A hot (literally) exercise trend is sweeping the nation. Learn more about hot yoga here.
Last year The Fresh Ideas Group predicted the top consumer trends for 2009. Are they psychics or just near-sighted? Find out.
Breathing meditation is an important aspect when learning to meditate. Find out how to refine your breathing to enhance your meditation experience.
Natural Home is ahead of the most recent trends, highlighted in the National Association of Remodeling Industry’s builder poll.
In Bethel, New York, a developer that has specialized in large luxury homes is building modest houses to appeal to a younger crowd--more anecdotal evidence that smaller homes are here to stay.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz finds runway-inspired eco-clothing for $50 and less.
Robyn reflects on the past 10 years of Natural Home and the green building movement.
For part two in our 2010 Predictions series, Natural Home forecasts warm, vibrant colors and more natural light as the top interior design trends
An annual survey of home buyers found that Americans want smaller homes with a focus on casual living and togetherness. From larger kitchens to outdoor living spaces, these 10 features were the most popular. Find out how you can get them, too!
A National Association of Home Builders report and a Better Homes and Gardens survey find that builders and homeowners are moving toward smaller, more energy-efficient homes.
Expect to see more modular homes, a boom in the green remodeling business and a ton more “green” products when it comes to green building trends in 2010—and be prepared to ask a lot more questions.
Natural herbs and supplements such as blackcurrant and ginseng can give your athletic performance a boost.
To encourage Americans to get the two and a half hours of exercise a week they need, a group of health experts has developed the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan, which calls for increased funding for bike paths, physical education programs and fitness facilities.
Exercising outside, close to nature, makes you happier than exercising inside, according to a study from the University of Essex.
A new study found that your office chair may be hurting your health.
Whether you should take stairs or the elevator is a daily question. So if you think you don't have time to take the stairs, think again. Research shows that taking the stairs saves time in the day.
Starting an exercise program isn't as tough as you think! Just follow these simple tips to get moving.
The Herb Companion is ahead of the trends. One of our featured "List of Likes" products was seen on ABC's hit television show "Desperate Housewives." Learn how you can win the featured Jessie Steele apron.
It's officially seed catalog season. The Herb Companion has been receiving tons and tons of beautiful seed catalogs. Check out my favorite ornamental echinaceas from Burpee. Enter for a chance to win some yourself.
Natural products research firm Compass Naturals predicts shoppers will get savvy; rebel against chemicals, over-packaging, GMOs and animal cruelty; and grow more of their own food.
Have you ever wondered how much saffron you should use in a recipe. We have the answer.
Americans are turning to smaller, affordable housing. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence looks into this trend.
This year readers were concerned about bedbugs and greenwashing, and everyone wants to know more about smaller homes.
Bathing suit season approaches! Stephanie goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
Opt for these five foods before hitting the gym for a better workout.
Which herbs will help keep you energized, focused and possibly in shape? One Herb Companion staffer looks for the answers.
Walking can provide you with countless health benefits, and it's fun too!
Prepare your body and mind for delivery with prenatal yoga poses and delicious red raspberry and nettle tea.
Black cherry juice is a delicious way to help sore muscles heal naturally.
The playground classic of jumping rope seems to have disappeared. It’s time for a comeback!
Exercising is good for you—but what about for the environment? Getting your workout fix outdoors, using retrofitted or energy-efficient machines and buying sustainable workout gear will lessen your carbon footprint by pounds of CO2 a day.
Homeowners want energy-efficient features and functional rooms that will expand on small homes’ square footage, according to a recent American Institute of Architects report.Homeowners want energy-efficient features and functional rooms that will expand on small homes’ square footage, says an American Institute of Architects report.
The American Institute of Architect’s Home Design Trends Survey confirmed what Natural Home predicted in January—Americans are moving to smaller homes.
You don’t have to abandon your love for herbs to stay up-to-date with the latest technology. Keep herbal knowledge at your fingertips with the new iPhone and iPod Touch application “Natural Cures.”
This baked pear dessert not only totes health benefits but is very delicious. Serve it warm with honey next time you're the host.
Take advantage of what's in season right now.
As a new year unfolds, Natural Home forecasts 2010 predictions—and it's good news—Americans will become smarter, greener consumers.
Create kissable cheeks with hot chocolate. Is this a crazy idea or would you try it?
For part three of our 2010 Predictions series, the experts predict that consumers will demand—and create—healthier, more efficient homes. Cool by us.
This year I got the chance to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. Check out the highlights.
JWTIntelligence predicts big green changes in the coming year (including tube-free toilet paper).
The American Institute of Architects' most recent housing trends survey shows housing sizes inching back up again after the first declines in decades. Will people still want smaller houses in better economic times?
Feeling plugged up? Relieve constipation with these natural laxatives and home remedies for constipation.
The depths of winter are officially here, but with a few slight behavior modifications, you can beat the winter blues.
Exercise can boost mental health and help relieve depression as part of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change’s natural approach to treating depression.
New research is suggesting that a mere single serving of fatty food per day could have major health implications in the long run.
A new study found that, obese or not, the number of years you live depends on your lifestyle.
Getting back in shape to prepare for the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure requires exercise and healing salves for aching joints. Try these natural remedies when soothing your aching muscles.
A National Restaurant Association survey found that serving more local food tops chefs expected trends for 2012! Keep you home diet seasonal and local, too, with this vegetarian recipe featuring winter vegetables.
You've probably heard of a BB cream, or at the very least seen one in your supermarket. But what is a BB cream, what does it do, why should you care, and what should you look for if you decide to buy one?
After trying derma e's new skincare product, Very Clear Cleansing Scrub, I soon discovered that tea tree oil may be the best natural disinfectant for my body.
Kale is gaining popularity as a healthy, versatile superfood in the kitchen. Kale can be used for cooking soups, salads, stews and can be eaten raw or cooked.
On the lookout for healthy snack food options, I discovered this quick and easy recipe.
The Herbalista begins her search for pictue perfect skincare. Herbs can keep your skin healthy and glowing and John Masters Organics combines rose and aloe to create a useful toning mist that the Herbalista uses to get a head start to each and every morning.
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
Banish bad moods by eating right, exercising and changing your daily habits. Follow these five steps to improve your mood!
Every year—every day, in fact—we learn something new. During my time working for The Herb Companion I have learned a lot. Here are 10 of the most interesting things I learned about herbs in 2010.
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.