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Why Walking To School is Better For You & Your Kid

By Kerry Crisley, The Nature Conservancy "Itís Octoooooberrrr!" So shouts my seven-year old, Erin, as she skips down our street, stopping to collect a leaf that's the perfect shade of orange. My…

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5 Strategies for Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

In less than a day, summer will have officially begunóbringing with it warmer temperatures and more opportunities to enjoy nature's many gifts. But for the elderly and chronically ill, the onset of…

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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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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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