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[caption id="attachment_6684" align="alignleft" width="298"] Dean Drobot/Shutterstock.com[/caption] How to Click With Young Techies by Ronica O’Hara Many Silicon Valley executives that design devices and apps have put their own children in tech-free Waldorf schools, reports The New York Times; even Bill Gates and Steve Jobs strictly limited their kids’

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[caption id="attachment_6666" align="alignleft" width="195"] Anatolii Mazhora/Shutterstock.com[/caption]   Preventive antibiotics are frequently prescribed by dentists for older patients with certain heart conditions, but Oregon State University researchers recently found that those antibiotics, which can expose patients to unwelcome side effects, are unnecessary 81 percent of the time. Using

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[caption id="attachment_6660" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chinnapong/Shutterstock.com[/caption] Companies Urge Vietnam Recycling Plans Vietnam is among the biggest contributors to plastic waste in the ocean, and Suntory Holdings, a giant Japanese beverage company, has joined its rivals Coca-Cola and Nestlé to encourage new recycling strategies to fend off such actions

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[caption id="attachment_6657" align="alignleft" width="247"] JSep/Shutterstock.com[/caption] Elephants Never Forget—What They Smell  According to a new report from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, elephants have such sensitive olfactory discrimination that they can determine different amounts of food just by sniffing it. Most animals use visual acuity

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[caption id="attachment_6648" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bob Pool/Shutterstock.com[/caption] Record Numbers Starving to Death More than 160 dead gray whales have washed up on the Pacific Coast this year, including onto beaches in Canada, Mexico and Alaska, and scientists estimate that they represent just 10 percent of the total number

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[caption id="attachment_6693" align="alignleft" width="300"] New Africa/Shutterstock.com[/caption]   Tips for Toxin-Free House Cleaning   Cleaning the house shouldn’t be a health hazard, yet studies have linked many popular cleaning products to asthma and other respiratory ills, developmental problems in young children, and breast cancer. The nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG.org)

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