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5 Things You Need to Know About Medications and Summer Heat

Did you know that exposure to extreme temperatures could render your medications ineffective—even dangerous? Safely storing drugs during the summer and winter months can be a challenge. Even if you…

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Raspberry Cake (Recipe)

  Here's a holiday you didn't know you wanted to celebrate: National Raspberry Cake Day! Tomorrow, July 19th, is the big day -- so whip up your very own cake and celebrate. Raspberry Loaf C…

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5 Ways to Use Garden-Fresh Tomatoes

Summer means lots and lots of fresh tomatoes. Whether you have your own garden bounty, or are loaded up with fresh-from-the-farmers’-market bargains, tomatoes are so versatile; they are great in every…

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Power-Packed Carrot & Red Pepper Drink

Nothing quite kickstarts the mind and energizes the body on a summer day better than a chilled, delicious drink. And if the drink is packed with the power of antioxidants, minerals and essential vi…

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Blueberry Ice Pops (Recipe)

  We here in the Bay Area are pretty grumpy today. Not only is there a major public transportation strike, and thus a scramble to get on the few remaining public options and the worst traffic …

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How Gross are Public Pools?

  Each summer, many of us take refuge from the heat at local public schools. And why shouldn't we? The kids are out of school. Swimming is a great form of exercise. The beach is too far away. …

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9 Cool Dog Tips For Hot Summers

Imagine it’s a scorching 90 degrees with humidity pushing 100, and you’re slogging around wearing a (banish the thought) fur coat. It’s just insane, right? Now, consider dogs. They might shed more in …

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6 Summer Vacation Destinations to Avoid (Slideshow)

It's finally summer! It's time to ditch all those heavy layers and come out from our caves to enjoy fun in the sun. But some of the most popular summertime activities are not the greatest for your hea…

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7 Unconventional Picnic Spots

With the summer solstice officially starting Friday, June 21, and July being National Picnic Month, why not kick your picnic planning into high gear? As we all know, there are many ways and places …

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Basil & Summer Squash Soup (Recipe)

  This soup is just as good cold as it is hot -- maybe even better! I served it with crusty bread, but, next time, I think I just might make some herby croutons. Basil & Summer Squash S…

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