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7 Simple Ways To Help Honey Bees

The bad news is that our honey bees are dying. U.S. bee keepers lost a shocking 31% of their hives this winter, as they have for the past seven years in a row. Although the exact causes of Colony Coll…

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This $1 Item Can Protect Your Plants from Pests

Here in the US, we can find dollar stores everywhere. But finding gardening supplies and row covers can  take some effort. What if you could buy your gardening supplies at the dollar store? Would tha…

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Snakehead ‘Monster’ Fish Invades NYC

A large "frankenfish" with piranha-like teeth that can live out of water for days was found in NYC's Central Park. Take one look at this bad boy and you know you do not want this fish in your backyard…

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4 Things You Can Do Now to Prevent Mosquitoes

Did you know that mosquito larvae actually hatch in late-February? At least in Massachusetts, they do, according to the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project. Now is the time to start preven…

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Animal Thieves

I am lucky -- my almost-nine-year-old still loves for me to curl-up with her at bedtime and read out loud. Last night we started a funny book called Bad Pets: True Tales of Misbehaving Animals. The ch…

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Choosing Flowers for Your Garden

Spring is on its way, and while we haven’t quite arrived at the April showers or the May flowers, now is a great time for garden planning, and part of that planning can include choosing flowers to gro…

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11 Surprising Uses for Eggshells (Slideshow)

  Most of the time, eggshells end up in the trash or compost, and that's certainly reasonable. After all, how could something so delicate be useful? Well, you'd be surprised! From amazing food…

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10 Weeds Worth Growing

“What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Fortune of the Republic, 1878   Keeping your garden tidy can seem like a never-ending duel between …

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Evict Monsanto!

It’s time to follow the lead of Hawaiians who are working to evict Monsanto from their land…and for good reason.  Monsanto and other corporations have been leasing land from schools for experimentatio…

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12 Unusual Uses for Garlic

  There's so much more to garlic than cooking and vampire slaying. From treating cold sores and athlete's foot to repelling mosquitoes and repairing glass, click through for some clever ways t…

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Thanks for the tips, plan to use it on my blueberry and holly plants.

Darlene.... now who's twisting words.....My daughter had ALL her immunizations all through infancy a…

I love libraries, always have. I even worked part-time cleaning them one year- there were several wi…

This sounds delicious. I never heard of Champagne vinegar though. I agree with Jan N. I'd like to se…