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Make Sure To Drink Enough Water Today

When it comes to how much water you should drink, health authorities commonly recommend the 8×8 rule, which is eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. However there is growing evidence that a standard amount of daily water consumption is inaccurate and for many people...
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Does Bottled Water Expire?

It covers 71% of the Earth's surface, transparent, tasteless, odorless and it vital for all known forms of life. It's water and in one form or another, it has been around from the beginning of time. So why then do water bottles contain an expiration date? Does water expire? The answer is no, yet...
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Make Your Own Insecticidal Soap

Having bad luck with houseplants isn't all your fault. While you may think it's because you lack a "green thumb" in keeping them healthy, many instances it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with aphids, spider mites and other insects that eventually kill your plant. Worse is those...
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Ice Cream Can Make You Feel Warmer

Once again we're going to experience outdoor temperatures into the 90s with heat indices approaching 100. Sounds like the perfect day to cool off with an ice cream cone. Believe it or not, eating ice cream can make you warmer and not cooler. It's because the effect of ice cream's temperature is...
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You Can Now Drink Wine-Flavored Water!

There are some food and drink items put out by manufacturers that I just do not understand! The latest one is “wine water,” and it is boggling my mind. It's a non-alcoholic drink called O. Vine , which lets you enjoy the essence of a bottle of wine without the hangover. I’ve heard of near beer, but...
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Sleep Cool This Summer For A Restful Night

There is nothing like waking up for a full night's sleep but when was the last time that actually happened? Now that summer is here it seems even harder to get a restful night's sleep. So here are some tips to sleep in the heat of summer from experts. According to the National Sleep Foundation, we...
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App Reminds You When To Water Plants

To those with a green thumb may not need this help but for the rest of us who a serial plant killers, either by forgetting to water them or over-watering plants, the Waterbug app is a game-changer. With the app, simply snap a picture of your houseplants and then set a watering schedule for them. To...
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Shop Smart For Sunscreens

As we gear up for summer a walk down the aisle of sunscreens can leave your head swimming on which one is the best match for you and your family. While the Federal government requires sunscreen claims to be “truthful and not misleading," the rule only applies to some terms found on the bottle. “SPF...
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LaCroix Swimsuits In Time For Summer

With less than a month to go before the official start of summer, you should be working down your selection for a bathing suit to hit the beach and pool. This year you are lucky enough to share your love for the lightly-flavored sparkling water known as LaCroix with LaCroix swimsuits. The web site...
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Avoid These Pasta Cooking Mistakes

The news is out that pasta isn't so bad for your waistlines once thought. But we're doing a poor job of cooking it in the kitchen. Here are the five most common mistakes that are made when cooking pasta and some advice on how to avoid them. Probably the most common is using a pot that is too small...
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