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  • The Ultimate List of Recipe Software
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    The Ultimate List of Recipe Software

    6 years ago

    Whether you're a professional chef or a total beginner in the kitchen, recipe software can save you time, space, and money in the kitchen. In addition to storing and organizing your recipes, many recipe software programs offer extra features such...

  • List of Small Business Ideas For People Who Love Children
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    List of Small Business Ideas For People Who Love Children

    7 years ago

    Gisela Giardino The average US family has about 2 children and will spend an average of $120,000 - 240,000 each to raise them to the age of 18. Many parents are constantly searching for ways to save money while providing a comfortable lifestyle,...

  • List of Seasonal Small Business Ideas
    11

    List of Seasonal Small Business Ideas

    7 months ago

    Starting a seasonal small business is a flexible way to earn extra money when you need it. You can run a business a few months of the year and take the rest of the year off to relax or pursue other career goals or opportunities.

  • The Ultimate List of Small Business Ideas
    118

    The Ultimate List of Small Business Ideas

    22 months ago

    Rego Korosi Whether you've always dreamed of starting a business of your own, or you've become frustrated after a long and unsuccessful job hunt and decided to go independent, deciding what kind of small business to start is the first and one of the...

  • Why Hunting Is Bad For the Environment
    37

    Why Hunting Is Bad For the Environment

    7 years ago

    Hunters often cloak themselves in environmental rhetoric, but all too often, they are responsible for destroying nature, not protecting it.

  • Top Ten Environmental Concerns of the 21st Century
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    Top Ten Environmental Concerns of the 21st Century

    8 months ago

    What are the top ten environmental problems facing the world today? A recent scientific paper published in Nature attempted to answer this question, with a twist. The Earth has spent roughly the last 12,000 years in a period of unusual climate...

  • Inspirational Tree Quotes
    24

    Inspirational Tree Quotes

    8 years ago

    Enjoy more than 50 inspirational quotes about trees

  • Xeriscaping Basics For Midwestern Gardeners
    3

    Xeriscaping Basics For Midwestern Gardeners

    8 years ago

    Many people associate the term xeriscaping with desert landscapes, but the principles of xeriscaping are just as useful in the Midwest as they are in the drier Southwest. Using the principles of xeriscaping, Midwestern gardeners can design...

  • Famous Nebraska Authors: A Literary Tour of Nebraska
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    Famous Nebraska Authors: A Literary Tour of Nebraska

    7 years ago

    The beautiful scenery and fascinating culture and history of Nebraska have inspired many great authors. Red Cloud, Nebraska We'll start our tour of literary Nebraska in south-central Nebraska in the small town of Red Cloud, home of Willa Cather...

  • The Dumbest Things People Say To Vegetarians and Vegans
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    The Dumbest Things People Say To Vegetarians and Vegans

    7 years ago

    Most vegetarians and vegans have to put up with a lot of questions about their diets from curious omnivores. Some of these questions are the result of legitimate (if perhaps ignorant) curiosity, such as "Do you need to take supplements?" or "Do...

  • Types of Vegetarianism: Which Is Right for You?
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    Types of Vegetarianism: Which Is Right for You?

    13 months ago

    The vegetarian lifestyle is more popular than ever, but there are still many misconceptions about what vegetarians and vegans do and do not eat. This article will help you understand the terminology.

  • The Benefits of Rubber Sidewalks
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    The Benefits of Rubber Sidewalks

    7 years ago

    Rubber sidewalks are made from recycled rubber tires and consist of interlocking modules of rubber pavement. They have been attracting a lot of attention in cities around the country lately due to their many benefits, which include: Rubber...

  • Partitioning America: A Bioregional Approach
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    Partitioning America: A Bioregional Approach

    7 years ago

    Earlier today I was reading a hub called Partition America, by James A Watkins, who proposed dividing the United States of America into two separate countries based on Red/Blue political divisions. I disagree vehemently with Mr. Watkins on virtually...

  • Natural Menorrhagia Treatment: Home Remedies for Heavy Periods
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    Natural Menorrhagia Treatment: Home Remedies for Heavy Periods

    7 years ago

    Menorrhagia, or heavy menstrual bleeding, affects many women at some point during their lives. For some, it may be a temporary problem; others will experience heavy periods every month for many years. Menstrual bleeding is generally considered...

  • Edible Native Plants of the Great Plains
    4

    Edible Native Plants of the Great Plains

    8 years ago

    The Plains Indian tribes of North America are best known for their reliance on the American bison for food, clothing, housing, tools, and more, but in fact they ate a varied and interesting mix of wild fruits and vegetables in addition to the bison...

  • Estrogen Dominance in Men: Causes, Effects, and How To Avoid It
    10

    Estrogen Dominance in Men: Causes, Effects, and How To Avoid It

    7 years ago

    Estrogen dominance is a growing health concern for people around the world. Although it is more common in women than men, it can also affect men, causing such problems as infertility, erectile dysfunction, enlarged prostate, and certain types of...

  • Growing Catnip Commercially: Cash Crops for Small Farms
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    Growing Catnip Commercially: Cash Crops for Small Farms

    8 years ago

    Small farmers and suburbanites alike can earn extra income by growing catnip to sell. Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is easy to grow in many areas of the United States. In fact, it's often considered a weed! Because it's so easy to grow, however, it makes...

  • Cash Crops for Small Farms: Rabbit Manure
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    Cash Crops for Small Farms: Rabbit Manure

    7 years ago

    Family farmers, homesteaders, and even suburbanites can earn extra money with packaged rabbit manure. Rabbit manure is considered to be one of the best manures for gardens. It has one of the highest levels of nitrogen of any animal manure...

  • How to Repel Ticks Naturally
    32

    How to Repel Ticks Naturally

    2 years ago

    Ticks are an annoying and potentially dangerous pest throughout most of the United States and the world. Not only do they suck your blood (and not in some sexy, sparkly vampire way either), they can carry diseases such as lyme disease, tick...

  • Reduce Rabbit Hutch Maintenance With Worm Bins
    9

    Reduce Rabbit Hutch Maintenance With Worm Bins

    7 years ago

    Whether you keep rabbits as pets, for show, or for meat and fur, you can reduce rabbit hutch maintenance by incorporating worm bins into your hutch design. Rabbits produce a lot of manure for their size (a large doe with young can produce about...

  • How to Repel Mosquitoes Naturally
    120

    How to Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

    16 months ago

    Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insect pests alive. Learn all about abating them naturally, without pesticides and chemicals.

  • Rare and Endangered Sheep Breeds
    9

    Rare and Endangered Sheep Breeds

    3 months ago

    Heritage sheep breeds are good choices for small flocks because they are typically hardier and more self-sufficient than many commercial breeds. Unfortunately, many heritage breeds are now rare. Keeping a flock of heritage sheep not only offers the...

  • How To Attract Snakes To Your Garden
    11

    How To Attract Snakes To Your Garden

    9 years ago

    Despite their bad reputation, snakes can be a gardener's best friend. They will happily take care of insect and rodent pest problems for you free of charge. Garter snakes are considered especially beneficial by many gardeners thanks to their taste...

  • How To Do Jigsaw Puzzles Like an Expert
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    How To Do Jigsaw Puzzles Like an Expert

    2 years ago

    Jigsaw puzzles are a fun and relatively inexpensive hobby that are also good for your brain! Jigsaw puzzles build great spatial reasoning and logic skills. They make a wonderful family activity, especially on long winter nights. In order to put...

  • Attracting Frogs and Toads to Your Garden
    11

    Attracting Frogs and Toads to Your Garden

    16 months ago

    Frogs and toads are tremendously beneficial to gardeners and anyone who spends time outside. They eat thousands of insect pests, including pesky mosquitoes and flies. Learn how to attract them.

  • Native Trees of Nebraska
    10

    Native Trees of Nebraska

    7 years ago

    Planting native trees has many benefits over naturalized and exotic trees in the harsh continental climate of Nebraska. Because native trees evolved in Nebraska, they are adapted to extreme heat, extreme cold, wind, drought, and even flooding. Once...

  • What is Your Gender Identity?
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    What is Your Gender Identity?

    21 months ago

    When most people think of gender identity, they are really thinking about biological sex. Actually, sex and gender are very different things. When you describe your sex, what you are really describing is your "plumbing," so to speak. Do you have...

  • Travel the Oregon Trail: Nebraska
    12

    Travel the Oregon Trail: Nebraska

    7 years ago

    Chimney Rock, by sscornelius Between 1841 and 1869, an estimated 400,000 pioneers travelled the 2,000 mile Oregon Trail from its starting point in Independence, Missouri to the Oregon Territory. What was a difficult and often deadly four to six...

  • The Truth About Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps
    42

    The Truth About Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps

    7 years ago

    Himalayan crystal salt lamps are carved from natural Himalayan salt crystals, which are prized for their purity and clarity. There are many claims of health benefits from Himalayan crystal salt lamps, but are they true?

  • Magnesium for Menstrual Health
    11

    Magnesium for Menstrual Health

    3 months ago

    Among the many health problems magnesium plays a role in curing are menstrual cramps and certain other symptoms of PMS.

  • Early Puberty in Girls
    31

    Early Puberty in Girls

    8 years ago

    Early puberty in girls is a growing problem in the United States and around the world. In the mid-1800s, the average age of menarche (first menstrual period) was 17. By the late 1960's it had dropped to 12, with anywhere from 9 to about 16 being...

  • Reducing Exposure to Xenoestrogens
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    Reducing Exposure to Xenoestrogens

    7 years ago

    Excessive levels of the hormone estrogen, also known as estrogen dominance, are associated with many health problems. One of the most common causes of estrogen dominance is a class of compounds known as xenoestrogens. Xenoestrogens (literally...

  • Treating Heavy Periods with Vitamin K
    10

    Treating Heavy Periods with Vitamin K

    9 years ago

    Menorrhagia, excessively heavy or long-lasting periods, is a common problem among women and girls. It is commonly treated with the use of birth control pills, and in severe cases, sometimes even hysterectomy. Heavy menstrual bleeding can be a sign...

  • Attracting Wild Turkeys, Quail, Pheasant, and Grouse
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    Attracting Wild Turkeys, Quail, Pheasant, and Grouse

    9 years ago

    Whether you want to watch them or hunt them, attracting gallinaceous birds - turkey, pheasant, quail, and grouse - to your yard or acreage is surprisingly easy. Gallinaceous birds need relatively large ranges, so you are most likely to see them...

  • Living Machines
    10

    Living Machines

    9 years ago

    The bathroom of the future may resemble a greenhouse more than a lavatory. As cities around the world struggle with wastewater management problems, there is growing interest in a new-old form of wastewater management called living machines. ("Living...

  • Adopt a Black Dog
    33

    Adopt a Black Dog

    9 years ago

    Although the problem has never been studied, there is anecdotal evidence from animal shelters and humane societies around the country that suggests that black dogs, especially big black dogs (BBDs), are the hardest dogs to place in new homes. The...

  • Health Secrets of the Plains Indians
    15

    Health Secrets of the Plains Indians

    4 years ago

    Despite the wars and hardship they experienced, and the constant threat of smallpox and other epidemics, the nutrition of the nomadic Plains Indians tribes was among the very best in the world. Average height is an excellent measure of the general...

  • Prairie Plants for Heavy Clay Soil
    3

    Prairie Plants for Heavy Clay Soil

    9 years ago

    Most native prairie plants prefer well-drained, or even dry, soils. However, if you are interested in a native prairie border or restoration project on your land and are stuck with heavy clay or poorly drained soil, don't despair! There are many...

  • How to Care for a Pet Praying Mantis
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    How to Care for a Pet Praying Mantis

    23 months ago

    Praying mantids make beautiful and fascinating pets. In their behavior and mannerisms, they remind me something of uncuddly cats - fastidiously clean, curious, and predatory. Unlike cats, you can't really pet them; however, you also don't have to...

  • The Benefits of Pastured Pork
    3

    The Benefits of Pastured Pork

    8 years ago

    The vast majority of pork consumed in the United States today comes from huge hog confinement operations, known as CAFOs. Each building in a typical CAFO might hold 1,000 or more sows, or 10,000+ market hogs. Hog CAFOs are notoriously inhumane and...

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Clover Lawns
    69

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Clover Lawns

    12 months ago

    As water and energy prices rise, many people are seeking alternatives to the traditional, thirsty, labor-intensive American lawn. Here are the pros and cons of letting clover grow in your lawn.

  • A Simple Victorian Hairstyle
    33

    A Simple Victorian Hairstyle

    9 years ago

    The elegant and elaborate hairstyles fashionable in Victorian times are famous for their beauty, but few modern women have the time or assistance to recreate the fanciest styles of the era. However, modern women can still recreate the elegance of...

  • Raising Lamb for the Muslim Market
    9

    Raising Lamb for the Muslim Market

    10 years ago

    There is a growing ethnic meat market in the United States, including Jewish, Muslim, Mexican, and Eastern Orthodox/Middle Eastern Christian communities. The ethnic market has very different requirements from the conventional American market,...

  • Bee, Wasp, or Yellow Jacket?
    47

    Bee, Wasp, or Yellow Jacket?

    2 years ago

    I have to confess, it's a huge pet peeve of mine when people call wasps and yellow jackets "bees." I'm not even a beekeeper, I guess it just upsets me because it gives bees a bad rap... and they're having enough trouble already without people...

  • Teaching History the Classical Way
    2

    Teaching History the Classical Way

    9 years ago

    There are two things that I have NEVER understood about the American system of history education: first, why we wait so long to introduce history in anything resembling consistent fashion, and second, why we use such godawful textbooks to do it!...

  • Ten Reasons To Drool Over Jared Padalecki
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    Ten Reasons To Drool Over Jared Padalecki

    6 months ago

    Oh, Jared, Jared, I have to confess I was a little slower to warm up to you than your co-star, but you have long since won me over. Like Jensen, there are a lot of things we fans... appreciate about Jared Tristan Padalecki. This page is a...

  • Ten Reasons to Drool Over Jensen Ackles
    120

    Ten Reasons to Drool Over Jensen Ackles

    6 months ago

    Jensen Ackles, how do we love thee, let us count the ways....

  • Is Battlestar Galactica the Most Feminist Show on Television?
    2

    Is Battlestar Galactica the Most Feminist Show on Television?

    6 years ago

    For many years, the science fiction and fantasy genres had the reputation of being among the most sexist and exploitative of women. Today, a trip to the genre fiction aisles of your local bookshop or movie rental store is still likely to reveal...

  • Easy Ways To Improve Your Soil
    15

    Easy Ways To Improve Your Soil

    9 years ago

    In order to have a lush green lawn, a beautiful flower garden, or a productive vegetable garden, you need to have good soil, and sadly, it is getting harder and harder to find good soil. If the topsoil in your yard hasn't been stripped by...

  • The Basics of Fanfiction
    14

    The Basics of Fanfiction

    7 years ago

    Fanfiction is a popular but often secretive and poorly understood hobby. Even the definition of fanfiction is controversial. Wikipedia offers as good a definition as any - "Fan fiction is a broadly defined term for fiction about characters or...

  • Prairie Dogs: Keystone Species of the Plains
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    Prairie Dogs: Keystone Species of the Plains

    7 years ago

    Prairie Dogs have long been vilified by ranchers and others who believe that they damage the range and take valuable forage away from cattle and other livestock. In fact, prairie dogs are what is known as a keystone species, a species whose very...

  • Bison Ranching for Beginners
    11

    Bison Ranching for Beginners

    6 months ago

    Bison is the fastest growing meat market in the United States today, as more and more consumers discover the delicious taste and many health and environmental benefits of bison meat. In 2007, consumer demand for bison meat grew 17 percent, the...

  • The Causes of Menstrual Cramps and What You Can Do About Them
    15

    The Causes of Menstrual Cramps and What You Can Do About Them

    7 years ago

    The causes of menstrual cramps are poorly understood and controversial, and because we don't know exactly what causes them, we don't really know exactly how to treat them. Adding to the confusion, menstrual cramps can be caused by different things...

  • Does Soy Relieve Menstrual Cramps?
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    Does Soy Relieve Menstrual Cramps?

    10 months ago

    In recent years, there has been some controversy in the medical community over the benefits of soy and soy products for women's health, especially menstrual health. As a long-time sufferer of severe menstrual cramps, I have been following the debate...

  • Easy Baked Salmon That Melts in Your Mouth
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    Easy Baked Salmon That Melts in Your Mouth

    9 years ago

    Baked salmon is not only healthy and delicious, it is also one of the easiest and quickest ways to enjoy fresh seafood. Wild Caught or Farm Raised? As a general rule, wild-caught Pacific salmon is better for the environment, contains fewer...

  • Home Remedies for Painful Periods
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    Home Remedies for Painful Periods

    10 months ago

    Discover tried-and-true home remedies for painful periods.

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