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Awesome Ways to Reuse and Recycle Prescription Bottles

by Carissa Andrews    •    October 27, 2014

If you happen to be one of the millions of people who take medications regularly, you know that prescription bottles can become a bit of a challenge. If you’re like me, you hate throwing away anything that can be composted, burned, or recycled/upcycled. Many recycling centers don’t recycle prescription bottles due to the number of plastic they are made from (typically #5). Fortunately, there are some creative, thrifty ways to re-use your bottles, and keep them out of our landfills at the same time.

Before you get started on any creative project using old pill bottles, there are three important tips to remember:

10 Totally Incurable Medical Maladies

by Carissa Andrews    •    October 20, 2014

Incurable Diseases Word Cloud preview

Life is hard, but we’ve made great strides and progress in the way of medicines and cures. However, there are still a few maladies that elude our keen sense of innovation and are (at least at this time) incurable once contracted. Every medical advancement takes time, but for people who have one of these ten medical issues, a cure can’t come soon enough.

So without further ado, here’s the list of diseases and illnesses that can’t be cured:

History's Creepiest Medical Practices Make Us Thankful

by Carissa Andrews    •    October 6, 2014

In this day and age, we sometimes take our modern medicine for granted. I know I certainly do. Currently pregnant, it’s hard for me not to think about our medical practices, what’s to come in the months ahead and to gripe about the insanity of our insurance system. But let me tell you, after researching the ways humanity used to treat illnesses, injuries, and even childbirth – I’m going to close my mouth thank my lucky stars I don’t live in medieval Europe.

So without further ado, here is the top 10 creepiest medical practices (or advice) you should be thrilled are not in effect today. I know I am!


The purpose of the above content is to raise awareness only and does not advocate treatment or diagnosis. This information should not be substituted for your physician's consultation and it should not indicate that use of the drug is safe and suitable for you or your (pet). Seek professional medical advice and treatment if you have any questions or concerns.