A Cleaner Collab: Meet Clea and Joanna from The Home Edit

A Cleaner Collab: Meet Clea and Joanna from The Home Edit

Meet Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the women behind The Home Edit, a home-organizing service based in Nashville. We adore them for their concept—who doesn’t love a color-coded closet or an immaculate makeup drawer?—and their content, which is hilarious, relatable, covetably stylish, and totally addictive. (Just ask their almost-700K Instagram followers.) We traveled to Nashville to chat about their journey to professional clutter domination, what it means to be in business with your best friend, and why you should never—ever—touch the towels at Clea’s mom’s place.

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Party Planner: Our Guide to Hosting a Simple, Sustainable Holiday Gathering

Party Planner: Our Guide to Hosting a Simple, Sustainable Holiday Gathering

Throwing an intimate get-together is a lot like baking a cake—while you can change up the flavor (chocolate or red velvet?), there are a few ingredients that are absolutely essential in ensuring that it comes out just right. So, as we near one of the most social times of the year, we called on three of our most talented LA-based friends who happen to be very familiar with these ingredients, to plan an easy, sustainable holiday gathering. We hope they inspire you to throw a party of your own.

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6 Small Changes to Help You Save Water

6 Small Changes to Help You Save Water

No matter what time of year it is or where you live, conserving water is incredibly important—it helps preserve one of our planet’s limited resources, protect our environment, and save you money in the long run. In fact, now’s the perfect time to add this undertaking to your list of New Year’s resolutions. Keep reading for small, easy changes you can make at home to reduce your family’s water consumption, courtesy of Save Our Water.

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5 Ways to Simplify Recycling at Home

5 Ways to Simplify Recycling at Home

Getting your kids to recycle snack wrappers and scrap paper isn’t always easy, but thanks to these five hacks from Danny Seo, editor in chief of Naturally, Danny Seo, it’ll be child’s play. According to Seo, the key is to make recycling as convenient and accessible as possible. By strategically placing bins in different areas of your house—and utilizing your neighborhood’s free recycling services—you’ll encourage your family to dispose of items properly. Keep reading for Seo’s tips.

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Rethink How to Reduce Your Stress Levels Over the Holidays

Rethink How to Reduce Your Stress Levels Over the Holidays

It may only be November, but already the holiday season is upon us—with gifts to buy, parties to plan (and attend), loved ones to visit, and more. To help you survive the notoriously hectic months ahead, we talked to Erin Stair, MD, founder of Blooming Wellness and creator of ZENTones, and got her quick-fix de-stressing tips.

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Buying Guide: Halloween Candy

With Halloween comes excitement, creativity, a sense of community…and sugar. This candy-centric holiday aside, we’re already apparently swimming in sugar: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sugar consumption in the United States increased by nearly 40% between 1950 and 2000. Health professionals are asking us to drastically reduce our intake in light of the obesity epidemic, with the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization suggesting that adults eat less than 25 grams of sugar each day. To put this in context, there may be over 30 grams of sugar in just one typical 20-ounce sports drink.

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Better Tailgate Recipes for Football Season

Better Tailgate Recipes for Football Season

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or don’t know your first down from your field goal, chances are you still enjoy a good tailgate party. While traditional tailgating fare may be less than healthy (seven-layer dip, anyone?), we looked to some of our favorite food bloggers for a few better-for-you alternatives. From a buffalo-wings-inspired chili to a delicious slider substitute, keep reading for five recipes that will score major points at your next pre-game celebration.
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5 Creative Solutions for Working Parents

5 Creative Solutions for Working Parents

The kids may be back in school, but that doesn’t mean busy, working parents get a break—on the contrary, things can get even more hectic with packing lunches, policing homework, making it to soccer practice, and more. Fortunately, we’ve discovered five solutions that make parenting a little less stressful. Read on for the must-try apps, websites, and services to have on your radar.

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Easy Back-to-School Meals for Your Kids

Easy Back-to-School Meals for Your Kids

Back-to-school season is always stressful. After shopping for brand-new supplies and arranging carpool rides, it’s now time to help your small scholars with homework and prepare their school lunches. To make the latter easier on you, we’ve asked a handful of our favorite bloggers for their best kid-friendly recipes. Whether it’s a better-for-you breakfast or a more wholesome treat for their lunch bag, try these five ideas this fall.

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A Wholesome Late-Summer Dessert to Try Now

A Wholesome Late-Summer Dessert to Try Now

All too often, we’re faced with a choice between sugar-filled sweets and tasteless treats. But thanks to Laurel Gallucci and Claire Thomas of Sweet Laurel Bakery, it’s possible to enjoy the best of both worlds—more-wholesome desserts that are delicious to boot. Using the fewest ingredients, all of which are organic, the Los Angeles-based company makes baked goods free of grain, dairy, and refined sugar, in addition to some vegan and raw treats. Read on for a delicious recipe Sweet Laurel created exclusively for Beautycounter, featuring late-summer peaches from the Santa Monica Farmers Market.

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