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Clean those makeup brushes!

Clean those makeup brushes!

When’s the last time you washed your makeup brushes? Be honest! Most of us don’t do it often enough, and brushes can get pretty gross. Dirty brushes can even cause breakouts. (If you’re getting unexplained blemishes, wash those brushes!) The good news is that it’s SO easy to do it in a Zero Waste way.

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The joy of a simple skincare routine

The joy of a simple skincare routine

I have a secret to tell you… All of my teenage years and twenties when I was looking for the holy grail of skincare I had no idea that simply doing LESS would be the best for my skin. I’d buy elaborate skincare routines, listening to the sales pitches about what would be the best for drying out my skin where I needed it dried out and moisturizing it where it needed moisture. I’ve probably spent thousands over the years. And guess what? It made no difference!

Granted, if you had bad acne or serious skin conditions you’ll likely need a specialized routine and the help of a professional, but for my regular old sorta-dry-sorta-oily skin, simple is best.

And when I say simple I mean SIMPLE.

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Why libraries are cooler than you might think

Why libraries are cooler than you might think

What do libraries have to do with environmentalism? A ton! Trust me, public libraries are some of the coolest places and organizations—and librarians are some of the coolest people. I know this because, well, I am one (sort of)! 

I have my Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies from UBC, and although I don’t use my degree in my daily life (except by reading books to my son), I absolutely loved my time in grad school and learned so much.

If you haven’t been to your local library since story time as a kid, it’s time to pay it another visit. Keep reading to learn why you should definitely fall back in love with your local public library.

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All about BPA (and its alternatives)

All about BPA (and its alternatives)

I was fortunate to hear about BPA way back in 2010ish, when the “scandal” (I’ll call it) first broke. I was fresh out of undergrad and was working at part-time at a health food store, with a part-time editorial internship at a natural health magazine (alive). No surprise: I was hearing about BPA left, right, and centre. At the store, I spoke to concerned customers about it. At the magazine, I edited articles about it by science writers, which meant fact-checking everything by reading scientific articles. I was in BPA-land!

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