Big rocks first

The concept is simple: You have a jar, and you need to fill it with rocks of different sizes. The most logical way to make sure they all fit is to first place the big rocks in the jar, and gradually follow with smaller rocks, until you top off the jar with the pebbles and (read more…)

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Green & Gorgeous: Water-Based Nail Polish

Welcome to the first post in a new monthly series here at Simple Organic: Green & Gorgeous. The first Friday of each month will be focused on eco-friendly beauty. Sometimes, I might highlight a current green beauty trend, or perhaps provide new tips for old techniques. Living the healthy green life is important, but there’s (read more…)

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The lie many parents believe

Let’s face it, being a parent is oftentimes overwhelming. Come to think of it, so is marriage. The most important people in your life are probably the members of your family, but they are also likely the people who drive you the most crazy. Don’t worry — if this is true for you, you’re completely (read more…)

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Good Bacteria, Bad Bacteria: How to Wash Your Hands and Be Gentle on the Earth

When you walk into Bath and Body Works, what’s the first thing you notice? For me, after my nostrils have recovered from the onslaught of flowery fragrances, I’m bombarded with this word: antibacterial. In our germ phobic society, cleaning products score big when they advertise their dominion over bacteria. Except, of course, until you know (read more…)

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8 essentials for a newborn baby

Last week we discussed all those things “they” say you need for a new baby, but that—well, you really don’t. But this doesn’t mean you need nothing. There are a few necessities most families need to care for a newborn. Throughout history, parents have managed to raise the next generation with very few items. The (read more…)

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