Lalli Coulbanis

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Soothing Turmeric Tea For When Your Health Needs a Boost

A combination of multiple flights, some big training sessions and lots of deadlines had left me feeling a little under the weather (not to mention I …

Skip the Fancy Lotion and Use Oil to Moisturize Your Skin

The beauty industry doesn’t want you to know how pointless moisturizing lotions actually are. All you need is high quality plant oil to do a better …

5 of the Most Obscure Predators on the Planet

There are lots of predators in the animal kingdom and wildlife world that are extremely well-known for their agility, speed, intelligence and power. …

5 of the Coolest Color Changing Creatures

When it comes to creatures who can camouflage themselves, chameleons always seem to steal the spotlight away from other animals and insects. Sure, …

11 Reasons Ginger is One of the Healthiest Spices

Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful …

The Ultimate Comfort Food for Sick Days: Roasted Garlic & Potato Soup

A lot of people believe that garlic has healing properties and can help prevent illness. Perhaps garlic has medicinal properties or perhaps it just …

Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Marshmallows

I always thought marshmallows had only two purposes in life: to float atop a mug of hot chocolate and to form a golden, gooey topping for sweet …

How to Peel an Orange and Other Genius Food Hacks

Food is life. So here are a baker’s dozen hacks that make living with food easier and more economical.<p><b>1</b>. Easy-slice Mandarin oranges: Slice off each …

5 honey treatments for great skin and hair

The sweet, sticky stuff can boost your beauty regimen, leaving your body glowing.<p>If, like mine, your pantry is full of various jars of honey you’ve …

Snail hunts faster fish by drugging them with insulin

Certain cone snails add insulin to their venom, a new study finds, letting the sluggish mollusks reduce blood sugar in speedy prey. It's also one of …

Study Shows Herb as Effective as High Blood Pressure Drug

Most people already know the health benefits of eating olive oil on a regular basis, but an increasing amount of research is showing that olive oil …

Natural Remedy Could Help Treat Flu Symptoms

Flu season is definitely upon us. Everyone I talk to seems to be getting a nasty flu bug that’s been going around. If you’re among them, you’ll …

12 Natural Remedies for a Stomach Bug

Beware the horrid, awful stomach bug. Along with curses of plague and pestilence, a wish of viral gastroenteritis upon your house might incur similar …

The 11 Best Natural Cures for a Sore Throat

Sore, scratchy throats can be the worst. It starts with that slight irritation, and before you know it, you’re cringing with every painful swallow. …

Health Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths

Proper mineral balance is essential to for health and well-being, but most of us are deficient in magnesium, a mineral not easily absorbed through …

How to Control Pests (Without Killing Them or Using Chemicals)

Cockroaches, mosquitoes, pantry moths, rats, and mice all have their place in the grand scheme of things. However, that place should not be inside …

5 Ways That Spiders Are Just Like You and Me

Spiders seem to be one of the most misunderstood creatures. There are movies about them taking over your house, they are depicted in autumn …

Best Non-Paper Gift Wrapping Options

Are you still using regular gift paper to wrap your presents? If so, this post is definitely for you! Paper is out, holiday bags, boxes and fabric …

Welcome to the magical world of Christmas tree worms

They live far from the North Pole, but these whimsical worms still brim with holiday spirit.<p>Despite their diverse appearances, all Christmas tree …

Your Guide to At-Home Coconut Oil Beauty Products

Do you have a jar of coconut oil sitting at home in your cupboard, untouched except for the occasional veggie sauté? Here’s exactly how you can use …

23 Research-Backed Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar has so many uses and medicinal properties, it’s arguably one of the most underrated natural substances. There are countless resources about …

Meet the caterpillar that could pass for a Christmas ornament

The spun glass caterpillar is magnificent to look at, but dangerous to touch. (Photo: Igor Siwanowicz)<p><b>Crystalline creature</b><p>The spun glass moth …

The Holiday Spice that Boosts Mood, Fights Depression

Who doesn’t love the taste of ground nutmeg over a holiday hot chocolate or latte? It’s not only the classic eggnog spice, it’s perfect in spice …

13 natural solutions for killing and deterring ants

Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Natural pest control methods can help you cope with and eliminate the problem.<p>Little tiny …

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5 Reasons Why Bee Products Revitalize Your Health

I wasn’t always a honeybee lover. But, after directing the documentary film Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page, I …

10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice. It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years.<p>Modern science has now confirmed what …

9 of the most absurd-looking mantis species

A spiny flower mantis nymph poses perfectly atop a rolled leaf. (Photo: Cathy Keifer/Shutterstock)<p>When it comes to insects, the praying mantis is the …

12 Surprising Uses for Peanut Butter

Peanut butter shouldn’t solely be reserved for kindergarten! Indeed, peanut butter has so much more to offer than pb&j’s and cookies (though I love …

Why do butterflies and moths have such detailed wings?

The designs are beautiful — and even more interesting is the story behind them.<p>Photo: Shipher Wu/Flickr<p><b>Strange scenes and detailed patterns</b><p>At first …