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  • Recycling Symbols: What Can You Actually Recycle?

    Between navigating through the arrows, circles, and numbers, recycling symbols can quickly turn into a code we have to decipher. All we're trying to do is take care of our 'Aina! Unfortunately, when codes aren't clear and people aren't educated on what they mean, recyclables of all kinds end up getting dumped into one giant bin. When this happens, recycling isn't as effective as it should be and [...]
  • Dining Out While Keeping A Healthy Lifestyle: 10 Places to Eat and Drink on O'ahu

    Now whether it’s a diet protocol forced upon you because of a chronic disease, or just simply a personal choice, having dietary restrictions can make eating anywhere other than your own kitchen quite stressful or seemingly impossible. However, though food may be foremost on our minds, lifestyle is equally important. Living a balanced life is more than just eating healthy food. Social interaction [...]
  • Water Fasting: What Is It and Should You Do It?

    Water fasting. What is it? Why do people do it? Is it safe? These are all the questions we had when we first heard about water fasting. Although new to western medicine, it's an ancient technique used in eastern medicine to detox and treat chronic diseases. Like every other diet "trend" that's out there, advocates share all the benefits, while opposers share the dangers. First, let's start with [...]

Ecotourism: How To Island Hop Hawaii While Going Green

Hawaii is most known for it's tourism, seeing millions of tourists every year. However, most people never consider how tourism has impacted the health of the Hawaiian islands. This is something that we want to acknowledge and, hopefully, offset. With the heavy foot traffic, tons of flights going in and out, and large amounts of waste left in landfills, the islands are compromised, altering [...]
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3 Ways to Infuse Your Water

Trying to counter those juice and soda cravings? Finally, there's a way to satisfy your sweet tooth while making sure you're staying hydrated! INFUSED WATER. Add fruit, herbs, vegetables, practically anything to your water, for a delicious rendition of good old h20! Now, you can keep those New Years' resolutions and drink more water, while changing up the flavor from time to time. It's a win-win! 
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Should We Hop On The Apple Cider Vinegar Bandwagon?

I'm sure we've all seen the ACV trend online, but I've always wondered if the commitment is worth it. It actually made it onto Google's "Year in Search" list for 2017. Whether it's applied topically or ingested, apple cider vinegar has a lot of benefits that may make the unpleasant taste worth it. 
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Must-Stay Hotels In Hawaii

The Surfjack Hotel + Swim Club First up, this super trendy boutique hotel has us wishing it was time for our next stay-cation. Located in Waikiki, The Surfjack encompasses a mid-century aesthetic that takes you back in time. During your stay at The Surfjack, you can relax by their totally Instagrammable pool, dine at Mahina & Sun's, and shop at their perfectly curated boutique, Olive & Oliver. 
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Pump Aid Donations 2017

Pump Aid focuses on bringing clean drinking water and sanitary living conditions to some of the poorest parts of the world. The lack of clean drinking water is a devastating, major global crisis.  650 million people across the world live without access to clean water. That equates to 1 in every 10 people worldwide, or twice the population of the United States. 
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Giving the Gift of Healthy Hydration

Happy Holidays, Waiakea ohana! The holidays can be a busy time for everyone, and we didn't forget to celebrate it with you! This holiday season, we're helping you *and your loved ones* prep for your New Year's resolutions. Give your friends and family a 3-month subscription at 10% 20% off! A 24-pack of our most popular size, the 500 ml, can be conveniently delivered to their door for 3 months. [...]
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Why Nap time Should Be Mandatory (Not Just in Kindergarten)

Remember those mandatory naps we all had to take in Kindergarten? Those were the good ol' days.  Turns out, those days shouldn't be over just yet. Naps are a lot more necessary than we think! As a society, sleep deprivation is all too common. A 20-30 minute nap can help improve mood, performance, and alertness.1 Disclaimer: they cannot compensate for a poor night's sleep! 
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Get Smarter, Drink More Water

How many times have you promised yourself you'll be better about drinking more water? Don't worry, you're not alone! For most people, it's a difficult thing to remember especially when it's not an engrained habit. Here at Waiakea HQ, drinking 3+ liters a day is standard practice. It helps being surrounded my some of the most delicious tasting water available! So how is hydration related to our [...]
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New Year, New You: Getting Hydrated in 2018

It's 2018 and time to tackle the motto of "new year, new you." Making sure your body is optimally hydrated is a simple and easy solution to achieving those new years resolutions.
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Holiday Gift Guide for the Beach Bum in Your Life

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means that we all have to start gift shopping! Luckily, we're here to make that a little less stressful. Whether you're from Hawaii, sunny California, or the Florida Keys, we all have at least one beach bum in our life. Here's a gift guide to make shopping for them easy! Island Fin Design is a brand that specializes in fins for surfboards and is [...]
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Waiakea HQ Soundtrack!

Need a pick me up? Need to escape that winter weather for some place more beachy and warm? Here at the Waiakea home office, we love working while listening to good jams. Whether it's Islander music or any other genre, it helps break the silence and creates a relaxing environment during sometimes stressful work days. Here's a lineup of some of the team's grooviest and feel-good songs on Spotify. [...]
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Southwest Now Offers Cheap Flights to Hawaii

If you didn't know your destination for 2018's vacation, now you do! In October, Southwest Airlines announced that they will now offer flights to Hawaii in 2018, along with cheaper prices than their competitors-- FINALLY. Over time, Southwest received requests to expand their flight routes to Hawaii and now it's finally here!
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