While summer has always been a season to get outside and explore the world, fall feels like a time to cozy up and nestle in with family and friends. It's a beautiful time for reflection and relaxation before winter actually begins and the year officially ends.
Science is now telling us how and why portable plants can perk us up and actually make us more productive at work --; up to 15% more productive than an office environment stripped clean of any greenery.
California became the first state in the nation to ban plastic grocery bags today when Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by a pair of Southland legislators that will prohibit large stores from using the sacks beginning in July.
Tiny homes are all the rage these days, and it's no longer unusual to hear about folks giving up their 2,000-square-foot suburban homes for DIY cabins, RVs and campers, modular homes, container homes, and other diminutive dwellings.
If you've ever wondered why your shirts started pilling, or why the washer smells like mildew when its purpose is to clean, here are six simple tips and tricks for the laundry room that you never knew you needed.
Cakes and cookies typically spring to mind as soon as you hear the words "baking soda," but this pantry staple (sodium bicarbonate to you domestic engineers) is also a non-toxic, all natural cleanser that should be a staple in your cleaning cabinet too.
Amid California's "drought of historic proportions," according to State Water Resources Control Board Chairwoman Felicia Marcus, regulators have passed tough restrictions on outdoor water usage that, in some areas of the state, account for more than half of residents' daily water use.
If you've been looking to support your community, cook a little more adventurously, and eat a lot more locally this summer, signing up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is well worth the commitment.
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