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articles by: Katie Waldeck

8 Biggest Myths About Suicide

Suicide is one of the most heartbreaking, confusing and misunderstood issues in contemporary culture. It's no surprise, then, that many people's understanding of suicide is shaped by the very taboo na…

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4 Myths About Sunglasses

By now, it's probably been drilled into your head that you always, always need to wear sunscreen when you're spending time outdoors. But your skin isn't the only thing that needs protecting from the g…

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8 Surprising Habits That Can Harm Your Health

We all know the basic principles of maintaining a healthy lifestyle: eat right, exercise, drink enough water, get enough sleep, and avoid alcohol and tobacco. But there are plenty of seemingly innocuo…

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6 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Your Dishwasher

It's been a little over 60 years since dishwashers came into the homes of Middle Class America, revolutionizing housework in the process. Today, about 75% of American households enjoy the privilege of…

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8 Biggest Myths About Germs

We all know that we need to keep ourselves -- and our surroundings -- clean and sanitary to prevent disease. But how much do you really know about germs? Read on for some of the biggest myths about ge…

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7 Surprising Ways to Use Pet Hair

Pet hair here, pet hair there, pet hair everywhere! Yep, if there's anything pet parents have plenty of, it's pet hair, so why not put some if it to good use? Read on for clever ways to reuse your ani…

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8 Ways To Sneak Exercise Into Your Daily Life

Humans are built to move, but a lot of the trappings of contemporary life don't mesh well with that. Most people don't get the amount of exercise -- typically 2.5 hours per week -- that doctors recomm…

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8 Things Clean People Do Every Day

Some people just seem naturally neat -- or so it seems. But is it really all that natural, or do have they just trained themselves to be that way? Whatever the reason, read on for some of the ways cle…

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This is Why You’re Always Cold

Are you that person? The one who is always reaching for a sweater, even when everyone else is totally fine in a t-shirt? It could just be the way you are — but there are also a number of medical reaso…

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7 Foods That Changed the World

How much do you think about what's on your plate? Sure, there are health, environmental, and price concerns to consider, but what about the reason your food is on your plate in the first place? When E…

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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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