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libraWelcome to Libra season, lovers. Now’s the time to restore balance in our lives and take stock of the things and people we find most valuable. It’s no coincidence that Libra season is at the beginning of fall, either. While Virgo season was about buckling down, being productive, and getting sh*t done, the sun entering Libra symbolizes a more laid-back, lighter shift in your day-to-day routine and mood.

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toostsie_popsOne of the most popular candy commercials of all time asks: How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? There have been several experiments trying to nail down this sweet mystery. A group of engineering students at Purdue University made a licking machine that measured it took 364 licks, however, student volunteers only took 252. Meanwhile, students at the University of Michigan measured 411 licks on their licking machine. So the jury is still out on this question.


Shealthy_herbsalt and pepper are not the only ones that can add taste and flavor to what we eat. More than determining whether or not our meals can taste good, herbs and spices have various benefits that aid in overall health. All of these come from plants and their parts, including flowers, fruits, seeds and leaves, so it makes sense that they are packed with both flavor and antioxidants.

Many herbs and spices contain antibacterial and antiviral properties, and are often high in certain nutrients. Some are also shown to aid in weight loss and appetite control or even satisfy sweet tooth without calories. Whether store-bought and organic or grown in-house, Wellness Mama has shared the following herbs and spices that will add health benefits to your meals:

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Why Do Dogs Chase Cats?

Posted: June 25, 2020 in Did you know?
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dogs_catsIt’s a relationship that you probably just think of as the natural order of things, established in everything from books to cartoons: Dogs chase cats, and cats and dogs hate each other. It’s somewhat of a given of the animal kingdom…or is it? After all, there are plenty of multi-pet households that have a dog and a cat that get along, not to mention all of these adorable photos of dogs and cats being best friends. So what’s the story here? Why do dogs chase cats? Is it because of dogs’ natural instincts, and, if so, how can you prevent it?

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ojuiceOrange juice is the most popular fruit juice sold in the US and has been advertised as a staple in a healthy diet. Some experts warn, however, that orange juice doesn’t live up to marketers’ claims and may actually be bad for your health. Here’s what you need to know about whether or not orange juice is a healthy addition to your diet.

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shopping_storesNow that many areas of the country have been without access to retail stores for months thanks to lockdown, many are anxious to get back to some of their favorite shops to restock on non-essential items and support local businesses. But as phased reopening begins across the U.S., customers will be stepping into an entirely different shopping experience by not actually stepping into the shops at all. That’s because curbside pickup and prepacked orders will be the new norm for non-essential retail stores opening during phase one for many states and counties.

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Even now I still love these candies  just putting my two cents in before the article

necco_candyNecco Wafers first came out in 1847, making them one of the oldest candy brands in existence, according to the Spangler Candy Company. They were discontinued in 2018, but they just couldn’t stay away, because the candies are coming back this summer.

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oldstersFrom the government to nonprofits and individuals, there are so many people helping older adults dealing with isolation and loneliness right now.

However, the Radio Recliner may be one of the most unique projects out there. It’s a pirate radio station run strictly by retirees.

“There’s one guy who used the music to talk about his favorite snacks he had in World War II and how he was able to get those,” said Mitch Bennett, Chief Creative Officer of Luckie, the brand behind Radio Recliner.

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try_on_clothesWhen it comes to clothes shopping, nothing can replace the in-person experience of trying on an item in the changing room. But are fitting rooms safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Some major retailers, including Nordstrom and Macy’s, have released details on how they will keep fitting rooms safe and clean as they slowly reopen.

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cheeseDo you make a beeline to the charcuterie board at parties? Are you always the first person to schedule wine and cheese nights? Do you drool over videos of ooey, gooey, stretched cheese? Then it’s confirmed: you’re a cheese fanatic. But despite your love of all things cheese, we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve probably been storing cheese wrong your entire life. The good news is that it’s not a big deal, because I’m about to teach you how to store cheese properly so it lasts longer, maintains flavor, and doesn’t have to end up molded in the garbage.

I reached out to cheese experts to find out the common mistakes people make when storing cheese, the proper way to store cheese, and the best tools you need to keep cheese fresh. To keep even more foods besides cheese fresh, you’re going to want to invest in these 14 Best Kitchen Tools for Helping Food Stay Fresh.

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