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There Are Barely Any Almonds in Your Almond Milk

Almond milk is hugely popular among lovers of non-dairy milks. It is slightly sweet, slightly nutty, a little creamy, yet very light and refreshing. But, is what you’re buying really ‘almond’ milk, or…

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Poor Diet Lowers Intelligence in Kids

What your kid eats has a direct impact on their brain development—that's a no-brainer. But, have you ever actually wondered how the modern, highly-processed diet is affecting our kids? That’s right…

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6 Fruits You Shouldn’t Feed Your Dog

While fruits like bananas, kiwis, blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple are fine to share with your pup, there are many fruits that you should keep to yourself. Fruits are very nutritious, and dogs…

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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 don’t have to take the fun out of your outdoor …

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11 Natural Ways to Boost Energy (Without Caffeine)

For many of us, 3 o’clock in the afternoon is the low point in our days. The morning coffee has worn off, the end of the day is just beyond reach, and our willpower seems to disappear completely. Inst…

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Kraft Mac & Cheese Plans to Drop Artificial Ingredients

Kraft has recently announced that it will no longer use synthetic colors and artificial preservatives to create that familiar neon orange hue of its original mac & cheese. By January 2016, Kraft w…

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6 Natural Alternatives to Popping Tylenol

If you are feeling a little achy, inflamed, or have a nagging headache, your first reaction may be to pop a couple Tylenol. However, a recent study has suggested that, for certain conditions, Tylenol …

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Switchel: The Sports Drink You’ve Never Heard of

If you’ve ever searched for a healthier, natural version of your favorite sports drink, you’re in luck. No, not coconut water — switchel. Switchel is the healthy, tasty, power-boosting beverage you’ve…

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7 Coffee Substitutes That Will Help You Kick the Caffeine Habit

I remember my first caffeine withdrawal. After a week straight of binging on Pepsi during spring break, I came home and went straight into cold turkey mode. My teenage body wasn't ready to handle the …

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6 Simple Homemade Hair Masks

In 2013, Americans spent $11.4 billion on haircare products. That’s a lot of money spent on chemical-laden mystery concoctions that are potentially doing more harm than good. The U.S. EPA lists a numb…

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