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The Secret to Killer Green Smoothies

Forget the fake green beer on St. Patrick's day. Try a delicious, non-dyed green smoothie! With the basic formula below, you can make killer green smoothies with whatever produce you have on hand. …

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Why Fermented Foods Will Make You (& Your Stomach) Happier

Humans have been fermenting foods to aid in digestion for as far back as we can trace. Primarily they were fermented to improve holding and storing properties of foods. The milk from camels were ferme…

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8 ‘Staple’ Foods to Avoid at the Grocery Store

A lot of so-called "staple" items that we buy at the grocery store are loaded with unnecessary and sometimes harmful ingredients. They are simply not as essential as we've been lead to believe, and ca…

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11 Things You Really Need to Know About Caffeine

Is caffeine good or bad for your health?  It may come down to who you are and what your health is like. Before you decide if that coffee, tea, or energy drink habit is right for you, consider the foll…

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The Best Way to Maintain a Wooden Cutting Board

Wooden cutting boards are nothing short of kitchen workhorses. But they're also germ, and unpleasant odor, hotspots. Should you just give up on fussy wood and switch over to plastic? Hardly! As long a…

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10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Purchase

When I first saw the chart below, via Reddit, called "The Illusion of Choice, I was relieved that there is actually nothing here I consume. But, when I dug deeper, I realized that I do purchase bandai…

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How Dangerous is Chocolate for Dogs?

If you're a dog lover, you undoubtedly have heard that chocolate can be deadly to dogs, but is that really true? Will the chocolate bar surreptitiously snagged off the kitchen counter by Fido end in h…

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Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What You Need to Know

Are you confused about probiotics and prebiotics?  This is a dilemma facing many people, and outrageous marketing claims aren't helping matters.  So, "what's the difference?" you may be wondering. …

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Cozy Tomato Spinach Soup

Wintertime is a nice time to cozy up and eat soups, making you feel all warm inside. This soup is delicious! It has a rich tomato flavor with a touch of parmesan - although the cheese is optional. …

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22 Surprising Uses for Lemons

Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits out there. And no, we're not just talking about in cooking! Lemon juice is an acid, a natural disinfectant, and a nutritional powerhouse. Its scent is perfe…

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The US Congress has no sympathy for people, let alone animals. It's absolutely disgusting and sad be…

It's a wonder that we're not all dead.

I was just wondering about that "wash your clothes in cold water" Would be interesting to know,how m…

Too bad the Congress doesn't present such a sane, positive slate for election as the candidates in …

when will the USA pass REAL LAWS to protect animals? BAN roadside zoos, animals in circuses or shows…