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4 Ways Ants are Good for You and Your Garden

There are over 12,000 named species of ants and at least double that many that remain to be discovered. And while we may not like them inside our house, ants serve a number of useful functions. Accord…

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4 Lesser-Known Signs of Dehydration

With summer nearly upon us, people are spending more time outside. More outside activities plus warm weather can lead to a common problem: Dehydration. While dehydration isnít only a summer problem, …

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7 Tips for a Relaxing Staycation

Yep, after a brutal winter, for many, summer is here and itís time to get the heck out of town. However, many might still have school through June, jobs that donít give you much time off or perhaps…

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This Summer, Skip the Spray-On Sunscreen

The Environmental Working Group offers up an annual guide to sunscreens, which not only helps people identify products that have harmful ingredients, but also takes aim at marketing gimmicks. This yea…

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11 Natural Ways to Boost Energy (Without Caffeine)

For many of us, 3 oíclock in the afternoon is the low point in our days. The morning coffee has worn off, the end of the day is just beyond reach, and our willpower seems to disappear completely. Inst…

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Tips for the Perfect Memorial Day BBQ Burger

If youíre having friends and family over for a Memorial Day BBQ, there are good and bad ways to prepare the all-American veggie burger and hamburger. Here are a few tipsóbefore, during and afteróyou p…

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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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5 Habits to Help You Stay Fit at Any Age

There's a lot of contradictory information on fitness out there ó itís easy to get overwhelmed. But really, itís quite simple. No matter your age or fitness level, incorporating some physical activity…

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Do Seed Bombs Really Work?

I feel terrible about saying this out loud, but itís been bothering me for a VERY long time, and I finally just have to admit it: I kind of donít think that seed bombs work. So, Seed Bomb 101 fo…

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4 Myths About Sunglasses

By now, it's probably been drilled into your head that you always, always need to wear sunscreen when you're spending time outdoors. But your skin isn't the only thing that needs protecting from the g…

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