Sadie Cornelius

Sadie is a vegetarian and an avid recycler who loves riding her bike and practicing yoga. She is passionate about the planet, conserving life’s precious resources and making the world a better place for generations to come. A big fan of up-cycling, Sadie loves yard sales and vintage stores to find new uses for old things. She loves to cook, clean and enjoy the many parks and outdoor spaces in DC where she currently resides with her husband. Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and other regional news organizations.

Nanday Conure

Everything You Need to Know About the Nanday Conure

The Nanday Conure is one of the most commonly kept conures when it comes to keeping these brilliant birds as pets. With a good level of care, these birds can provide companionship and entertainment for twenty plus years. In this article we will cover a number of things you need to know in order to keep a healthy Nanday Conure including: determining whether this is the right pet choice for you, life in captivity, diet, behavior and preferred habitat…

Hedgehog in hands: Guide to having Hedgehogs as Pets

Guide to Having Hedgehogs as Pets

In some countries hedgehogs are as plentiful as raccoons and are seen in the same light, yet in others, these small creatures are revered as the ultimate pet. We will take a look at everything you ever wanted to know about hedgehogs as pets including how to care for them properly as well as areas where it is illegal to own a pet hedgehog

Bottle of water and shadow: Bottled Water Facts & Stats

Bottled Water Facts & Stats

Drinking bottled water isn’t only bad for the environment, it’s potentially hazardous for your body too. We’ll take a look at some shocking but important truths about bottled water and the industry that manufactures it. Although the bottles are transparent, bottled water companies are not so much. Let’s save the planet one less bottle at a time!

Hibiscus flower

Sweet and Healthy Hibiscus Tea Benefits

Tea is one of the most natural methods you can use to maintain your health and even help with some of the aspects of healing. Hibiscus tea in particular can be especially beneficial. Best known for its color and sweet flavor, hibiscus tea is sometimes combined with other teas in order to enhance the medicinal benefits or to enhance the taste of a bitter tea without adding sugar. Learn more about this sweet tea and how to prepare it…

Dandelion Tea Benefits: Dandelions in a field

Dandelion Tea Benefits

Dandelions are usually considered weeds that grows plentiful throughout the yard. So, most homeowners go to great lengths and cost to eradicate this small yellow flower from their lawn. However, you’d be surprised to know there are numerous healing properties associated with this flower. Learn more about dandelion tea, how to prepare it and the benefits of drinking nature’s herbal tonic…

Jasmine tea and spoon

Jasmine Tea Benefits

What is jasmine tea? Jasmine tea is any tea that is blended with the jasmine flower to increase medicinal effects, as well as to improve the taste of the tea. Traditionally, jasmine is combined with white teas and green teas so as to enhance their medicinal effect and flavor. The scent of the jasmine on its own has its own healing benefit, while the sweet bodied flavor of jasmine makes any green or white tea less bitter. Because of the sweet taste of the jasmine, there is no need to add honey or sugars to the teas. This lack of the need for honey or sugar means that none of the healthy benefits of the tea are reduced in an effort to make the flavor more enjoyable…

Veggetti Reviews

Veggetti Reviews: A New Twist on Veggies

We’re all about eating (and growing) our veggies at Earth’s Friends. That’s why when we discovered the Veggetti, we were beyond thrilled to see a gadget that gives a whole new “twist” (pun intended) to how you normally enjoy your vegetables. Pronounced “Veh-geh-tee” (get it, like Veggie but rhymes with spaghetti) the Veggetti is a great entry-level spiralizer that will give you a fresh cut, pasta alternative without the trouble or expense…

Woman sad with hand on her face

Don’t Worry Be Happy: Holistic Remedies for Anxiety

Ever wondered about holistic approaches to anxiety treatment? Read tips for managing and preventing unwanted anxieties altogether. First, however, in the spirit of holistic treatment, we need to define anxiety and explain a little bit about what triggers it in today’s hectic lifestyle…

Herbs for Anxiety and Depression

Herbs for Anxiety and Depression: The Natural Path to Calm

Natural herbs can change the brain’s chemical makeup without all the negative side effects. In fact, one of the biggest side effects of natural herbs used to cure anxiety is a positive one – namely that it becomes easier to make positive changes in your lifestyle as well. Below is a brief list of natural herbs people most commonly used to help treat anxiety and depression…

Dangers of Antibacterial Soap

The Hidden Dangers of Antibacterial Soap and Triclosan

If you’re using antibacterial soap, you should probably stop. You may think that you are doing yourself a favor by killing unwanted bacteria and germs while cleaning your hands, but you actually might be doing more harm than good…

Best Water Filter For Your Home: Santevia vs PUR vs Berkey vs Aqua-Pure

While most municipal drinking water has already been tested and is potable to drink, filtering is a great extra precaution to remove unwanted contaminants from your drinking water. We’ve reviewed the best water filters on the market to help you find the best fit for your home…

Hurricane clouds

Disaster Relief: How To Help The Impacted And Prepare For Emergencies

We all know it’s good to help others and to do our part to protect our planet earth year-round. We remember this, especially during hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, tornados, flooding and other natural disasters. The loss is not only felt in personal possessions but also lost paychecks, as many are unable to make money to support themselves in the interim. We must join together in this time of need to offer comfort and disaster relief to our fellow earth friends…

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