home remedies

Plastic Rap

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One of this year’s goals was to minimize disposable plastic — or as Brad calls it, my War of Plastic Aggression. Knowing plastic is…

Sun’s Cream (Part 2)

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Researching mineral sunblocks like zinc oxide, two words jumped out over and over: “micronized” and “nano”. Every source of zinc oxide I came upon…

Sun’s Cream (Part 1)

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Hormone disruptors or skin cancer? This is the decision I make everyday when choosing whether or not to apply sunscreen. And for someone who…

Quickies

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Sometimes I have trouble keeping my pants on. And sometimes I can’t get my shirt off fast enough. I should explain, before the good…

Crestfallen

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Commercial toothpaste is a hot mess — thanks to questionable chemical contents, an unrecyclable tube, a useless cardboard box and a whole lot of…

Old Cone Medicine Show

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Food is medicine. There’s no doubt in my mind that what we eat affects every aspect of our mental and physical well being. But…

No picnic

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I’m not sure what inspired them to violate our detente, but the damn sugar ants have tried to establish a beachhead in our bathroom….

Kick-acid

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In the South, the air is as thick as the barbecue sauce isn’t. It’s a case where the combination of hot and wet doesn’t…

Toothpastefail

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I dearly love my wife. Among her best qualities — and it’s a long list — are things like boundless energy and a Pollyanna-like…