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By Sara Ost
Simply put, your brain likes to eat. And it likes powerful fuel: quality fats, antioxidants, and small, steady amounts of the best carbs. On a deadline? Need to rally? Avoid the soda, vending machine snacks and tempting Starbucks pastries and go for these powerful brain boosters instead. The path to a bigger, better brain is loaded with Omega-3 fats, antioxidants, and fiber. Give your brain a kick start: eat the following foods on a daily or weekly basis for results you will notice.
20 foods that will supercharge your brain:
1. Avocado Start each day with a mix of high-quality protein and beneficial fats to build the foundation for an energized day. Avocado with scrambled eggs provides both, and the monounsaturated fat helps blood circulate better, which is essential for optimal brain function. Worst alternative: a trans-fat-filled, sugar-laden cream cheese Danish. Green it: you don't need to buy an organic avocado - conventional is fine. But make sure your supplementary
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Faux paper towelsUsing eco-friendly products, instead of common disposable items is a great way to reduce expenses and your impact on the environment. From cloth diapers to cloth napkins, reusable products have been a part of our lives for the past few years now. Some of our old favorites have been trickier to replace than others, but we're finally on our way to using solely reusable products. Check out these 7 ways to make your own reusable disposables and go green this holiday season!Read More »from 7 Ways to Make Your Own Reusable Disposables
Cloth Baby Wipes
1. Baby Wipes
When I cloth-diapered my daughter, my husband and I also made the decision to use cloth baby wipes. These thin baby washcloths with a vinegar solution are perfect.
Learn how to make cloth baby wipes
We work hard to pack the girls a waste-free lunch, but sometimes a little bag is just what you need. That's why I love these baggies made from a tablecloth.
Learn how to make reusable baggies
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3. Bowl Covers
I've eyed the
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By Amy DuFault
Holiday dresses can be the bane of our December existence. If you're lucky, you're able to swap frocks with a friend or know of a fabulous consignment boutique that helps justify buying something new for a single party. Why not think even further with your purchase this year and how you could wear it year round? We've found 10 dresses that can do just that and with just a spark of creativity, can be the dress that keeps on giving.
Carrie Parry's Red Bow Dress
Carrie Parry's Red Bow Dress made from 100% organic wool is a feminine, shift dress with a removable bow collar that "transitions easily from a day at the office to a night on the town." We love the festive red tights for the holidays as they add a fun style element to what could otherwise be a boring shift with safe, black tights and shoes. (Also available in black.)
Camilla Norback's Butterfly Sleeve Dress camillaholiday
If you opt for a LBD this year, try stepping outside the straight and narrow you're seeing in popular
Making your own Christmas decorations can be green and fun.
By Cris Carl, Hometalk
There are plenty of good reasons these days to explore holiday decorations that are both "green" and cheap. Avid crafter Michael Aldrich, of Greenfield, MA said "green, home-made holiday decorations are a lot more special than anything you can find in a store. You get to recycle, use your creativity and you end up with something people will cherish." Aldrich offered up his top 10 picks for decorations that are easy on the earth and your wallet.
1. Frozen holiday wreaths: "Most people have a Bundt or Jell-O-mold pan. If not, you can probably pick one up easily at a thrift store," said Aldrich. Aldrich said all you have to do is put about an inch of water on the bottom of the pan and freeze it. Then, layer your choice of holly leaves, berries, bittersweet, small pine cones, etc. and pour more water over the mixture and freeze again. Once the layer of natural items is frozen, pour another inch of water on top and freeze again. Once everything isRead More »from 10 Green and Cheap Holiday Decorations
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