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7 Types of Geckos That Make Great Pets

Phelsuma Laticauda Gecko

Geckos are a unique variety of lizard known for the more than 2,000 species found worldwide. While geckos thrive in warm and tropical habitats and have for approximately fifty million years, these diverse lizards are popular pets. Let’s get to know the most common gecko species kept as pets. These include the giant day gecko, the white-lined gecko, the Central American banded gecko, the Madagascar Ocelot gecko and more…

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Best Blenders For Smoothies: Ninja vs Vitamix vs Cleanblend

Smoothie in blender (caption: Best Blenders For Smoothies)

Kickstart your day the healthy way! By combining a plethora of fruits, vegetables and superfood extras into a quality blender for a few minutes, you’ll have the energy you need to make it through your workday. Caution: by using one of these high-end blenders, you’ll have a well-blended, delicious and nutritious smoothie that will leave you feeling amazingly energetic and ready to take on your day’s activities (even on a Monday). A quality blender can truly change your life; I know it changed mine. Read on to find our picks for the best smoothie blender…

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Environmental Disasters: Types And 10 Big Ones

Environmental Disasters power plant

By the very nature of this planet, Earth is constantly in a state of change. Some of these changes become so devastating in their after-effects that they are recognized as environmental disasters. Not all environmental disasters are the result of natural change. Many are the result of human error, carelessness or a combination of human-caused factors that create a disastrous outcome…

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7 Benefits Of Cast Iron Skillets

Bacon in cast iron skillet

My mom gave me one of her cast iron pans, and I’ll admit, I’ve never used it. To be honest, the feeling of it is unpleasant to me. However, after researching and learning more about cast iron cookware benefits, I’m a changed woman. The number of benefits of cast iron pans outweighs (literally) the cons, and I think you’ll see that too…

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Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits: Your Hormones Will Thank You

Cup of raspberry tea: Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits

Red raspberry leaf tea, not to be confused with raspberry tea, has long been used for women’s health. In my doula practice, I see a lot of use and get a lot of questions about Red Raspberry leaf tea. I am no doctor, so I tell clients to check with their doctor before use, but having used it myself and based on all of my research, I do sing its praises. However, it is not just for women. The health benefits extend to everyone. It is also quite tasty when prepared as iced or hot tea…

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Disaster Relief: How To Help The Impacted And Prepare For Emergencies

Hurricane clouds

We all know it’s good to help others and to do our part to protect our planet earth year-round. We remember this, especially during hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, tornados, flooding and other natural disasters. The loss is not only felt in personal possessions but also lost paychecks, as many are unable to make money to support themselves in the interim. We must join together in this time of need to offer comfort and disaster relief to our fellow earth friends…

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Best Water Test Kit: Protect Yourself From Contaminants

Best Water Test Kit

Contaminants can sneak into your home’s water supply without you ever knowing it — take Flint, Michigan as an extreme example. Fortunately, there are many at-home tests you can perform to find out the quality of your water. We’ve narrowed down your options to bring you the best water test kits for a variety of needs…

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What Do The Different Plastic Recycle Codes Mean?

Guide to plastic recycle codes on top of bag

If you are new to recycling then the whole process may seem completely overwhelming. Certainly there is glass, paper and plastic to recycle… but what about those numbers on the bottom of the plastic containers? What do they mean and how do they affect your recycling efforts? Below we will take a look at what each of these numbers means…

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Rest Easy: Best Organic Mattress

Organic Mattress

Do you really know what’s in your mattress? You should, especially since you spend a third of your day in bed. Beds typically use unknown materials, stuffing and chemicals. With certified organic mattresses, you can rest assured that you’re exposing your body to fewer potentially harmful toxins…

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