6 shocking facts you should know about recycling

Your soda cans are crushed, your water bottles are reusable, and your bank statements are paperless. You’ve even found dozens of creative ways to reuse empty essential oil bottles. You deserve the highest of fives for zeroing in on ways to help us achieve our 5×5 Pledge goal of zero waste in five years! As stewards of the earth, it’s …

How to switch to a toxin-free household: 30 simple swaps

As you know, many commercial products are laden with toxins and nasty chemicals. Fortunately, you have safer alternatives when it comes to cleaners, personal care items, products for kids and pets, and even makeup. Wondering where to find items made from natural, plant-based ingredients? This list is a good place to start when switching to a chemical-free home. At Young …

Make a Creepy, Crawly, Healthy Halloween Treat!

Treat your Halloween guests to a tasty fruit creation: Spiderlicious! This simple and healthy treat is fun to make and is great for decoration or as a snack. Here’s how to get him ready for your spooky party!   Wooden kebab sticks 1 dark plum Black grapes or blueberries; green or red apple chunks, green or red grapes, or most …

Food for all Seasons

Fresh fruits and vegetables are essential to healthy living. The colors, aromas, and tastes spice up any meal and enliven the senses. They’re also one of the best sources for the vitamins and minerals that the body needs every day. However, nobody likes mushy apples or bitter broccoli. Eating enough of these food pyramid staples isn’t easy, and when they’re …