Amy Brannan

Amy grew up in England and in the early 1990's moved to North Carolina where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. Amy's personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

Why is Eco-Friendly Living Important?

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Eco-friendly living isn’t a new trend, in fact over the years it is the concept of what comprises eco-friendly living that has changed. As time marches onward and researchers are able to identify items within our everyday lives that are actually contributing to the degradation of our planet it is our responsibility as the “top …

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Betta Fish Facts

Red beta fish swimming

As one of the most commonly kept fish by fish hobbyists worldwide there are a great many misconceptions about the Betta fish. For the potential Betta fish owner these misconceptions can be confusing and misleading but in this article we will attempt to clarify some of the more commonly believed misunderstandings about this brightly colored fish. From whether the Betta fish can really survive in a flower vase to whether two male Betta fish will really kill each other in a lake as big as Lake Eerie. Read on to find out the true facts about this Siamese fighting fish…

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How To Spot And Treat Common Betta Fish Diseases

Betta fish swimming (caption: How To Spot And Treat Common Betta Fish Diseases)

Keeping a Betta fish is one of the more colorful experiences in the fish keeping world but it can also be particularly challenging. Unlike keeping other pets, keeping a Betta fish can be frustrating because of the lack of ability for your fish to communicate its needs. In this article we will address a number of common Betta fish diseases, how they can be identified and what should be done to treat them. Read on to find out what signs you should be looking out for to ensure that your Betta fish does not succumb to one of these common Betta fish diseases…

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What Is Kawasaki Disease?

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Kawasaki disease, although common among children of Japanese and Korean descent, can strike children of any ethnic group. This illness if left untreated can cause significant damage to the heart which is why it is so important to be able to identify warning signs before coronary damage becomes too severe. In this article we will discuss how you can spot Kawasaki disease in time for treatment to be most effective; covering signs, symptoms, complications, statistics and treatment…

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What are the Most Poisonous Animals?

Box jelly fish in ocean

With over one million species of animal in the world – in fact there are over one million species of insect alone – there are plenty of species that pose a threat to mankind. There are poisonous snakes that could take the life of a six foot tall man in minutes and there are seven and a half foot bears that can kill a six foot tall man in seconds, but what exactly are the world’s most poisonous animals? In this article we will cover a variety of species that pose the biggest threat in terms of their poison strength, from the box jellyfish to the peculiar cone snail. Read on to find out if any of these creatures are native to your home.

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Animal Attacks on Humans

Killer whale swimming

For years man has lived under the impression that he is the top of the food chain. Unfortunately for a number of individuals that belief has led to more than a handful of vicious attacks by animals on humans each and every year, attacks that result in not only injury but also death. From killer whales to chimpanzee’s, these wild creatures have time and again proven that they are masters of their own domain and there is no amount of training that can be done to eliminate their natural instincts. In this article we will cover a number of infamous attacks by animals upon humans that have taken place over the past few years and resulted in varying degrees of devastation…

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Siamese Fighting Fish: The Amazing Betta Fish

Siamese fighting fsh in water

The Siamese fighting fish, also known as the Betta fish, is one of the most popular fish varieties when it comes to keeping aquariums. These incredible fish are not only simply amazing to watch because of their vast array of colors but they are also a relatively easy fish to care for. While these brightly colored fish are so popular worldwide, not many people know much about the Siamese fighting fish. In this article we will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Siamese fighting fish from their natural habitat to taking care of them in an aquarium setting. Read on to find out if the beta fish is the fish for you…

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Poisonous & Venomous Snakes: A Global Guide

Poisonous snakes

When it comes to phobias ophidiophobia is one of the most common. The fear of snakes may be unfortunate for a good number of species that do not possess the ability or desire to take on a human being; however, there are a small number of species for which phobia is warranted. Some of these commonly recognized groups of poisonous snakes include members of the Elapidae, Viperidae, Hydrophiidae and Actractaspididae families. In this article we will cover some of the world’s most recognized poisonous snakes including how to identify them and where in the world they can be located. Read on to find out if one of these venomous serpents lives in your backyard…

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