Keepin' It Green: The Week in DIY: Healthy (and Green) School Lunches, New Research on the Mental Benefits of Yoga, and More
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|The Week in DIY: Healthy (and Green) School Lunches, New Research on the Mental Benefits of Yoga, 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.
This NOT That: Lunchbox Replacements for the Worst Junk Foods
Natural — and still delicious — treats let your kids look forward to lunchtime without filling them full of preservatives and junk food.
Make Your Own Cloth Diapers and Baby Wipes
Help keep the Earth healthy for your little one by preventing landfill waste with homemade cloth diapers and wipes.
Yoga Linked to Better Mood and Less Anxiety
While the mental benefits of yoga won’t surprised people who practice it, new research shows that it’s better for your mind than other forms of exercise.
Backpack Safety Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
Outfit your little ones with gear that will let them carry all their books in style — without risking back injuries.
Romancing the Ride: Cycling is Good for the Heart
If you need more reasons to choose your bike over your car on short trips, see how two-wheelers can help you ride into your loved one’s heart.
Throw a Perfect Green Movie Screening Party
Invite a crowd over for movie night — and then keep it eco-friendly with these alternatives to take-out, disposable cups, plates, and decor.
Make “Real Food” Versions of these Popular Snack Foods
Fill lunchboxes for summer camp or back-to-school with homemade granola bars, fruit rolls, crackers, snack cakes, chips, and more.
A Story of Too Much Stuff
See how minimalist Tammy Strobel got rid of her excess clothes, electronics, books, and even her car — and how she feels now.
Is Gandhi’s Favorite Food in Your Yard?
Purslane — a fleshy herb with smooth leaves and small yellow flowers — is a a rumored favorite of Gandhi and Thoreau; here’s how to find out if it’s growing in your yard, too.