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Why Use Mineral Based Makeup?

Why Use Mineral Based Makeup?

DOES MINERAL MAKEUP REALLY WORK? By Contributing Editor Andrea Fox Mineral make-up is very popular because it is lighter than liquid make-up, and because some brands are free of parabens, silicones, dyes, preservatives, fragrances, and other synthetics, they heavily...

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Make a Pannier Bike Bag with a Bucket

Make a Pannier Bike Bag with a Bucket

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain Rather than shell out the bucks for a clunky metal bike basket, why not fashion your own out of repurposed materials? A homemade bucket pannier requires only two ingredients and a few basic tools, and it's a far greener option...

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Soap Nuts: Do they work for laundry?

Soap Nuts: Do they work for laundry?

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain I must admit I was skeptical as I extracted four funny-looking, gummy round seedpods from a drawstring cotton bag. These, so-called soap nuts, were supposed to clean my laundry? I poked around in my laundry basket. Blueberry...

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How to measure your carbon footprint

How to measure your carbon footprint

Calculating your carbon footprint: The first step in understanding your impact on the planet Practically all of our daily activities affect the environment, from the consumption of natural resources to the disposal of our household waste. By now we all...

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How to Make Deodorant at Home

How to Make Deodorant at Home

DIY Deodorant you can make at home By Contributing Editor Sola Andenekan When I think of my deodorant, I'm constantly reminded of the little 3 oz plastic bottle. I'm always aghast when I throw those empty containers away knowing that I have just contributed to a...

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How to roast coffee beans at home

How to roast coffee beans at home

In this article we’ll teach you how to roast coffee at home. It’s a great way to both save money and produce a coffee to your own liking. With some experimentation you can create your own ‘signature roast’. I consider myself a coffee snob and was paying $12 a pound for one of my favorite blend and roasts.

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A Foragers Salad

A Foragers Salad

By Contributing Editor Nancy Hulse This past fall, we started a new bed in a shaded area along our driveway. We planted some red-twigged dogwood, ornamental grasses, several types of groundcover and mulched it heavily with compost. But the reality of any newly planted...

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How to Get Started Urban Chicken Farming

How to Get Started Urban Chicken Farming

 Contributing Editor: Will Johnston Raising chickens in the backyard is an easy, painless way to enjoy fresh eggs and get the benefits of raising chickens. Chickens are entertaining companions, competent weeders if you let them free range in the garden, and leave...

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PLAN YOUR GARDEN: DRAW A SHADE MAP

PLAN YOUR GARDEN: DRAW A SHADE MAP

If you're starting to plan a new garden, one of the first things to do is to establish where you'll find the maximum sun throughout the growing season. Especially if you're gardening in a small area, existing trees and structures cast shadows that can have a big...

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