Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: A Four-Hour Vacation, the Truth about Coffee, and More

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The Week in DIY: A Four-Hour Vacation, the Truth about Coffee, and More

Each week, we highlight some of our favorite projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner DIYer.

20 New Uses for Shampoo
That little bit of shampoo left at the bottom of the bottle can work wonders around your house — not just on your hair.

Donate Sewing Scraps to Schools
Pack up your leftover pieces of fabric — even the small ones — and donate them to the art supply room at your local school.

Your Health on Coffee: 7 Facts to Change Your Perception
Is that morning cup of java really helping your health?

Genius Design Stores Bicycles Underground
In Tokyo, an innovative system keeps bicycles off the street and secure underground while owners aren’t riding.

Don’t Be so Quick to Throw Out Expired Milk!
Add flavor to your favorite recipes by making chocolate cake, waffles, gingerbread, doughnuts, and more with sour milk (it’s as safe as yogurt, says one expert).

3 Reasons to Embrace Frozen Foods
Stocking your freezer with fruits and vegetables frozen at their freshest means you can get the nutritional benefits all year — and it’s good for the environment.

Dye Yarn with Kitchen Ingredients
Use turmeric to give plain wool a bright, sunny hue in just a few hours at home.

The 4-Hour Staycation: Crazy Short, Insanely Refreshing
Don’t have much time to relax? Here’s how to make the most of it — without getting on a plane.

5 Unexpected Foods that Prevent Insomnia and 5 Foods that Promote It
Improve your sleep quality with these surprising foods that help and hurt — from pumpkin seeds to bacon.

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One Comment

  1. Jake says:

    I need one of those four hour vacations. Nothing like the quick recharge.

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