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articles by: Katie Waldeck

11 Surprising Uses for Fruit Peels

Even the compost doesn't need your fruit peels. From perfect roses to soothed skin, read on for some of the most surprising problems you can solve with fruit peels. Home & Garden 1. Poli…

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Daily Cute: Cats Cuddle During Nap

Aww, isn't this the cutest? An adult cat is cuddling with a kitten during their naptime! Related: Cat Gives Hugs (Video) Cat Teaches Dog to Roll Over (Video) Cats Play Game (Video)…

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6 Surprising Myths About Obesity

We hear all the time about the obesity epidemic in the United States. Fat is equated to sickness, obesity kills, the trappings of modern life are leading to an epidemic—you get the picture. But, hold …

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8 Surprising Signs of Diabetes

The symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes usually appear in subtle ways. In fact, it's typical for people in the early stages of the disease to not realize there's something wrong for about 5 years before they'…

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8 Biggest Myths About Mental Health

Nearly a quarter of people experience some form of mental illness in their lifetimes. With rates that high, you might think that there wouldn't be as much stigma attached to it. But so much of what ma…

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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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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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