• 7 Simple Cheap Ways to Control Garden Pests

    Try these 7 incredibly simple, cheap ways to control lawn and garden pests. You'll never waste money on a commercial pest killer again.

  • How to Get Rid of Mice Naturally

    Mouse poisons commonly used are so toxic the EPA is cracking down on their use. Here's how to get rid of mice naturally.

  • 8 Facts and Myths About Warming Up Your Car in Winter

    Should you warm up your car in winter? It's common practice, but you may be surprised at the consequences.

  • 3 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Make Kale Taste Good

    If you're looking for a food that divides the health nuts and the farmers' market crowd from the others, kale is probably it. With these tips, everyone will love it.

  • 10 New Ways to Use Super-Cheap, Super-Healthy Chickpeas

    Try these 10 recipes to give chickpeas zing.

  • 5 Outdoor Exercises for Mom and Baby

    If you're a recent mother, you know how hard it is to squeeze in exercise between working, cooking meals, and changing diapers. When you do find time for a workout, its often limited. And losing that baby weight is hard enough without having to arrange for childcare. Luckily, exercise is something y

  • The 8 Most Affordable Natural Sunscreens

    More than 1 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, and the sun can prematurely age your skin. Prevention is key. But not all sunscreens are created equal. Some contain ingredients, like oxybenzone, that may be ok with the government, but which worry watchdogs.

  • Budget Romance: 8 Cheap Summer Date Ideas

    Let's face it: we're living in hard economic times. But life is short and we shouldn't let our penny-pinching habits take a toll on our love lives. A good date doesn't have to be elaborate or fancy. What it comes down to is spending time with your special someone and having fun while doing it. We ra

  • Four Natural Beauty Shopping Deals for July

    There's no time like summer to turn up the heat on summer beauty. So stock up on natural sunscreens, natural anti-aging serums and natural face masks to protect against the summer sun and restore your natural glow. Try some natural hair care products to restore luster to your locks, and apply some n

  • Drop Potatoes, Drop Pounds: 9 Healthy Snack Alternatives

    It's time to portion your potatoes. Before you reach for an extra helping of fries, consider this: a recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine linked long term weight gain with potato products. Yes, our American favorites - French fries and potato chips - are the leading culprits

  • The Only Two Grilling Techniques You Need to Know

    Who knew that there were actual rules for grilling your favorite fish and vegetables? With some well-intended guidance and understanding, your favorite fish fillets won't fall through the grill rack and become a charred mess.

  • 6 Ways to Find Undiscovered Local Parks

    Whether your exercise regimen calls for hitting the trails, or your vacation plans fall into the "staycation" category, you're ready to find some new parks to explore. But how do you find them? It's likely that you have undiscovered gems right under your nose, and we've identified a few websites tha

  • 5 Face Masks You Can Make at Home with Fewer than 5 Ingredients

    Caring for your skin the natural way is as easy as blending together a few everyday ingredients. Today, commercial beauty products are full of suspect chemicals and harsh agents that can potentially damage your skin. The face is especially sensitive and delicate, so homemade natural products are the

  • 10 Do's and Don'ts for a Greener Pantry

    From safe, nontoxic food storage and green cleaning to the basics of whole bulk foods and integrated pest management, get started on a healthier Earth-friendly diet today with these tips.by Dan Shapley

  • Green Kitchen Makeover: 10 Do's and Don'ts

    The kitchen is the heart of the home, and going greener has many benefits for you and your family.by Dan Shapley

  • 5 Simple Steps That Help Fresh Flowers Last

    Spring flowers are the perfect pick-me-up for yourself or your sweetie. Make sure your bouquet stays fresh its longest by following these simple steps. Prepare a solution of warm water and a flower food packet, or mix 2 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice and 1 tbsp sugar per quart of water Fill a va

  • 10 Painless Ways to Save for Vacation

    by Jeff YeagerThe average American family plans to spend about $1,650 on summer vacation, according to a study by Visa. That's more than chump-change, particularly in these hard economic times.

  • Get Pretty the Healthy Way with Luxurious, Natural Beauty Treatments

    Although beauty products don't have to list their ingredients, they often contain pthalates, formaldehyde, parabens and other chemicals that have been shown to harm animals in lab tests, and which are being phased out in Europe in favor of less toxic alternatives. Prenatal exposure to pthalates, for

  • Prep for Cold Season with These Surprising Sources of Vitamin C

    Vitamin C helps the body maintain healthy tissues and a strong immune system, and it aids in the absorption of iron. Vitamin C is considered a powerful ally if you're trying to avoid or kick a cold or other illness. Together with calcium and iron, it's also an important part of a diet that counterac