From Our Friends: June 7, 2013

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Welcome to this week’s installment of From Our Friends, our weekly roundup where we highlight some of our favorite posts from the past week and more from our friends and partners around the web. This week’s edition includes articles on the biggest GMO crops to avoid, summer camp essentials, how to boost your brain power, holistic beauty practices, energy boosting yoga poses, and unusual uses for sugar. 

1. Eating organic is the easiest way to avoid GMOs. Another great way to ensure you steer clear of genetically modified products is to avoid the top GMO crops. Check out Experience Life for a list of the major GM crops and stay GMO-free!

2. Summer is getting closer by the minute! For some, summer means summer camp. Camp can be tons of fun, but packing for camp can be a bit stressful. Visit Mightynest for a great list of summer camp essentials.

3. Can’t seem to remember the last few items on your mental to-do list? A recent study shows that about 14 percent of a group ages 18 to 39, reported having memory problems. The easiest way to better memory function is to eat a healthful diet, exercise more, and avoid unhealthy habits like smoking. Read more about the brain boosting power of a healthy lifestyle on Blisstree

4. Holistic healing practices are becoming more common, but what about holistic beauty? Holistic beauty is the use of natural beauty methods, some of which you may have heard about from your grandmother. Beauty regimens don’t need to be complicated; head over to YogiTimes to learn more about holistic beauty.

5. Need an energy boost? Before you reach for that third cup of coffee or caffeinated beverage, try some yoga stretches. Visit The Organic Whey for 7 yoga poses that will help you de-stress, refresh and get energized. 

6. Sugar isn’t exactly part of a healthy diet, but that doesn’t mean sugar is useless! Sugar can help remove stains from clothing, set your lipstick and even works as a great body scrub. Find out more useful ways to use sugar on EcoSalon.

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