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11 Clever Uses for Bubble Wrap

  Unpacking? Receiving a lot of packages? Whatever the reason you've got plenty of bubble wrap around, don't just toss it. Resist the urge to pop the bubbles, because there are plenty of cleve…

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Is Driving the New Smoking?

We have often complained about the negative impacts of our car culture, but Chris Bruntlett, writing in Vancouver magazine Hush, goes much further, calling them selfish, anti-social, unhealthy, and de…

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What $300,000 Can Buy You Across the U.S. (Slideshow)

  Depending on where you are in the country, $300,000 can buy you a castle or a closet. In some areas, you'll find a brand new home with granite countertops and his-and-her walk-in closets in …

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6 Most Dangerous Beaches in the World (Slideshow)

  When we think about beaches, relaxation, fun, and beautiful scenery usually come to mind. But that's not always the case -- whether due to pollution or  dangerous animals, several of the wor…

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8 Myths about Lightning (Slideshow)

  Do you think you know what to do during a lightning storm? Odds are, there are at least a few things your teacher got wrong -- and believing in these myths can be a fatal mistake. Though rar…

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5 Summer Skincare Myths (Slideshow)

  We all know that protecting yourself from the sun is important, but, when it comes to the details of how to do that, many of us are confused. And that's no surprise. There are plenty of myth…

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5 Top Countries for Wildlife Spotting (Slideshow)

  Forget the zoo -- check out some of the most incredible countries on the planet to see animals in the wild.   1. Botswana. Nearly 1/3  of Botswana's land is set aside for w…

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10 Ways to Increase Your Odds of Surviving a Plane Crash

Plane crashes seem rare these days, but as last week's vivid incident on the San Francisco runway reminds us, they still do happen and the results can be fatal. Since I am in the Florida Keys with my …

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Veterinarian Sits in a Hot Parked Car for 30 Minutes

As nearly half of America continues to melt in the sweltering heat wave plaguing the Southwest, one vet set out to remind pet owners that you should never leave your pet in a parked car -- even wi…

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Dog-Friendly Hotels & Travel Tips

While traveling with my two daughters in Delaware, I decided to stay at a little B&B called the Lazy L at Willow Creek that was advertised as "dog-friendly." I do not have a dog, but I have two gi…

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