Monthly Archives: October 2013


10 (Amazing!) Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

For centuries, people in Africa, Asia and other exotic locations have used coconut oil as a natural cure-all for a variety of health problems. Only in recent years has Western medicine caught on to the many health benefits of coconut oil, …

13 Scariest Ingredients in Halloween Candy

While the Crypt-Keeper, Freddy Krueger and Jason will keep you on your toes as you watch tv or navigate a haunted maze this year, there is something else you may want to guard against: the candy. Much of the innocent-looking …

10 Most Unhealthy Halloween Candy Options

Exactly how the centuries-old tradition of All Hallows’ Eve managed to evolve into today’s child-centric, sugar-filled night of spooks remains a mystery. It is thought to have originated in Celtic-speaking countries as an end-of-summer festival which then spread throughout Europe. …

A Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables Indoors

You may be under the impression that gardening ends when the first frost hits. This is a bold-faced myth – with enough know-how and patience, you can absolutely start growing vegetables indoors. If you like the idea of year-round fresh …

10 Insanely Awesome Beauty Recipes From the Kitchen

You spend time in the kitchen dicing, juicing, marinating and whipping in service of your taste buds. But did you know that your culinary efforts can also produce gourmet, homemade beauty products? Using simple ingredients and even simpler recipes, you …

Heads Up, Parents: There’s Arsenic in Chicken

Ever wondered what your family consumes at the dinner table? Americans have long included chicken in their meals, never stopping to wonder if they were being poisoned rather than nourished. You may be surprised to learn that the FDA may …