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Gardening for Butterflies

Having a garden is one of lifeís greatest pleasures. Tangible benefits can be gained from interacting directly with the natural world, including healing faster after an illness and improving kidsí cre…

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12 Nature Photography Tips to Up Your Game

If one of your goals when you get outside this summer is to bring home some awe-inspiring photographs, you may be wondering where to start. We spoke with Bruce Kirkby, an award-winning wilderness writ…

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5 Foods That Actually Offer Skin Protection

Summer is here, which means sunny days are ahead! Unfortunately, it also means a higher potential for sun burns and skin damage. Since deadly skin cancers have nearly doubled in the last few decades,†…

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Simple Green Home Improvements for Summer

Saving leftover food items is disgusting, who cares if my TV is plasma or LCD, †and just what the heck is a toilet dam? These home owner dilemmas may seem trivial, but they can save both yourself and …

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Your Eyes Need Sun Protection Too

Most people are surprised to learn that their eyes are equally as susceptible to sun damage as their skin. The cornea, a clear layer that covers the pupil and iris, is composed of epithelial cells sim…

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15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

Sure, most of us love to enjoy bananas for breakfast or, perhaps, a snack. But bananas have so much more going for them than just a delicious and nutritious treat. In fact, so many of the reasons bana…

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What To Know Before You Hit the Pool This Summer

You know you should use sunscreen and you know the safety rules around the pool, but how much do you know about the water you're about to dive into? A properly maintained pool is fairly safe, but t…

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6 ‘Bad’ Habits That Are Actually Good

We hear all the time about all these different habits that could be killing us. But plenty of "bad" habits aren't nearly as bad as they appear to be. And other habits that are not so great in excess a…

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Smart Tips for Avoiding Ticks This Summer

Ticks are the worst. They are nasty little parasites that suck blood and transmit dangerous viruses, like Lyme disease, among numerous others. But, they donít have to take the fun out of your outdoor …

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Top 5 Natural Mosquito Repellents that Really Work

Many years ago I stood outdoors with a group of people and within two minutes was swarmed by mosquitoes while the others were almost completely unaffected. After making my escape indoors, a quick coun…

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Good info, thanks!

Who wants to play dead, anyway? Who thought playing dead is a good idea? Life is for being alive.

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Thanks for the good advice!

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