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16 Surprising Uses for Coconut Oil

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 16 Surprising Uses for Coconut Oil It’s about time for a coconut oil revolution. From skin care to healthy snacks and beyond, this miracle substance can improve your life in so many ways. This superfood has a bevy of fatty acids and positive compounds to keep you feeling fresh, healthy, and …

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Storing Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs

Storing Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs

Storing Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs It’s harvest time! For many home gardeners that means a beautiful bounty of home-grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs, while others prefer to take advantage of the work of others by finding the best bargains on fresh items at the local farmer’s market or grocery store. …

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20 Health, Beauty and Craft Benefits of Turmeric

20 Health, Beauty and Craft Benefits of Turmeric

20 Health, Beauty and Craft Benefits of Turmeric  Turmeric is a plant best known for its use in Indian cuisine as the main spice in curry powder. Turmeric has a warm and bitter taste and also a distinctive yellow color that makes it a natural coloring and flavoring agent to …

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How Houses Functioned Before the Advent of Air Conditioning

How Houses Functioned Before the Advent of Air Conditioning

How Houses Functioned Before the Advent of Air Conditioning Greene County via flickr cc Earlier this summer, my next door was complaining to me about how costly his electric bill had gotten due to running his air conditioning system. I was shocked when we compared inside temperatures and bill amounts …

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Simple Homemade Laundry Detergent

Simple Homemade Laundry Detergent

Simple Homemade Laundry Detergent A few years ago, skin sensitivities in my household inspired me to switch away from the harsh chemicals and additives in most commercial laundry detergents in favor of natural alternatives. As I experimented with different wet and dry detergent recipes, I found that they could not …

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13 Trees You Should Never Plant In Your Yard

13 Trees You Should Never Plant In Your Yard

13 Trees You Should Never Plant In Your Yard For most people, the end of summer and approach of autumn means cooler temperatures, harvest time for crops, and of course, the vibrant colors of changing leaves. For those looking to grow trees or shrubs, however, the approaching fall means it …

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8 Natural Ways to Bust a Headache

8 Natural Ways to Bust a Headache

8 Natural Ways to Bust a Headache Headaches can bring any pleasant and productive day to a screeching halt. For many, headaches come as often as multiple times per week, and from chronic pain to slight tension, they have the power to negatively affect one’s quality of life. Many factors …

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How To Build A Five Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator

How To Build A Five Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator

How To Build A Five Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator With self-sufficiency on the rise these days with us all dreaming of that off grid life, it is common to see people trying to set up their own power or water supply. Recycling is almost a regular thing now so those …

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