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Top 5 Natural Mosquito Repellents that Really Work

Many years ago I stood outdoors with a group of people and within two minutes was swarmed by mosquitoes while the others were almost completely unaffected. After making my escape indoors, a quick coun…

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Victory! FDA Bans Trans Fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will give the food industry three years to eliminate trans fats from foods in the food supply. The news comes after an advisory in 2013 in…

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21 Rape Myths Everyone Needs to Know

A new joint study between three universities in Canada found that a combination of education and self-defense training about rape is highly effective at reducing the incidence of rape.  The results, p…

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Egg Foo Yung (Vegetarian and Gluten Free!)

This delicious vegetarian egg foo yung dish has a great satisfying crunch. You can vary the vegetables in the recipe to use whatever you have on hand. Egg foo yung can easily be made gluten-free. I…

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9 Surprising Ways Yogurt Gives Your Health a Serious Boost

There is no question that yogurt is one of the most commonly enjoyed fermented foods in our diet. In addition to being delicious, there are many other reasons to make yogurt (non-dairy versions includ…

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Thousands of Groceries Claiming ’0 Trans Fats’ Actually Contain Them

A new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimates that at least 27 percent of 84,000 foods in grocery stores contain artificial trans fats, known to have a well-documented connection to h…

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Three Thieves That Steal Your Peace of Mind

The recent mega million-dollar drama surrounding FIFA and its president Sepp Blatter has taught us an invaluable lesson: how greed and power are like thieves in the night that steal our sensibility, k…

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Natural Ways to Protect Yourself Against Growing Skin Cancer Rates

According to a statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most serious form of skin cancer, known as melanoma, has more than doubled between 1982 and 2011. The CDC indicate…

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Lemon-Scented Pasta with Swiss Chard

Tomorrow's Meatless Monday and I've got a good one for ya! I first concocted this heavenly pasta dish five summers ago after we had visited family in Vermont. The scenery was uniquely beautiful - I am…

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Happy Salad

This salad is fun to make, fun to look at and fun to eat! That is why I call it “Happy Salad.” The hint of onion flavor in the dressing makes it rich and tasty. It can add a little brightness to your …

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Greetings to every one that is reading this I have been rejected by my husband after three(3) years …

I've had gout since I was in my 20s, and my mother had it too so I suspect it's genetic. I've known…

Good to be 'in the quiet',, sometime in your day.... Brings solace/peace,, especially at night, …

Good recommendations, especially the reminder that the smartphone does work in a pinch. Thanks.