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Monsanto is Messing With Animals’ Sperm

New research released earlier this month out of the University of Caen, France, found that animals exposed to the commonly-used pesticide, Roundup, experienced an increased impairment in sperm structu…

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What It Felt Like When My Parents Divorced at 80 (Hint: Not Terrific)

There's an old Jewish joke. An 80-year-old Florida man calls his adult daughter in Manhattan. "Darling, I've got bad news," he says. "Your mother and I are splitting up." Daughter is shocked, "My …

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How to Choose Batteries That Don’t Damage our Planet

Household batteries' small size belies the big impact they have on the planet. Americans purchase two to three billion dry-cell batteries every year to power radios, toys, cell phones, watches, laptop…

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Cat Poop & Cancer: The Cure?

Hope springs from the most unlikely places. Believe it or not, cat poop could one day save someone from cancer. Jump-Starting the Body’s Immune System Cancer researchers David J. Bzik and Barbar…

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Watch This Kitten and Hedgehog Become Best Friends

Harley is an African pygmy hedgehog meeting Loki the kitten for the very first time. It looks like Loki interrupted Harley while he was taking a little hedgehog bath, but he doesn't seem to mind. …

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5 Reasons to Make Homemade Dog Treats (Plus a Recipe!)

Dogs are very special to us. So why do we feed our dogs packaged, processed foods that we so knowingly avoid for ourselves? They accompany us in the best of times and worst of times with a wagging …

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Why Turtles Don’t Make the Best Roommates

At the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), we often receive inquiries from well-meaning Canadians wanting advice about how to help the animals and plants they encounter in their daily lives. Case in p…

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Park Wants Visitors To Leave Cell Phones & Car Keys Behind

There are plenty of ways that cell phones are helping environmentalism, but they can also be a distraction and even an addiction. Especially when we are in the wild. That's why New Forest Nation…

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7 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Picky Toddlers

Got a kid at home that has decided veggies are for suckers? Check out these kid-friendly recipes for picky eaters, plus some tips on getting through the picky eating phase. I never thought I'd be…

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1 Thing Fruits and Vegetables Can’t Do (And 6 Things They Can)

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it won't be much help if you're trying to slim down. Recent research reviewed studies on the link between fruit and vegetable consumption and weight gain, …

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Today's Healthy Living Poll

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

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