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  1. Raspberry lemon crush mocktail recipe

    Raspberry lemon crush mocktail recipe

    Celebrate summer with our thirst-quenching, summery drink (or mocktail) that not only tastes delicious, it sparkles with festive colours too!
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  2. Five laundry tips for summer

    Five laundry tips for summer

    Whether or not you have the latest model high efficiency washing machine, there are a lot of simple things you can do to save time and money by changing a couple of things in your laundry.
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  3. Why you should probably stop using antibacterial soap

    Why you should probably stop using antibacterial soap

    Good hygiene is essential but just in case you needed any more convincing about the dangers of using antibacterial soap then this article by Joseph Stromberg is a great guide to understanding why they're not great for our health or for our environment and what the best alternatives are.
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  4. Nasty chemical of the month: dimethicone

    Nasty chemical of the month: dimethicone

    That silky, slippery feeling in your hair after conditioning it in the shower, probably comes from an ingredient called Dimethicone but is it really necessary for beautiful, healthy hair?
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  5. Saving our seas from the microbeads in face and body scrubs

    Microbeads are tiny little plastic beads that are added to products like body washes, cleansers and facial scrubs, to help exfoliate your skin. The problem is that after they're rinsed off, they go down the drain and into our waste water systems or septic tanks and eventually into our rivers and seas where they can be ingested by fish and other marine life.
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  6. If you suffer from sneezing and itchy skin, you're not alone

    If you suffer from sneezing and itchy skin, you're not alone

    Do you suffer from sneezing and itchy skin? Are there some things you can't eat? If so, you're not alone - more and more New Zealanders are finding themselves living with allergies and with related conditions like asthma and eczema.
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  7. Home-made foot soaks work wonders for tired feet and stress levels

    Home-made foot soaks work wonders for tired feet and stress levels

    We tend to use our feet a lot. In fact during a typical day, we can spend up to four hours on our feet and take up to 10,000 steps, yet they are often one of the most neglected areas of the body.
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  8. Seven tips for healthy hair without compromise

    Seven tips for healthy hair without compromise

    Exercise is thought to increase blood flow to your scalp, strengthening the roots of your hair, which can help reduce hair fall and breakage.
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  9. An ethical kiwi business with a difference: Zee Zee Merino

    An ethical kiwi business with a difference: Zee Zee Merino

    We love to support other Kiwi companies that are making a difference and Zee Zee merino is doing just that.
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  10. Muka Kids: clothes that don't harm people or the planet

    Muka Kids: clothes that don't harm people or the planet

    Jess Berentson-Shaw lives on a windswept Wellington hill. She has two kids, is a part-time scientist and manages a social enterprise called Muka Kids. Muka Kids is part of Jess's plan to create a sustainability revolution in kids' clothing production.
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