Sophia Gushee

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Hydrogen Peroxide Magic 2.0

A few years ago I started compiling a list of ways to use one of my favorite cleaning ingredients, and eventually published that list as a blog post. …

Cleaning with Essential Oils

I’ve posted extensively here on the blog about how using essential oils can improve our lives. I turn to them on a regular basis for their positive …

42 Seriously Useful Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

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Cleaning

DIY Citrus Glass & Window Cleaner That Beats Windex

It's spring cleaning time! When I started on my Spring cleaning venture a couple of weeks ago, I suddenly realized…I have been living in darkness. I …

Cleaning

I am Going Nutty for Soapnuts! Learn how to wash your clothes, hair, and more using soapnuts!

Have you heard of Soapnuts? I am going crazy for them! Some people call them soapberries, and aptly so, considering they are not a nut, but rather a …

27 Chemical-Free Recipes for DIY Spring Cleaning

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Cleaning

Epigenetics and Well-Being

In 2008, the National Institutes of Health announced that $190 million had been earmarked for epigenetics research over the following five years. In …

Genetics

The Promise of Paleo-Epigenetics

Thanks to new research in the field of ancient DNA, we are now a step closer to understanding how ancient environments and cultural practices may have affected the health of people living in past societies. This new research applies the field of epigenetics, the study of heritable chemical …

Peter Saunders Sorts Out Confusion Over "Epigenetics"

<b>PETER SAUNDERS</b><p>One of Peter Saunders' principal research interests is explaining the properties of complex nonlinear systems, and he's long been a critic of the Modern Synthesis. But Saunders, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at King's College London, thinks that at least some of the current angst …

Epigenetics: phenomenon or quackery?

Are you really what your mother ate, drank or got stressed about? The simple answer is “no”, but not in the way you think.<p>We are products of nature …

Epigenetics and some turning in graves | Letters

Photograph: / Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS<p>Soviet geneticist and agronomist Trofim Lysenko measures the growth of wheat in a collective farm field near Odessa in Ukraine. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch …

Epigenetics

What Your Genetic Blueprint Says About You: The Rise of Epigenetics

Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment.<p>Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment. Now this …

Health Care

Why this is the year you should ditch the desire to detox, cleanse

After weeks of overindulging, the claims are enticing: Detoxes and cleanses that promise to purify your body, boost energy, banish bloating, cut cravings, improve complexion, kick-start your metabolism, even help you lose up to 15 pounds in 10 days.<p>Whether you're at the bookstore, the grocery-store …

4 Super-Helpful Tips to Detox Your Life

If you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or tired, there's good news for you.<p>Do you feel overwhelmed? Stressed? Tired? If your answer is no, congratulations! You're part of the percentage that's living a fabulous life. If your answer is yes, however, there's good news for you.<p>Many times, we take on …

5 easy ways to take a digital detox

Travelers thrive on being connected to the world. It’s in our nature to want to meet new people, experience different cultures and places—and share …

Your Four-Step, Digital-Clutter Detox Plan

Digital clutter can be just as anxiety-inducing as piles of useless junk on your desk. Here’s a four-step detox process.<p>There are two sides to the messy workspace story, according to science. One says that keeping things neat prompts other productive behaviors such as eating healthier and doing …

Soup Detox: Healthy Soup Recipe from Molly Sims

Detoxing doesn't have to be extreme. For me, simply switching to a soup diet for a few days is enough to reboot my system when I get off track with my diet. It reminds me to slow down, have patience, and get a handle on cravings. This is something I like to do when I want to feel a little lighter …

Tried And Tested: What A Three-Week Digital Detox Course Taught Me About My Technology Addiction

An average person checks their phone 221 times a day and spends 36 days a year writing emails.<p>That's one nugget of information I learned during a …

Back From Holidays? These Three Tips Will Make Your Digital Detox Results Last

If you've been away somewhere nice and warm, chances are you used your digital devices much less than usual. New impressions and pricey roaming help …

18 products to detox at home

You drink… copious amounts of caffeine. You sleep a mere six hours at night and your skin seems to be throwing a fit every fifteen seconds. …

Why a Digital Detox Is Essential Every Now and Then

"<i>Connection is inevitable, distraction is a choice</i>." -- Alex Soojung-Kim Pang<p>In today's times of being connected to modernistic devices, constantly being updated on a real time basis and overloading your organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates with information galore …

The Truth About Detoxes

7 (Delicious) Ways to Detox Your Skin

Plants make us feel amazing. They taste delicious, they give us tons of energy and they help transform our skin into its most vibrant state. So, imagine how psyched we were to sit down with plant-y goddess and all-around super cool chick Jessica Murnane to score her easy DIY guide to detoxing your …

Detox

A detox diet of only juice is not the answer to a healthier, slimmer body

Commercial cleansing, or "detoxing," is often promoted as a way to lose weight and improve health through ridding the body of "toxins." It typically requires a rigid diet, an expensive kit and the willpower to endure hunger and headaches. Is it worth it? Do detox diets really help?<p>There is no …

How Detoxing REALLY Works

Illustrated By Sydney Hass.<p>At some point, we've all felt that feeling that's best be described as: "Ugh." Perhaps it was that Sunday brunch that …

Wellness

Lola Rykiel’s Ultimate Detox

For her annual end-of-summer cleanse, Lola Rykiel, the Parisian fashionista-turned-PR Director (for Sonia Rykiel, her grandmother’s namesake brand), heads West to California’s The Pearl Laguna. A week of vegetarian food, yoga, meditation, and hiking, is the perfect detox for an indulgent summer …

Vegetarian Food

The Secret To Liv Tyler's Amazing Skin Is Just A Bath Away

Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.<p>Ever since we read that fab Into The Gloss interview with Liv Tyler, we've been diligently following the skin-care tips …

Why you need to be drinking detox water

Endorsed by the likes of Miranda Kerr and Khloé Kardashian, detox water is an efficient way to turn your regular glass of aqua into a vitamin-packed …

Detox

Organic Nontoxic Cleaning Products

Spring-cleaning season is here! Normally that's a sentence that does <i>not</i> invite happy exclamation points—but if you use cleaners that actually smell nice, it can make the experience a lot more enjoyable. I tested out several affordable products on the market to find what the best scents are this …