Why I Stopped Using an Antiperspirant

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At the risk of sounding like I don’t have good hygiene habits, I’m going to admit to the fact that I’ve stopped using antiperspirant.

Not to worry, though. I shower regularly, and I still wear deodorant, just not antiperspirant.

Until just recently, I never even thought about the difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant. For years, I had always just used the same drugstore brand that my mother used, and I never thought much about what was in it.

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“Early to Bed, Early to Rise . . .” Why a Regular Sleep Schedule Matters

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Early to bed, early to rise…

. . . And you know the rest. Every time I hear Ben Franklin’s famous quote, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,” it sounds like a good idea, but I never seem able to actually follow that practice in reality.

Sure, I’d like to be healthy, wealthy, and wise, but can’t I be all of those things and still stay up late and sleep in late? Is it really that important to go to bed early and rise with the sun?

Something Needs to Change

I’ve never really considered myself to be a morning person. It’s much easier for me to stay up past midnight than it is for me to wake up at dawn. As much as I’ve tried to convince myself that there’s nothing wrong with my night owl habits, though, my inability to wake up feeling rested tells me otherwise.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Grow Your Own Food

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There was a time when almost every home had some type of vegetable garden on the property. Those who were wealthy could afford to have large, elaborately-planned gardens, but even those who couldn’t afford to own as much land often had at least a small vegetable patch in their yard.

Growing your own food is something that a lot of people today have moved away from. Rather than planting a vegetable garden, many people just buy their produce at the grocery store because it’s more convenient.

I’ll admit, it is more convenient and easier to just take one hour at the grocery store and buy all the produce you need for the week. I’ve grown a small vegetable and herb garden in my backyard for the past couple of years, and it is a lot of work and it takes quite a bit of time, especially at the beginning when you’re getting everything prepared for the year.

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Four Frugal Ways to Purify Indoor Air

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In my last post, I talked about all of the great benefits that come from going outside and taking a walk in the fresh air. Taking an outdoor walk every day is a great thing to do, but… it’s usually only a half hour or maybe an hour of the day, and the rest of the time you’re breathing stale, indoor air.

So, the question is, how do you improve the quality of the air inside your home (without paying for any sort of expensive filters or air purifying systems)? The good news is that there are a couple of cheap or even free old-fashioned ways to purify indoor air and improve the quality of the air you breathe. 

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