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Science Shows What Actually Repels and Doesn’t Repel Mosquitoes: DEET, Citronella, Blood Type Myths Busted

With summer barbecue season well underway in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us are wondering if those citronella candles are even working to keep away the biting bugs. Science tells us that mosquitoes are peculiar insects that can’t be generalized as much as we would wish, which is why, at the end of your BBQ, […]

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These Beautiful Italian Towns Will Pay You to Move There if You Work Remotely

As the COVID-19 malaise slowly lifts around the world, governments are looking for quick and innovative ways to kickstart their travel industries. Portugal is building a remote worker village on the stunning island of Madeira, and now two Italian towns are paying 50% of the rental costs for remote workers looking to swap their current […]

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Creamy vs. Crunchy: What Your Peanut Butter Preference Says About Your Personality

Whether or not you like your peanut butter creamy or crunchy may actually say more about you than you think, according to a new survey. The poll examined the peanut butter and snacking preferences of 2,000 Americans—evenly split by their preference of crunchy vs. creamy—and found enjoying a crunchy peanut butter may make you have […]

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Planting Handful of Seeds in a Bare Yard Could Reduce Stress Levels As Much As 8 Mindfulness Sessions

Including a few plants in a bare front yard could reduce your stress levels as much as eight weekly mindfulness sessions. These are the findings from new research by the Department of Landscape Architecture in collaboration with the UK’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The researchers, at the Universities of Sheffield, Westminster, and Virginia, found that […]

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Planting Handful of Seeds in a Bare Yard Could Reduce Stress Levels As Much As 8 Mindfulness Sessions

Including a few plants in a bare front yard could reduce your stress levels as much as eight weekly mindfulness sessions. These are the findings from new research by the Department of Landscape Architecture in collaboration with the UK’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The researchers, at the Universities of Sheffield, Westminster, and Virginia, found that […]

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Why radical homemaking makes sense

As incomes drop or disappear due to the financial fallout from the coronavirus, many of us who were already spending more time at home will realize that soon we won’t be able to afford going out at all. Baking, gardening,…

How much should we worry about pyrethrins and pyrethroids?

The problem with pesticides is that they can be dangerous to more than the pests they’re targeting. You’ve likely heard of pyrethrins and pyrethroids. They are types of pesticides specifically used to wipe out insects. Pyrethrins are botanical insecticides derived…

How an indoor fountain can help you relax

A tabletop fountain is an easy way to create a relaxing indoor space. (Photo: FotoHelin/Shutterstock) You may have wondered why a lot of doctor’s and dentist’s offices have fish tanks. While fish are fun and distracting to look at, it’s…

Why we're all paranoid about porch pirates

If it hasn’t happened to you, you’re likely worried about it happening. You definitely know it’s occurred in the neighborhood. Though the holiday season is a time of good tidings and cheer, it’s also prime time for porch pirates. They…

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