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7 Types Of Geckos That Make Great Pets

Phelsuma Laticauda Gecko

Geckos are a unique variety of lizard known for the more than 2,000 species found worldwide. While geckos thrive in warm and tropical habitats and have for approximately fifty million years, these diverse lizards are popular pets. Let’s get to know the most common gecko species kept as pets. These include the giant day gecko, the white-lined gecko, the Central American banded gecko, the Madagascar Ocelot gecko and more…

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How To Harvest Water: Best Rain Barrel System For Collecting Rainwater

Rain Barrel System For Collecting Rainwater

When my family and I rented a house in the Virgin Islands several years ago, I was surprised that the rental owners (and most island residents) rely on rainwater for a large part of their water supply. It made me realize that many of us neglect rain as a fundamental natural resource that we can collect on our own, rather than solely relying on treated water reserves. Here’s how you can become a home rain harvester…

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Best Healthy Snack Box: Love With Food vs Naturebox vs Graze vs Urthbox

Healthy Snack Box Review

Save yourself from the afternoon snack attack with a healthier alternative! You’ve probably heard of these healthy food subscription boxes while listening to Pandora. Or maybe you’ve even received a coupon for a free organic snack box in a recent mail package. I’ve tried a couple of them and have been pleased with my experience. So if you struggle with those 2 pm food cravings and find yourself wandering over to the vending machine or craving snacks on the go, then a monthly healthy snack box may be a good idea for you. You could even have your healthy food subscription box shipped directly to your office. Read on to learn more about our top picks, pros and cons and pricing for each…

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Best Essential Oil Diffusers (Plus 8 Must Try Oil Blend Recipes)

Essential oil being applied ot finger in front of diffuser

Whenever I have an ailment or issue, I typically find there’s an essential oil that can help me. Whether I’m trying to create a relaxing environment to sleep in or get rid of a pesky headache, I often find an essential oil can do the trick…

You can use essential oils in various ways, but one of the most common ways is through a diffuser. Diffusers are commonly used in bedrooms, offices, yoga studios, spas and more…

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Essential Oils Guide: What Does Each Oil Do?

Essential Oils Guide

Looking for the best essential oils to naturally balance out your life? Essential oils can be used to heal, soothe, improve, prevent and alleviate symptoms you are experiencing that may be causing you pain, discomfort or dis-ease. Find out more about the various essential oils’ uses so you know which one might help you with your personal concern. Not only will they improve your health, but they also smell great on your body and throughout your home…

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

Picnic with group using beeswax wraps

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 Blenders For Smoothies: Ninja vs Vitamix vs Cleanblend

Smoothie in blender (caption: Best Blenders For Smoothies)

Kickstart your day the healthy way! By combining a plethora of fruits, vegetables and superfood extras into a quality blender for a few minutes, you’ll have the energy you need to make it through your workday. Caution: by using one of these high-end blenders, you’ll have a well-blended, delicious and nutritious smoothie that will leave you feeling amazingly energetic and ready to take on your day’s activities (even on a Monday). A quality blender can truly change your life; I know it changed mine. Read on to find our picks for the best smoothie blender…

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Environmental Disasters: Types And 10 Big Ones

Environmental Disasters power plant

By the very nature of this planet, Earth is constantly in a state of change. Some of these changes become so devastating in their after-effects that they are recognized as environmental disasters. Not all environmental disasters are the result of natural change. Many are the result of human error, carelessness or a combination of human-caused factors that create a disastrous outcome…

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

Hurricane clouds

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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Best Water Test Kit: Protect Yourself From Contaminants

Best Water Test Kit

Contaminants can sneak into your home’s water supply without you ever knowing it — take Flint, Michigan as an extreme example. Fortunately, there are many at-home tests you can perform to find out the quality of your water. We’ve narrowed down your options to bring you the best water test kits for a variety of needs…

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