How busy parents can have healthy kids

healthy granola bar

If you have kids, you know how hectic being a parent can be. If you have kids and a job that keeps you busy, chances are, sometimes certain sacrifices have to be made because there simply isn’t enough time. How many times have you sped into a McDonald’s drive-thru on your way home because you […]

5 ways to save the planet one person at a time

treehugging matters

With all the talk about saving the environment and leaving a better planet for our younger generations, it’s hard not to want to do your part. And while people tend to have a “one-person-CANNOT-make-a-difference” attitude, this simply is not true. The world is composed of a whole lot of individual people. Every step that is […]

5 ways to save energy in your living room alone

Ways to save energy in your living room

Sometimes trying to find ways to save energy at home is a daunting task, why not just focus on one room? Since bills can be a tough burden for many of us these days, it could be wise to keep the ones you can as low as possible. Saving energy can help you lower your […]

Which is best: To rent or buy rooftop solar panels?

Solar panels on rooftop

Depending on the region you live in and the amount you pay for your monthly power bill, it’s quite possible that you’ve experienced ‘solar envy.’ This phenomenon occurs when a neighbor installs a shiny new set of panels on their roof and then sets up lawn chairs to admire their new array, happily offering a […]

3 creative ways to repurpose the old into the new

geraniums in a repurposed wheelbarrow planter

Repurposing is the latest green theme. It’s all about using something in a different way than it was initially intended. Making something old, new again. From your grocery bags, to stale wheat bread and tin cans, you can repurpose. And, it doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need is a little creativity and some […]

Plastic bottles turned solar light bulb for lesser-privileged communities

liter of light solar bulb

Imagine having to live in a dark home, even in the daytime. Thousands of households in both urban and rural areas in countries like the Philippines have no access to electricity and light. Even when they do, low-income families are unable to afford skyrocketing electric expenses. According to the National Electrification Commission, 3 million households […]

How to extend your wardrobe through pregnancy pounds

Belly Band allows for normal activities and even a bit of action

While having a baby is a beautiful, natural experience, many women’s pregnancies are bogged down by insurmountable research and endless options. And a brand new wardrobe with a 9-month lifespan is the last thing a mommy-to-be needs to worry about. Here’s how to rock your current wardrobe through your pregnancy.

5 great green building materials

hemp farm

Choosing eco-friendly design materials is always challenging. Despite the claims made by many brands there are few materials that are environmentally friendly all the way through the supply chain. The following materials will always need to be treated with skepticism, but in general are greener than the rest. Abaca Also known as manila, abaca is […]

Getting fit & being healthy go hand in hand

workout as though your life depended on it...because it does.

Exercise is a word that makes many people cringe. The idea of hitting the gym is not necessarily appealing to everyone. Some cite their lack of time as a reason for not including fitness into their everyday lives while others state their lack of motivation as the reason why they are not getting fit. A […]

Swiftwick Socks: A spring in the step of US manufacturing

Swiftwick Aspire compression socks

Like many other industries in America, sock manufacturing packed up and left for distant shores about 12 years ago. We’ve all heard stories about some nameless textile industry company dousing their products and the water table with dyes and chemicals. But Swiftwick, a Tennessee-based compression sock company, is breaking that manufacturing mold.