Although it’s a widespread medical condition, psoriasis seems to have flown under the radar of buzzed-about medical conditions–until recently, when reality TV star Kim Kardashian was diagnosed with the autoimmune skin disease.
Nixing the nicotine habit can feel like a daunting, uphill battle, but don’t let fear of failure stop you (after all, this is one situation where quitting is good). There are more resources than ever for smokers who want to free themselves from addiction forever.
Eating your fruits and veggies may not be as simple as you think, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group. Warning consumers against the “dirty dozen” — fruits and vegetables most likely to be contaminated with pesticides — it’s an eye-opening study that highlights what really goes into the production of food, and what it means for your family’s health.
Could improved health for people and planet be as simple as eating fewer animals, and less junk food and super-refined carbohydrates? Yes, says Mark Bittman, author of Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating.
Did you know that you have a lot of influence over the laws and policies in your local community? Here are 12 practical and easy ways to effect positive change. From Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life by Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education
Making a change in the world can be an easy part of your everyday life. Here are 10 ways you can make a difference. From Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life by Zoe Weil
Sloan Barnett, a Today show regular and the author of Green Goes With Everything: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet, evaluates diaper options for your baby.
How to load your dishwasher, including an answer to the question of whether you need to rinse your dishes first. From Green Housekeeping by Ellen Sandbeck
Because 55 million kids in this country spend most of their waking hours in school, we need to start paying more attention to the cleanliness and safety of these buildings. Involved parents can make all the difference in bringing about the changes necessary to protect their children. Here’s what you can do, from Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care by Deirdre Imus
We waste a great deal of money and precious storage space on specialty cleaning solutions when we actually only need a handful of versatile nontoxic products to clean an entire home. From Green This! by Deirdre Imus
Cuddling is an energy-efficient say to keep warm. Want to save water? Bathe with a friend! Of course there are other ways to save on your energy bill. Here, smart conservation tips from Linda Cobb, the Queen of Clean and author of A Queen for All Seasons: A Year of Tips, Tricks, and Picks for a Cleaner House and a More Organized Life!
Pare away at your energy use by evaluating your household appliances and making smart buying choices. From Green Goes With Everything: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet by Sloan Barnett, a regular contributor to NBC’s Today show