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Why Do People Love The Russian Tortoise?

The Russian Tortoise

When it comes to keeping a pet tortoise very few people know that there are numerous tortoise species. One of the most popular species of tortoise is the Russian tortoise a small tortoise species that when cared for properly often outlives its owner. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the Russian tortoise including: physiological characteristics, natural distribution, life in captivity, diet and appropriate methods of care…

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How To Harvest Water: Best Rain Barrel System For Collecting Rainwater

Rain Barrel System For Collecting Rainwater

When my family and I rented a house in the Virgin Islands several years ago, I was surprised that the rental owners (and most island residents) rely on rainwater for a large part of their water supply. It made me realize that many of us neglect rain as a fundamental natural resource that we can collect on our own, rather than solely relying on treated water reserves. Here’s how you can become a home rain harvester…

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Best Gift Basket Companies For Every Occasion

Best Gift Basket Companies for Every Occasion

Have you run out of time to shop for your sister’s birthday? Or maybe you need to send a sympathy sentiment to a friend who lives across the country? Shopping for a gift basket online is an easy way to satisfy your gifting needs for many different occasions like new baby arrivals, thank you’s, congratulations, illnesses and many more of life’s events. And there are hundreds of gift basket companies to choose from. Where do you start…

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Best Electric Lawn Mower: Sun Joe vs GreenWorks vs Ego vs Black and Decker & More!

Want to rid your lawn chores of gas fumes and pull cords? An electric lawn mower could be the perfect solution, especially if you’re committed to being as environmentally friendly as possible. In years past, electric mowers haven’t really cut it power-wise. But many of today’s models sport enough juice to do your yard justice. Read on for our best electric lawn mower reviews and to learn which products we recommend…

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Best Kettle And Teapots (By Type)

Two people enjoying tea

There’s nothing better than a hot cup of tea (especially on a cold or rainy day). Tea kettles and pots come in all shapes and sizes with various features. From classic cast iron kettles to fancy electric ones with all the bells and whistles (literally). Which kettle is your cup of tea?…

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Best Essential Oil Diffusers (Plus 8 Must Try Oil Blend Recipes)

Essential oil being applied ot finger in front of diffuser

Whenever I have an ailment or issue, I typically find there’s an essential oil that can help me. Whether I’m trying to create a relaxing environment to sleep in or get rid of a pesky headache, I often find an essential oil can do the trick…

You can use essential oils in various ways, but one of the most common ways is through a diffuser. Diffusers are commonly used in bedrooms, offices, yoga studios, spas and more…

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Best Blenders For Smoothies: Ninja vs Vitamix

Two blenders side by side

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 will 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. A quality blender can truly change your life; I know it changed mine! Read on to find our picks for best smoothie blender…

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Buzz Off: Why Are Bees Dying?

Fallen bee on rock: Why Are Bees Dying?

Would you believe us if we told you that bees keep our bellies full? No, we don’t mean you should eat bees. What we mean is bees do much more for us than sting and cause our skin to swell up in pain. Bees are a key factor in our economy, food sources and our environment’s health. How so? Bees pollinate our crops. However, bees are in danger due to so many bee colony collapses in recent years due to climate change. But, what can we do to help?

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Oxybenzone: The Cancer Of Sunscreen?

Sunscreen on back on the beach

What exactly is oxybenzone? It is an organic compound used in sunscreens because of its ability to absorb UVB and short UVA rays. As a chemical ingredient, it is also helpful in maintaining the qualities of other ingredients and therefore you will also find it used in conjunction with other chemical ingredients in other personal care products such as lotions, lipstick and nail polish. As an ingredient in products, it may be referred to as Benzophenone-3.

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