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5 Foods That Actually Offer Skin Protection

Summer is here, which means sunny days are ahead! Unfortunately, it also means a higher potential for sun burns and skin damage. Since deadly skin cancers have nearly doubled in the last few decades, …

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Should We Let Pandas Go Extinct? (video)

With the 6th mass extinction in full swing, we as humans are being faced with a lot of complicated, unpleasant questions. Which animals do we save and which do we let die off? Raise your hand if you'r…

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90 Percent of US Could Live on Food Grown Entirely Within 100 Miles

New farmland-mapping research shows the country’s surprising potential when it comes to eating more locally. In all the years that I’ve been writing about choosing food grown nearby, the irony that…

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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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A Sixth Mass Extinction Has Begun. Will Your Favorite Wild Animal Die Out?

Thanks to several "overs" - as in overfishing, overdevelopment, overheating (aka, climate change), and overuse of natural resources - the planet is experiencing a "sixth great extinction" of animal sp…

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What If Carbon Dioxide Was Pink?

Here’s one dad's desperate attempt to slow climate change by thinking pink… As a father, I often lie awake nights tossing and twisting with worry about the climate crisis and how it will impact the…

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Your Eyes Need Sun Protection Too

Most people are surprised to learn that their eyes are equally as susceptible to sun damage as their skin. The cornea, a clear layer that covers the pupil and iris, is composed of epithelial cells sim…

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15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

Sure, most of us love to enjoy bananas for breakfast or, perhaps, a snack. But bananas have so much more going for them than just a delicious and nutritious treat. In fact, so many of the reasons bana…

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3 Reasons Why Birds Might Actually Be Dinosaurs

Not too long ago I was visiting New York City and enjoying the Museum of Natural History. I arrived at the floor with all the dinosaur fossils—which was the first time I’d ever seen anything like it—w…

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What To Know Before You Hit the Pool This Summer

You know you should use sunscreen and you know the safety rules around the pool, but how much do you know about the water you're about to dive into? A properly maintained pool is fairly safe, but t…

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