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Prevent Clogged Drains Naturally

May 24th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

A clogged drain lands at the top of most house-related annoyances. While slow drains signal impending clogs, many ignore them or the hint of foulness sometimes wafting up. By the time the drain is clogged there is a substantial amount of soap scum, hair, body tissue, grease and other organic materials sealing the drain off from the sewer. Don't let it get that bad. Here are four simple ways to prevent clogged drains naturally


Three Efficient and Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants

April 27th, 2012 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

I love how spring awakens nature, adorns the trees with brand new clothes and allows all living creatures escape from their winter hideaways to enjoy the sun. But what is natural outdoors often turns into a problem indoors. Look at ants. They are an important part of the environment and helping keep the ecological balance by feeding on pests, dead insects and decomposing tissue from dead animals. But who wants them at home? Here are three of the most efficient and natural ways to get rid of ants


5 Cancer-Causers Lurking in Your Home

April 13th, 2012 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

Much information is being shared about carcinogens in everyday items such as formaldehyde, nitrobenzene and methylene chloride. Instead of feeling shocked and perplexed by the toxicity you are involuntary living in, you can take a few simple actions to rid your home of many cancer-causers and ensure a healthy environment for you and your family


Move Bee-yond Pesticides

March 20th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Beyond Pesticides is an organization that not only highlights the dangers of chemical pesticides but offers non-toxic solutions. Formally known as the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides, Beyond Pesticides has been around since 1981 educating the public on how pesticides impact our lives and the environment. On March 30-31 they will be holding the 30th National Pesticide Forum entitled Healthy Communities: Green solutions for safe environments at Yale University. Not to worry if you can't get out to New Haven that weekend, here are a few things you can do to decrease your pesticide use



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