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7 Interesting & Unusual Uses for Eggs

Sure, eggs are great for eating. They are full of healthy fats and protein, are affordable, and delicious. They are filled with B vitamins, zinc, iron, riboflavin, lutein, among other important nutrie…

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Gardening for Butterflies

Having a garden is one of lifeís greatest pleasures. Tangible benefits can be gained from interacting directly with the natural world, including healing faster after an illness and improving kidsí cre…

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Could We Use Sex Chemicals — Rather Than Toxic Ones — to Protect Our Food?

Can chemicals that turn bugs on replace those that kill them? That's what farmers who use conventional pesticides are trying to figure out. If they succeed, it will be good news for people as well …

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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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7 Summer Safety Tips for INSIDE the Home

Happy summer! Have fun swimming, hiking, biking, boating, grilling, and enjoying the great outdoors this summery season -- but don't forget the†essentials of outdoor summer safety. Remember too that†i…

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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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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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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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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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10 Natural Ways to Beat an Ant Invasion

The ants come marching one-by-one, two-by-two, and gazillion-by-gazillion into our home whenever it's rainy, snowy, too hot, and too cold. My husband favors chemical warfare to get rid of the deter…

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