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Health & Safety

5 Hidden Hazards at Home to Keep Away From Kids

As a parent or guardian, your job is to love and protect. Whether it’s teaching your kids to never speak to strangers or baby-proofing every room in the house, preparation is key in preventing harm to…

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5 Healthy Habits That Could Be Polluting the Water

You try to live a healthy lifestyle, but could some of your healthy habits be harming our waters? Here are 5 healthy habits that may have undesirable effects on the health of our water resources. W…

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Rabies Quiz: What You Must Know as a Pet Owner

Life can truly be ironic. Last Thursday, I went to the library to select some books on CD for an upcoming road trip. One of the books I chose was Stephen King's horror story about a rabid dog named Cu…

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Study Finds Common Cleaning Products Fail Safety Testing

Before you wash another load of laundry or scrub a pile of dishes, keep reading. Women’s Voices for the Earth launched a new report called “Deep Clean” in which the non-profit organization graded four…

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How to Keep Summer Fruit Fresh After You Bring it Home

Tis the season when open air markets and farm stands are bursting with delectable fresh fruit. Blueberries, nectarines, currants, figs, and the rest of summer's harvest all look so tempting that you m…

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How to Properly Dispose of Anything

To recycle or not to recycle: that is the question. We all need to play a part in protecting the environment for ourselves and for future generations. Whether you’re biking to work or lugging plast…

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How to Make Sense of Sunscreen Labels

Whether you're on vacation or hanging out in your back yard, you want to enjoy the sun without burning your skin to a crisp and endangering your health. But those sunscreen labels can be confusing and…

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Seniors Don’t Have to Fall Victim to Gravity

Earlier this week, former President George H.W. Bush fell at his summer home in Maine, breaking a vertebra in his neck. Fortunately, the injury was not life threatening, and his spokesman reports that…

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When it Comes to Microwaves, Here’s What You Should Worry About

After a long day, sometimes all you wanna do is grab some something from the freezer, nuke it, feed the family, and call it a night. But for many of us, there's a nagging worry: Are those little ov…

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“Safe” Alternatives to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Health Problems

Plastics are everywhere: product and food packaging, beverage containers, electronics, office supplies and even the microbeads in hygiene products. The list doesn’t stop there. Even though we have a p…

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very good. I do feel better when I can walk tall.and I don't mean with high heels. I cannot and wi…

t information. thank you for caring and sharing.

Great information.

Congratz! I make Vegan chili all the time+not 1 person complains about it being meatless.

Of course cats and dogs shouldn't be vegan.

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