We love the outdoors. We love the sun. But we don’t love skin cancer. Slapping on some sunscreen before putting yourself under that cosmic ball of fire is a wise choice, but what exactly is in that supposedly skin-saving lotion? Different sunscreens use different ingredients, so the only way to know is to check the […]

My sense of humor is just like my knuckles in winter: dry. In this post we are going to talk about different types of skin issues, what causes dry skin, and what we can do about it! You might be in a profession where you use your hands all day- maybe as a mechanic, artist, or carpenter. […]

“What’s your relationship with your body odor?” My friend has asked this question to others and I believe it’s a good one. How would you answer? Do you use soap in the shower or just water? Do you try to mask your scent or use nothing at all? Today we’re talking about colognes. Mass-produced cologne versus natural […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]