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The 10 Detox Essentials - Part II

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In Part 1, we reviewed the first five basics for detoxification concerning colon support and lymphatic drainage. We now tackle liver regeneration and supporting your body's overall healing capacities.

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The Lost Art of Letter Writing

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Author: SJ WILSON

A few years ago, I participated in a program called AnySoldier.com, which provided pen-pals for our military. About half the time, we corresponded by email, but depending on their living conditions, many soldiers just didn't have access to the internet.

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Beating the Post-Holiday Blues

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Our neighborhood had a surprise snowstorm this weekend - a "chance of flurries" rapidly became eight inches, and by morning everything was covered in a sparkling white blanket. I turned on some Nat King Cole, flicked on the holiday lights, and cooked up French toast with flurries of powdered sugar, hot chocolate and whipped cream. My son woke to a winter wonderland.

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Natural Mouse Repellants that Work

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Author: greenwrite

The dog's dish was empty this morning. It was full of kibble when she followed me to bed last night. It's a sure sign that our "favorite" winter visitors found a new way in and had themselves a little party while we slept.

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How Much Should I Share About My Kid Online?

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Last week, my son had his photo taken on Santa's lap. It was a really cute picture. His hair was sort of messy, his shirt slightly wrinkled, but his face was a giant, upturned grin. As soon as I had that photo in my hands, I paused with indecision. To post or not to post? Instagram? Facebook? Twitter?

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Juicing Recipes for the Holidays

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Author: Seventh Generation

The holidays are the time to make merry, and what would the merriment be without some delicious and satisfying juice drinks to start your day or see you through those holiday events. These three from Williams Sonoma are as festive-looking as they are delicious and refreshingly good for you. Enjoy!

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Juicing and More: The 10 Detox Essentials - Part I

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Many of us know it firsthand: the chemicals in our environment are creating negative health consequences for us; from sensitivity to fumes and skin reactions, all the way to fertility issues and cancer. You can get rid of many chemicals of concern from your surroundings, but you also need to help your body rid itself of the built-up sludge.

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Healthy Holidays to All!

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Author: the Inkslinger

No matter how you celebrate the season one thing is for sure: These are the days of surprises. They might come under a tree or a menorah. They may appear on a table or at the door, but they'll be there. Some surprises, however, no one wants to see, namely those uninvited holiday hazards that pop up between here and the new year.

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Safety First: Winter Sports Edition

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Looking back on the runny noses, turquoise snowsuits and hot cocoa afternoons of winters past gives me the warm and fuzzies every time. I’m reminded of the thrill of pure exertion- what it feels like to drag your sled up the big hill 40-plus times or spend hours skating in wide, endless circles. But winter sports require a bit more than just childlike endurance. Each one has its own safety precautions—and the best way to ensure everyone has fun is to get those out of the way first. A few simple tips can help.

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Don’t Let Your Holidays Go to Waste

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Author: the Inkslinger

This time of year we're busy spreading joy to the world over the hills and through the woods. But unless we're careful, we'll also spread around enough solid waste to bury the North Pole in the process. Here's how to make mincemeat of most of it.

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