Although you’re taking a vacation, your home will still be working while you’re gone. Here are a few steps to take to minimize your house’s energy consumption and to mitigate the risk of potential damages while your home is unattended.Continue reading “Energy-Efficient Home Hacks for Vacation [Visual]”
Staycation: Benefits + Ideas [Visual]
Staycations, of course, refer to vacations taken in and around your city—or in and around your own house. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, people weary of canceled flights, pricey resorts, and highway traffic jams opted to unplug from their devices and plan a week doing everything they’d always wanted to do at home, or happily doing nothing at all.
The upsides abound. You’ll spend little to no time in transit, leaving you more time to enjoy the activities you love most. And you’ll save money—depending on how simple or luxurious you want to skew your time off. You can incorporate family or create an individual experience. Either way, you’ll reap many of the benefits of a traditional vacation and return to your regular life with renewed energy and a sense of well-being.
4 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas
A growing number of consumers are resolving to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. According to a survey that was conducted in 2015, 83% of Americans polled said that they want to take personal responsibility for the environment. Apart from using resources wisely and buying goods for personal consumption, this also applies to items that we plan to give our loved ones in order to better spread the message and importance of an eco-friendly lifestyle. If you need a last-minute present for the holidays or a birthday, consider these unique and sustainable gift ideas.
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Health Benefits of taking a Holiday [Infographic]
We all know a vacation is good for us, but do we really understand why?
Here is what happens before, during and after a holiday, so you can see just how big the health benefits are.
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How to choose the best Sunscreen? [Video]
Sunscreen comes in many forms, each with its own impacts on your body and the environment. With so many options, how do you choose which sunscreen is best for you? To answer that question, Mary Poffenroth explains how sunscreens work and compares different application methods, SPFs, and active ingredients to help you make the best choice.
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