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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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‘RatGirl’ Breeds and Releases Rats in San Francisco

Batman, CatGirl, WonderWoman, Wolverine and now ... RatGirl! †Before saying, wow, that is cool, let it be known that RatGirl is not a superhero nor a fictional character in a comic strip, but rather a…

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Fight Invasive Species With Every Meal

If you canít beat them, eat them! Invasive species management as a whole is extremely complex. However, cooking with certain edible invasives is a creative, fun and healthy approach to reducing the po…

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How 2,4-D Hurts Pets & Wildlife

Dowís Enlist Duo threatens household pets and other animals. Pets, farm animals and wild animals donít know when and where a weed killer has been applied.† They wander into 2,4-D-sprayed corn and soyb…

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15 Brilliant Uses for Vegetable Oil

From cleaning jewelry to perfectly-measured ingredients, read on for some of the most interesting ways to use this pantry staple. Have a favorite use of your own? Let us know in the comments! Earli…

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Rabid Cat Attacks Woman and Children

Earlier this month, in Pittsburgh's Spring Hill neighborhood, local authorities warned residents about a rabid cat that not only attacked a woman and two children but was still loose in the neighborho…

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WARNING: Do NOT Plant This. Ever!

Japanese barberry. Whether or not you know its name, you've probably seen it before. After all, it's one of the most widely used ornamental plants in the U.S. If you have a yard, there's a good chance…

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The Alarming Impact of Pesticides on Our Children’s Brains

In Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, journalist Susan Freinkel concludes that we have reached a crisis point---and that we're starting to realize our love affair with plastic isn't such a healthy one. In…

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10 Surprising Uses for Charcoal

Barbecue season is just around the corner, and, no doubt, you're dusting off last year's bag of charcoal. But don't light up that grill just yet -- there are plenty of other uses for charcoal. From pr…

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The Weed that Beats Superbugs

Looking out my office window, I see a beautiful natural setting and a small lawn covered in bright yellow flowers and I wonder:† "Why do so many people despise dandelions?"† While they think up new an…

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I don't drink coffee and I don't mind people who do. I just want people to admit caffeine is a drug…

My daughter has 7 (count them, 7!) dogs, all happy, healthy, cheerful, playful and well loved. But s…

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