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Good, Healthy Snacks for Summer: Fight off the Summer Fats

It has been stated by NASA climatologist Dr. James Hansen that it is likely that 2012 will reach a record high global temperature, which makes it that more difficult to eat right and stay cool. Temperature isn’t all that is at a record high; obesity is, too. Did you know that during the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States? According to the CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, more than 1/3 of the U.S. adults (35.7%) and 17% of children are obese. This is based on the latest government statistics. This is shocking to see that Mississippi...
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To Have a Pool, or Not – That is the Question!

To have a Pool or not – that is the question. Well, our first experience at having a pool has been quite the adventure! If you think having a pool is not a lot of work, then you are horribly wrong! It is a full time job. We have constantly been working on ours since we moved in two months ago and finally, this week, decided to call a professional (POOL BOY) to come out. And wouldn’t you know, he made it beautiful in a couple of days! WOW! (Not to mention he is cute and talks like he is from England – sorry, honey). The prices of having someone maintain your pool...
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10 Ways to Keep More Green by Going Green

If you don't love saving money, then stop reading right now. For those of you who have continued reading, I must warn you, you are about to embark on a journey of money saving tips. But that's not all! I'm also going to point out how you can save the environment at the same time. So get out your pen and paper, or load your printer with paper, or figure out how to bookmark this page, because you're going to want to remember this information – 10 ways to keep more GREEN by going GREEN. 1. Start your own Garden This is something I have contemplated doing...
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Top 10 Odd Uses for Recycled Products

re·cy·cle (verb) 1. Convert (waste) into reusable material. 2. Return (material) to a previous stage in a cyclic process. Benefits of Recycling Recycling stimulates jobs and US competitiveness. Recycling saves room in landfills and reduces incineration. Recycling prevents pollution from production of products made from virgin materials. Recycling saves energy. Recycling decreases greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals. Recycling helps sustain the environment for future generations. Hotel Soap Slivers Have you ever heard of the...
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Average Household Energy Consumption

  To know the average consumption of energy in a household, we must first discuss what energy consumption is. So, without ever doing any research, or looking up the formal definition of the word, I think we would all assume that energy consumption could be defined as the amount of renewable and nonrenewable resources used to power everyday life.                 Energy can be found in many different forms. This day and age, we’re accustomed to forms of energy that are powered by coal, nuclear power...
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Wiped Out! Five Crop Disasters in the United States

When we see bags of flour on the shelves and fresh vegetables at the farmer’s market, we do not consider the preciousness of their presence, but the truth is that our food faces daily fights just for survival. Fortunately, today we have special fertilizers, pesticides, and other preventions and protections that keep our food crops alive and healthy. There have been times throughout America’s history, however, when our crops lost the battle for survival. Here are five stories about true crop disasters from the past; some of them you may or may not know, but each reveals the great impact that the...
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