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Earthing: 5 reasons to go barefoot more often

Walking barefoot through the grass, over sand, feeling the earth beneath your toes; it’s freeing, invigorating, and ultimately… it’s good for your skin. Here’s why Earthing, also known as grounding, is the practice of connecting your body with the Earth. The most common way of doing this is walking barefoot over natural ground, such as

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Growing and Using Your Own Aloe Vera

We absolutely LOVE aloe – it has so many uses and so many benefits. Here’s what you need to know to care for and use this amazing plant. Often associated with providing relief for sunburns and cuts, aloe vera also does so much more. This resilient plant looks cactus-like but is actually part of the

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5 Things Your Skin is Trying to Tell You

Sometimes it takes more than quality skin care products to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. From dry skin to breakouts and oiliness, here are some other factors that could be at play. Dull, dry skin can be an indication of a deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are important for many reasons;

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Do You Know How Sugar Impacts the Skin?

It’s startling how much sugar we consume in a given day. And it all adds up to affect not only the waistline, but also your skin. When we consume sugar, or high-glycemic foods that convert to sugar – our bodies break them down into glucose. Glucose raises insulin levels. So simple carbohydrates such as refined

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Soaking Up The Sun While Protecting Your Skin

The warmer weather is finally here and we are all itching to get outside and soak up some sun. However, just because you might still need a light jacket, doesn’t mean you can skip the sunscreen. May is skin cancer awareness month. Protect yourself and your family by practicing sun safety, and routinely checking skin

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How to Create a Pet-Friendly Yard

Tips to provide your pet with a yard they’ll love, without creating extra work for you. If your dogs are anything like mine, they are in and out all day long. And the backyard shows exactly where they like to roll around, play, and go to the bathroom. Add  flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and your

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6 Simple Habits for Naturally Healthy Hair

Shiny, strong, healthy looking hair is easy to achieve with this hair care routine. Brush it every morning. You overslept, are in a rush and the easy thing to do is pull your hair up and back. But before you do that, you should really take a minute to gently brush it. This is important to keep those

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10 Ways to Improve Your Mood, Naturally

Feeling stressed, run-down or blue? These tips will give you a nearly instant mood boost. Listen to upbeat music. Research from the University of Missouri has found that people can indeed make themselves happier, and it is even easier when accompanied by upbeat music. So turn on those tunes, get into the beat and lose

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Tips for Timeless Skin

Are your habits helping or hindering the look of your skin? Day after day, year after year our skin is exposed to UV rays, wind damage and environmental pollution. Not to mention our own bad habits – over scrubbing, drying it out, not taking proper care, you name it. We all want healthy, youthful looking

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It’s Tick Season, Here’s What You Need to Know

Warm weather has the ability to draw people outside and onto the trails. Walking, hiking, biking, it is great to get out in nature. And while there are so many benefits of getting out in nature, you do need to watch out for the dreaded tick. Most ticks are simply a fleeting nuisance but some

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