Health and Wellness
Prevent disease, treat ailments and live a naturally healthy lifestyle with our health tips, natural remedies, recipes for homemade beauty products and more.

Brain-Building Hobbies to Improve Cognitive Function

Discover the link between activities such as reading, knitting or making music and mental health.

Exercise Tips for Every Age

Enjoy the benefits of regular exercise with these workout tips for every age.


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Summer Health Concerns


Sunburn Soothers
Too much sun? Try these natural remedies to stop feeling the burn.

6 Best Medicinal Essential Oils
Cure common aliments with these medicinal essential oils.

Insect-Repellent Lotion Bars
Find allergy relief this spring with these practical tips.


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2 Herbs for Skin — MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Protecting your skin's health is just as important as healing any other ailment.



Enhance your health naturally with more than 20 versatile medicinal herbs from your own garden. In Herbal Remedy Gardens, Dorie Byers includes 38 illustrated plans for easy-to-maintain backyard and container gardens.



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Lynn Alley, author of The Gourmet Slow Cooker, is famous for creating flavorful homemade meals using the kitchen's most coveted countertop appliance—the slow cooker. Inside 50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker, Alley presents bold combinations for 50 new vegetarian and vegan soup dishes that are as hearty as they are flavorful. A few classics such as Ribollita and French Onion mingle with many unique offerings, including Swedish Rhubarb Raspberry Soup, Garnet Yam Soup with Coconut Cream, and Eggplant Soup with Cumin, Yogurt, and Dill.

There are 15 mouthwatering photographs of steamy, slow-cooked, spoon-to-mouth goodness. A concealed wire-o format ensures ease of use with lay-flat binding and effortless page turns, while the book's 6-1/2-by 6-1/2-inch trim size makes it a handy resource in the kitchen. This is a perfect gift for on-the-go families.