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Soap simply isn’t what it used to be. Many so-called soaps on supermarket shelves share more in common with washing powder than actual soap. Disagree? Let’s ask the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who unequivocally proclaim, “Today there are very few true soaps on the market. Most body cleansers, both liquid and solid, are actually […]

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The Pacific Northwest Sasquatch is a supremely hospitable creature. One of my most recent visits found me treated to a delightful lunch following an early morning hike — rather a jog on my part just to keep up with his daunting gait. Our trek began in the silent dawn with the sun’s first rays silhouetting Stuart […]

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Tiny houses are proving to be a practical living solution for many people. They have the potential to be fantastic homes that provide an intimate atmosphere and grant their residents a sense of environmental consciousness. Tiny houses also free owners from many life-dominating mortgages and bills. Brilliant design features throughout make tiny house spaces comfortable […]

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In many ways, the California drought has been a slowly moving perfect storm. For over four years, the lack of rain has seriously affected California up and down its coast, leading to government regulations and local panic. As neighborhood lawns turn from verdant green to varying shades of brown, many Californians are trying new ways […]

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Love it or hate it, hemp is considered nature’s ‘ultimate gift to mankind’ by some. Derived from marijuana plants, it has been used for many centuries in food, fiber and medicines. In fact, sailors have been using hemp rope and sails for hundreds of years, and the crop’s abundance was valued greatly during the Revolutionary War […]

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Whether you want to admit it or not, we’ve all been guilty of singing in the shower. It’s in there that we instantly turn into Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars or Justin Bieber. It’s just something about the shower acoustics that tend to make us sound way better than probably most of us actually are. If you are one of […]

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Let’s be honest. Nobody likes to stand or sit next to a stinky person. It’s just plain gross, disgusting, yucky—you get the picture. Unfortunately, in most cases, the person with the offending odor is totally oblivious to the fact that they smell awful. The truth is that most people cannot smell their own body odor. If […]

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Dry skin can be just as annoying as a pesky mosquito that just won’t go away. Both suck and drive most of us crazy! If you find yourself scratching your skin nearly raw in an effort to soothe that uncontrollable itch, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from dry skin on a […]

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If you’re like most people, nothing is more relaxing than a nice hot shower coupled with your favorite Dr. Squatch soap to top it all off. While most of us would never dare shower in cold water, health experts say you may want to reconsider. Although the thought of taking cold showers may not get your […]

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Just like some families use Windex for everything (as in My Big Fat Greek Wedding), my family used olive oil. From dry skin patches to an itchy scalp, soap containing olive oil has been in every one of my bathrooms and near every sink for decades. Olive oil has been around for over 5000 years […]