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Natural Pest Control

Fight Invasive Species With Every Meal

If you canít beat them, eat them! Invasive species management as a whole is extremely complex. However, cooking with certain edible invasives is a creative, fun and healthy approach to reducing the po…

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How 2,4-D Hurts Pets & Wildlife

Dowís Enlist Duo threatens household pets and other animals. Pets, farm animals and wild animals donít know when and where a weed killer has been applied.† They wander into 2,4-D-sprayed corn and soyb…

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15 Brilliant Uses for Vegetable Oil

From cleaning jewelry to perfectly-measured ingredients, read on for some of the most interesting ways to use this pantry staple. Have a favorite use of your own? Let us know in the comments! Earli…

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Rabid Cat Attacks Woman and Children

Earlier this month, in Pittsburgh's Spring Hill neighborhood, local authorities warned residents about a rabid cat that not only attacked a woman and two children but was still loose in the neighborho…

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WARNING: Do NOT Plant This. Ever!

Japanese barberry. Whether or not you know its name, you've probably seen it before. After all, it's one of the most widely used ornamental plants in the U.S. If you have a yard, there's a good chance…

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The Alarming Impact of Pesticides on Our Children’s Brains

In Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, journalist Susan Freinkel concludes that we have reached a crisis point---and that we're starting to realize our love affair with plastic isn't such a healthy one. In…

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10 Surprising Uses for Charcoal

Barbecue season is just around the corner, and, no doubt, you're dusting off last year's bag of charcoal. But don't light up that grill just yet -- there are plenty of other uses for charcoal. From pr…

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The Weed that Beats Superbugs

Looking out my office window, I see a beautiful natural setting and a small lawn covered in bright yellow flowers and I wonder:† "Why do so many people despise dandelions?"† While they think up new an…

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25+ Beneficial Plants To Grow (To Help Your Garden Thrive)

Everybody knows that good neighbors are so much better than bad ones. This is true not only at home and at work, but also in the garden. There are good plants -- companion plants -- that do a lot f…

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7 Easy Ways to Sabotage Your Garden

With spring in full gear, you may be getting an itch to start a new garden. But if you think you have a "brown" thumb and you're afraid you will kill every plant, you might be hesitant to start. Do…

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There are lots of other alternatives, we just have to be more varied with our greens!

Interesting ost and thought provoking. I guess that nothing is really cast in stone.

Love it! One smart cat!

thanks for the great tips. one thing to do to save energy is to pull out the plug or turn off the s…