Book Review: The Honest Life


To start I have to admit that I absolutely love Jessica Alba. She is a wonderful actress, a mom, an environmentalist and a social justice activist. As if that is not enough, she is the co-founder of an environmental friendly, non-toxic company. What I admire most in her is that she really fights for a better world and uses her voice for the good, she educates, gives back, goes to D.C. to advocate for Safe Chemicals Act to shake up America's awareness on the effects of exposure to dangerous toxins and to push Congress to pass the act. She also wrote this fantastic book which is called "The Honest Life".

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Eco-living, Inspire, Health, Beauty

Why You Should Switch To Organic Beauty Products


In the last couple of years a lot has changed in my health habits: I have been through vegetarianism, veganism to trying to find a balance between taking care of myself and my body while taking care of the environment. Then I thought: if I am being so careful about what I put in my body food-wise, then why am I not as careful when it is about what I put on my body?

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organic, beauty, eco-living, healthy choices, health

The Benefits Of Compost!


Composting is a great way to accomplish many goals to help preserve the environment. Sustainable living is one benefit of composting because it uses the organic materials in everyday life to create nutrient rich material to help your garden grow. By using organic materials from home instead of tossing them in the trash, you can help reduce greenhouse gases from landfills. Another brilliant way to use composting is as a family experience. Get children involved and teach them the joy and benefits of creating something that will produce food they can eat, or flowers they can pick. This helps children learn about biology, environmentalism, and patience, as well as getting them out of the house (away from the television, video games and tech devices) and doing something impactful and productive that they will benefit from.

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Eco-living, Health, Nutrition, Philosophy

Dolphins in Captivity


Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) are the most well-known species of dolphins around. Dolphins, as well as other (marine) mammals are kept in captivity for entertainment as well as for research purposes. However, many animal lovers say that it is cruel to keep wild animals in captivity. There are two sides to the argument. On one hand, keeping animals in captivity is for the sake of educating the public on the wildlife habits as well as environmental issues. By doing so, the public becomes more compassionate towards these animals. Furthermore, these animals are often held captive for the purpose of studies and observation. Being able to understand the behavior of dolphins would aid to formulate more ways that would benefit the animals in the wild.

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Inspire, Eco-living, Health

Tips to Avoid Nasty Mosquito Bites


Have you ever been camping or played outside only to find yourself covered in mosquito bites? Not only are mosquito bites itchy and painful, mosquitoes can also transmit dangerous diseases like malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever, West Nile virus, and dengue fever. They can carry and spread Lyme disease as well.

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Health, Eco-living, Natural Remedies

What Fish Is On Your Dish?


I’ve always had a thing for the ocean. I like to swim, love the animals that live in the water and am fascinated how oceans and marine ecosystems work.

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Health, Nutrition, Eco-living

From Harvest to Health: Planting Organic


While I’m the first to admit that I’m not a natural-born gardener, starting an organic vegetable patch has been etched on my ‘To Do’ list for a while now, recently leading me to dig up some details on the basics of this growing trend.

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Organic, Health, Nutrition, Eco-living

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