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Environmentally conscious living leads to a happy and healthy lifestyle. Learn to keep your home and laundry chemical free, and spruce up your front yard by learning how to garden. Look to us for easy to use guides and a green thumb to help. From advice on recycling, to CFL lights and composting, there are endless things we can do in our everyday lives to protect our earth and keep ourselves healthy, fit, and happy.

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Homemade Weed Killer That Really Works (And Is Safe For Pets): Ingredients, Recipes, & More

Weeds are quite possibly the most annoying thing in your yard, especially in the warmer months. They make their way through cracks in the driveway, find their way into flower beds, grow proudly pop up in the garden and sprout just about everywhere imaginable. If you have kids or pets around, you probably don’t want to spray your yard with harmful chemicals. Skip the Roundup and consider using a more natural weed control. Make the best natural weed killer using these organic weed control recipes to keep those pesky weeds gone for good.

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Best Organic, Pet Safe Weed Killer For Lawns And Gardens

With so many environmental and health-related concerns with Monsanto’s Roundup, it is no wonder that more people are seeking safer alternatives to glyphosate. If you’ve got kids and pets around, you are even more likely to resist spraying harsh chemicals that risk someone getting hurt. That’s why organic weed killers are a safer option. You can tackle pesky weeds without harsh chemicals…

Best Whole House Water Filters

What Is The Best Whole House Water Filter?

Have you ever taken a shower and got out feeling dirtier than when you got in? No one likes to take an unproductive shower or drink water that tastes bad. You can choose what town or county you live in, but you can’t always rely on the city’s water that comes with it…

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Best Home EV Charger: JuiceBox vs ChargePoint Home vs ClipperCreek & More

Can you charge an electric car at home? You bet! Not only that; you can drastically ramp up your charging speed — a game changer if you’re on the road a lot. If you rely on your electric or plug-in hybrid car to commute or run errands every day, these home EV charging stations are a must…

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How To Cook A Steak In A Cast Iron Skillet: Ribeye, Tenderloin, Skirt Steak, Multiple Steaks, Recipes, And More

Cooking the perfect steak is an art form that not everyone has mastered. Would you like to be one of the few that can check this off their skills list? Indeed, preparing and cooking steak is a process that can be intimidating for the average person. How do you cook it to get the perfect sear, without overcooking? How do you know when to flip it over and finish cooking it? What preparation is needed before turning on the stove? One critical way to ensure the perfect result is to choose the right cookware. And, once you know how to cook a steak in a cast iron skillet, you’ll never look back! Here’s how to make sure your steak is cooked perfectly from start to finish.

Dirty cast iron skillet being prepared for cleaning with coarse salt, brush, scraper and dish towel on a counter (Caption: How To Clean A Cast Iron Skillet)

Best Ways To Clean A Cast Iron Skillet: After Using, If It’s Rusty, Old, Burt On, & More

Cast iron cookware! Is there anything it can’t do? From searing the perfect steak to serving delicious out-of-the-oven bread, this versatile product has certainly earned its stripes in the kitchen. However, many people still believe that cast iron is difficult to clean and simply requires too much maintenance. Others don’t like the fact that it can rust, and some are concerned with its price tag. What do you think? Let’s explore these opinions, learn how to clean a cast iron skillet in various conditions, and understand how to keep this hardworking kitchen tool in tip-top shape for years to come.

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ProFlowers Review: Read This Before You Send A Bouquet

ProFlowers is a popular online flower delivery service and part of the FTD family. They offer a large selection of flowers, plants, and gourmet gift baskets.
Could the company’s vast size lend itself to less attention to detail, resulting in lower quality flowers and customer service? Learn more in our review of ProFlowers…

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Best Beeswax Wraps To Replace Plastic Wrap: Bee’s Wrap vs Etee vs Lilybee

More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year. If there is any product you can purchase to reduce your waste, it’s money well spent. Plastic wrap may keep your sandwich fresh, but it pollutes our planet. Beeswax wrap is a fantastic alternative that you can reuse for more than a year, and when it’s reached the end of its life, it’s often biodegradable or compostable…

Plastic wrap may keep your sandwich fresh, but it pollutes our planet. Beeswax wrap is a fantastic alternative that can be used for more than a year, and when it’s reached the end of its life, they are often biodegradable or compostable…

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Best Dehumidifiers For Every Living Space

Are your windows foggy? Does it smell like mildew? Is there mold growing? These are signs of high humidity, so you may benefit from a dehumidifier. We can help you find the perfect one…

How To Make A Wildlife Garden

How To Make A Wildlife Garden: Replenish Animals’ Natural Habitats

With natural habitats for all types of animals disappearing at alarming rates, you can do your part by creating a thriving ecosystem right in your own backyard. Building a wildlife garden is easier than you might think, and before you know it, you’ll be giving a host of insects, birds, frogs, worms and other animals a place to call home. It’s also an excellent ongoing project for you to do as a family — and a fantastic teaching experience for your kids…

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