12 Proven Ways To Sleep Better

In the first part of my sleep series, I wrote about the importance of sleep, and the consequences of not sleeping enough. If you're in a situation where you want to sleep, but you're having problems actually getting to sleep, you probably identify with this scenario: You are physically exhausted, but you're lying awake, staring …

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How Sleep Improves Your Life

Naps help you to refocus your day, improve your mood, and they even help with creativity. The CDC recommends that adults have at least 7 hours of sleep a night. Children need more hours of sleep, and trust me: we can vouch for that. Sleep is an extremely active and busy time for our brains, and it's absolutely essential to our well-being.

Homemade Makeup: D.I.Y. Cacao Powder Foundation

Ever since I was a kid, I've been mesmerized by the idea of creating my own cosmetics and fragrances. I used to collect random flowers and smash them carefully (and sometimes not so carefully), so I could mix and match the scents I created. As I got older, a full schedule and varying responsibilities kept …

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Healthy Home: Homemade Laundry Detergent

A few years back, when we were just starting our path to better health and more natural living, I had a very uncomfortable and itchy allergic reaction to a popular scented fabric softener sheet. It took us a couple of tries to figure out what product was actually causing my reaction, but when we did …

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