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.
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The more technology advances, the more time we spend gazing 20 inches or so from a computer screen. But we were not made to live a sedentary life, even less so, to limit our eye-sight to objects in close distance for indefinitely long periods of time. On average, we spend more than 6 hours a day in front of a computer screen which can lead to a condition called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Here are symptoms to look for and information for lessening the effects of CVS.
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.
We all know about the devastating effect plastic bags have on nature. Plastics degrade too slowly. The chemical bonds that make plastic so durable make it equally resistant to natural processes of degradation. Since the 1950s, one billion tons of plastic have been discarded and may persist for hundreds or even thousands of years. A […]
The closer Easter gets, the more excited I am to try all the new and natural ways for dyeing Easter eggs. No Easter has passed in our home without vividly colored eggs and this year will make no difference except for the fact that for the very first time we will be using all natural […]
Easter is just around the corner and I am already looking for the best eco-friendly ways to decorate, dye eggs and enjoy the holiday. Being an important holiday for lots of people around the world, Easter has been celebrated with egg hunts, Easter bunnies, candies and dyed eggs for as long as we remember. The […]
Every second source of information on the Internet is discussing living in tiny homes these days. A typical tiny home seldom exceeds 500 square feet (46 m2) and often has wheels underneath. The idea behind small homes is not just to reduce size but to utilize practical design that incorporates technological advances of space saving […]
Water, just like air is vitally important for human beings. While everybody needs water, the usage of water around the world varies greatly from country to country. On average, people living in Central Africa each use only 2% of the water used by people in North America. Agriculture accounts for 70% of all water consumption, […]
After starting 2012 with some amazing simple living and de-cluttering challenges we are ready to greet March in the same spirit. More and more people are warming up to the Slow Movement ideas of leading a deliberate balanced life, concentrated on meaning and fulfillment. But there are some, who take the slow living principles to […]
There is no need to get overwhelmed when you hear the world diet. Thanks to present day mainstream culture that encourages you to indulge mostly on processed and pre-made food, you only need a few adjustments that don’t require all that much effort and you will be back on track with healthy meals for you […]
Starting a post about toxic chemicals in cosmetics, I must admit that I used to be your average girl for the majority of my life so far – loving makeup and striving to have perfectly looking skin, always fresh and beautiful. Although I never overdid makeup, every work day of my life has seen me […]
Sweet Valentine’s Day crafts to show everyone how much love you have!
We are all good at saving money in theory but when it comes down to actually doing it, there are always obstacles and reasons. College debt, house mortgage, car loan – they are subversively turning us into voiceless pawns, terrified of losing our jobs and often going against our own beliefs for the sake of […]
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Аlvin Toffler The rise of DIY Have you noticed how much speed DIY-ig has gained lately? Yes, DIY has been steadily securing its place among the green activities you can engage in […]
The winter months can be devastating to your skin regardless of your skin type or age. The low air temperature outside combined with low humidity result in drier air. Add to that an even drier air inside caused by heating and your skin is forcefully depleted of its natural lipid layer, which keeps it from […]
After the holidays come the leftovers. But even without big celebrations we sometimes get a bit over the limit with food and the way we store it. Did you know that apart from the artificial deodorizing agents you could employ some healthy and very inexpensive green remedies to get rid of fridge odor? First, try a […]