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EPA Allows Farmers to Keep Spraying Monsanto’s Dicamba
EPA is adding some light regulations on dicamba use, but the controversy and problems surrounding dicamba-tolerant crops seem far from over.
Does Your Cat Have What it Takes to do Therapy Work?
Truman the therapy cat is loved and sought after for what comes naturally—making people feel good. His many friends at Jewish Senior Services nursing home in Bridgeport, CT, eagerly await his visits and share how much he means to them on Truman’s Facebook page. One doctor even wrote a prescription to have Truman visit a […]
How Tea Prevents Arterial Aging
Our endothelium, the inner lining of our blood vessels that controls the function of every artery in our body, “appears to play a critical role in a variety of human disorders, including peripheral vascular disease, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, insulin resistance, chronic kidney failure, [cancer, and blood clots]….” Unfortunately, endothelial cells only live about 30 […]
Important Tips for Post Tooth Extraction Care
If you’ve just had a tooth extracted, then chances are that you’ll want to forget the whole ordeal ASAP. But don’t throw caution to the wind as soon as the procedure’s been performed: it’s actually in the post-extraction stage that you need to be most vigilant about your still-healing mouth. We’ve compiled some of the […]
10 Pumpkin Recipes for Fall
What is it about changing leaves and blustery days that makes you crave pumpkin? It's more than just a seasonal food - it's one of those quintessential tastes of fall - like apples and mulling spices - that just feels right on a chilly day. Check out some of my favorite fall pumpkin recipes, and feel free to share your own pumpkin cooking ideas in the comments!
Instant Pot Lentil Chili
Hearty lentils take the place of ground beef in this deeply-seasoned Instant Pot Lentil Chili recipe that cooks up quickly and easily in your pressure cooker!
How to Keep Pets Safe on Halloween + Top 10 Pet Costumes
One of my favorite Halloween memories is when my friend Joy and I entered our dogs in a fundraising costume contest at our local animal shelter. Lucy, a Rottweiler mix, and Ricky, an English springer spaniel, were dressed as a bride and groom while surrounded by dogs dressed in a wide variety of costumes including […]
Daily Cute: Brave Siamese Cat Survives Hurricane Floods
Before his rescue, Chomper spent four long days in a tree to survive rising floodwaters. Now he's safe and sound in New York, while he waits to find a forever home.
Tips for Working Out as a Couple
Six months ago, I stepped into the weights section of the gym for the first time since high school. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I figured that with my sporty husband by my side I might actually learn how to lift something. We were all optimism and rainbows that first day. But, let […]
The 4 Week Challenge That Will Help You Master Push-Ups
Do you avoid workouts with push-ups because you can’t do a single push up? All that will change once you complete the push up challenge below. This challenge will strengthen the muscles used to perform push-ups. To perform push-ups properly, you need strong arms, shoulders and core. Doing push-ups regularly will make your upper body […]
What Sustainable Clothes Shopping Means Today
Navigating the intricate world of fashion can be overwhelming—with so many advances in technology, the fashion world is always expanding. From e-commerce to a host of new materials, fashionable clothing is always just a click of a button away. However, with fast fashion companies and consumerism at an all-time high, making sure your shopping practices […]
Do You Suffer from this Modern-Day Relationship Killer?
What expectations do you have for an intimate relationship? Expectations like honesty, respect and support are all very reasonable. But research is showing that modern couples are expecting more and more from each other. In addition to basic love and friendship, romantic partners often expect their mates to support their careers, personal goals, emotional wellbeing […]
8 Napa Cabbage Recipes
Napa cabbage has a delightful, mild flavor and is surprisingly versatile. Try these delicious napa cabbage recipes!
Is Your Backpack or Purse Hurting Your Back?
Carrying a hefty bag is pretty much part of modern living. Jam-packed briefcases are slung cross body; heavy backpacks dip into the lumbar spine; even everyday carry purses can weigh upwards of 10 pounds. Is it a coincidence that we are living with more back pain than ever? Absolutely not. Now, heavy bags aren’t alone […]
Dandelion Root: The Ingredient Your Smoothie is Missing
Now that smoothies are all the rage, I am regularly asked what type of smoothies I drink. I always tell people dandelion smoothies are my all-time favorite. It’s no joke:  they’re not just great from a health perspective but they are absolutely delicious too. By now, I’m used to peoples’ eyes bugging whenever dandelion smoothies […]
Daily Cute: Snoring Mini Pig Takes the Coziest Nap
Pickle the pig has achieved ultimate relaxation!
Levothyroxine for Hypothyroidism: What You Need to Know
Levothyroxine is the preferred medication of choice for treating an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It’s typically taken for a long period of time, if not for life, so there are many important things you should know. This article looks at how it works, how much you need, and your alternatives if it doesn’t seem to be […]
Fighting Lupus with Turmeric
Different autoimmune diseases tend to target different organs. If our immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in our pancreas, we can end up with type 1 diabetes. If it attacks our thyroid gland, we can end up with hypothyroidism. But, in the autoimmune disease lupus, our immune system attacks the very nucleus of our cells, […]
5 Surprisingly Tasty Pasta Alternatives for Those Who Can’t Do Wheat
Listen, I get it. For those of us who must abstain from wheat, generic gluten-free pasta doesn’t always cut it. Marketed gluten-free noodles either fall a part, have a gritty texture or are weirdly flavored. As a result, pasta nights quickly fade away as a thing of the past. It is pretty sad. But there is another […]
Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What You Need to Know
Are you confused about probiotics and prebiotics?  This is a dilemma facing many people, and outrageous marketing claims aren’t helping matters.  So, “what’s the difference?” you may be wondering. The Pros of Probiotics Probiotics are basically microorganisms that promote health.  They are primarily bacteria that offer health benefits when eaten or supplemented with. There are […]