Here are some facts about bees: they play vital role in our ecosystem and economy, as one of the most-important crop pollinators on the planet; they are facing danger due to climate change, widespread pesticide use, and the effects of habitat destruction; they aren’t the ones stinging you (usually). Bees are our pals. Here......
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An allergy is an adverse diagnosis, but it is not a sentence. Many parents are concerned that allergic reactions can be hazardous to health. Also, they wonder if allergies can restrict children from leading a full life. There is no universal answer as every kid is different. Actually, some children learn to live with the......
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Thanks to Vacation Idea Dream Vacation Magazine for featuring St. Philips Plaza Farmers’ Market as one of the top 25 things to do in Tucson, Arizona We are very honored! Photo Credit: Michael Moriarty Photography The St. Philips Farmers Market is one of the biggest and most popular farmers markets in Southwestern Arizona. St. Philips......
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Have you ever had a stigma about something before actually experiencing it to be true? Such as, “I never hike in Tucson because you WILL die of dehydration and get eaten by a mountain lion or rattle snake, whichever finds you first.” Or maybe, “I never shop at thrift stores because all the clothes are......
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Choices. So many things can be said about them. The most important: that no one else can ever make your choices for you. However, that’s not to dismiss the fact that they won’t try and influence your choices. That happens everywhere (yes, especially when it concerns eating). Ever purchased food? Then you both made a......
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Making the right choices about your diet usually comes down to one simple thing: knowledge. While it’s not exactly simple, it is the biggest factor that dictates our decisions. In order to make a good resolution, one has to know the potential consequences. It’s not so easy to make those good decisions when you don’t......
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“To be or not to be.” The beginning of Hamlet’s soliloquy is the most frequently quoted line from any of Shakespeare’s work, without a doubt. We all know it is a famous question (or as its proponents prefer, THE question). It’s pondered often, and the best part about it, is the meaning. Although succinctly perfect......
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The goal of this series is about as simple as the title makes it out to be, which is to inform individuals of the importance of eating well. Moreover, it actually attempts to illuminate the point of that new paradigm, and to demonstrate the value of a healthy lifestyle and good dietary choices. It includes......
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“Survival of the fittest.” The phrase was first coined by philosopher Herbert Spencer in 1864 as he drew parallels to Charles Darwin’s explanation of ‘Natural Selection,’ which remains one of the cornerstones of modern biology. Unfortunately, today it is often used in contexts that are not accurate to either of the meanings that the original......
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Rea·son (ree–zuhn) – The basis or motive for an action, decision, or conviction. When asked to do something, most people require one. Even if it is not spoken aloud, we still think about the reason, and we all have one (or many) for every action we make. It’s true, although it is not always so......
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There are few things in the world that everyone would fancy. Even some of your favorite things, be it puppies, a baby’s laugh, chocolate, or a beautiful sunset, they all have their critics. When you speak of the entire population of the planet, there are very few common denominators that we all ideally seek. One......
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It’s not a myth that fresh food is better for you. And since local food is fresher, it’s better for you too. Okay, we definitely owe you the Paul Harvey on this, and there is certainly more to the story. If you have ever enjoyed fresh squeezed orange juice, or eaten a fresh tomato straight......
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This week we are throwing you another reason to eat local. That’s correct; there are more benefits to explore when it comes to buying local food. This one is easy: Local food is fresher. Not to point out the obvious, but let’s face it, of COURSE local produce is going to be fresher. It might......
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Everyone is always saying that you should buy local food. We all hear how it’s a good thing, but they never really tell you much more than that. Well, we are ones in favor of explanations, not blanket statements. For all those who like to know the answers, we must first explore the question. Why......
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A company’s logo is considered by many to be the first touchpoint a business has with a customer—like the first impression in a new relationship. It goes without saying the importance of a good first impression, or a good beginning. We all know it is worth the effort to make the best of any opportunity......
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