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articles by: Alex A. Kecskes

6 Uses for Apple Peels

Bakers make apple pies for summer holidays, and an apple a day keeps you-know-who away. But what to do with all those apple peels? If you’re sending them down the garbage disposal, you’re missing out …

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Teaching Two Dogs To Get Along

You’ve decided to get a companion for your dog. Much like roommates, dogs have their individual quirks and habits. Every living thing with a brain comes with some sort of “personality baggage” based o…

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Helping Others is Good for Your Health

Research shows that altruistic behavior can lower your risk of heart disease, and even improve your mental health. When you help others selflessly by “paying forward” or performing an act of kindness,…

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5 Foods to Eat After Your Workout

You just completed a vigorous workout. You didn’t eat much before working out, so your body’s starving for fuel. Your muscles need sustenance to rebuild, and you’ve got to recharge your body before th…

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Exercise Does Little to Help You Lose Weight

Those aerobics classes, daily jogs and punch-kick workouts may have numerous medical benefits, but they’ll do little to reduce your waist size. A growing body of scientific evidence backed by a recent…

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4 Ways Men and Women Sleep Differently

Sleep Cycle, a popular sleep app, recently gathered data from over 940,000 users in 50 countries to discover how men and women differ in their sleeping habits. Here are four ways the sexes differ when…

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4 Ways Ants are Good for You and Your Garden

There are over 12,000 named species of ants and at least double that many that remain to be discovered. And while we may not like them inside our house, ants serve a number of useful functions. Accord…

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Illicit Ivory Trade Threatens African Elephants

Today, poachers kill an African elephant every 20 minutes to feed an insatiable demand for ivory. As a result, these elephants may be gone in as little as ten years. This large scale wanton destructio…

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Swimming Pool Safety for Dogs

Thousands of dogs drown in backyard swimming pools annually (actual numbers are unknown because most incidents go unreported). The problem is that many dogs can't swim, tire easily when trying to swim…

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NYC Adds 500 Solar-Powered Food Carts This Summer

New York City’s 8,000+ food carts contribute significantly to the city’s pollution. But a pilot program hopes to reduce the GHG emissions emitted by these mobile polluters: the Big Apple will soon rol…

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about Alex A. Kecskes

As owner/president of AK CreativeWorks, Alex A. Kecskes is a national award-winning writer/blogger/journalist who has written over 2,000 published articles on health/fitness, "green" issues, careers, consumer tech, arts/entertainment and many other topics. He also writes web content, ads, brochures, sales letters, mailers and scripts for national B2B and B2C clients. Follow Alex on twitter at https://twitter.com/TopWordsmith.

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I'll always take another reason for another cup! Thanks!

Eating frozen blueberries under a tree on a hot summer day...lovely.

thanks for sharing the great suggestions