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articles by: Beth Buczynski

9 Ways Animal Friends Make Us Better Humans

I often say that my cat is the coolest person I know. Whether I'm happy or sad, angry or depressed, she's always there and always responds with unconditional love. She also makes sure I don't spend to…

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Planning A Vacation? These 3 Travel Hacks Can Help

Spring is in the air, and that means summer vacations are just around the corner. Taking a break from the normal routine of work-school-family is essential for all of us. Vacations, even staycations, …

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5+ Things To Know Before Getting a Mammogram

Ahhh being a woman. It comes with many joys and unique talents. It also comes with extra bodily issues that men rarely have to deal with. Like a monthly cycle. Or child birth. Or the fear of losing ou…

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Top 6 Ways We All Waste Money (And How To Stop!)

Money is the root of all problems. OK that might not be completely true, but doesn't it feel like it sometimes? If only we didn't have to spend every waking moment (and plenty of sleeping ones) figuri…

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7 Recycling Mistakes You’re Probably Making

It took a long, long time, but curbside recycling has finally become commonplace in most U.S. communities. According to the EPA, Americans create 251 million tons of waste every year. We say that w…

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10+ Tips For Choosing The Perfect Roomate

It's the spring semester, so many high school students are looking forward to college and living away from their parents for the first time. For many, living in the dorms means living with a roommate …

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Rise of the Superbugs: How Antibiotics Are Killing Us

Every time I look at my social media feeds, it seems like another friend or acquaintance has come down with a nasty case of "the sick." Episodes of cold and flu that used to run their course in a coup…

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Beer or Coffee: Which One Should You Drink? [Infographic]

When it comes to cultural history and beverage development, you'll be hard pressed to find two drinks that had a bigger impact on humankind than beer and coffee. Both have been a part of our civili…

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Study: Excess Fat May Make Us Forgetful

For a long time, scientists thought that while excess fat causes problems in many parts of the body, the mind was exempt. After all, there are no fat cells in the brain, and the protective blood-brain…

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The State of Veganism In America [Infographic]

Americans eat a ton of food each year. That's not hyperbole. In 2011, USDA research found that average American eats about 1,966.3 pounds of food each year. Even more shocking are the type of foods th…

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about Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.

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I'm thinking these cards have a battery in them; or at least the older ones used to. BAD for animal…