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Tips For Air Pollution And Poor Air Quality

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Hotter and drier weather conditions in recent years have heightened wildfire activity across the globe, resulting in twice as many forests being burnt than 20 years ago. Besides forest damage and property loss, hazardous air quality can cause serious harm—especially to those with preexisting health challenges. Ahead, learn what you can do to protect yourself

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Honey Bees Need Your Help!

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Honey bees need help. They are one of nature’s busiest … well, bees. It’s said that a single honeybee visits up to 100 flowers during a single foraging trip. But if you’ve noticed fewer of these fuzzy, buzzy creatures zooming around, it’s because they’re taking more sick days than ever before. Scientists have diagnosed their

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How To Clean A Gravestone

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Wondering how to clean a gravestone properly without causing damage? Protect your loved one’s lasting memorial with our simple guide. Over time, a headstone’s surface can unfortunately fall victim to the elements and accumulates environmental buildup — dirt, lichen, moss, algae, bird droppings, tree sap, soil splashing, mildew, and pollution. Regularly maintaining and cleaning a

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Chicken Coop Renovation — A Special Celebration!

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Hey FA Readers! Do you have a chicken coop on your property? Could it use some sprucing-up … or are you thinking of building one? We are pleased to share a chicken coop renovation project from our friend, Tiffany Noone of Fern Wood Farms. What makes it extra special? She enlisted the help of her

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Best Days To Wash Your Cat

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Ever wonder which day is best to wash your cat? We have the answer, along with some important cat-related facts that you need to see. April Fools! The Farmers’ Almanac is known for our famous Daily Planner with suggested days to Garden by the Moon and “Best Days” to do household activities, but there are

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9 Tips To Reduce The Threat Of Wildfires

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These days, fire season is a part of life for many residents in the West. Once relegated to hot and dry summers, every year now packs the potential for a disastrous blaze. The following fire safety tips will hep prevent wildfires and protect your home, family, and community. 1. Create a barrier of “survivable space”

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New Twist On Some Old Recipes – Ayurveda Meets Italian Style!

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Do you love decadent Italian meals but wish you didn’t feel sluggish after eating them? Did you know that you can substitute Ayurvedic ingredients to improve your body’s digestion, which leaves you feeling lighter and more energetic? Certified Ayurveda Counselor, Sara Garofalo, explains how! Read on. Here at the Farmers’ Almanac, we love featuring folks

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5 Appalachian Winter Traditions You Will Love!

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Hey FA Readers! We love discovering and featuring young, talented folks who are keeping their family’s heritage alive and well! Appalachia and Appalachian traditions have always intrigued our readers, so we asked Whitney Johnson AKA “Appalachian Forager” to share some of her favorite winter activities. Whitney is a smart business woman who mixes humor and

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How To Make A Charcuterie Board Wreath

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Charcuterie boards are always popular at parties—no matter what the occasion. This holiday, get a little more creative and dazzle your guests with a festive charcuterie board wreath! Make a “charcute-wreath!” It may leave you saying “it’s too pretty to eat!” Read on for our easy how-to guide, including a video tutorial for making salami

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How To Pick A Christmas Tree — What To Look For!

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Want to pick a Christmas tree that will radiate joy through the holiday season? Buy a local tree, choose a type that suits your needs (whether it is soft needles for young kids or sturdy branches for heavy ornaments), and make sure it’s fresh! We explain all the details and offer great suggestions—even one type

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