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11/22/2011
Misunderstanding of the “use-by” or “sell-by” date on products (not the same as an expiration date) leads to tons of food waste each year.
4/9/2009
Jessica offers her top tips for shopping for used and antique home furnishings.
5/31/2011
Enjoy this recipe for a delicious and moist variation of banana bread, made with almond flour! 
9/11/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson reveals some alternative uses for this liquor.
4/20/2011
DiggersList is giving away wildflower seeds to anyone who posts something for sale on its site, and Re-Nest just came out with an awesome guide to buying, selling and swapping stuff online. Spring cleaning just got easier!
7/15/2013
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
12/16/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares money-saving secrets learned from years of shopping secondhand.
1/11/2010
A new Environmental Protection Agency website helps homeowners and renters decrease their energy consumption and cut carbon emissions.
4/2/2014
Buying used clothes can be fun, affordable, and eco-friendly. Remember the benefits of consignment clothes shopping the next time you’re ready to buy new clothes.
7/27/2010
The recent trend towards e-readers may cut back on environmental impact, but they also take away the tangible qualities of reading a book.
3/22/2012
Natural beauty products crafted without parabens have a shorter shelf life. Discover the expiration date on some common natural beauty products.
2/2/2010
Jessica talks about abandoning conventional wedding traditions in favor of saving money and resources, creating a more sustainable wedding.
6/11/2009
Reading books from your local public library is a greener alternative to buying new books.
6/16/2011
Cable set-top boxes in the United States consume 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity—equivalent to the annual output of nine coal-fired power plants. Cable providers have a lot of energy-efficient improvements to make.
7/27/2009
The new Microsoft Hohm application makes it easy to track your energy use and provides simple recommendations to save energy and money.
6/11/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares exciting information about the Google PowerMeter, a new device that helps homeowners find ways to reduce their electric bills.
4/14/2011
We use more water than we need in our homes every day. If you’re curious to know how much water your own home might be wasting, check out this infographic on U.S. residential water consumption from eLocal.com.
7/6/2011
Herbs can produce a wide variety of natural dyes, and some from useful plants you may already grow!
1/23/2012
Try these intriguing Mashed Potato Pancakes next time you have leftovers to use up!
10/31/2012
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
8/15/2012
Peppermint, one of the most widely known mints in North America, can be distilled to extract its essential oil. Use this oil to soothe indigestion, sore throats and much more.
3/27/2012
From a homemade furniture polish to a skin and hair conditioner, olive oil has many uses around the home. Just check out these 15 uses for olive oil! 
4/5/2012
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
5/29/2012
Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help your body easily absorb magnesium, helping to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles and detox your body.
4/16/2012
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
4/18/2012
The dandelion is one of the most hated weeds in America, but also the mostly widely used wild green in the world. Learn how this herb was used historically, how it can treat many ailments, such as liver diseases and eczema, and how to make a dandelion omelet.
1/26/2012
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
11/29/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
3/29/2013
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
6/26/2012
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
11/1/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
6/18/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.


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