Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Why Friendships are Good for Your Health, Plants that Make you Smarter, and More

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The Week in DIY: Why Friendships are Good for Your Health, Plants that Make you Smarter, 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.

For 64 Percent of Kids with ADHD, Food is the Cause
Cutting out artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, and other food additives may undo the need for medication.

Can Houseplants Make You Smarter?
Adding some greens to your office can increase your attention span — and your productivity.

Top 10 Worst Foods
These foods are packed with fat and sugar — plus loads of added chemicals and ingredients that make them worth taking out of your diet.

Waste Not, Want Not: How to Waste Less Food
In the U.S., we waste about 40 percent of the food we produce. Here’s how you can stop.

10 Ways to Love Your Life While Still Saving for a Rainy Day
You can stick to your budget — and hit your financial goals — without giving up the finer things in life.

Toss the Flowers…Send Soup to Your Sick Friend
Greenhouse-grown, imported blooms will pale next to a homemade bowl of soup (that might actually ease cold symptoms).

8 Germiest Public Places That Could Be Making You Sick
Avoid these disease-carrying hotspots to stay healthy during the worst of cold and flu season.

Spice Up Your Cooking with These 5 Beautiful Basils
These herbs are easy to grow at home, pretty to look at on your windowsill, and delicious when added to your favorite meals.

Proven: Good Friends are Good for Your Health
New research shows that letting your friendships fade could be as bad for your health as smoking or obesity.

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