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As a follow-up to the recent article on using stainless steel cookware safely in your kitchen endeavors, this article explores the use of the very attractive silicone molds (also spelled moulds) for baking and cooking. Silicone bakeware and kitchenware has skyrocketed in popularity due to growing consumer awareness about the health dangers of aluminum and …

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You may not have realized it, but if you have ever eaten spirulina, you were eating algae. Yes, that stuff that people with chlorinated swimming pools dread. Or that on occasion causes massive ocean hypoxic (dead) zones also known as red tide. Spirulina is a particular type of cyanobacteria (blue-green) algae. In reality, the color …

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Our family has owned a small flock of backyard chickens for almost three years. While I by no means consider myself a chicken expert, I have definitely learned a few things during that time, particularly when it comes to healing a sick chicken. In my experience, when a chicken gets ill, you’d better take action …

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One of the most common questions I receive about our intelliBED mattress (we have 4 of them … soon to be 5!) is actually not about the bed at all … it’s about the intelliPILLOW! I’m guessing the reason is because Federal law prohibits the return of pillows, although the intelliBED itself offers a 60 day money …

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Stainless steel is a common and popular choice in cookware today. It is also erroneously assumed to be completely safe and without health risk by most who use it. Like cast iron pans and aluminum bakeware, however, there is a way to use stainless steel cookware safely and a way to use it foolishly. Do not …

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Resolving a flea infestation in your home with natural, nontoxic methods is a fairly simple and straightforward process. Preventing and controlling fleas directly on your pet is another matter entirely. The difficulties of successful flea control for cats and dogs on a consistent basis is why most people resort to direct application of pesticides or oral flea …

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Most parents can attest to the fact that flying with young children can be a stressful if not harrowing experience. In the United States, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) tries to make things a bit easier by allowing families with children aged 12 and under to bypass stringent security measures. This expedited service is known …