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articles by: Katie Waldeck

5 House Plants That Don’t Need Much Water

Whether you're a diehard water conservationist or you just, well, forget sometimes, there are plenty of advantages to owning plants that don't need a lot of watering. You save time, you save resources…

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5 Foods That Are Healthier Cooked

You'd be forgiven if you thought that raw is always healthier than cooked. For many fruits and vegetables that's certainly the case, but it's not always the case. Cooking some vegetables actually brea…

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12 Unusual Uses for Garlic

  There's so much more to garlic than cooking and vampire slaying. From treating cold sores and athlete's foot to repelling mosquitoes and repairing glass, click through for some clever ways t…

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8 Health Issues You Probably Don’t Have to Worry About

From beauty ideals to family histories, read on for some of the biggest health issues you don't always have to worry about.   1. Cellulite Here's the biggie: cellulite, we promise, i…

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7 Smart Habits You Can Do in Just 5 Minutes

Transforming your life for the better can seem like such a monumental task. But it doesn't have to be—there are plenty of fast, easy and, yep, really important habits you can take on in just a few min…

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12 Surprising Uses for Peanut Butter

Peanut butter shouldn't solely be reserved for kindergarten! Indeed, peanut butter has so much more to offer than pb&j's and cookies (though I love both as much as the next guy, don't get me wrong…

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15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

Sure, most of us love to enjoy bananas for breakfast or, perhaps, a snack. But bananas have so much more going for them than just a delicious and nutritious treat. In fact, so many of the reasons bana…

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6 ‘Bad’ Habits That Are Actually Good

We hear all the time about all these different habits that could be killing us. But plenty of "bad" habits aren't nearly as bad as they appear to be. And other habits that are not so great in excess a…

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8 Reasons You’re Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

Insomnia is usually thought of as a disorder that makes it difficult for people to fall asleep. But it's not only FALLING asleep that can be an issue for people with insomnia; in fact, many people wit…

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7 Natural Wonders You Haven’t Heard Of

We all know about the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest. Sure, they're spectacular, but there are plenty of other places on this planet that are just as spectacular but don't get the recognition they des…

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about Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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