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What Can We Do to Save the Bees?

Most of our favorite foods exist because of bees: Did you enjoy coffee this morning? Bees likely pollinated the coffee flowers. Eat an apple recently? You can thank a bee for that, too.  Part 1 of …

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Hold Monsanto Responsible for Killing Monarch Butterflies

Economics 101 taught us about "negative externalities" -- a negative output that affects others who did not participate in creating the outcome. A textbook example of a negative externality? Monsanto …

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How to Control Pests (Without Killing Them or Using Chemicals)

Cockroaches, mosquitoes, pantry moths, rats, and mice all have their place in the grand scheme of things. However, that place should not be inside your house. But how do you keep out these unwelcome g…

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Why Vertical Farming Might Be Our Planet’s Future

Explosive growth that will take place in the world’s urban centers as we reach 2050. To keep these people from starvation, architects and farmers have combined their talents to create Vertical Farming…

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Bat Quiz: How Well Do You Know These Fascinating Creatures?

October is the month of witches, ghouls, black cats and bats ... but bats shouldn't be seen as scary. Despite their negative reputation, bats provide a variety of amazing benefits to humans. They are …

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Animals We Love: The Fox

The Fox: Resourceful, intelligent and super cute---what more could you ask for? If you live in a semi-rural area, or really anywhere with a few trees, you've probably seen a fox at least once. M…

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5 Ways to Avoid Pesticides In & Around Your Home

When I talk about limiting pesticides, I'm often accused of sounding like a broken record. But the reason behind my rant is so important: Pesticide exposure has been linked to asthma, allergies, ne…

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Guide to October Gardening

October... one of my favorite months for gardening. The temperatures are comfortable, the ground is a little softer with fall rains, and there are fewer insects to deal with. Important October gard…

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What You MUST Know Before Bringing Plants Indoors

As the mercury drops, potted plants that thrived in your backyard or on the balcony all summer may begin to find the autumn weather too chilly for their taste. Many plants, notably delicate tropicals,…

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How Did Your Garden Grow This Year?

Now is the time. While the events of this summer's garden are still fresh in your mind, take the chance to list the season's successes … along with not-so-stellar moments. A home garden record will he…

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The best diet I ever tried is Paleo. Lost weight, and feel much better and healthier. The meals ar…

some good tips thank you and thank you for not suggesting locking your dog in a cage as a tip - as t…

Stafford Shepard ?????? Never heard of such a dog.

Great habits, but give me caffeine as well and lots of it.