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Efficient Source of Herbs: Mountain Rose

by Kristy Harvey •

When it comes to living well and feeling your best, few things have a larger impact than taking care of your body. But finding the purest, most organic and efficient nutrition for your body — to take care of it inside and out — can sometimes be a challenge. Fortunately, there’s Mountain Rose Herbs, a company that is certified organic …

Adaptogens: Plants That Help Your Body Deal With Stress

by Kristy Harvey •

Ginseng - An Adaptogen

Work. Kids. Marriage. Financial Problems. There are one hundred little things in any given day that can really stress us out — and all that worrying is bad for our health. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that up to 90% of doctor visits in the United States are stress related. Autoimmune diseases, obesity, depression, sleep …

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Women’s Organic Underwear

by Kristy Harvey •

Over the past several years, the organic movement has begun to gain steam in the United States. More and more people are buying into the idea that pesticides and good health don’t mix. If you are feeling good about the organic choices you’re making with your food, consider this: what we put on our bodies is just as important as …

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The Best Wireless Speakers

by Ryan •

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The best wireless speakers on the market have been given a bad wrap for several years because of their overall instability and poor sound quality. Fast-forward to today, and users still  wireless speakers, but there are certain models that are more reliable. Basically there are two kind of cable-free setups, there are the actual wireless speaker sets, and then there …

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How To Stay Efficiently Cool This Summer

by Benjamin Roman •

Summertime is almost here, but hot weather doesn’t have to mean skyrocketing power bills and nonstop air conditioning. We’ve compiled these tips to help you maximize your summer comfort and energy efficiency.

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Ultra-Efficient Design Meets Low-Impact Manufacturing: Patagonia Wetsuits

by Benjamin Roman •

If you’re not a surfer or a diver, a wetsuit may seem like a fairly specialized or even obscure piece of equipment. But once in a while, a product arrives on the market that’s noteworthy not only for how well it performs its job, but also for how it’s designed and produced. Such is the case with the amazingly efficient …

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“Low-E” Windows Maximize Buildings’ Energy Efficiency

by Benjamin Roman •

Low-E stands for low emissivity, and these windows are constructed to minimize heat transfer through the glass. Since windows are essentially huge holes in the walls of a building, choosing a low-E window design that’s appropriate for local climate and architecture can greatly increase a structure’s thermal efficiency, while reducing energy use and utility costs.

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GreenFiber Cocoon Insulation: Energy Efficiency From Recycled Material

by Benjamin Roman •

One of the simplest ways to improve a home’s energy efficiency and comfort is to make sure that it is properly insulated. Cocoon Insulation from North Carolina-based GreenFiber is a highly efficient insulator, offering more convenient installation and higher R-values than common alternatives, as well as utilizing recycled source material.

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Finding Inexpensive Non-Toxic Bedding

by Justin Thomas •

Non-Toxic Bedding

Update 2016: See my updated article on non-toxic bedding. We spend about one third of our lives in bed. It’s a time when our body regenerates itself. We release about 3 liters of water while we sleep, and our bodies go through cycles of cooling down and heating up. We also absorb substances through our skin and through our lungs. …