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Smart Tips for Avoiding Ticks This Summer

Ticks are the worst. They are nasty little parasites that suck blood and transmit dangerous viruses, like Lyme disease, among numerous others. But, they donít have to take the fun out of your outdoor …

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Would You Eat Bugs?

Billions, yes billions, of people eat bugs--from crickets to locusts, worms to grubs. The Greeks and Romans †harvested†beetle larvae and cicadas; native Americans hunted crickets; termites are eaten i…

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7 Libido Boosters from Around the World

By Laurel House, Planet Green Itís a fact: 30 percent of American women have low sexual desire. To lift your libido, there are several little-known tricks you can try. Have fun testing out these …

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The Reluctant Environmentalist

By Monica Wilcox Sometimes, I could swear, the earth speaks. I was at my daughterís swim meet timing with another mom when her 9-year-old daughter joined us. We had timed a few events when the g…

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Top 10 Biggest Bugs

By Animal Planet Appreciation for nature is easy when it comes to the cute, the little, the non-threatening creatures...but what about the massive insects and arachnids on these pages, many of wh…

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Stinging Caterpillars: Cute, Fuzzy…but Itchy

'Tis the season where little ones discover a world full of creepy, crawly things in the backyard and the playground.† Centipedes, inchworms, and caterpillars make great finds for anyone's bug catc…

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Probiotics for Insects, Soil and Self

For many people, the idea of dousing their veggie gardens with chemical pesticides or fertilizers is akin to dousing their nightly salad, children playing nearby and their companion animals with tox…

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Insects and Rodent Hair in Your Food?

As a child I was given over to brimming excitement whenever I had the opportunity to open a box of cereal that was clearly holding a foreign object inside. In this case the foreign object was most a…

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Is Your City in the Bedbug Top 10?

In America's most bedbug-infested cities, panic attacks about bedbugs are common, but there are ways to cope, both with the bugs and the anxiety they trigger. By Emily Main, Rodale.com B…

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Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can’t See (video)

This is a fantastic animated report from NPR about billions of bugs in the sky. Look up at the sky and what do you see? Well, blue, yes. And maybe a plane or a bird, but otherwise ... nothing. Or s…

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