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Groups Make Sure Seniors Not Forgotten During Holidays

For some people, the holidays truly are the most wonderful time of year. For others, they can be very depressing. This is true at almost every stage of adulthood. And for older folks, the depression they feel around the holidays...

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Taking Revenge on Porch Pirates?

Home deliveries have made our lives a lot easier, haven’t they? It used to be when someone mailed something to you that did not fit in your mailbox, the deliverer would leave you a note about it. You then had...

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11 Survival Uses for Peppermint Oil

The jury may still be out regarding essential oils. Some people swear by them. Others are skeptical that they provide enough value. But even many of those who aren’t completely sold on essential oils in general are sold on peppermint...

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Winter Storms + Stranded Motorists = Hungry People

What's the first thing you think of when you hear "Category 5?" A hurricane, right? I'm sure that's what most people would say. But did you know there are also Category 5 winter storms? According to Weather.com, there have been...

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Can you guess the best (& WORST) berries to eat in the wild?

Last summer, two hikers got lost while navigating the rugged Downey Creek trail in Washington state. Buster Cabe, age 64, and David James, 59, had planned on a weeklong hike. But they took a chance on a shortcut and then...

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Camping and Surviving in the Frozen Mountains

The greatest thing about growing up and currently living in Colorado is the access to the incredible outdoors.   From an early age I learned to shoot, camp, hunt, fish, navigate, drive, and thrive in Mother Nature and the challenges she...

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Are the Florida Keys Sinking Into the Ocean?

In Florida, some people are getting that sinking feeling. And no wonder. Recently saltwater flooded the low-lying streets of a Key Largo neighborhood for nearly three months. The only way trapped residents could get out was by slowly driving their...

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Emergency weather radio is a must for your home

We’ve all seen plenty of bug-out bag lists. Many of them contain a lot of the same items. Including survival food, water, flashlights, batteries, first-aid kit, etc. Some of these lists contain an emergency weather radio. But some don’t. My...

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A Million Californians Don't Have Clean Drinking Water

Californians have been concerned about water quantity and quality for years now. Four years ago, already-bad drought conditions worsened due an unusually low amount of winter snowfall. That snowmelt is what the state relies on to refill its water reservoirs....

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