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Recent Revels 86% of Teenagers are BPA Contaminated

By Fredrika Syren: In recent years, we have heard about the importance of avoiding bisphenol A (BPA) because of its hormone-disrupting qualities. BPA has been linked to breast and prostate cancers, and low sperm counts. Exposure to BPA happens through dust ingestion, skin absorption (handling plastic and recipe examples), and …

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The Incredible Health Benefits of Magnesium

By Jennifer Landis: Magnesium is an alkaline earth metal and in its purest form very flammable — but unless you’re in a science lab, this isn’t the form of magnesium you usually come into contact with. Magnesium is also found in a variety of foods and is an essential part …

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7 Tasks to Ready Your Garden for Spring

By Ann Sanders:  Spring is a stunning and bountiful season when your garden gets the opportunity to be at its best. But before the colorful and vibrant season arrives, you face the aftereffects of a harsh winter. The biting cold and the freezing snow can have some extreme impacts on …

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Tweeting to Keep Love in the Air

By Larraine Roulston: While we humans gleefully sing the praises of Valentine’s Day with heartfelt gifts and romantic songs, the birds in Alberta are forced to change their love tunes. Recently published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications, a study suggests that the noise emanating from the Alberta Tar Sands oil drilling is drowning out …

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Protect Books with DIY Covers

By Kim Robson: Often, when I find a paperback book to read from our neighborhood Little Free Library, its corners and edges are bent and torn. Reading a damaged, dilapidated book is never fun. I have a great technique that uses strips of heavy-duty clear packing tape to repair these …

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DIY Natural and Vegan Skin Care

By Fredrica Syren: Are you, like me, tired of skin and beauty products containing harmful chemicals? I am fed up with that as well as how pricey natural and chemical free products are. So I have started making my own. Besides using safe products that also save me lots of …

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Caring for Cast Iron

By Kim Robson: Owning at least one cast iron pan is essential for any serious home cook. Cast iron adds flavor and trace amounts of iron to food cooked in it. You may have inherited one from your grandmother, or found them at garage sales. Even brand-new cast iron can …

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A Loving Valentine’s Day Menu

By Larraine Roulston: About this time of year, you may be pondering what to create for a special Valentine’s Day meal. When Cupid’s arrow strikes, there are ways to demonstrate your love through colorful and nutritious vegetarian Valentine’s Day dinners. By choosing a plant-based menu, you also show compassionate love for farm animals that …

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The Art of Making Upscale and Fun Toasts

By Fredrica Syren: I just came back from Sweden and, while there, I ate a lot of toast. Not the kind you make in the kitchen and eat with some jam as a side for your eggs. No. I’m talking about upscale, yummy toast you eat as a main breakfast …

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How to Overcome Common Compost Problems

By Larraine Roulston: In countries that are still experiencing snow, the only compost issue that will arise is that a composter may fill to the top before spring. If this is occurring, try putting insulation around the unit or obtain a second composter. During the cold season, the composting process slows down; however, once …

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