Fresh herbs Basil, rosemary and parsley in metal pots over kitchen table with white tiled wall at background.

Getting Started With Herbs

For me, Spring means herbs - for their fragrance and taste, for the bees they attract, and especially for taking care of our bodies, both inside and out. If you don’t have a garden, that’s okay - many do quite well in containers on a porch...

Collagen

Collagen: The Great Beauty Secret

Today we’re reviewing an ingredient that is commonly used in skincare products—Collagen. Collagen is a type of protein produced by our bodies to promote strength and elasticity of the skin, as well as promote cell turnover—replacing dead skin cells with fresh and healthy new ones!...

CUBA - Land of Discovery

Cuba…A Land of Discovery

Like most New Yorkers who live in the city, I was riding the subway one day when an ad caught my interest. It was for the New York Museum of Natural History, which I’ve not been to in a very long time, and it was...

naturalremedies

Natural Home Remedies to Combat Colds

Cold and flu season is here. Before you reach for any over counter medications, try these natural remedies to help you kick that cold and keep you feeling good all winter. Oregano Oil Oregano oil is often referred to as nature’s antibiotic due to its antiviral, antibacterial,...

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Don’t let your pumpkins go to waste

Now that fall is almost over, it’s time to get rid of those leftover pumpkins you’ve had sitting around as decoration all season. Don’t toss those unused pumpkins in the trash! Here are a few ways to put them to good use.   DIY pumpkin facial mask Pumpkins...

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National Chocolate Day: Our favorites!

A day to celebrate chocolate?! Yes please! We're all chocolate lovers here at eco18. What's your favorite type of chocolate? Shauna- Health Editor I.love.chocolate. But my favorite type of chocolate to get while I was trick-or-treating, were the Midnight Dark Milky Ways! Jillian- Beauty Editor Well, that's very hard to narrow...

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National Pumpkin Day!

It's National Pumpkin Day! Check out these awesome carved, or decorated pumpkins to get you in the Halloween Spirit! 1.A carved carousel  2.All zipped up 3.A graphic grin 4.A bit of glam!   5.Creepy crawlers 6.Webbed ...

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Favorite Halloween Movies!

Not everyone likes horror movies, but for Halloween we're picking our favorite spooky (or goofy) films! Shauna- Health Editor My favorite movie, during Halloween and not, is Coraline. Jillian- Beauty Editor It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Danielle- Fitness Editor Halloween! Michael  Rocky Horror Picture Show or Psycho. Sue- Editor in Chief  I rarely watch...

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Are we being tricked or treated?

Trick or treat! It's time to ask ourselves if we're giving a handful of tricks or treats to the ghouls and goblins out there. The ingredients listed below are all commonly found in popular candy brands you might find in your Halloween bowl this month. Beware...

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Tips for Getting Organized at Work

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The more organized you are, the more productive you will be. No? Well, people say it. Especially me. It’s nearly impossible for me to be productive unless my desk is tidy and my tasks are clearly laid out...