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Spray More. Swat Less. Smell Good.

Along the bayous of Houston lurk animals that kill more humans each year than any others. Forget about gators and snakes, more than 750,000 people die each year worldwide because of mosquitoes. And with the deadly mosquito-borne Zika virus…
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Come Experiment with Mad Scientist Kombucha

New tea vendor mixes science with sweet flavors As a frequent customer to Houston farmers markets, molecular biologist Heather Williams fell in love with kombucha, a probiotic tea brewed with a culture of bacteria and yeast useful to the…

Top 10 Reasons to Bring Your Kids

(Excerpted from eatlocalgrown.com) 1. Develop healthy emotional eating habits. It's true that people often turn to food when they're stressed out, lonely, sad, anxious, or bored. But emotional eating can be linked to positive feelings,…

Re-Grow Your Food from Kitchen Scraps

Neither a Biblical resurrection nor a science fiction horror reanimation, we offer this tip for saving on your food budget: buy some vegetables or fruit once and then instead of throwing the scraps away, re-plant them so they can re-grow. Many…

Rainbow-colored Foods That Fight Cancer

It seems every day we're hearing more studies confirming that eating from a wide variety of Mother Nature’s produce will prevent certain forms of cancer. Research shows that eating colorful foods often those which are the highest in phytochemicals,…

12 Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is a true powerhouse of vitamins and minerals including: certain amino acids, B6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus. Cinnamon is also a good source of…

The Miracle That Is Water

What does water do for the human body? - Prevents loss of memory as you age. - Lessens addictive urges, including caffeine, alcohol and certain drugs. - Water allows for efficient cell repair. - Water is essential for the body to…

"Local" is the New "Organic"

What's better than organic? To hear Organic Valley tell it, milk from grass-fed cows might be preferable in the dairy case. The cooperative says its Grassmilk product is flying off shelves at Whole Foods – a glittering star among stars. Many…