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50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making

50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making
You may be realizing that most conventionally made products out there contain a lot of toxic chemicals. Not only that, many of these products are harmful to our environment in a number of ways. Making things yourself not only saves you money and helps the environment, but it lets you know where your products are coming from and exactly what has been put in them. You can make anything from food items to personal care and cleaning products, all in very simple ways. Remember: Whenever you can, use organic foods and ingredients in recipes. 50 Things You Can Start Making Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t break the bank, tastes better than the real deal, and contains no added sugar, so it’s good for the whole family. Homemade Mayonnaise – This is a great recipe for any mayonnaise lover out there wanting to make their own at home. Peanut Butter – It is so simple to make this pantry staple it would be silly to buy it. Lavender Bath Salts – Making these lavender bath salts couldn’t be simpler. Related:  useful for the houseTrucs intéressants

Is this why we're all so fat? Junk food can kill your appetite for anything healthy, scientists warn Australian study found living on junk food makes rats fat- but also suppresses their desire to eat a healthy dietScientists believe it changes a person's behaviour and weakens self-controlWorld Health Organisation estimates more than 10% of world's population is obese and 2.8 million people each year from the condition By Lizzie Parry for MailOnline Published: 19:02 GMT, 27 August 2014 | Updated: 21:23 GMT, 27 August 2014 A diet laden with burgers and fries, dripping with sweet treats and saturated in pies could kill our appetite for healthy foods, scientists warn. A new Australian study has found living on junk food not only makes rats fat, but also suppresses their desires to eat a balanced diet. Scientists believe their findings help explain how excessive consumption of unhealthy foods, can change a person's behaviour, weaken their self-control and lead to overeating and obesity. Scroll down for video At the same time, researchers noted their behaviour had also changed dramatically.

51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda I don’t mean to sound seditious here, but I have a rebellious plan to combat the ills that many corporations are perpetrating in the name of fighting grime and germs. My main gripe is about the environmental pollutants from cleaning and personal care products that we wash down our drains and into our water systems, resulting in situations like the chemical triclosan (a pesticide added to many products as an antibacterial agent) being found in dolphins. So the simple plan is to encourage everyone to use baking soda in any of these 51 applications. Besides showing kindness to aquatic life, we can also protect ourselves from the array of toxins in household cleaning products. Conventional cleansers can expose us to multiple chemicals linked to asthma, cancer and other documented health problems. So exactly how does baking soda fit into my scheme to make the world a better place? Personal Care 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Cleaning Love This? 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

L’ONU recommande de devenir vegan, et de taxer la viande – Vegactu Un rapport de l’ONU vient de pointer du doigt, comme jamais auparavant, le lien de cause à effet entre consommation de viande et réchauffement climatique. Et d’en tirer les conséquences : Une réduction substantielle des impacts [environnementaux] ne serait possible qu’avec un changement substantiel, au niveau planétaire, de régime alimentaire, d’où serait bannie la consommation de tout produit d’origine animale. Le Professeur Edgar Hertwich, auteur principal du rapport de l’ONU, a ajouté : Les produits animaux causent plus de dégâts que n’en cause la production de minéraux et de matériaux de construction, tels sables et ciments, plastiques ou métaux. Ernst von Weizsäcker, un spécialiste de l’environnement qui a co-présidé le groupe de travail de l’ONU, a quant à lui déclaré : Un rapport accablant Les produits animaux, viande et produits laitiers, nécessitent plus de ressources et causent des émissions de gaz à effet de serre plus importantes que les alternatives végétales. Précisions :

Uncontacted Tribes: The Last Free People on Earth Deep in one of the remotest parts of the Brazilian Amazon, in a clearing at the headwaters of the Envira River, an Indian man looks up at an aeroplane. He is surrounded by kapok trees and banana plants, and by the necessities of his life: a thatched hut, its roof made from palm fronds; a plant-fiber basket brimming with ripe pawpaw; a pile of peeled manioc, lying bright-white against the rain forest earth. The man’s body is painted red from crushed seeds of the annatto shrub, and in his hand is a long wooden arrow — held, in seeming readiness, close to its bow. At his side, children, naked but for cotton waist-bands, gaze up in amazement. One of the world's last uncontacted tribes. © Gleison Miranda/FUNAI/ One of the world’s last uncontacted tribes who are under increased threat from loggers over the border in Peru, according to tribal people’s charity Survival International. The viewing numbers to date are extraordinary. Very little is known about them.

How To Get Old Stains Out Of Carpet | Remove Stains How To Get Old Dirt Stains Out Of Carpet What You Will Need Before You Start Carpet shampooer Vinegar Carpet pretreating solution, like Resolve Scrubbing brush Baking soda It can happen so quickly! Start by thoroughly vacuuming the carpet to remove loose dirt and debris. One thing to remember when learning how to get old stains out of carpet is that any stain that has been worked into the carpet fibers is likely going to need at least two treatments in order to loosen the dirt from the fibers. How To Get Old Food Stains Out Of Carpet White vinegar Absorbent white towels Baking soda When learning how to get old stains out of carpet, you will often hear that the sooner you treat a stain, especially a food stain, the easier it will be to get rid of the stain. Completely saturate the stained carpet with white vinegar. There are also many stain treatment products that can reactivate the enzymes in the stain and help to remove it completely from the carpet.

3 THINGS : ways to fight well with your boy- or girlfriend | jenny mustard as you know, i love hanging out with david. so much so in fact, that i’m willingly spending 24/7 with him. sharing both work and play time. ( for example, watch us hang out in our new MUSTARD ON MOVIES episode at the bottom of this post. ) come to think of it, i can’t even remember the last time one of us left the apartment without the other. oh yeah, david goes for jogs without me like 3 times a week. that’s about it for alone time. does that sound totally unhealthy ? working together and spending all waking time together does mean that we can totally get on each other’s nerves of course. especially since our work is very intense, with long hours, and with very few ( if any ) days off. and as soon as we get stressed out, the fights come running. annoyance, irritation, frustration. all the good stuff. a good fight should be an air cleaner, not a pollution causer. so here are my ideas on 3 things that can turn upsetting fights into makeup cuddles. let’s fight well – the gloves are coming off !

Danila Tkachenko / Projects / Escape I was traveling in search for people who have decided to escape from social life and lived all alone in the wild nature, far away from any villages, towns or other people. The main characters of my project violate social standards for different reasons. By a complete withdrawal from society they go live alone in the wild nature, gradually dissolving in it and losing their social identity. While exploring their experience, it is important for me to understand if one is able to break free from social dependence and get away from the public to the subjective - and thus, to make a step towards oneself. I am concerned about the issue of internal freedom in the modern society: how feasible it is, when you’re surrounded by a social framework all the time? School, work, family - once in this cycle, you are a prisoner of your own position, and have to do what you're supposed to.

Square Foot Garden Designs, Tips, and Plans Save Click Here for Square Foot Garden WorksheetMeasure your garden space and plot it on graph paper implementing the square gardening scale. Keep taller vegetables on the north side. Sketch in the cool-season varieties. Calculate when those crops will mature so they can be replaced with warm-season plants. Combining block planting with culture techniques such as trellising or double cropping maximizes use of space. Square Foot Gardens for Convenience Ready to Plant the Garden The basic layout of square gardening prevents the need for endless tilling, weeding, watering, and pest patrol. The idea is to lay the groundwork of seed beds in separate blocks that are not over four feet wide. A walking space is laid out around all sides of each block to prevent trampling on the garden bed while working the individual plots. The square garden is sized just right so you can reach each plot easily when cultivating. To divide the gardens, you can use planks to serve as walkways. Square Foot Garden Plan

Why It's Okay To Cut Toxic Family Members Out of Your Life We get it, your connection with your family is supposed to be this mythical bond that nobody and nothing can break—however, sometimes it’s okay to distance yourself from certain family members, even if that means cutting them off indefinitely. You should never compromise your mental, emotional or physical health for the sake of tolerating a toxic family member. Before you start blocking Aunt Susan and your second cousin, it’s important to recognize the signs of a toxic person: 1. They’re judgmental. Constructive criticism is healthy, but persistent, unwarranted criticism can deteriorate anyone’s self-esteem. 2. Have you ever turned to a family member for some personal advice? 3. If your family member continually claims they never said something, when you and everyone else knows they did, it might not seem that serious. 4. Often, they’ll go to you for advice or emotional comfort. 5. They can lash out at you, yell and insult you.

This Infographic Shows You How to Answer Police and Avoid Arrest Let It Marinate: The Importance of Reflection and Closing I am one of those people who regularly figures out exactly what to say after the moment has passed. I will be deep in conversation with someone, sharing thoughts and bouncing around ideas. Yet, as the thoughts swirl, I'll have an unsettled feeling. Often it is not until some time later, when the ideas have marinated, that I realize what matters most to me and how to say it. A Classroom Example Recently, we spent a chunk of one of my world history classes discussing an excerpt from The Power of Myth, a conversation that Joseph Campbell had with Bill Moyers about enduring myths and the human condition. The discussion was interesting but felt aimless. Students knew that this was the beginning of our religion unit and had spent time earlier in the week attempting to create a definition of religion, yet if felt as if no one knew how to successfully put these different pieces together into larger, coherent ideas with greater meaning. Deepening Learning Closings and Reflective Activities

07/2011 Source: NaturalNews Today I am bringing you news from the world of ADHD, because scientists claim they have found a difference in the brains of children with ADHD versus "normal" children. The brains of these children who have been diagnosed with ADHD were scanned with an MRI machine. They compared 40,000 different points in their brains looking for signs of thickness in the brain tissue. They discovered that the brains of children diagnosed with ADHD were a little behind schedule in growing. Now who is "they?" It just blew my mind. The Drugs Don't Work It was a team of American scientists researching what is called the "Multi-Modal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD -- MTA for short. They found that these drugs stunt the growth of children. "We had thought that children medicated longer would have better outcomes. ADHD Drugs Stunt Brain Growth in Children What they did not say in the results of this study is that the same drugs also stunt the growth of the children's brains. Even Dr.

Broken Pots Turned Into Brilliant DIY Fairy Gardens Never let those broken potted plants go to waste again, you can repurpose your planter! All that you need is a broken pot, your imagination, plants, and maybe some pieces of the broken pot to create an amazing fairy garden. Some people are going above and beyond, incorporating miniature houses, glass mushrooms, and colorful bird houses into their fairy garden. If you create one of your own, you never what sort of gnomes or fairies you will attract to your garden. Recycling is one of the best trends out there, after all if we don’t start reusing what we have, we are going to run out of resources and landfills before we know it. Plus, you’ll be going green in another way as well, enjoying the perks of working with flowers and fairy gardens. These DIY fairy gardens are the perfect craft to fill up your next unbooked weekend. Take a peek at the stairs in this fairy garden, don’t they sort of look like the pieces of a Jenga set? Here is where the great gnome lives!

Recent Features : For All We Care – Reconsidering Self-Care In the 1980s, as she struggled with cancer, Audre Lorde asserted that caring for herself was “an act of political warfare.” Since then, self-care has become a popular buzzword in activist circles. The rhetoric of self-care has moved from specific to universal, from defiant to prescriptive. When we talk about self-care today, are we talking about the same thing Lorde was? But what could be wrong with care? For one thing, because it has become a sacred cow. Self and care—in that order—are universally acknowledged values in this society. Wherever a value is considered universal, we find the pressures of normativity: for example, the pressure to perform self-care for others’ sake, keeping up appearances. Assuming that self-care is always good means taking for granted that self and care always have the same meaning. Don’t Tell Me to Calm Down Though advocates of self-care emphasize that it can look different for each person, the suggestions usually sound suspiciously similar. -Jenny Holzer