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Who doesn’t love summer? Wait, do I see a few hands being shyly raised? Well, go head and admit it: summertime is absolutely incredible …. until it’s not. When the thermometer starts to climb up past that 90-degree mark, the heat is on and suddenly sunny turns into steamy. Your electricity bills start to shoot up too, and you worry about the effect on the environment. Fortunately, there are ways to keep cool at home without cranking the thermostat up, up, and away. Refresh Read more [...]
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Sunlight is essential for a healthy body. It helps the body to produce Vitamin D which further strengthens your bones and protects you from many diseases. If you do not get much exposure to the sun, then you need foods that are high in Vitamin D. This post lists out some of the best Vitamin D foods for your good health. ~ Ed. Vitamin D is vital to your health. Your body needs this essential vitamin to absorb calcium and encourage bone health.You also need Vitamin D for the immune system and neuromuscular Read more [...]
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If there's one thing I've learned from Pinterest, it's that you can make just about anything in a muffin tin. And it was a pretty amazing discovery for me—for a while there, my muffin tin was by far my most used kitchen essential. My obsession came in particularly handy at breakfast, because muffin tin recipes are basically designed for on-the-run, make-ahead convenience. And I'll take as much of that as I can get when I'm rushing out the door in the morning.Aside from actual muffins (which I adore), Read more [...]
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Our bees are in trouble. Global bee populations have been falling for quite a while now at an alarming rate. And this is much more serious than just a lack of honey—bees pollinate a huge amount of our plants, fruit and vegetables. If they disappeared completely, it’s safe to say that our everyday lives would be dramatically affected. So what is causing this decline? There are various factors, including climate change and disease, but one of the biggest causes (and one that’s Read more [...]
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Do you want to be rich or wealthy? Yes, there’s a difference. This post is about how to create wealth and not just money. It’s about creating value that lets you live life on your terms. Takeaway the lessons of creating wealth that are put in use by the wealthy people. ~ Ed. Money.It’s a key element for a happy ending. It’s an important means for you to achieve your dreams.But it’s also incredibly hard to earn. Plus, it disappears faster than it appears. And it enslaves you, snatching Read more [...]
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New around here? Get my monthly newsletter for even more green beauty goodness. Thanks for visiting!This post is kindly brought to you by NOW Solutions, who compensated me for this sponsored post. All product descriptions, tips and opinions are my own! Now that we’re in full-on summer mode, it’s time to stock a few warm-weather necessities to keep your skin and senses calm all season long. Besides the obligatory sunscreen, I like to keep a few key items in my outdoor fun bag to ensure my Read more [...]
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If you ask me, eggs are one of the most perfect foods. They're budget-friendly, protein-packed, have a relatively long life in the fridge, and are so, so versatile. And while there are a ton of creative new ways to eat eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it's worth mastering the basics before you go nuts with lemon curd and hollandaise and mayo from scratch.My favorite way to eat eggs...depends on the day? Some mornings, a simple scramble is the best possible breakfast. Other days, I'm craving Read more [...]
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When life gives you a lemon, slice it in half, squeeze the juice into a glass of water and drink it first thing in the morning. If your body says, “Nooo, not before a cuppa joe,” each morning, try this before your caffeine fix: Drink a glass of water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (about half a lemon) about 20 minutes before eating or drinking anything else. If you’re trying this for the first time, begin with a quarter of a lemon and over several days, work your Read more [...]
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It had been an ordinary day for author Allison Kimmey—that is, before her daughter angrily got out of the pool and told her brother that their mother was "fat." The reason? Kimmey had upset her daughter by asking her to move on from their pool activities.But Kimmey decided to take the fat-shaming in stride. She used this as an opportunity to educate both of her children about "fat" not being a bad word, and she documented the whole thing on Instagram.Kimmey said that while everyone in the world Read more [...]
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Interpreting dog behavior can be tricky, and there are some strong myths about dog body language. The list below debunks a few common misconceptions about what our dogs are trying to tell us. Dogs have personalities as varied as humans, and unless you know a dog really well it can be difficult to read what she’s trying to tell you. My dog Jenna, for example, is very high anxiety because of her history before we adopted her. Her cues are sometimes more subtle than more “normal Read more [...]
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A loss is a loss, whether it’s a human or a pet. We lost our pet dog recently, and it has been heartbreaking, which happened during our break from blogging. However, we learned to cope and reconcile. Grieving the loss of a pet is natural but understanding the grieving process and its characteristics help us to deal with it. This post is about our experiences of losing a pet and a collection of best coping advice from around the web. ~ Ed. Snoopy, our dearest pet dog, a senior member of our family Read more [...]
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While it doesn’t look much like summer here yet, I’ve crafted the perfect morning yoga playlist for when it is. It’s Saturday morning here in Oslo, and I have to admit, the constant rain outside is starting to get to me a little. I’m longing for sunshine, vegan and organic popsicles, oceanside walks and warm summer evenings. I suppose I should have known what I was getting into when I decided to move so close to the North Pole. That being said, I wanted to have a sunshine vibe Read more [...]

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