Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Instead of spending Valentine’s Day or date night doing the same dinner-and-a-movie routine, why not try something a little different? Have a fun, unique experience that even manages to be eco-friendly with these non-traditional date ideas. Flowers, My Lady Flowers are a beautiful and traditional Valentine’s gift, but they can [...]
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Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger When the temperature drops and snow banks climb, the winter blues can easily set in. The onset of winter may make you want to hibernate, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, seek out new and creative ways to stay upbeat and positive despite the bitter cold, slick [...]
Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Winter brings flu and cold season—and a lot of bad medical advice. Our society tends to perpetuate a wide range of old wives’ tales when it comes to winter health, some of which can be more harmful than healthy. To help set things straight, here is the real scoop on [...]
Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo Winter can be the worst time of year for your skin. Dry, itchy skin can feel so uncomfortable that it may seem like you’re applying lotion to your hands every time you turn around. Fortunately, there is a homemade remedy that can help you beat dry skin this winter, and it [...]
Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger Whether you are a proactive employee or run a business of your own, you might consider incorporating charity work into your company’s objectives. Supporting your local community not only helps others, but it can also promote teamwork, increase health and productivity, and demonstrate important company values to employees and [...]
Posted by Laura Agadoni, guest blogger Incorporating compost into your soil is the best way to grow an organic garden, and making compost is easier than you think. Once you understand the basics of making a good compost pile, you’ll have your own heap of “black gold” that works wonders when you mix it with your [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Drinking hot chocolate is a delicious way to enjoy the antioxidants and health benefits of chocolate. Unfortunately, most prepackaged mixes are over-processed and full of sugar, offsetting the healthy goodness chocolate has to offer. Skip the packaged mixes and make your own organic hot chocolate instead. Warm up on a [...]
Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger Joining a gym is one of the most common lifestyle changes people make as the calendar turns. January is a time for new beginnings and setting goals. Whether you want to improve your health or merely shed a few pounds from holiday indulgences, starting a fitness plan can be a great [...]
Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger There is more to that tube of toothpaste than just shining your teeth—consider leaving an extra tube in your cleaning bin. Here are a few creative toothpaste uses to try. Silver jewelry, silver home decor, and serving pieces require careful maintenance to keep them looking their best. To clean [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger A few years ago my dogs—with a little help from my husband—surprised me with a beautiful glass teapot for Mother’s Day. My afternoon indulgence always includes a cup of hot, homemade herbal tea. The clear vessel makes it fun to watch what’s bubbling and brewing during my break. Chamomile-ginger [...]