thank goodness, don't get sick right away when we drink tap water. But it's the long-term effects of very small amounts of contaminants that are troubling.

4 Ways To Keep Your Kitchen Greener And Healthier

Sloan Barnett | Posted 10.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

There are real health hazards to be found in the kitchen. We'll take a look at the top priorities -- from the food you buy, to preparation techniques, to the kitchen products you use.

Are You Giving Your Kids Asthma?

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

The U.S. is in the midst of an asthma epidemic. The number of people diagnosed with asthma grew by 4.3 million in the last decade.

The Stinky Facts About Smelling Good

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

Have you ever looked at the ingredient list of your favorite fragrance? I guarantee you cannot pronounce most of the words. That can't be good.

Germs Don't Have to Be the Enemy

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

When we overuse antibacterial soap, the germs get smart and become resistant to the chemicals we use against them. Isn't that ironic?

A Landmark Day in the Life of a Toxic Chemical: Interview With Ken Cook of the EWG

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

The good news is that several states have taken the lead and banned BPA. California has just followed suit this week with legislation requiring the elimination of BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups made or sold after July 1, 2013.

What's Your Body's Chemical Burden?

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

Would you believe me if I told you even your unborn child has toxins flowing through her blood? It's scary, but true.

10 Household Hazards That Could Be Making You Sick

Sloan Barnett | Posted 10.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

It turns out that the pollution inside our homes is worse than outside. Your home may smell clean and feel safe when it's actually filled with toxins from cleaners, paint, tap water, furniture and more.

4 Misconceptions About The Simple Life

Duane Elgin | Posted 10.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Duane Elgin

It is important to recognize inaccurate stereotypes about the simple life because they make it seem impractical and ill suited for responding to increasingly critical breakdowns in world systems.

8 Ways To Simplify Your Life

Duane Elgin | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Duane Elgin

To portray the richness of simplicity as a theme for healthy living, here are eight different flowerings that I see growing consciously in the "garden of simplicity."

The Best DIY Household Secrets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From "1,001 Old-Time Household Hints: Timeless Bits of Household Wisdom for Today's Home and Garden": It's a whole new year, the perfect opportunity ...

Meet Andrew Whelan, Actor Turned Green Cleaning Entrepreneur

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It's hard to support yourself in New York. It's even harder to support yourself as an actor. Meet Andy Whelan, actor turned green cleaning entrepreneu...

Homemade Green Cleaning Products That Work

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From Associated Content, by Ester November If you want to clean green but don't trust plain baking soda to do all the heavy lifting, here are some si...