21-Day Plastic Purge Challenge Sheet

Rid your home of plastics with this three-week challenge.

Plastics are ingrained in many aspects of our lives, but they can contain chemicals, such as BPA, that are harmful to your family's health. Take the steps to remove these chemicals from your home with this 21-day challenge. Each week focuses on a different section of the house to help you purge plastics at a steady pace. To stay on track with the plan, print out this cheat sheet and post it on your refrigerator. 


Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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