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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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Lessons from a Fifth Grader

My daughter "graduated" from fifth grade a couple of weeks ago. Before you roll your eyes and think, what has the world come to that we now celebrate 5th grade promotions, step back and think about al…

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Join the 4th of July #WeAreALLConnected Global Dance Party

As a young person facing the challenges of our world today, it's sometimes difficult to imagine how connected I am to making a difference on any large scale. But just the other day, as I had been thi…

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Best Vegetarian Places to Travel in the U.S.

While more and more Americans are turning vegan or vegetarian (and more businesses are taking note), plant-based eaters still might face problems finding great food options when traveling. Luckily,…

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Yes, You Can Prevent Skin Chafing!

It's finally summer, and, odds are, you're spending a least some time enjoying the warm weather. As nice as this time of year is, however, it can wreak havoc on your skin. Sweat, friction, and inappro…

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Woman Stuck in Tree After Rescuing Cat – Both Rescued by Fire Department

Earlier this week, residents in a Pennsylvania neighborhood listened helplessly to a cat mewing for days because it was hopelessly stuck high in a tree. Finally, self-proclaimed cat-lover, Tara Dennis…

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Your Favorite Food Might Not Exist Without Bees

As species go, insects are generally not the most beloved. In fact, "bug" is a word that has become synonymous with "bad." Whether it's a stomach "bug," a computer "bug," an annoying schoolmate on the…

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5 Things To Know About Your Sunscreen

Have you been shopping for sunscreen lately? The number of choices is mind-boggling, as are the lists of ingredients. Then again, nothing spoils a nice summer day faster than a blistering sunburn. Ski…

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5 Walking Tricks to Make Summer Strolling More Fun

Since June is Great Outdoors Month, and the Summer Solstice starts on June 21, here's a not-so-surprising tip: walking is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and take in some of that summer sunshi…

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6 Humane Ways to Stop Garden Pests

Keeping varmints out of your garden is an ongoing challenge (we know at Gardenista). The variety of marauder may vary depending on where your plot is located, but there doesn't seem to be a garden a…

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