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Free-Range Rats: A Growing Market?

Free-range and organic. Those are two of the redeeming qualities that Cambodian farmer Chhoeun Chhim, 37, likes to tout when promoting his newest export from his rice fields - wild rats. BBC report…

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Quinoa Cakes

These cakes are delicious and not hard to make. They’re good plain or with the pesto sauce on top (see sauce recipe at bottom).  Adding avocados, or salsa, is tasty, too! 4 eggs, well beaten ˝ c…

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Dead Cobra Bites And Kills Chef

Call it bad luck or karma, but either way, this story about the untimely death of a chef will make your skin crawl. According to the Daily Mirror in the U.K., a Chinese chef was preparing snake sou…

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5 Small Daily Discomforts That Can Cause Pain & Stress

When we think of the word "stress," we often think of the big causes: workplace tensions, family relationships and such. But if you pause awhile to consider the seemingly small reasons you are not fee…

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10 Heartwarming Quotes for National Grandparents Day

This Sunday, September 7th is National Grandparents Day -- 24 hours set aside to honor the unique bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. Take a few minutes to remember and celebrate those …

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The Most Important Parenting Lesson I’ve Learned So Far

So many parenting tips are about how to modify your child's behavior or teach him new skills, but I think there's one parenting lesson that rules them all. I was at the playground with my then-16-m…

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Love Bars

You'll find out why these are called "love bars" when you try them. Super moist and delicious, they are easy to make and yummy! The granola and walnuts give them an added satisfying crunch. Bring them…

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7 Tips for Building Tolerance in Children

As children are going back-to school tolerance is more important than ever. They are getting to know their teacher(s), meeting new friends and classmates, it is natural for children to notice the …

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Woman Marries a Mannequin, Seriously?

You may have read about artist Suzanne Heintz in my previous post, "Woman Buys Mannequin Family in Response to Marrriage Pressure." It was published on April 1st, but it was not an April Fools' Da…

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This Condiment Is Taking Over…

It’s not just ketchup and mustard anymore, folks. Open up your fridge to... sriracha. Have you hopped on the sriracha train yet? If not, prepare for hot, sweet, garlicy, umami condiment bliss -- just …

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Elephants love music and I love elephants - win, win

This was not news to me so I'm con. That said, the deer are doing more harm to our forests than the …

Not this dude. Living in gray, rainy Portland, I feel great whenever the sun comes out! And at my ag…

excellent videos and info tfs