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7 Biggest Myths About Summer

Ah, summer. It's the time of backyard barbecues and camping trips, days at the pool and treks through the woods. Sure, it's fun in the sun, but the summer is also the prime season for a number of seri…

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The Simple Secret to Biking in a Skirt

Ever throw on a skirt and wish you could bike in it? After all, skirts are way, way comfier and less confining than pants. But with the breezes caressing your face and hair, odds are your skirt will c…

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15 Smart Ways to Beat Jet Lag

No one wants to sleep through a vacation -- or sit wide awake at night -- but jet lag can do just that. Before flying away this summer, consider these 15 not-so-obvious ways to beat jet lag, and enjoy…

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Yellowstone Literally Can’t Afford to Lose Grizzly Bears

Apex predators have returned to Yellowstone - and that includes the iconic grizzly bear. Within the park, about 150 bears have established their home ranges, while in the greater Yellowstone area, nea…

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How Does Traffic Affect Our Health?

Like many of you, I dislike driving in heavy traffic. But unlike many of you, I usually don’t have to. I live and work in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, and my job is just steps from my home. D…

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Best Vegetarian Places to Travel in the U.S.

While more and more Americans are turning vegan or vegetarian (and more businesses are taking note), plant-based eaters still might face problems finding great food options when traveling. Luckily,…

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3 Book Suggestions for 3 Different Reading Personalities

There are tourists, and then there are travelers. You can usually tell them apart by their luggage -- spiffy rolling bag versus beat-up backpack. There's also a certain attitude that distinguishes tru…

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‘RatGirl’ Breeds and Releases Rats in San Francisco

Batman, CatGirl, WonderWoman, Wolverine and now ... RatGirl!  Before saying, wow, that is cool, let it be known that RatGirl is not a superhero nor a fictional character in a comic strip, but rather a…

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9 Better Ways to Get To Work Than a Car

How'd you get to work today? If you're like millions around the world, you hopped into a car all by yourself, and drove there. Commuting by car seems like a necessity--hey, we've all gotta work, right…

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8 Most Common Beginner Bicycling Mistakes

Great! You've decided to start biking more (just in time for National Bike Month)! Maybe you're commuting to work. Maybe you like to stick to the trails. Regardless, biking's a great choice: it's bett…

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I like to be techno-savvy, but dishwashing is something I'd personally not automate. I still think t…

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Interesting, especially about the FODMAPs. Thanks.

In defense of breeders: oldest is our last bred Siamese who is still happy & healthy at 18 1/…