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10 Probiotic-Rich Foods to Supercharge Your Diet

Most people know that yogurt (at least the unsweetened kind with live cultures) is a healthy option, but few people consider the many other foods rich in beneficial bacteria or yeasts that help boost …

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County in Oregon Soon to be GMO-Free

In three weeks, propagating, raising or growing any kind of genetically-modified crop will be considered criminal activity in Josephine County, Oregon. Thatís because a year ago on May 20, 2014, the c…

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5 Hidden Hazards at Home to Keep Away From Kids

As a parent or guardian, your job is to love and protect. Whether itís teaching your kids to never speak to strangers or baby-proofing every room in the house, preparation is key in preventing harm to…

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Sea World Attendance Continues to Plunge

Thanks in large part to the eye-opening 2013 documentary Blackfish, the public seems to increasingly think that orca whales do not belong in giant swimming pools. Consequently, attendance continue…

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5 Natural Ingredients to Soothe Mom & Baby’s Skin Safely

Baby bath labels packed with parabens and phthalates? That's enough to make a green momís hair stand on end. All these intricate chemical formulas, however, really canít beat the benefits of†organic…

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What Animals Are in Your Cosmetics?

What ingredients are in your makeup/cosmetic products? Chicken feet, ground up horns and hooves, chicken combs, cow dung, beetles, fish scales and animal placentas are all common ingredients used i…

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Study Finds Spicy Food Could Save Your Life

When was the last time you ate a spicy curry or enjoyed a hot and sour soup? New research published in the medical journal The BMJ (formerly The British Medical Journal) found that enjoying a spicy me…

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4 Money-Saving, Eco-Friendly Heating & Cooling Options

When it comes to eco-friendly heating & cooling for your home, toeing the line between comfort and eco-conscious can be overwhelming. After my family found out just how big of a footprint our h…

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15 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds

Oh, coffee! Many of us rely on you to start the day or help us push through that early afternoon slump, but what happens to those coffee grounds after we finish the pot? When you toss coffee ground…

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Butterfly Bushes Aren’t Good for Butterflies

If you're trying to create a butterfly sanctuary in your garden, adding butterfly bushes seems like a no-braineróbut you might want to rethink those pretty purple flowers this year. Planting a butt…

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