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Saving garden seeds

It's easy to get a start on next year's garden right now
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Camping with your dog

Taking your dog on your camping trip will make it more fun for all of you!
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What is DEET

Are all bug sprays created equal
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What are flying ants?

Flying ants have, naturally, wings - but they don't keep them for long
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Who are snowbirds?

if you are dreaming of the snowbird life of travel and sunny climates, rest assured that you are not alone.
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Fly fishing basics

Fly fishermen get in water to get a feel for temperatures and currents
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Designer sunglasses for men

Classic Ray Ban sunglasses look great and protect your eyes from UV rays year-round.
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History of the polo shirt

This historic photo of Rene Lacoste on the tennis court features his early polo shirt design.
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How to hire a landscape service

Lawn care, ranging from fertilization to mowing, seeding, edging, raking, etc. is a vital service to expect from any quality landscaping company.
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Poisonous plants to avoid

Poison ivy is one of the most common poisonous plants found around homes and yards in the United States.
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Snacks to pack for day campers

Nourish your kids with fresh fruit! Melons, berries and peaches are particularly delicious during the summer season.
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Fun projects with chalk

This incredible 3D chalk street mural was created by urban artist Julian Beever.
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How to take care of a bike

The sport of cycling is an exhilarating, economical and environmentally friendly way to explore nature, experience the world, and keep fit.
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Facts about Puerto Rico

The clear, warm waters of Puerto Rico offer spectacular snorkeling and scuba diving opportunties.
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Earth Day celebration ideas

Earth Day, the first political holiday founded to honor the environment, was launched by Senator Gaylord Nelson in April of 1970.
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How to hang a hammock

Hammocks are the apex when it comes to chilling out in your backyard.
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Where does thunder come from

According to early Norse legends, the god Thor rode through the heavens on chariot pulled by goats. Lighting flashed whenever Thor threw his hammer, and thunder crashed as his hammer tumbled against the clouds.
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Where does rubber come from

Natural rubber is obtained from tropical trees native to the Amazon River Basin. Harvesters tap the trees to collect buckets of liquid latex sap.
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How can we stop pollution

This plastic bottle could have been recycled. Instead, it became litter. Avoid littering and set a good example by picking up trash.
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Where to go on a date

Dinner and movie is a typical idea for first dates. Other great date ideas include flying kites on the beach, ice skating, or visiting a museum together.
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Why is snow white?

Hymie, the road is melting over there! We’re doomed!
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Tips for jogging

There are numerous ways to make your jogging routine highly beneficial.
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What to do after graduation

Travel, volunteer work, job hunting, personal reflection... are just a few steps in the journey that begins after graduation
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What to do on your birthday

Debating what to do on your birthday? Plan a meaningful excursion or treat yourself to a luxury
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Winter bulletin board ideas

Cheerful winter-themed bulletin boards can lift classroom spirits during bleak mid-winter school days
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Winter poems for kids

This imaginative winter poem by Gabriel Setoun will help children to learn about seasonal changes
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Women's winter sweaters

From sweater dresses to cowl necks and shawl collars, the 2010 trends for women's winter sweaters have got you covered.
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Living on a boat

if we all stick close together, maybe it won't get that dark!
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Boating water sports

West Hill Lake, Winsted, photo by Sara Shea. This cold, spring fed lake is one of Connecticut's hidden gems for fishing, sailing, canoeing and kayacking
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Racing sports cars

Toni Fishman, an equity member of the Lime Rock Club, races his vintage Telefunken sports car
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Energy saving at home

The grass is always greener... green roofs offer energy saving solutions
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Go green ideas

25 Go Green Ideas: great green concepts for a brighter world!
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Camping in the south

view of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Moutains - photo by Sara Shea
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Bow hunting tips

Bow hunting is a time honored tradition
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Pool care tips

Map says the treasure is down here somewhere..
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Archery shooting

Archery clubs for all adults and kids can be found in mostly every state
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Swimming pool safety tips

Following swimming pool safety tips will help everyone have a better summer
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Snow boarding destinations

A blast of cold fresh air and the beauty of nature make a perfect combo for those who love a day out on a snow board.
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New years cruise

A Cruise can be a great New Year's getaway!
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Discount snow resorts

Get away to a winter wonderland for less with discounts on snow covered resorts
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Tips for first time scuba diving

People describe their first time scuba diving as entering a whole new world, beautiful and exotic and unexpected
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Best lawn mower riding

Easily mow along the edge of the garden or around trees in a new, comfortable zero-turn-radius riding lawn mower
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Learn how to kayak

Although this activity may look easy, there is much to learn before climbing into a kayak and setting out into the water
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How to choose a western saddle

What kind of riding are you doing? Competitive? Recreational? Ask yourself these questions before choosing a saddle
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Go crazy about California wildflowers

The California poppy, which resembles a happy face turned toward the sun, grows best in sandy, dry soil with access to full light. The California poppy is one of the most widely recognized wildflowers in California
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What do lizards eat?

What a lizard eats depends on what species it is. A rainbow lizard, as shown above, is certainly not a herbivore
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What do frogs eat?

What a frog eats depends on what species it belongs to - there are many species of frogs, found all over the world, except in Antarctica
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What do rabbits eat?

What do rabbits eat? Everyone imagines rabbits eating carrots and other fresh vegetables, but you'll be surprised to learn what else rabbits eat
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Interesting facts about Mars

Despite wishful thinking on the parts of many, explorations by numerous orbiting spacecrafts and instrument-packed ground rovers have yielded no sure proof of life on Mars
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Best ski lodges

North America boasts some beautiful ski areas
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Types of horses

Show Hunters are a type of sports horse that perform on a course, jumping over fences
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Utah's national parks

The National Parks in Utah contain some of the world's most spectacular scenery
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Simple picnic ideas

What better way to spend quality time with the ones you love
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Summer camp tips

A little planning and preparation will make your child's camp experience just perfect
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What to bring backpacking

What to bring backpacking depends on whether you’ll be gone a day, a weekend or a week.
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Camping equipment checklist

When you spend the night outdoors, all kinds of equipment are needed to guarantee a good time.