Today’s Solutions: October 19, 2021

Homelife

From creative interior design tricks that can improve your wellbeing to strategic plant arrangements that help you reap the most benefits from your leafy friends, this is the place to find everything you need to know to make your house feel like a home.

How to encourage creativity in children

Creativity has been shown to boost mental and physical health as well as make you more successful. For parents, encouraging creativity in your children is critical, but in a world where educational materials increasingly focus on STEM topics, building a culture of creativity isn’t as simple as it Read More...

6 Ways to end bedtime procrastination

Are you a bedtime procrastinator? Do you know you should go to sleep but end up binge-watching television, scrolling through social media, or looking for an appetizer recipe to bring to that dinner party this weekend? Nighttime procrastination is often driven by what a 2014 study coined as Read More...

A guide to growing a garden to feed your whole family

Planting a garden is a great way to source delicious fresh produce, get outside more, and even boost your health, but on a more practical level, if you’re smart about planting your garden, you can feed your family and really save some money. Here’s how to grow a garden to feed your whole Read More...

Train your brain: 9 ways to improve focus

When working or taking classes from home, it’s easy to find yourself distracted by your phone, pets, or a fridge full of snacks. Training your brain to stay focused will help you remain productive throughout the day and achieve your goals more efficiently. If you’re having a tough time staying Read More...

5 more reasons to have houseplants under your roof

From making your home more aesthetically pleasing to generally improving your wellbeing, the benefits of houseplants are well documented. Here are five of the most important reasons for living with green companions. Breathe easier While we breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. During Read More...

This quick test can alert you to mold in your home

We recently shared three signs there may be mold in your house, but did you know there’s an even quicker way to do a mold assessment of your home? This is a 30-second trick that can clue you into a potential mold problem. Check the toilet tank Lift up the cover of your toilet tank and look for Read More...

California says goodbye to gas-powered gardening equipment

We recently wrote an article about why you should invest in all-electric gardening equipment. Recognizing the environmental and public health benefits of this transition, California has signed a bill into law that will ban the sale of new gas-powered leaf-blowers, lawnmowers, power washers, and Read More...

6 Ways we can help our dogs live long and healthy lives

Research has shown that having a dog can help boost our physical and mental health as well as make us feel younger. Pets are an enormous source of joy and comfort, and as dog parents, we want to help our furry friends live a long and happy life. Today, we share six tips from MindBodyGreen holistic Read More...

6 Ways to keep your bananas from going brown

Overripe bananas make for deliciously moist banana bread, but if you wanted to have a banana for an afternoon snack, seeing them go brown can be frustrating and disappointing. Fortunately, there are a few easy strategies to keep those potassium-packed fruits fresh for longer.  Store them Read More...

This unique greenhouse is made from over 4,500 recycled jars

[caption id="attachment_1408340" align="alignleft" width="265"] Axton Burton and their greenhouse[/caption] Axton Burton is a tropical plant enthusiast, but in their rainy home state of Washington, keeping warm weather-loving plants alive is no easy feat. Seeking out a greenhouse for their leafy Read More...