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What Eating an Avocado a Day Can Do For Your Health

Eating on avocado a day, as part of a moderate-fat diet, can improve cholesterol levels in overweight or obese people, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Associati…

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Cast Iron 101: Cooking, Cleaning and Seasoning

Cast iron seems quite intimidating -- and time-consuming to the unfamiliar. And, while it does take more care than your average stainless steel skillet, it's not nearly as scary as it sounds. When …

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6 Ways to Keep Seniors Safe During Winter Weather

Chilly temperatures and treacherous snow and ice can terrorize the elderly during the winter months. Here are a few dangers to keep in mind and things that will help keep seniors safe during frigid wi…

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How to Control Pests (Without Killing Them or Using Chemicals)

Cockroaches, mosquitoes, pantry moths, rats, and mice all have their place in the grand scheme of things. However, that place should not be inside your house. But how do you keep out these unwelcome g…

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3 Ways to Detox the Air Inside Your Home (and Why It’s Necessary)

At this point, it’s an injustice to continue calling the earth’s climate change and environmental pollution “breaking news.” These have been monumental issues for decades. That said, here’s some…

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5 Things To Know Before You Take That Drink

If you're like most Americans, you'll celebrate the New Year with a few cocktails and a champagne toast. But do you know how much alcohol is in your drink of choice or how long it takes to work its wa…

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The Pros & Cons of Remote-Controlled Birth Control

Developers at MicroCHIPS in Massachusetts are working on a remote-controlled implant that could deliver a daily dose of levonorgestrel for up to 16 years. Backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundati…

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Rechargeable Batteries: Are They the Best Alternative?

Are rechargeable batteries really a good idea? To recharge or not to recharge...that is the question! When I first heard of rechargeable batteries, I was instantly sold on the idea. I mean, wit…

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The One New Year’s Resolution You Really Should Make

If you make only one New Year's resolution this year, make it this one, because it can affect everything else. It's something that comes instinctively to babies. Our dogs and cats are experts. The res…

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How to Extend the Life of Your Christmas Tree

Nothing kills the holiday mood faster than a dead, dried out tree -- not only an eyesore, but a fire hazard, too. But with a little care and forethought, you can keep your Christmas tree fresher longe…

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What a fantastic story! I feed the birds too and give them iced water in summer!So far I have had 5 …