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How to Pack a Litterless Lunch

How to Pack a Litterless Lunch

If you bring an individual-sized yogurt cup to work five days a week, you're placing 20 plastic containers into the trash every month. Add a few napkins and a plastic spoon, and it becomes clear your environmental footprint gets deeper with every lunchtime snack. Thankfully, it takes only a few simp......[Read More]
Termite Indication in Homes

Termite Indication in Homes

Subterranean termites are not always noticed immediately. The insects hide in mud tunnels or beneath wood structures. You may not notice a termite infestation until the pests damage the home. Termites most commonly invade homes from the soil closest to the foundation. Termites can cause an extensiv......[Read More]
Dangerous Shower Mold

Dangerous Shower Mold

If you've noticed patchy spots on the wall or around the tiles in your shower, you may have a mold problem. Mold grows in moist areas and can be dangerous if breathed in.......[Read More]
Physical Therapy & Fitness Equipment

Physical Therapy & Fitness Equipment

The equipment used in a physical therapist's office for rehabilitating injuries is often the same as fitness equipment found in a gym. This includes free weights, stability balls and ergometric bicycles, in addition to therapeutic and assessment devices for treating patients.......[Read More]
How to Cancel Your LA Fitness Membership Immediately

How to Cancel Your LA Fitness Membership Immediately

It seems simple enough to sign up for an LA Fitness membership --- just walk into any club and they will help you get a membership within minutes. To cancel your LA Fitness membership, you might naturally assume you could go into the same fitness location and ask to cancel, but it is not that simple......[Read More]
Home Program Exercises for Prosthetics

Home Program Exercises for Prosthetics

Losing a limb is a traumatic experience. Getting into shape to prepare for a prosthetic, and to help teach the body how cope with the new limb is the hardest part of recovery. Doing exercises at home can prepare the body and mind for the difficult road to recovery.......[Read More]
What Are the Benefits of Jujube Extract?

What Are the Benefits of Jujube Extract?

The jujube is a fruit found most often in Asia and may be used either in fresh form or dried. It is red and similar to a date, with its sweet and sticky consistency. Part of Chinese medicine for thousands of years, the jujube fruit extract has been used to treat a variety of ailments,.........[Read More]
How to Take a Caffeine Nap

How to Take a Caffeine Nap

A caffeine nap is a great way to rejuvenate and wake up a tired body. By combining two methods known to help alleviate fatigue, you'll get double the results. The caffeine helps eliminate adenosine, which can make you feel sleepy. When combined with a nap, scientists have found it is one of the best......[Read More]
Long-Term Effects of Splenda

Long-Term Effects of Splenda

Splenda, the artificial sweetener in which sucralose is the main ingredient, has gained significant popularity over the years since it's marketed as a calorie-free sugar substitute used for baking and cooking. However, there are long-term effects to using the ingredient, many of which are hazardous ......[Read More]
What Are Antioxidants Good for?

What Are Antioxidants Good for?

Antioxidants are substances found in certain kinds of foods that can slow or prevent the oxidation of other molecules. When molecules oxidize, they produce free radicals that can damage biological reactions and cells. Antioxidants absorb this oxidation, and they contribute to the molecule redox proc......[Read More]
Pure Acai Berry Vs. Other Acai Berry Supplements

Pure Acai Berry Vs. Other Acai Berry Supplements

Acai is a type of palm tree abundant in parts of South America. The fruit pulp and juice of the fruit, which is roughly the size of a grape, are used both for their nutritional and purported medicinal values.......[Read More]
How to Read a Date Code

How to Read a Date Code

Reading the date code on any product can be very important. All foods, for example, will have a date code on them to determine the exact time when they become inedible or unusable. Fail to notice these codes and you might be eating something that is potentially harmful or dangerous. Other products s......[Read More]
How to Buy a Long Rifle

How to Buy a Long Rifle

There are three main reasons for purchasing a firearm, hunting or sport shooting, self-defense or investment collecting. If you're thinking about buying a rifle, knowing what to expect throughout the process and how to get the best deal ensures that you'll have a gun you're proud of and one that wil......[Read More]
Health Impacts of Soda Ash

Health Impacts of Soda Ash

Soda ash is not considered poisonous but can be harmful in large amounts.Cartoon illustration of a bottle of poison, on a cedar panel. image by samantha grandy from Fotolia.comSodium carbonate, better known as soda ash, can be harmless in certain amounts but can also be a health hazard if.........[Read More]
Side Effects of Sun Chlorella

Side Effects of Sun Chlorella

Sun Chlorella is a brand of dietary supplements that contains a type of algae known as chlorella. Despite chlorella's benefits when eaten as a food, it is associated with side effects as a supplement.......[Read More]
List of Fish That Contain Omega-3

List of Fish That Contain Omega-3

The human body does not produce essential fatty acids (EFAs). People obtain them instead from ingesting organisms that do produce them. The two classes of EFAs are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-3 fats consist of EPA, DHA and ALA, which the human body converts between each.........[Read More]
How to Grow Kombucha Tea

How to Grow Kombucha Tea

Many claims have been made about the beneficial effects of kombucha tea. Much like yogurt which is packed with active cultures, this "living" beverage is packed with vitamins, amino acids and other healthful nutrients. Kombucha tea is a sparkling, fermented drink. A culture grows on the surfac......[Read More]
Salmon Oil Side Effects

Salmon Oil Side Effects

Salmon oil, a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, is a dietary supplement used to improve a person's health as well as an adjunct treatment for high blood pressure, gastrointestinal disorders, dementia and heart disease. Though it has demonstrated some benefit from daily use, it can bring about som......[Read More]
About Aloe Vera Juice

About Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe vera has been used as a soothing gel to relieve pain from burns and infections. In its juice form, aloe vera also has health benefits, and 2 to 4 oz. is sufficient for daily consumption. You can drink the juice by itself or add water.......[Read More]
How to Drink More Water to Get Rid of Water Retention

How to Drink More Water to Get Rid of Water Retention

Water retention occurs when the body is holding on to too much water in the spaces between cells and tissues. This can be symptomless, or result in such symptoms as bloating and puffiness, especially in the face, abdomen, feet, ankles, and legs. Water retention can also cause an uncomfortable heavy ......[Read More]