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Why copper is so good at killing super bugs (and regular bacteria, too)

Copper’s health benefits have been known for ages — literally. One of the oldest medical books in the world, the 5,000-year-old Smith Papyrus, details how copper was used in ancient Egypt to sterilize both water and directly treat injuries. Thousands…

How to prevent and treat norovirus infections

It sounds so innocent when you call it the “stomach flu,” but a norovirus infection is anything but. The highly contagious virus spreads through schools, cruise ships, hospitals, shopping malls and any other crowded space. It’s responsible for most stomach…

How to take care of newborn puppies

If you have newborn puppies either in your home or on the way, you’re likely “nesting,” getting ready for the tiny, squeaking balls of fur. Where will they sleep? How often will they eat? Will they need blankets? How will…

Why avocados are good for you

When people think of avocados, they often think of guacamole, but there’s so much more to learn about this superfood. The avocado — produced in subtropical climates including southern Spain, Australia, Peru, Ecuador, California, Arizona and Florida — is versatile,…

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Why avocados are good for you

When people think of avocados, they often think of guacamole, but there’s so much more to learn about this superfood. The avocado — produced in subtropical climates including southern Spain, Australia, Peru, Ecuador, California, Arizona and Florida — is versatile,…

Climate Change Is Coming for Our Toilets. Here’s How We Can Stop It.

About one in five households in the United States depends on a septic system to eliminate waste (that’s 60 million households, for those of you who don’t like fractions).  Septic systems not only dispose of our waste, they also protect…

6 household items with hidden plastic in them

It’s hard to get away from plastic. The easiest thing to do is to get serious about reducing your use of plastic, but after that, it gets trickier. Recycling is important way to keeping plastics and microplastics out of landfills…

What's that secret chip in the new iPhone?

There are lots of neat things in the new iPhone 11 that was just introduced. I really want that wide-angle lens on the camera. But there’s one feature that Tim Cook didn’t even talk about, one that Brian Barrett of…

11 tips to help you make it through flu season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu season can start as early as October and last well into May, so it’s time to start thinking about what you need to do to keep you and your…