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Are Halloween Pumpkins a Problem for the Planet? by Aalia Mauro

After the trick-or-treaters have gone home, what becomes of the Halloween pumpkins that have outlived their decorative purpose?     You might be tempted just to throw them all away—and that’s certainly what many people do. Every year, more than 1 billion pounds of pumpkin get tossed out and left to rot in America’s landfills. Some are …

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Best Reusable Water Bottles – Its time to ditch Single-Use Plastic

Every year, millions of tons of plastic waste end up in landfills and oceans—most notably from cups and water bottles. And with climate change rapidly accelerating, we have to take action now to reduce our environmental footprint and waste, as much as we can. One small adjustment we can all make? Switching to a reusable water bottle. …

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Why Healing Your Gut Is Essential for Good Health

The human gut is more complex than previously thought and has a huge impact on whole-body health. A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion, and it may help prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases. Scientists have also found that gut bacteria produce neurotransmitters that regulate …

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AALIA MAURO’S ZERO WASTE MAKEUP ESSENTIALS

It’s time to start taking our beauty waste more seriously. And of course, the beauty industry isn’t solely responsible for our overflowing landfills and plastic-filled oceans, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all take accountability for our planet. One tangible step we can each take is to look long and hard at our beauty routines and amend areas where …

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2019 BEST NATURAL EYE SHADOWS AND PALETTES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Conventional eye shadows use various artificial dyes and synthetic ingredients to create wide variety of textures and an endless array of shimmering, sparkling, and vibrant colors. So, where do natural and organic eye shadows derive their beautiful palettes from? Some of the best natural eyeshadows get their beautiful colors straight from yummy plants and spices …

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