Jul
31
2011

Prepare Your Children for Back to School

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It’s almost time to go back to school. Are your kids ready? Prepare them for school and get them enthused about learning with these tips. You can fuel their creativity and start them on the road to a good education. Learning can be enjoyable, and they’ll find this out now when you utilize these tips. Read aloud to your children. Even if it’s no more than a few minutes a day, it’s an enjoyable thing. [...]

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Jul
28
2011

Green Back to School Shopping

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It’s almost back to school time! You’re going to need stuff. How can you balance a green life with back to school shopping? We’ve got some tips for you. Don’t worry – it’s easy. Make a list. Before you start your back to school shop, plan out what you really need. Do you have to have a new backpack? If it’s not too worn, don’t buy another. Do you really need a new lunchbox? Just [...]

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Jul
27
2011

Green Your Home Office

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When you have a home office, it has advantages. One of those advantages is that it’s way easier to green your work space. You don’t have to ask permission or nag anyone to go green. You just do it. Another advantage is, of course, the money and energy you conserve commuting. It doesn’t take much energy to walk from the bedroom to your home office. (Unless you haven’t had enough coffee yet. ) The things [...]

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Jul
26
2011

What Makes You Beautiful?

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I read What Makes a Face Beautiful recently, and was surprised. Did you know that facial symmetry is a factor in beauty to our brains? To our brains, beauty has more to do with perceived good health than it has to do with aesthetics. Beauty is also socially influenced. In simple terms, if we like someone or are close to them, that means we perceive them as more beautiful. Our spouses, daughters, and other loved [...]

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Jul
22
2011

Summer Feet – Pay for Pedicures or Do At Home?

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You’re going to be wearing a lot of sandals this summer if you’re like me. It’s just too hot to wear closed in shoes all the time. That’s a problem if you haven’t actually been keeping up with your pedicures. Should you do your own pedicures, or pay someone else to do them? If you’re going to have someone else do them, there are a few things to keep in mind. No matter what your [...]

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Jul
22
2011

Use Less Air Conditioning This Summer

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We all know that using your air conditioner less during the summer means lower bills, using less energy, and being green. But we’re in the middle of a heat wave and your air conditioner seems to run all the time, no matter what the setting is. How in the world can you cool your home without maxing out your energy use? A few simple tricks can help you lower your energy use this summer. Some [...]

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Jul
21
2011

Frizz Free Summer Hair Tips

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Summer’s humidity and rain showers that seemingly come out of nowhere can wreak havoc on your hairstyle. If your hair tends toward frizz, this can be a hair catastrophe. What can you do? You don’t want to stay indoors all the time. If you want to have frizz free summer hair, there are some easy ways to get smooth hair and still enjoy the summer sun. • If you have thick hair, leave your hair [...]

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Jul
21
2011

Get Big Curls

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Like big, loose curls? If your hair is shoulder length or longer, you can get those big, casual curls and waves. It’s an easy look to achieve in just a few simple steps. Big, soft, loose curls are summer’s hottest look. You’ll be sexy without looking like you fussed with your hair at all. Naturally soft, beautiful curls are always in. • Wash hair with a moisturizing shampoo. • Towel dry, and apply a styling [...]

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Jul
21
2011

Green Birthday Tips

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When you buy birthday gifts, are you being green? There’s a way to let the special people in your life know that you care about them without giving up your green philosophy. Make your own birthday cards. These can be absolutely beautiful. Take card stock and paint a small watercolor, if you’re creative. Know how to do calligraphy? This looks excellent on a card. Write a poem, use prose to tell them how you feel [...]

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Jul
20
2011

BioSilk Silk Therapy as a Body Moisturizer

BIOSILK Silk Therapy

Did you know you could use Biosilk Silk Therapy Cure Soyeuse as a body moisturizer, as well as a leave in conditioner for your hair? I didn’t. I saw this commercial: and started doing a little research. Yes, you can use it on your body! It’s a great moisturizer to use in the shower (or right after, if you have dry skin) and it leaves you feeling silky smooth all over. You don’t need much [...]

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