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- Not only are snake plants low maintenance, but they also offer a host of benefits for your indoor space, such as purifying the air.
Make Eco-Friendly Windshield Washer Fluid, to Save Time, Money, and the EnvironmentThe earth-friendly ingredients in these windshield washer fluid recipes won’t harm the planet because they don’t contain non-biodegradable chemicals.
You May Want to Avoid Taking Metamucil at This Time of DayTaking Metamucil before bed can cause stomach discomfort, and even interfere with certain medications.
These Vegan Valentine's Day Chocolates Will Help You Celebrate With Extra CompassionWhether your partner is plant-based, or if you're looking for a cruelty-free option, these vegan Valentine's Day chocolates are the perfect present.
7 Septic Safe Toilet Paper Brands That Don't Treat the Planet Like CrapBe kind to your septic system, your butt, and the planet with these sustainable and septic safe toilet paper options.
7 Eco-Friendly Refillable Candles That Will Light Up Any RoomObsessed with candles but feeling the waste guilt? These refillable candles will help you make use of your dusty candle jar collection and achieve a low-waste lifestyle.
Are Praying Mantises Poisonous? Do They Bite? What to Know About This Mysterious InsectWhat happens if a praying mantis bites a person? Are praying mantises poisonous? All the things you should know about these unique creatures.
Can Kids Enjoy Some Fizzy Fun at Bathtime? Bath Bombs Aren't Always Child-FriendlyWe all love an indulgent, fun bathtime experience, and children are no different. But are bath bombs safe for kids? Let’s find out.
10 Easy Knitting Projects That Any Crafter Can EnjoyKnitting can be an easy yet rewarding craft to learn. Here are 10 easy projects (along with tutorial videos) to get you started while you explore the world of knitting.
Fyrn Is a More Sustainable IKEA With Its "Parts-and-Pieces" System (Exclusive)In an exclusive e-interview with Green Matters, Fyrn co-founder David Charne discussed disrupting the furniture world and making pieces with forever in mind.
This Hack for Reusing Holiday Cards Will Save You Money Next ChristmasDo you have a bunch of Christmas cards laying around after the holiday? Before you toss them or put them in the recycle bin, check out this hack to upcycle holiday cards.
Why Everyone Is Flushing Salt Down Their Toilets — and if This Hack Actually WorksVideos of people tossing salt down their toilets are going viral. But does putting salt in your toilet actually help accomplish anything?
Upcycling YouTuber MaCenna Lee Talks Her Sustainable Candle Line Auden Lueur (Exclusive)Sustainable interior decorating YouTuber MaCenna Lee got candid with Green Matters about making her Auden Lueur candles "part of your life for the long haul."
6 Bathroom Plants That Absorb Moisture and Thrive in the Most Humid EnvironmentsYour bathroom is more moisture-dense than other rooms. These plants will appreciate the humidity no matter how often you use your hot water heater.
Dominate the Bed Bug Battle: Using Glue Traps in Tandem With Other RemediesDealing with a bed bug issue? Find out how to use glue traps to eliminate these annoying critters and why the EPA recommends killing them.
Looking to Buy Fresh Flowers? Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Floriculture and AlternativesConsidering the environmental impact of the floriculture industry, those bridal bouquets smell putrid. From dried to faux flowers, let's talk sustainable alternatives.
"Buy Nothing" Member Transforms Free Plastic Dollhouse Into Amazing Christmas DecorationIn a Facebook "Buy Nothing" group, one woman shares the before and after of a free dollhouse she transformed into Christmas décor.
Is It Illegal to Collect Rainwater? Why Some States Don’t Allow ItIt’s not against federal law to collect rainwater. However, it’s important to note that some U.S. states have restrictions in place.
These Non-Toxic Makeup Brands Are Safe for ChildrenThere are a few brands making clean, non-toxic, cruelty-free, and vegan cosmetics that are safe for children, with products ranging from blush to eyeshadow to nail polish.
Woman "Literally Freaking out Right Now" About Possum in Christmas TreeOne woman had no idea how the possum arrived in her Christmas tree. Find out how she reacted and how she removed the animal from her home.
These 6 Vegan and Cruelty-Free Perfume Dupes Will Satisfy Your Nose and WalletFrom Chanel N°5 to Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille dupes, we've compiled a list of vegan and cruelty-free luxury perfume copycats that don't break the bank.
Ziplocs Are Actually Reusable — Get Infinite Use Out of Them With This HackReducing single-use plastics is important, but when you must use Ziploc or other single-use bags, you can wash them to extend their life. Here's how.
People Are Using Empty Toilet Paper Rolls For This Vacuuming HackDo you dread cleaning the tracks of your windows and sliding glass doors? This hack uses an empty toilet paper roll to help you vacuum out the tracks.
"This Is Where I Draw the Line" — Would You Try Reusable Toilet Paper to Reduce Waste?Reusable toilet paper or "family cloths" are sustainable TP solutions, but are they hygienic? Here's what you should know.
SCOBY, a Uniquely Slippery Ingredient, Is Key When Making Your Own KombuchaA SCOBY is an acronym for kombucha's most important — and weirdest — ingredient: a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, which looks like a raw chicken breast.
Why Everyone Is Sticking Toilet Paper Rolls in the FridgeA new hack that involves putting toilet paper in the fridge is becoming popular — but it's not the best idea.
Is It Safe to Have Roses Around Cats? What Happens If They Eat FlowersRoses themselves aren't actually dangerous for cats to ingest. However, there is good reason to be cautious when having roses near your cats.
Target Shopper Shares "Trashy" Hack to Stop Impulse Shopping on Your Target RunPutting items in the trash can aisle before buying on a whim could help you avoid buyer's regret at Target. Here's how the shopping hack can help.
Sixth-Grader Awarded $25,000 for Inventing New Smoke Detector That Sends Alert to Your PhoneShanya Gill, a sixth-grader, won a youth science award for her invention using thermal imaging to detect fires. Here's how it works.
Woman's Bath Product Collection Fills an Entire Room of Her HouseHow much body lotion does one person really need? One woman has been criticized on social media for her bath product collection that fills an entire room.
Once Afraid of Cats, Lupita Nyong'o Adopts One: "Yoyo Is Saving Me"Actress Lupita Nyong'o shared the heartwarming story of how she adopted a cat named Yoyo. Here's how the two are getting along so far.
Mom's DIY Hack to "Organize" Kid's Clothes Helps Avoid School Morning ArgumentsOrganizing your kids outfits can take some of the hassle out of getting them ready for school in the morning. Here are some daily clothes organizer ideas.
Does Your Baby Have a Fear of Grass? Here's Why — and What to Do, According to PediatriciansMany babies tend to avoid touching grass because they don't like how it feels — here's what you can do as a parent or caregiver to help them feel comfortable.
Do You Have a Feline Bodyguard When You Pee? Here's WhyIf your cat likes to guard you when you pee or poop, there are a few good reasons why. Here are some of the most well-known ones to consider.
Why Some Gardeners Grate Irish Spring Soap All Over Their YardSome people believe in using Irish Spring soap to keep bugs and other critters away from their homes and gardens.
Woman Buys House for £1 and Shares Incredible Renovation JourneySee the amazing photos of the house Maxine Sharples got in Liverpool for £1 and then renovated herself.
Heartbroken Reader Is Warning Book Lovers to Check Books Regularly for MoldWhen an internet bookworm found mold in her book collection, she immediately warned her followers. Avid readers, here's how to protect your books from mold.
Plastic Bags Aren't As Recyclable As You Might Think — What You Should KnowSome plastic bags are recyclable, but most aren't. However, that's not to say there aren't resources where you can recycle your bags.
Woman Thrifts Vintage $800 Designer Top for $6A woman on TikTok discovered a gold vintage Whiting and Davis top for just $6 at a thrift store. Here's what happened.
You're Actually Not Supposed to Store Berries in the Plastic PunnetsPeople who want to extend the life of their berries might want to try storing berries in mason jars and other glass containers.
10 Surprising Uses for Peppermint Oil, From Reducing Stress to Hair GrowthPeppermint oil can be used to get rid of pests, clean the house, treat cold symptoms, reduce stress, flavor foods, and more.
House Cleaner "Wants a Raise" After Finding 10,000 Flies in Rich Client's Log CabinLog homes are beautiful, cozy, and romantic. However, sometimes they attract unwanted guests. A house cleaner had the task of cleaning up a fly infestation at a client's log home.
Why This Gardener's Plant Beds Are Filled With Plastic ForksPlastic forks in the garden may keep pests like squirrels and birds away, according to one social media creator.
The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Candy for a Sweet HalloweenMany Halloween candies you know and love happen to be vegan.
Luxurious Vegan Silk Sheets Made From Plants, Not by SilkwormsThese brands are making cozy and luxurious silk sheets from plant-based and vegan materials.
How to Read Crochet Patterns: A Simple Guide to Help Get You StartedLearning how to read crochet patterns can be overwhelming. It’s best to start by studying the most popular terms and abbreviations.
Cleaner Warns Against These 5 Impossible-to-Clean House FeaturesSome houses are harder to clean than others, which could be due to what is in the home — and these five features definitely make things more difficult.
Why You Shouldn't Decorate Your Yard With Fake Spider Webs This HalloweenFake spider webs may look festive for the fall, but they're not good for the environment. Here's why you'll want other ways to decorate.
Realtor Shares Surprising Drawbacks of Solar Panels on Home's ValueSolar panels may not always be a great investment. One real estate agent shared a video with a few reasons *not* to buy a home with solar panels — here are the potential issues.
Our Quick Guide to Recycling Aluminum Foil Properly (and Why It's Important)Items like soda cans are known to be highly recyclable, but how does one recycle aluminum foil properly?