8 Reasons You Should Try Oil Pulling

8 Reasons You Should Try Oil Pulling

8 Reasons You Should Try Oil Pulling Oil pulling is an oral health technique; the ritual of oil pulling dates back 3,000 years. This Ayurvedic tradition is also called “gundusha” or “kavala” and involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and between your teeth for at least 5 …

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Keeping “Cooped Up” Chickens Warm in Winter

Keeping “Cooped Up” Chickens Warm in Winter

Keeping “Cooped Up” Chickens Warm in Winter  Funny thing about chickens is that they seem always to be the “butt” of jokes. Everyone is always making “chicken jokes” – poor things. I live smack dab in the middle of the state of Nebraska – the prairie, and chickens are plentiful. …

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8 Old Fashioned Home Remedies for the Common Cold

8 Old Fashioned Home Remedies for the Common Cold

8 Old Fashioned Home Remedies for the Common Cold Cold and flu season seems to last longer each year. As the weather cools down, more people end up feeling sick, just in time for the holidays and family parties. Having a cold is miserable, especially as face endless holiday parties …

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6 Projects to Keep Your House Warm All Winter

6 Projects to Keep Your House Warm All Winter

6 Projects to Keep Your House Warm All Winter Has Jack Frost paid a visit to your neighborhood? Has the outside temperatures turned the inside of your home into a winter wonderland? Has soaring heating bills taken your mood out of the Christmas spirit? For many people, that time of …

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11 Places You Can Find Free Land In The USA

11 Places You Can Find Free Land In The USA

11 Places You Can Find Free Land In The USA The Homesteading Act of 1862 granted free tracts of land to would-be farmers, courtesy of the federal government, in an effort to bring settlers to certain areas. While those days are long gone, certain underpopulated states are now extending a …

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7 Houseplants That Improve Indoor Air Quality

7 Houseplants That Improve Indoor Air Quality

7 Houseplants That Improve Indoor Air Quality Depending on where you live, you may not get outside very much for fresh air and even if you can, the air outside isn’t exactly fresh. City dwellers tend to have more issues with breathing and lung function due to the constant exposure to …

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20 Creative Uses for Toothpaste

20 Creative Uses for Toothpaste

20 Creative Uses for Toothpaste  Toothpaste is one of those substances you have probably never thought of much. Its purpose is spelled out in its very name… it’s a paste to clean your teeth. In reality, though, the mild abrasive qualities and germ and odor fighters in the average toothpaste …

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The Best Animals for a Homestead and Why You Need Them

The Best Animals for a Homestead

The Best Animals for a Homestead and Why You Need Them As you start to grow your homestead, you’ll start to wonder about adding animals. Animals serve many purposes, but most importantly, they’re a source of food for our families. If you’re like most homesteaders, you don’t have a ton …

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A Simple Guide to Taking Care of Your Chickens This Winter

A Simple Guide to Taking Care of Your Chickens This Winter

A Simple Guide to Taking Care of Your Chickens This Winter Winter is upon us. Most of the United States is deep into winter, struggling with freezing temperatures and snow. Winter makes taking care of chickens a bit trickier. If this is your first winter with chickens, you might feel …

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Guide To Growing a Fall Vegetable Garden

Guide To Growing a Fall Vegetable Garden

Guide To Growing a Fall Vegetable Garden With summer winding down, many people think that the time to reap fresh vegetables from home gardens may be winding down along with it. Savvy gardeners know, however, that there is still time to sow and grow some of the tastiest vegetables you …

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Delicious Pumpkin Recipes to Try

8 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes to Try

8 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes to Try Fall has officially arrived, and that means pumpkin is takings its rightful place as queen of the food world. Pumpkin everything is the name of the game each fall. From pumpkin spice coffee to pumpkin scented candles, it’s impossible for you escape this deliciousness, …

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