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articles by: Alex A. Kecskes

Tips for the Perfect Memorial Day BBQ Burger

If you’re having friends and family over for a Memorial Day BBQ, there are good and bad ways to prepare the all-American veggie burger and hamburger. Here are a few tips—before, during and after—you p…

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Top 3 Solar Energy Breakthroughs to Watch Out For

Solar continues to be the untapped power genie we need for clean sustainable power. Breakthrough after breakthrough, the cost and efficiency—even the aesthetics—continue to advance this technology as …

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7 Problems You Can Wash Away By Drinking More Water

You’re thirsty and you instantly reach for that carbonated soda packed with sugar, aspartame or other artificial sweeteners. Not so fast. Your body needs water not sugar to hydrate properly. And drink…

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5 Healthy Vegan Snacks That Don’t Need to be Refrigerated

Whether you’re always on the go—running, jogging, trailblazing, or you just need a quick pick me up at work, there are a number of healthy vegan snacks you can create that don’t require refrigeration.…

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How to Land that Career-Building Job

It’s a tough job market out there. But you knew that, which is why you carefully crafted your cover letter and fined-tuned your resume to fit that “big break” job that finally opened up. Now comes the…

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Allergy Plants for Dogs: Avoid Planting These in Your Yard

Like people, dogs suffer from allergies that can become quite irritating.  A pollen allergy can make your dog scratch and itch, and result in a runny nose, red eyes and sneezing. A dog’s nose and mout…

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7 Simple Ways Companies Can Help Their Employees (and Their Bottom Line)

Companies that place an emphasis on healthy culture have employees who are 3 times as likely as others to report taking action to improve their health, according to a CDC report. An employer’s comm…

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What Kind of Music Do Cats Like? (Probably Not What You’re Listening To)

Animal shelters, zoos and primate centers are increasingly playing music for their animal inhabitants. While some animals, like dogs may find music soothing, particularly classical, a recent study rev…

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The Humane Way to Keep Herons Out of Koi Ponds

For those with decorative ponds that contain Koi and other expensive fish, keeping large, long-billed birds from eating them can be a challenge—especially if you don’t want to harm these beautiful ani…

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The New Pet Gadget That Can Improve Your Dog’s Well Being

Yep, they’re here, and like Fitbit fitness monitors for people, these pooch monitors are designed to track the physical activity of your active or inactive dog. The new canine monitors will soon be as…

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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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