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Water Conservation: A Job for Everyone

Water Conservation: A Job for Everyone

In most first-world countries, water seems like a plentiful resource. Even in times of drought, it’s still easy to walk into a convenience store and grab a bottle of water – a luxury many countries and people don’t have. And while 71% of the earth is covered in water it is still a sought-after and essential necessity. (Just ask the state of California right now!) By some estimates, the average person uses 50 gallons of water a day. If each…

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Demystifying the pH of Drinking Water

Demystifying the pH of Drinking Water

Can understanding the significance of the pH of drinking water help you choose better water for you and your family?  In short, yes.  When you’re choosing between bottled, tap, or filtered, understanding the role that water plays in assisting your body in its quest to maintain proper pH at 7.365 is critical. The pH level of a substance tells you whether it’s an acid, a base, or neutral.  On the pH scale, which is 0-14, things with a pH of…

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Tips For Staying Focused While Working From Home

Tips For Staying Focused While Working From Home

People who own home-based businesses can face a unique set of challenges when it comes to time management. If you work from home, it’s imperative that you remain organized and on a set schedule — free from distractions — even more than the average traditional office worker. At-home offices can be subject to some very at-home distractions, like family, pets, TV, and a big, comfortable sofa that seems to call your name! Here are some great tips we came up…

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Vitamin D plays a key role for the body year-round, since it aids in the absorption of calcium, helps form and maintain strong bones, and increases bone density while decreasing the risk for fractures. But did you know that in winter months, people often experience deficiencies? They’re less likely to get exposure to direct sunlight due to the weather…and it’s sunlight that helps your body naturally create the much-needed Vitamin D. So what happens if you aren’t getting enough Vitamin…

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6 Things You Probably Aren’t Cleaning (But Totally Should Be)

6 Things You Probably Aren’t Cleaning (But Totally Should Be)

  Your weekly cleaning schedule probably includes making sure all the majors are covered: floors, countertops, sinks, tubs, surfaces. But dirt, grime and dust don’t discriminate – they can (and will) settle anywhere, even on places you might not think to clean on a regular basis. So despite your best efforts, you may find yourself or family members coming down with more colds, stomach bugs or allergy and asthma flare-ups.   Here’s our list of the 6 items you should…

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Reduce Clutter & Boost Your Productivity: Smart Tips for the New Year

Reduce Clutter & Boost Your Productivity: Smart Tips for the New Year

With 2015 firmly upon us, now is a great time to tackle clutter. Who doesn’t want a fresh, clean start to the new year? For many, getting rid of clutter is a kind of physical act that can help figuratively clear their mind. In fact, Princeton University published the results of a study they conducted called Interactions of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Mechanisms in Human Visual Cortex. The website Unclutterer.com summed up the study’s conclusion this way: “When your environment is…

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Why Should I Use a Natural Stain Remover for Clothes?

Why Should I Use a Natural Stain Remover for Clothes?

When you have a tough stain on fabric, you can use either a chemical-based commercial stain removing product or a natural stain remover.  Chemical-based stain removers are tested for effectiveness on a wide variety of stains and are often able to remove tough stains, but they are not always specifically designed to be gentle on the skin or the environment. Natural stain removers for clothes are also tested for their abilities to remove stains from fabrics, and can be just…

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Eco-Friendly Cleaners for Around the Home

Eco-Friendly Cleaners for Around the Home

Using eco-friendly cleaners around your home can be as good for the environment as it is for your home. While the harsh chemicals commonly found in many popular cleaning products may be effective at removing stains and dirt, they have the potential to damage home and cause health problems for you and your family. If you’re trying to make your home healthier, you may want to consider switching to more eco-friendly cleaners. Many common household items can be used as…

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Jobs after College: Graduate Prospects

Jobs after College: Graduate Prospects

Finding a job after college doesn’t have to be stressful. The best jobs after college maximize your skill-set and offer you unlimited opportunity. Whether it’s your first job after college or a job after college graduation where you are underemployed, getting a job after college is within your reach!

How Supplements for Memory Work

How Supplements for Memory Work

Wondering about supplements to improve memory? Vollara answers how a supplement for memory works and why you should consider supplements for memory and concentration. These brain supplements for memory enhancement are complex, but remembering to take  one should be easy!