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3 Questions to Ask When Decluttering Your Home

Decluttering, the question of what to keep and what to get rid of, has been weighing on my wife's and my mind for the last year. We just went through a massive downsizing from a three-storey house wit…


5 Poisonous Berries You Should Avoid–And 3 You Can Eat

A number of common houseplants and decorative plants have highly toxic berries, which make them a risky choice to keep around if you have small children or pets that can't resist the allure of a colou…


Amazon Shopping is Powered by Coal

Once upon a time, Apple caught some serious flack from Greenpeace for its "dirty cloud". Following substantial clean energy investments, however, Apple has been lauded among renewable energy leaders l…


8 Animals with the Weirdest Hair Styles

Next time you're having a bad day, remember these animals have it worse. Check out these naturally unfortunate hair styles from animals around the world. The Victoria Crowned Pigeon Hard to beli…


An STD Vaccine Could Save Koalas From Extinction

Thinking about factors that tend to cause animal extinction, from deforestation to climate change, the plight of the koala's might be a little more surprising. Among other problems, they're being thre…


Do You Know the Difference Between Artificial and Natural Flavors in Food?

According to a report by the Environmental Working Group, natural flavour is not much better than artificial flavor. Read on to find out why. A growing number of American consumers are opting for "…


The Secret Behind YouTube’s Painting Elephants

To the tune of Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence," Sade the elephant paints herself. The brush strokes are a little clumsy, but the elephant form is unmistakable. When she needs a new color, her…


8 of the World’s Scariest Looking Animals

You probably wouldn't want to encounter any of these in the wild... If you're missing the goblins and ghouls of Halloween, take a look at these real-life monsters. We've compiled some of the most u…


How to Clean Your House with Food

Say goodbye to toxic cleaners. Look no further than the fridge and pantry to learn how to clean everything from pots and pans to yucky grills to carpets. Many of the conventional cleaning products …


10 Winter Camping Tips

Winter camping is a great way to get outside during the cold months, provided you plan ahead in detail. Here are some tips on how to get started. There was a time when winter camping was a way of l…


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