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Nature & Wildlife

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 don’t 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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Scientists Look to Baby Eagles to Determine How Contaminated Our Environment Is

Scientists in Wisconsin have hit on a new way to determine how exposed we humans are to toxic chemicals in the environment: They're asking baby eagles. Well, "asking" may put too nice a spin on it.…

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Disturbing Number of Whale Strandings in California This Year

A dozen dead whales in the past two months have washed up on the shore of California—twice the average of an entire year. The experts at The California Academy of Sciences have a few suspicions as to …

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7 Natural Wonders You Haven’t Heard Of

We all know about the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest. Sure, they're spectacular, but there are plenty of other places on this planet that are just as spectacular but don't get the recognition they des…

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Blue Mind: Why Being Around Water is Good For You

Blue Mind: A mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peace, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment. When Ishmael, the narrator of Herman Melville’s …

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3 Tips to Consider When Looking for Sustainable Seafood

It’s a common line of questions: Should I be eating seafood? Is it healthy? Is it sustainable? Unsurprisingly, people have many different opinions on the matter. But in our modern era of declining oce…

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Illicit Ivory Trade Threatens African Elephants

Today, poachers kill an African elephant every 20 minutes to feed an insatiable demand for ivory. As a result, these elephants may be gone in as little as ten years. This large scale wanton destructio…

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Fire-Survivor Cat Now Nurses Other Animals

Last week I wrote about a Polish cat named Rademense who has an intuitive gift for comforting other animals in need. The staff at the shelter where Rademense now permanently resides refer to him as "t…

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Daily Cute: Rescued Fox Enjoys a Special Treat

This fox used to live at a fur farm ... but luckily, he was rescued by a wildlife rehab program, where he is cared for by wild fox specialists. Although he can't be released into the wild, he is t…

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Very complex situation but Mexico needs to sell its products, food better than drugs. How one can po…

Weigh ALL aspects of what you want in life, choose those most important and agreed upon by the two p…

Thanks for the good article. Need to practice mindfulness more often.

I like to eat eggs too much to use them for other stuff. :)