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The Top Two Risks of Vegetarianism

By Carolyn Hauck on October 01, 2015

In honor of World Vegetarian Day, we’re focusing on a healthy, balanced vegetarian diet for those who want to give vegetarianism a try, but aren’t sure where to start. Vegetarianism differs from veganism in that vegetarians still consume dairy products, including eggs, and neither...

Magnets

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True or False: A Magnet Can Destroy Your Devices

By Carolyn Hauck on September 29, 2015

 We’re going to start by answering, True: A magnet could destroy the hard drive on your computer. But that magnet would have to be something like this one: ...

Flat Tire

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True or False: You Can Drive on a Flat Tire

By Carolyn Hauck on September 28, 2015

This is the type of true or false question you’d like to know the answer to without ever having to find out for yourself through experience: If you get a flat tire while driving can you drive on the flat?

The answer lies in modern technology and Gary, a mechanic on...

Used Car

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3 Hot Tips for Buying a Used Car

By Carolyn Hauck on September 24, 2015

Deciding to purchase a used car can be a rewarding experience. With a little research, you can get the car that’s right for you at a price that’s right for you. However, the big worry with used cars is that you’ll drive off the lot or away from someone’s house with a lemon. We asked...

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True or False: Cellphones Cause Cancer

By Carolyn Hauck on September 23, 2015

It’s the big cancer question of our times: Do cellphones cause cancer?

Think back to ten years ago. What was your cellphone usage like? You probably didn’t have a smartphone, or maybe you hadn’t even purchased your first cellphone yet. Now consider where you and your...

Fall Garden

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The Well-Worth-It Fall Garden Prep

By Carolyn Hauck on September 22, 2015

Properly preparing your garden for fall and winter tidies up your yard, but more importantly, prepares the soil for spring planting. Well worth the small investment in time and money, the little you do now and in late fall, the more benefits you’ll reap in the spring.

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Foxtails

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Foxtail Dangers and Your Dog

By Carolyn Hauck on September 17, 2015

Found around the world, but predominantly in the Western United States, foxtails are grasses that have sharp bristles called seed awns. Foxtails grow in open fields like vacant lots, along roadsides and hiking trails. You’ve probably seen them, but didn’t know the danger they present...

Yelling

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True or False: The F word makes the pain go away

By Carolyn Hauck on September 16, 2015

Uttering a swear word when the hammer hits a finger or a bee stings feels nearly instinctual. Generally not an issue in the privacy of our own homes, swearing is viewed as impolite in public and not cool around children, but can it be legitimate pain management?

An...

Flu Shot

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Why the Flu Shot?

By Carolyn Hauck on September 08, 2015

It is just about this time of year when health organizations begin ramping up efforts to get people to local drug and grocery stores, their doctor’s office, or a traveling doctor mobile, for a flu shot. The flu shot is now so common, that people talk about it every season. Whether or...

Asparagus

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True or False: Aphrodisiac foods really work

By Carolyn Hauck on September 03, 2015

It’s a long-held belief, or possible truth, that certain foods boost your sex drive. Oysters, with their sensual shape and supposed libido-boosting qualities, have always been the go-to of aphrodisiac foods, but in recent years more foods have been added to the lusty list. These foods...

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