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10 Creative Ways to Exercise Outdoors

When the weather's great outdoors, I hate to go to the gym and lose out on all that fresh air and sunshine. To still get my endorphins pumping and keep some semblance of body tone, here are ten creati…

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No More Fireflies? 9 Ways We Can Help Before It’s Too Late

Fireflies may be Nature's most magical animals. You can be walking down a street at night, or sitting on your porch, or camping out, and there they are, flitting about right next to you, blinking on a…

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How to Prevent Kidney Stones

Passing a kidney stone is a painful experience. Once started, there is almost nothing you can do but suffer and endure. If you are between 30 and 60 years of age, your chances of going through this…

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8 Foods You Can Reuse Before Throwing Out

On my quest to reduce household waste to an absolute minimum, I’ve done a lot of thinking about what goes into the garbage can and what can be diverted to other purposes. With a bit of creative thinki…

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Love Bars

These are super moist and crunchy with the granola and walnuts. They are easy to make and yummy! 1 stick butter of choice 1 cup sugar of choice 2 eggs 1½ teaspoons vanilla ¼ cup flour of choice…

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Not Motivated to Exercise? Blame Your Brain

If you can’t find the time or motivation to exercise, blame your brain. Scientists from Seattle Children’s Research Institute have pinpointed the area of the brain that motivates people to exercise…

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10 Dogs Jealous of Your Love

National Dog Day was celebrated nationwide this past week. Dogs are man's best friend ... until that man gets a new girlfriend. If you've ever had a canine companion, you already know how seemingly no…

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Dog & Parrot in Fierce Competition Over Last Bite of Yogurt (Video)

We'd hate to see what happens when there's only one slice of pizza left ... Watch these animal friends share snack time not so gracefully, but pretty adorably. There's no room for manners when there…

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Pasta with Summer Squash and Feta

YIELD 4 servings Ingredients 4 cups yellow or green squash, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces feta cheese Fresh basil Instructions 1. Sauté squash in olive oil over high heat unti…

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7 Tips for Building Tolerance in Children

As children are going back-to school tolerance is more important than ever. They are getting to know their teacher(s), meeting new friends and classmates, it is natural for children to notice the …

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Should Extinct species be brought back to life? (when science makes this possible)

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