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8 Natural Mosquito Repellents

Before you grab that DEET-based mosquito repellent, consider using a natural option instead. DEET, also known as diethyl-meta-toluamide, by any other name still stinks. And research proves that the ma…

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An Herbal Force: DIY Bug Balm

Originally spotted on Unplugged Sunday: a recipe for a natural bug repelling defense. Remodelista editor Alexa decided to give it a try, with the hope to thwart mosquitos and other summer insects with…

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DEET Mosquito Repellents Linked to Brain Damage

DEET, or diethyl-meta-toluamide, by any other name still stinks.  The main ingredient in most commercial mosquito repellents has been linked by Duke University researchers to brain cell damage, harmfu…

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6 Ways to Beat Mosquitoes Naturally

‘Tis the season for sunshine, barbecues, and mosquitoes. Before you grab that DEET-based mosquito repellent in an effort to keep the mosquitoes at bay, consider that research at Duke University lin…

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Cats Love Catnip (3 videos)

We humans have alcohol and marijuana. Cats have catnip. Different "drug," similar chemical effect. The first video explains why cats get high; the second asks if catnip has the same effect on b…

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Dope for Cats?

By Annie Tucker Morgan, DivineCaroline A while back, I bought a bed for my eleven-year-old cat. It's both functional and stylish, it's just the right size to fit my cat's body comfortably, and …

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Green Gifts for Pets

This year skip the plastic mesh stocking filled with crummy plastic pet treats at the store and indulge in a special eco-friendly gift for your pampered companion instead. Any of these are sure to mak…

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