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Healthy Home-Made Dog Treats

Posted on 28 August 2010 by

There are lots of advantages to making your own dog treats; they’re healthier and you can customize the ingredients, for example. Once you get the hang of it, you can create your own healthy dog treat recipes. Just be sure to avoid chocolate, grapes, walnuts, and raisins. Here are some recipe ideas to get you […]

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The Environmental Impact of Building Campfires

Posted on 27 August 2010 by

Building a campfire seems like a natural way to enjoy the wilderness. And campfires are cozy and delightfully primitive. However, they can be potentially damaging or dangerous. What impact can campfires have on the environment? Campfires can get out of control. Man-made forest fires and wildfires do enormous amounts of environmental damage each year. And […]

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Stop and Smell the Roses – How Flowers Can Heal

Posted on 26 August 2010 by

There is a reason why we send people flowers when they are ill, have received bad news, or are celebrating a holiday or other joyous occasion – flowers lift the spirits. Giving and receiving flowers is an antiquated custom that shows no signs of stopping. We send flowers to apologize, to say “I love you,” […]

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Natural Steps to Control Your Pain

Posted on 25 August 2010 by

If you are in pain, especially if it is nagging or chronic, you may be hoping to avoid taking medication but still want relief. Or maybe you would like to save money by managing your pain without resorting to chemical means. There are many non-medical, sometimes inexpensive ways to manage your pain. Chiropractics A good […]

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Getting Your Child Interested in Nature – Top Tips

Posted on 24 August 2010 by

Getting your child interested in nature now can foster a life-long love of nature. Perhaps your child will grow up to invent innovative ways to preserve the environment he or she has come to love. Participation is key – the more your child can feel, hear, see, touch and taste nature, the closer he or […]

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Beekeeping for Beginners – Essential Equipment

Posted on 23 August 2010 by

If you are considering starting beekeeping, there is some equipment you will need as well as some cost involved in getting set up. As you consider how you are going to set up your beekeeping, here is some information that should help. There are two basic kinds of hives used by beekeepers: the Langstroth, which […]

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Tips on Keeping Your Houseplants Healthy Naturally

Posted on 22 August 2010 by

Houseplants have different needs than outdoor ones. Houseplants are kept in pots for one thing, and they receive their light through windows. Here are some tips on keeping them healthy, and some common problems and natural solutions. 1. Fertilize your houseplants by spreading some compost over the top of the soil. As you water, the […]

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Foods to Build Better Bones

Posted on 21 August 2010 by

You might think that drinking more milk is going to build strong bones. But Americans drink a tremendous amount of milk as a whole, and osteoporosis is still a significant problem. On the other hand, Asian and vegan women who rarely or never consume dairy products have lower incidents of osteoporosis. What’s going on? Protein […]

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How to Build a Chicken Coop in Easy Steps

Posted on 20 August 2010 by

The project of coop-building can get very complicated if you let it. But it needn’t be – building a chicken coop is relatively easy for creatures that are not at all pernickety about their home. The first thing you need to do is decide what function your coop is going to have. Some chicken keepers […]

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Smart Ways to Stay Healthy When Exercising in the Hot Summer Days

Posted on 19 August 2010 by

Exercise is good for the body. When the weather warms up, many people want to get outside and get moving. Runners and other athletes train and work out in the outdoors. It’s important to practice some prudence, though, as you exercise out of doors. Prevention Is Key As you get ready for an outdoor workout […]

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Does Mountain Biking Cause Harm to Nature?

Posted on 18 August 2010 by

There is little doubt that the popularity of mountain biking has increased in recent years. This is not without controversy – not long ago, there was discussion about allowing mountain biking in national parks where it had not been allowed before. Here are some of the pros and cons of mountain biking, and some of […]

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Wheat-Free Treats for Lunch Boxes

It seems more and more you hear about people who have an allergy to wheat. If your child is one of those people, you know how important it is adjust their diet so they don’t have a problem. Since most store-bought goodies are made with wheat, here are some home-made wheat-free treats for lunch boxes. Wheat-Free […]

Gluten-Free 4th of July Desserts

Some people have problems processing gluten in their diet. They may be gluten intolerant or have Celiac disease (more serious), both of which can lead to pain and discomfort. Needing to avoid gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye and many processed foods, makes it necessary to find gluten-free alternatives. If you don’t have a […]

How to Make Your Own Gluten-Free Delicious Bread

If you have celiac disease or an allergy to products that contain gluten, it does not have to stop you from enjoying bread products. Instead, try these recipes for bread that do not include gluten products. Gluten-Free Banana Bread Ingredients 2/3 cup gluten-free flour 2/3 cup cornstarch 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1/2 teaspoon xanthum gum 3/4 tsp baking soda 1 1/4 teaspoons cream […]

Kids Tea Party Sandwich Recipes

Tea sandwiches, biscuits, and an assortment of sweets can be served in a kids tea party. To make your little lady’s tea party stand out , try to serve creative but kid-friendly snacks. It would be a thrill for the young guests to see something more than the usual peanut butter and jelly. Here are […]

How to Protect Your Dog from Summer Heat

People love their pets and many treat them more like children than animals. If you have a dog, the summer months are the perfect time to take it with you on vacation, to the beach or to the park. Here’s how to protect your dog from summer heat, whether in the backyard or away from […]

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