Living : Life Style

Living an eco-friendly life

There is a myth that has been around forever that suggests living an eco-friendly lifestyle is expensive. The truth is that some ‘shop bought’ items that are labelled ‘green’, ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘organic’ certainly do have an increased price tag from the ‘standard’, highly processed till there’s nothing of value left in them, chemical laden items, but do you have to purchase those to be eco-friendly? In a lot of circumstances, no, you don’t. Many ways of eco-friendly living are more sustainable if you make them yourself so you know exactly what is used to produce them and where it came from, making them not only a very sustainable option, but also a very economical one too.

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How sustainable are big companies?

Do you drink a Starbucks coffee in the morning? What about when you don't have time to cook something and you grab a quick burger from McDonalds? What about Coca-Cola? Apple? Do you know if these big companies are trying to better our environment? Or do they just keep it hush hush? Let’s start with Starbucks; are they going down a greener route? On their website there's a section that's called "Shared Planet" that explains what they are

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10 Simple Ways You Can Go Green Today

For many, the idea of “going green” can be daunting, especially when you’re not sure where to start. The great news is you don’t need to make huge lifestyle changes in order to help save the environment. In fact, even the simplest of changes can have a pretty big impact if you combine it all together. There might already be some tips you are already following, but consider adding two or three more to your routine. Below are 10 simple

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Eco – Friendly Gift Ideas

Finding the absolute ideal gifts for your loved ones is not an easy task at all. No matter how many different ideas you come up, you are never completely satisfied with them. That is especially true if you are buying gifts for someone you have known for a long time and for whom you have already bought a lot of gifts to in the past. Why don't you do something good for the environment while you are finding that perfect gift and choose something

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Eco-Friendly De-Icing for the Winter

The winter season and its much cooler weather is now upon us. This season, while it offers plenty of fun activities if you don’t mind the cold, also brings in plenty of snow and ice. In order to combat slippery sidewalks and street, many people turn to traditional de-icers. Perhaps you have even sprinkled some in your driveway to keep it from freezing over. However, not all de-icers are made equal. Dangers of Conventional De Icers The most

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Natural Ways to Stop Snoring

We all know somebody that has problems with snoring. The truth is that snoring really is common; around 40% of men and 25% of women are dealing with that problem every night. While we are willing to overlook snoring when it happens occasionally, when it is happening frequently it can make us crazy. It can cause serious problems with the quantity and quality of sleep, not just for yourself but also for your family members or roommates. No matter

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Reduce Food Waste at Home

How often do you need to throw away the leftovers after lunch or dinner in your home? How often does it happen that you have to throw away some product because it has spoiled? If your answer is more than once a day, then it is time to change your habits. Although perhaps you are not aware, your actions have a big impact on the world's food waste problems and environmental protection. You do not believe that it is possible that one man can have

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A Quest for a Plastic Free Lunch

September began to loom on the horizon and that meant only one thing… the return to school! I realised that I would soon have to go back to making lunches for my husband and three children every single day. It’s not that I dread making lunches for them – that’s the bit I actually love – but over the summer we had done some thinking and some travelling and the one thing we had become aware of was how much plastic eating a packed lunch

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The Power of Possession Taming

Life seems to be running away with us. Most people now live at a speed previous generations would have thought perilous, with the honest people around us taking a good look at their lives and realizing – they were right. There is a product or service that vies for attention to cram every single second of our lives with something to do, see or buy and the unaware are seduced by the ‘Ooh! Shiny’ marketing that comes with them. It’s hard

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Natural Ways to Beat an Ant Invasion

Some people choose chemical substances to deal with ants when they come marching into your home. Since the chemicals may be toxic and dangerous, especially when you have small children in the house, it is better to opt for natural ways of dealing with an ant invasion. Important Aspects of Keeping Ants Away You may often wonder why ants are frequent guests in your home. Indeed, the key to eliminating ants is understanding their behavior and

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