How to DIY Your Own Eco-Friendly Dryer Sheets—Without Any Chemicals
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How to DIY Your Own Eco-Friendly Dryer Sheets—Without Any Chemicals

A fluffy comforter straight from the dryer is everything. Couldn’t you just envelop yourself in its pillowy softness and stay there forever?

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Make Your Own Soothing Antibacterial Cream That Really Works—No Chemicals Needed
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Make Your Own Soothing Antibacterial Cream That Really Works—No Chemicals Needed

When you apply Neosporin on a cut, you might be doing more than just speeding up the healing process—you could be exposing yourself to harmful chemicals.

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7 Days, 7 Quick Breakfasts: Here’s How to Shake Up Mornings All Week Long
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7 Days, 7 Quick Breakfasts: Here’s How to Shake Up Mornings All Week Long

Honey Greek-style yogurt, blueberries, toasted almond slices, and the same kind of gluten-free granola. My breakfast. Every day. For years.

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Thrive Tries It: Here’s What Happened When 2 Friends Went Vegan for 2 Weeks
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Thrive Tries It: Here’s What Happened When 2 Friends Went Vegan for 2 Weeks

The savory aromas of carne asada and carnitas wafting throughout Los Angeles were enough to get me to abandon my own ethics in 2006. My four-year stint as a vegetarian deeply entrenched in the figh...

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Cold Brew vs. Iced Coffee: What’s the Difference?
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Cold Brew vs. Iced Coffee: What’s the Difference?

From artisanal cafes to Dunkin Donuts, coffeehouses everywhere are jumping on the cold brew bandwagon. But is this tall, dark, and handsome beverage really all that different from iced coffee?

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6 Healthy Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15
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6 Healthy Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15

Wide-eyed freshmen come face-to-face with many new challenges as school gets underway, not least of which is that loaded meal card.

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Banish Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Fine Lines With This DIY Eye Mask
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Banish Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Fine Lines With This DIY Eye Mask

From Dawson Leery to Kim Kardashian, everyone has their own “ugly cry” face.

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This Easy DIY Lipstick Is All-Natural—and Made from Nontoxic Crayons
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This Easy DIY Lipstick Is All-Natural—and Made from Nontoxic Crayons

You wouldn’t want lead in your drinking water, so why would you put it on your lips?

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4 Weeds You Can Eat (They Might Be Growing in Your Backyard Right Now!)
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4 Weeds You Can Eat (They Might Be Growing in Your Backyard Right Now!)

By the light of a crackling fire on a cool spring night, I scoop a forkful of mystery steamed greens into my bowl. Expecting garden-variety spinach, the first bite is a pleasant surprise—delicate, ...

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Pro Surfer Bethany Hamilton’s Guide to Living Your Best Life
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Pro Surfer Bethany Hamilton’s Guide to Living Your Best Life

You only need to watch this video of 26-year-old Bethany Hamilton surfing double-overhead waves—so gracefully—to understand why she’s known as a “soul surfer.” Kelly Slater—arguably the greatest pr...

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How to Compost
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How to Compost

In the old Brothers Grimm tale “Rumpelstiltskin,” a miller swears to the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold, a bold-faced lie. With the help of the eponymous imp and his magical powers...

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These Are the Foods That Can Help Keep Teens and Tweens Acne-Free and Happy
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These Are the Foods That Can Help Keep Teens and Tweens Acne-Free and Happy

Embarrassing. Self-conscious. Irrational. Dramatic. Full of rage. Ask anyone: this is what it feels like to cross that threshold from childhood to puberty. And it sucks. Tweens and teens have it...

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Palm Done Right Proves Palm Oil Can Be Grown for Good

Palm oil has quickly become one of the most notorious ingredients on the nutrition panel as more details emerge about how most companies produce it. The short version: Many palm oil producers burn ...

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2 Hemp Extract Drink Recipes for Morning and Night

Cheers to hemp extract oil! This supplement is all the rage because it contains CBD. Short for cannabidiol, this phytocannabinoid is found in the hemp plant and is being studied for its potential w...

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How Seventh Generation Is Fighting the Tampon Tax—and You Can Help
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How Seventh Generation Is Fighting the Tampon Tax—and You Can Help

Thirty-five states in the U.S. currently impose sales tax on menstrual products—a situation made possible by the fact that these items aren’t deemed a basic human necessity, which means they’re sub...

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