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2020-05-18

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*This post was sponsored by Public Goods While we certainly aren’t perfect when it comes to living a sustainable lifestyle, John and I have come a long, long way from our old bad habits. When I think back on all the plastic bottles, single-use containers, and grocery bags we used to toss without batting an eyelash? Well, let’s just say those aren’t proud moments…But nowadays we’ve managed to cut our consumption down to hardly anything at all, which is something I know he and I are both really proud of. This topic is one of my personal favorites to talk...

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2020-05-04

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Read on for all 45 acts. Remember the wise words of JLo this Valentine’s Day: Love don’t cost a thing. Or, at least it doesn’t have to. Going big on Valentine’s Day can feel good, but most people prefer getting something sentimental. Really. Most gift-givers fret (and spend more money) on finding the perfect gift, when gift recipients just want to get something with emotional value. The allure of a great gift can fade away pretty quickly, but the same can’t be said about gifts from the heart. That little jolt of happiness that comes from a...

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Because your home is now your workplace, gym, coffee shop, and primary care facility, you’ll need to keep it in good working order.

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Under normal circumstances, “honey-do” lists and “weekend warrior” projects often get pushed aside by the daily grind. But in this bizarre new pandemic reality, that grind has ground to a halt. If there’s an upside, it’s that you have both time and incentive to knock out some of those around-the-house chores you may have put off. We spoke to a project manager and lead carpenter with a home remodeling business to find out what projects anyone can do to keep their homes in tip-top shape. And don’t worry if DYI isn’t your thing. Not only are these 11 tips easy for...

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No alcohol, no problem: How to make complex, balanced zero-proof cocktails

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A new era of moderation seems to be upon us, with people — especially you healthy, clean-living millennial types — drinking less overall and having lighter forms of booze when you do drink. The current trend seems to be driven by factors as diverse as physical and mental-health concerns, access to increasingly legal marijuana and the #MeToo movement’s bringing back to the fore old arguments about the role alcohol may play in abusive behavior. New products are chasing this trend, some delicious, some atrocious, some – like the trendy nonalcoholic botanical spirit Seedlip — that can charm or vanish, depending...

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