Do You #KnowYourNaturals?

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Do You #KnowYourNaturals?

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Share your natural living tips on Twitter or Instagram with #KnowYourNaturals and join the conversation with Kristen Bell, our mind.body.natural beauty guest editor   read more

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Green Your Cleaning Routine

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Green Your Cleaning Routine

Your heavy-duty household cleaners might be bad news for dirt and germs, but they're also a bummer for the environment. Think about it: If you have to open a window every time you scrub your shower so you don't pass out from fumes, what's this product doing to you and the Earth in the long run?   read more

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The Perfect (Healthy) Cup of Coffee

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The Perfect (Healthy) Cup of Coffee

I love my morning coffee. The smell. The taste. The ritual. But all cups of coffee are not created equal, and I'm partial to cold-brewed coffee. You see, when you heat coffee beans, they become acidic and bitter. And that extra acid isn't good for your system -- it creates inflammation and can funk up your stomach. Plus, heating water requires electricity while cold brewing is carbon-neutral. Overall, it's a much gentler process and results in a milder cup of joe -- for you and the planet.   read more

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It's Easy Eating Green (Especially With a Blender)

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I like easy. I enjoy getting a little domestic -- cooking, gardening -- and I love eating healthfully, but suffice it to say I don't have all day. On days when I'm filming, I work super-long hours; I have a child who thrives on routine and gets bigger and faster every day. Time is not an unlimited resource.   read more

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A Natural Deodorant That Really Works

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A Natural Deodorant That Really Works

Switching to aluminum-free deodorant has been one of the most important natural product swaps I've made. Because you apply deo directly on top of your lymph nodes (part of your immune system), I believe that natural is a healthier choice.   read more

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10 BBQ Dishes That Won't Make You Bust Out of Your Bikini

Remember that summer barbecue where you stuffed your face with ribs, potato salad and ice cream and left feeling light, unbloated and without any regrets? Me, either. There's nothing like downing a sodium-bomb burger with a side of coleslaw and potato chips and realizing the gravity of your actions 10 minutes later, while you're nursing a food baby in the hot sun and pulling at your ever-tighter bikini bottoms. Get your grub on, no regrets, with these health-conscious barbecue dishes, which taste great while cutting carbs, fat and calories.   read more

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How to Defend Against Diet Bullies

Whether it's splitting a pizza over episodes of "The Bachelor," going on late night fro-yo runs after a long day, or nursing a hangover together at your favorite brunch spot, food plays a huge part in our friendships. The operative word being huge, since new research suggests your friends are making you fat.   read more

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6 Moves to Get Crop-Top-Worthy Abs

Thanks to the return of skin-baring trends like the crop top, the desire for killer abs is no longer dependent upon whether you're hitting the pool in a bikini or not. Yep, abs are back in a big way. Simone De La Rue, celebrity trainer (she works with stars like Anne Hathaway and Camila Alves McConaughey) and founder and creator of Body by Simone, is here to help us achieve the toned tummy of our dreams through her new book Body by Simone: The 8-Week Total Body Makeover Plan.   read more

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Is Your Diet Making You Fat?

Nothing is more frustrating than sticking diligently to a diet and seeing no results -- or, maybe even worse, seeing awesome results only to plateau a few weeks later. But it can be hard to pinpoint what, exactly, is going wrong. So we chatted with Vandana Sheth, registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, author of the New York Times best seller S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches, to give us the skinny on the surprising mistakes people make on popular diets -- see if one of these sneaky saboteurs is messing with your weight loss goals.   read more

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The Only 3 Moves You Need for Sexy, Sculpted Arms

Ah, the warmer weather we've been waiting for has finally arrived. Which means it's time to replace the arm exercise you were getting with the remote control (I think I'll miss you most of all, "Pretty Little Liars"), with actual arm exercises -- hand weights and all.   read more

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