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Simple Green Home Improvements for Summer

Saving leftover food items is disgusting, who cares if my TV is plasma or LCD, †and just what the heck is a toilet dam? These home owner dilemmas may seem trivial, but they can save both yourself and …

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Mosquitoes Outsmart DEET Repellents Within 3 Hours

In the same way that many bacteria have learned resistance to antibiotics, mosquitos are learning how to outsmart chemical repellents, according to research in the medical journal Parasites and Vector…

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Smart Tips for Avoiding Ticks This Summer

Ticks are the worst. They are nasty little parasites that suck blood and transmit dangerous viruses, like Lyme disease, among numerous others. But, they donít have to take the fun out of your outdoor …

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Update on Ladybugs as Natural Pest Control

It seemed like an excellent idea in the beginning. Using ladybugs as a form of non-toxic, hypoallergenic, affordable pest control for growing fruits and vegetables ... what could possibly go wrong? We…

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7 Natural Wonders You Haven’t Heard Of

We all know about the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest. Sure, they're spectacular, but there are plenty of other places on this planet that are just as spectacular but don't get the recognition they des…

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4 Ways Ants are Good for You and Your Garden

There are over 12,000 named species of ants and at least double that many that remain to be discovered. And while we may not like them inside our house, ants serve a number of useful functions. Accord…

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How to Create a Rain Barrel

Even though†rain barrels are pretty much all the same concept, each one tends to be put together in its own way.†This is my rain barrel. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. Itís ma…

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The Ultimate Lawn Care Guide (Infographic)

Lawn care sounds simple enough, but unsightly brown grass and shrunken flower beds can pop up in even the most well cared-for front yard. If you're not in a drought-stricken area, learn some gardening…

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Best Non-Gasoline Powered Lawn Mower Options

Gasoline powered lawn mowers may be powerful. But they're also a big source of air pollution.†For each hour of operation, says the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, "one gas-powered lawn mowe…

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If You Don’t Have a Rain Barrel, You’re Losing Water and Money

Rain barrels have been popping up all over my neighborhood lately. I live in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., and water is expensive here. It can also be scarce in the summer, especially in t…

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