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articles by: Becky Striepe

Ever Wondered Why You Care About Fitting In?

Don't feel bad if you have a hard time tuning out other people's opinions. The tendency toward fitting in just may have helped your ancestors survive. It's easy to say, "Don't worry what other peop…

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Tell Pizza Companies to Say No to Animal Abuse

Warning: the video above is not for the faint of heart. It depicts serious animal abuse at a large New Mexico dairy farm. The animal rights group Mercy for Animals recently uncovered serious an…

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10 Surprising Coffee Facts

How much do you know about your morning cup of joe? We've rounded up some coffee facts that just might surprise you! Coffee is a controversial beverage. Is it healthy? Is it unhealthy? How much i…

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10 Natural Remedies for Swollen Feet and Ankles

Are you coping with swelling? Check out some of these natural solutions to help relieve swollen feet and ankles! Swelling in your feet and ankles is called edema, and there are a lot of things …

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7 Natural Remedies for Knee Pain

Do you suffer from knee pain? Here are some natural remedies for those creaky knees. Back when I first started running - maybe 20 years ago - I did some damage to my knees. It was a combination…

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4 Best Foods for Your Bones (and the 4 Worst!)

What are the best foods for bone health? What are the worst? The answers might surprise you! If you've turned on the TV or opened a magazine lately, you've probably seen one of those Got Milk? ads to…

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Kissed by a Pit Challenge Raises Money for Animal Rescue

Did the ice bucket challenge whet your appetite for charitable stunts? If you love dogs, you might just like the Kissed by a Pit Challenge! The snuggliest challenge yet. Dog Park Publishing, a …

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Why Kids Can’t Sit Still in Class

ADHD diagnoses are on the rise, and it's hard not to wonder why kids today have so much trouble sitting still compared to kids 20 or 30 years ago. I think it's tempting to blame genetics or even say t…

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4 Breathing Techniques to Ease Anxiety

Controlled breathing techniques can help you calm your mind and even ease the physical symptoms of anxiety. Next time you're stressed, try these breathing techniques! Related: Yoga for Concentra…

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10 Deliciously Healthy One-Pot Meals

Now that the school year is back in full swing, do you find yourself scrambling to put a healthy meal on the table? Me. TOO. And when you do manage to pull together a yummy supper, the last thing you …

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about Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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