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Lemon Balm Spritzer – Healthy & Refreshing

I've got the most delightful lemon balm spritzer for ya. It's the balm bomb! And since it's HOT out there, this seemed like the right time to share it. Although I wage an ongoing battle against the…

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Which Spices Fight Inflammation?

Once in a while I come across a study that's so juicy I have to share it. A group of researchers at the University of Florida, Gainesville and Pennsylvania State set up a brilliant experiment. We'v…

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How to Prevent Mold and Mildew in Your Shower

Mold and mildew stink – literally.  If you’ve ever walked into a mildewed room, you recognized the musty smell at once. Mold gives a lot of visual clues – it's generally black or grey, and may be splo…

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6 Natural Solutions for Summer Skin Problems

Summer is my favorite season. Whether I'm spending it hiking, biking, swimming or just relaxing on the patio with a good book, I love the long sunny days out in nature. But summer has its dark side as…

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Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken

One of the most concerning developments in medicine is the emergence of bacterial super-resistance—resistance not just to one class of drugs, like penicillin, but to multiple classes of drugs (so-call…

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9 Natural Ways to Stop Gnats & Fruit Flies

A recent and annoying outbreak of gnats and fruit flies in my kitchen and adjoining family room nearly drove me to despair. The darn things seemed to be everywhere – hovering over the fruit bowl, perc…

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The Correct Way to Remove a Tick From Your Pet

I am all about biodiversity, but I must admit ticks are not high on my list of biota to celebrate. They are beastly little bloodsucking parasites who double their ick factor when their bellies are blo…

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A Surprising Hazard of Sitting All Day

Who would have guessed that a natural posture could be so dangerous to our health?  According to researchers from the University of Regensburg, Germany, a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of cer…

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Buzz-Off Bugs! DIY Natural Bug Repellent

As much as I love being outdoors, I hate getting bug bites! There are lots of commercial bug repellents out there, but most of them contain chemicals I don’t want to put on my body or my children’s…

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How to Combat Computer Eye Strain

What happens to our eyesight when we sit in front of a computer all day? As researchers from the SUNY College of Optometry note, the rise in computer screens "has led to an increase in ocular and v…

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OMG !!! I've been sitting on a gold mine all these yrs from the many cats who have owned me !!! LOL …

What a happy ending for Zeke. I'm glad he found himself a home.

Good for Zeke! I have a friend whose cat always disconnected when my friend's mother called, appare…

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