Health Hazards of Fracking

Fracking The Downstream Project

Hydraulic fracturing, the controversial process of extracting natural gas from shale rock layers, is rapidly expanding across the country. While fracking companies assure us all is well, studies suggest otherwise. While fracking has helped meet our demand for energy in the United States, the lower gas prices may come with a different cost. The Health… 

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DIY Goo Gone

This affordable degreaser will get rid of those sticky adhesives so you can repurpose your glass jars. It can also be used on kitchen cabinets or inside ovens! DIY Goo Gone Combine your favorite kitchen oil with baking soda and you’ve got a multi-purpose homemade degreaser and anti-adhesive formula! DIY Goo Gone Recipe 1 part… 

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Heather Survival Story

Meet Heather – Mesothelioma Survivor

Have you heard of mesothelioma? Do you know the source for this rare cancer? ┬áHeather Von St. James has dedicated her life to making sure you do. Heather is a mesothelioma survivor. Heather’s Story Heather Von St. James was living the good life. Happily married and enjoying life with her young daughter, Heather noticed she… 

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How to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Garden

Do squirrels enjoy your garden bounty as much as you do? Wondering how to keep your tomatoes for yourself and your family? It Takes Time contributor Liz Greene offers helpful tips for keeping squirrels out of your garden! How to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Garden Thanks to Liz Greene for submitting this helpful tutorial!… 

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Toxic Mold in the Workplace

Toxic Mold in the Workplace

Toxic mold can negatively impact health at home, at school, or at work. What happens when a worker is exposed to moldy lumber? Find out why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) became involved in this┬ácase of toxic mold in the workplace. Toxic Mold in the Workplace Steve and his coworkers experienced scratchy throats,… 

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Grain-free, Gluten-free Fluffy Pancakes

Grain-free Pancakes

These melt-in-your-mouth, fluffy pancakes not only taste delightful, they’re grain-free and gluten-free! Our teenage son Brandon has tried repeatedly to create pancakes with just the right texture. He found it with this combination of coconut flour, tapioca flour, and yogurt. (Almond flour never quite worked for him.) Tapioca flour is the purified starch of the… 

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Air Quality in the Classroom

Are you a teacher, parent, or administrator? The classroom is often overlooked when it comes to indoor air quality. Join the movement and embrace these suggestions for improving health in your classroom! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is acutely aware of the hazards of poor indoor air quality, noting that children are especially vulnerable. The… 

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