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The Surprising Reason Babies Cry at Night

A new study speculates on an interesting reason babies cry at night—it could be because they're trying to prevent Mom from procreating and giving birth to a sibling. Sneaky! The research, published…

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15 Weird Facts About Whales (Plus 4 Amazing Videos)

Whales are so obviously different from us, yet surprisingly similar in so many ways. They are extremely intelligent and social beings that share our lifespan and often our close-knit family structures…

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5 Tips for Making Sex and Birth Control Less Awkward

I recently hit the streets of New York with a big sign that said “Let’s Talk About Sex.” As the granddaughter of a southern woman who avoided even saying the word—she would say ‘seg’ if she absolutely…

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3 Easy Kale Salads

Marinated kale salads are not only a delicious way to enjoy these dark greens, but they are also easy to make. There are 2 keys to a tasty kale salad: 1. A good acid (lemon, apple cider vinegar…

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Warning: Kissing Your Pet May Result in Rejection (Video)

We love to give our pets love. Cuddles, pets, treats and kisses. But what if, one day, your pet moves on? Check out these hilarious rejection moments between eager owners and the pets that couldn't …

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How Pistachio Shells Can Keep You Warm at Night

The pistachio, the cumbersome-to-shell cashew relative that’s great for the heart, filled with antioxidants, and makes for a delightful addition to pesto, is being eyed as a potential heating source f…

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How To Calm A Freakout

Are you the type of person who needs to break down before you break through? For many years that was the case for me. Before I found Kundalini meditations and a greater connection to my energy, I had …

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Are Sugary Foods Addictive?

People have chewed coca leaves for at least 8,000 years as a mild stimulant without any evidence of addiction, but when certain components are isolated and concentrated into cocaine, we've got a probl…

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21 DIY Baby Toys from Organic and Recycled Materials

What is it about babies that makes us want to shower them with gifts? I can't resist cute baby things, but my inner green crafter tsks at those consumerist impulses. When I can I try to make things fo…

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5 Non-Food Uses for Sugar

Refined sugars aren't so hot for our health, but there are some household uses for the sweet stuff that might surprise you! You may not put sugar in your tea these days, but it's actually an effect…

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

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