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Lawns & Gardens

Are Pesticides Lowering Our Intelligence?

I've been studying the effects of toxic industrial chemicals and heavy metals for 25 years and with greater intensity for my upcoming brain health book, 60 Seconds to Boost Your Brain Health (Rodale, …

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Rustic Roasted Tomatoes With Garlic & Herbs

The tomato harvest is in full swing at my house and we've been picking some big, beautiful juicy red tomatoes and tons of little, yellow-orange sungold cherry tomatoes, too. We've mostly been dehydrat…

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4 Vegetables You Can Plant Now For A Fall Harvest

The cooler weather and shorter days of fall don't have to mean the end of the harvest from your garden. If you plant some of these classic root crops now, you can still enjoy fresh homegrown produce w…

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The Weirdest Foods You Can Grow in Your Garden (Infographic)

Your garden just got a little bit stranger. Forget about cherry tomatoes and peppers. These foods are vibrant, unique and totally plantable in your backyard. Pretty soon, you could be eating foods you…

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How Not to Spread Invasive Pests

When hungry insects decide to travel to new areas, they can devastate crops and trees and upset native ecosystems. And we humans often inadvertently provide transportation for these hungry pests. …

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No More Fireflies? 9 Ways We Can Help Before It’s Too Late

Fireflies may be Nature's most magical animals. You can be walking down a street at night, or sitting on your porch, or camping out, and there they are, flitting about right next to you, blinking on a…

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Which Fruit Makes Your Skin Look Fabulous?

Homegrown tomatoes don't just taste like heaven, they make you look and feel great, too. Tomatoes contain the vitamins A, C and K, and the antioxidant lycopene, which help skin in several ways. Tog…

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Why Poison Ivy is Getting Worse — And How to Avoid It

New research indicates that climate change is causing poison ivy to grow larger and more toxic to humans. A 2006 study found that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused poison ivy plants to…

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16 Microgreens You Can Grow in a Jar or a Box

Microgreens pack a lot of delicious punch in a tiny pouch (well, leaf to be exact). I started eating them almost by accident. I was weeding mustard greens out of a community garden patch, and rathe…

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Grow These Veggies to Save Money

Vegetable gardening brings you all kinds of benefits reducing your carbon footprint and your consumption of pesticides, providing an opportunity to get healthy exercise outdoors, and supplying yo…

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