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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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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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10 Cancer-Causers to Remove From Your Home

Given poor government regulation, many of the cleaning products available on the market contain "everyday" carcinogens such as formaldehyde, nitrobenzene, methylene chloride, and napthelene, as well a…

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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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Would You Eat a Rat?

It has been said that there is a 12:1 ratio of rats to people in New York City. Granted, this is just an estimate, but it cannot be far off, considering the city has been plagued with rats for over a …

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Natural Pet Care for Fleas, Ticks, Bath Time and More

Our human lives are full of choices. We often obsess over the ingredients in the lotions we buy and search for the safest cleaning products for our home. Our pets, on the other hand, live a largely ch…

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Humane Animal Traps

Once upon a time, the idea of live-catch traps would have been considered a joke. Until fairly recently, nobody thought twice about killing rodents or other “animal intruders,” nor did many people …

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Fleas: Not Just a Dog’s Problem?

Since adults can't wear flea collars, they need other ways to prevent fleas from attacking their skin. Watch this to learn about preventing a flea problem, and how to get rid of them if they've latche…

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12 Surprising Uses for Chalk

  Perhaps you think you've graduated from chalk -- after all, who needs the stuff when you're no longer interested in playing hopscotch?! But chalk isn't all fun and games. Indeed, there are s…

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Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

By Matt Miller, The Nature Conservancy Warm spring days evoke a strong memory of my grandmother. She's hunched over the yard, seemingly picking randomly at the grass. Her short stature and rapid mo…

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I fostered a female bulldog mix found wandering the streets in a rough part of town, who had health …

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Good info. Initial cost is still a little too high for me, but if you have the bucks then this is pr…