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Natural Living Tips

Smart advice, products, and recipes for living a cleaner, healthier lifestyle.

An Eco-Friendly Home

How to Recycle Anything
An A-to-Z guide of what can be tossed into which bin.

Cut Your Energy Costs
Simple tips for saving money, resources, and the planet.

All-Natural Cleaning Solutions
Tackle countless chores with common household items (like toothpaste and salt).

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Reader Tips: How to Be Green

So maybe you don’t live in a home the size of a closet or drive a car that runs on vegetable oil. You can still make environmental choices that matter. This month, readers share their smartest strategies and innovations for going green.
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13 Foods That Help You Stay Healhy

Eating these foods may help ward off diseases—plus, they’re delicious.
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8 Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips

Simple tips that will reduce the impact all those loads have on the environment.
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33 New Uses for Plastic Bags

Clever ways to reuse the go-to sandwich storage solution.
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Eagle Drying Rack
Button bag used as pill carrier

Clean Eating

Sweet Pea and Potato Pasta

5 Recipes Fresh From the Farmers’ Market
The most delicious dishes begin with the ripest ingredients.

Soft-Boiled Eggs With Warm Croutons and Greens

40 Simple Spring Produce Recipes
Delicious dishes that bring out the best of the season's bounty.

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A Spotless Fridge in 20 Minutes

Take your refrigerator from filthy to flawless in 20 minutes with this cleaning checklist.

  • Minutes 1 to 2: Unplug the refrigerator. Slide a coil brush underneath the unit’s kick plate (the rectangular panel just above the floor) to remove dust.
  • Minutes 3 to 7: Empty the contents. Toss anything past its prime into a trash bag. Recycle glass and plastic containers.
  • Minutes 8 to 10: Remove the drawers and place them in the sink. Scrub the drawers with a sponge, warm water, and liquid dish soap. Leave them out to air-dry.

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