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Miso-Glazed Snap Peas With Horseradish ‘Snow’

Recipe: Miso-Glazed Snap Peas From: Stefan Bloom at Plant Based on a Budget Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! One of my favorite cookbooks is David Chang’s "Momofuku." Though Chang’s known as M…

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Stylish Bedrooms That Keep the Bugs Out

Summer's here and the mosquitoes are circling. For inspiration on staying bite-free, here is a round-up of five chic insect-repelling sleeping spaces. Above: A mosquito-net draped bed at the San Gi…

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11 Animals More Likely To Kill You Than Sharks

By Jaymi Heimbuch, TreeHugger Sharks are kinda scary. In the water they're faster than us, can appear from what seems like out of nowhere in an instant, and pack a pretty solid bite. It's easy to…

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Research Links DEET Mosquito Repellents to Nerve Damage

DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide), a common ingredient in mosquito repellents, has been linked to nerve damage. A new study by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, published in the Jour…

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GM Foods & Reproductive Health

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock Genetically Modified Foods Already Linked to Reduced Fertility Genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy have already been shown to reduce fertility in an…

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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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The Best Green Ways to Rid Your Yard of Ticks and Mosquitoes

I went about writing this article as if I were researching tick and mosquito abatement I would consider doing myself. For something I would buy myself, it has to be non-toxic, and because I am well-r…

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Easy Greening: Mosquitoes

Nothing ruins outdoor fun like itchy bites from these pesky little whiners, but conventional bug sprays are toxic to the environment and contain neurotoxic ingredients. Instead, try these safe, effect…

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