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Black Tea Smoothies For a Hot Summer Morning

If you canít decide between a smoothie or an iced tea, this is the drink for you. This summer, Iíve been experimenting with black tea smoothies and Iím pretty smitten with the concept. Itís fruit and …

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The Adorable Science Behind the “Sea Bunny”

Meet the cutest sea slug ever? Itís round, and fluffy and has wiggly little ears! Sort of. These little sea creatures, affectionately dubbed ďsea bunniesĒ have recently become social media celebritie…

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How To Tell if a Watermelon is Ripe

Avoid the disappointment of cutting open a watermelon, only to find that it's not fully ripe and sweet, with these simple tips. Watermelons are one of my favorite summer foods, followed close…

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What Makes Feet Stink

... and 6 natural remedies to ease the odor. When it comes to scent, some things are pretty universal. Scientists have found that people across the globe find the smells of citrus and flowers…

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5 Peanut Butters to Avoid

The nutrition labels for these five spreads donít reveal the truth about artery-clogging trans fat, says EWG. Peanut butter should be the simplest of foods. Peanuts and their oil ground into a rich…

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7 Ways to Skip a Shower

Brought to you by the folks who promote eschewing showers in exchange for eating beef. Kind of. Although the website for the Skip Showers for Beef campaign promises that itís not a joke, a lot of p…

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Change Your Shopping Habits to Reduce Food Waste

Shoppers need to think about food waste before they go to the store, rather than figuring out what to do with it at home. Much discussion revolves around how weíre going to feed the planetís burgeo…

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90 Percent of US Could Live on Food Grown Entirely Within 100 Miles

New farmland-mapping research shows the countryís surprising potential when it comes to eating more locally. In all the years that Iíve been writing about choosing food grown nearby, the irony that…

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Deviled Eggs 6 New Ways

We've been eating eggs for a very long time. Ancient Romans ate peafowl eggs, the Chinese ate eggs from pigeons. The Phoenicians enjoyed ostrich eggs; eggs from plovers, partridges, gulls, turkeys, pe…

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8 Homemade Alternatives to Soda

Soft drinks are the beverage choice for millions of Americans, but these sugar-loaded drink bombs increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. Sticking to w…

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PC used to jump up onto the wardrobe and get in the box that I had my old dolls in, he would get dow…

Hate the term superfood but love cantaloupe.

Gonna try the peel on my teeth if I remember just for gigs

Interesting, thank you.