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, which is extracted from the nut of the coconut palm tree. Despite its high calorie …

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 and classically popular Halloween fare is actually chock-full of freaky ingredients, from animal by-products to …

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. Since then Halloween has been celebrated in many parts of the world with stories of …

5 Toxic Household Cleaners (And 5 Natural Alternatives to Use Instead)

That spray bottle of glass cleaner, jar of scouring powder and bottle of bleach may look harmless – but the fact is that they’re more dangerous than you might think (and not just to kids who may accidentally drink their contents). Whenever you spray toxic household cleaners into the air – or against glass – …

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 veggies within arm’s reach of your arm chair, and you’re willing to give it the …

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 can make a tons of beauty recipes from the kitchen and churn out your own …

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 have turned a blind eye to chicken coops across our nation for over three years, …

10 Things You Can Recycle (But Probably Don’t…Until Now)

Sure, you recycle your cans. You may even recycle magazines, glass bottles and plastic grocery bags (assuming you still use them, which you shouldn’t). But what about all of the other odds and ends that find their way into the trash can? Can they be recycled? You may be surprised to learn that a lot …