5 Natural Ways to Sleep Better

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Sleep. People often take it for granted. If you struggle to get an adequate amount of sleep night after night like so many other people around the world, there are natural solutions available to help you get the rest your body requires. Try these five natural methods for sleeping better and see for yourself how well they do the trick.

How to Boost Your Melatonin Production Naturally

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Produced naturally by your body by the pineal gland, melatonin is a hormone that helps to regulate your sleep cycles. It is affected by light exposure: at night when it is dark, your body releases increased melatonin to help promote sleep.

Best Pajamas for Sleeping

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Nearly 75 percent of Americans wear pajamas to bed, according to a poll conducted by Anna’s Linens, a linen and home decor company. Whether they are pajamas, jammies, PJs, sleeping clothes, whatever your special name for them is, it’s valuable to pair the right pajamas with the right season and/or occasion. Taking size, type, fabric, and style into account, keep these things in mind as you shop for the perfect pajamas for any occasion.

International Earth Day – March 20th

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International Earth Day corresponds with the Vernal Equinox, which falls on March 20th. On the Vernal Equinox, night and day are the same length everywhere on the planet.

The thought behind this date for International Earth Day is that it is a time of equilibrium in which people can put aside geographical and political differences, and recognized the common need for all to preserve the planet’s resources.

What are Green Degree Programs and Majors?

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in March of 2013 that the year of 2011 saw 3.4 million jobs in the Green Goods and Services (GGS) industry. These jobs accounted for 2.6 percent of all employment within the U.S. These numbers are up from 3.1 million green goods and services jobs representing 2.4 percent of total employment in 2010. The largest leaps within the industry occurred in private sector employment, which jumped from 7 percentage points to 8.9.

5 Things to Recycle in the Bedroom

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As a society, we’re becoming more and more aware of  being green and the need to reduce, recycle, and reuse whenever the opportunity arises to do so. The bedroom provides plenty of opportunities for dedicated families to recycle items that are no longer useful to them. These are the top five.

What is Organic Cotton?

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In an effort to live greener lives, people around the world are turning to options such as organic foods, building materials, and even fibers, such as cotton. How fast is the organic fiber market growing? According to the Organic Trade Association, fiber sales grew 10.4 percent in 2009 to reach an impressive $521 million.

Mattresses and Landfills: Why Buying a Natural Latex Mattress Matters

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When purchasing a new mattress, your decision can have an impact on the planet seven or ten years down the road. Most mattresses are made with materials that are not recyclable. This means they land (in whole or in part) in landfills around the world.

How to Create an Eco-Friendly Bedroom

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Your bedroom is your oasis in a world that’s often filled with busyness and chaos. Wouldn’t it be great if your personal place of Zen could also be a place that’s as soothing for the planet as it is for you? It can be, if you follow great tips like these listed below.

Sleep Quality May Impact Skin’s Glow

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Turns out all that all this talk about “beauty sleep” is real. Researchers at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center determined a link between sleep deprivation and skin function, including skin aging.