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14 DIY Projects to Avoid

Are DIY solutions always the best solutions? Unfortunately, no. Sometimes, recipes for cleaning your home or pampering your body just don't work -- or worse, they do more harm than good. And often, th…

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Surprising Inventions That Help Our Environment

While you may picture Indiana Jones when you hear the word ďexploration,Ē†there have been major discoveries in technology, music, food and more that†are shaping the way we view and treat the world. Ch…

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9 Natural Ways to Stop Gnats & Fruit Flies

A recent and annoying outbreak of gnats and fruit flies in my kitchen and adjoining family room nearly drove me to despair. The darn things seemed to be everywhere Ė hovering over the fruit bowl, perc…

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3 Labels to Look For on Your Chocolate Bar

If you're a chocolate lover, you should be aware that not all chocolates are alike. And we're not talking about cocoa content.† Some chocolates are "greener" than others -- greener because more chocol…

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FAQs About Mold Prevention and Cleanup

Whether it occurs in summer or in winter, mold in your home is not only unsightly, it is also dangerous to your family's health. Read these FAQs to get the answers about how mold grows, whom it affe…

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3 Houseplants for Water Conservationists

Water conservation isnít just a concern for outdoor gardeners. If you want to do your part in conserving water, but donít have a garden, you can elect to grow houseplants that donít need as frequen…

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Buzz-Off Bugs! DIY Natural Bug Repellent

As much as I love being outdoors, I hate getting bug bites! There are lots of commercial bug repellents out there, but most of them contain chemicals I donít want to put on my body or my childrenís…

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Fertilizers From Your Trash (That Your Plants Will Love)

I don't spend top dollar to feed my plants a top-notch meal. Kitchen scraps, fireplace ashes and even my husband's pee (it's easier to collect than mine) can add nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to …

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9 Wasteful Yard Care Habits and How to Kick Them

Summer means balmy weather, longer evenings and a more leisurely pace of life. If you'd love to sit back and enjoy your garden but are too busy planting, weeding and watering, it's time to stop. Take …

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15 Surprising Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

If you have hydrogen peroxide in your home, chances are it's in your first aid kit. And that's a shame, really. For one, applying peroxide to cuts and scrapes really isn't the best way to go about rep…

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Matt has the right idea...grow your own... Save seed for next year. I keep all my saved seeds in th…

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Interesting! But I live in the Southern Hemisphere so it doesn't really apply to me.

I guess when we said "eat more kale" people really took it to heart LOL!! I have already switched …

Ha, Ha, Ho, Ho, He, He, ah the foibles of fad eating. Other than this article and its nearly identic…