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9 Things That Mess With Your Hormones

The seemingly innocent habits that throw your body for a loop<p>Admit it: any time you feel off or out of whack and have no idea why, you probably chalk it up to hormones, right? The crazy thing is, you’re probably right. These chemical messengers buzzing around inside you pretty much rule your entire …


What If Antibiotics Stopped Working?

Her nightmare is one that doctors are seeing with growing frequency: antibiotic-resistant infections resulting from overuse of the drugs in humans and farm animals.<p>The problem is so threatening that it prompted a report last April by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the CDC's …


40 Gardening Tips to Maximize Your Harvest - Organic Gardening

The best way to keep top-quality, organically grown produce on your table year-round is to grow as much as you can, and preserve plenty to eat for …

21 Recipes That Prove Fried Vegetables Are The Best Vegetables

If you've got a compelling argument for cooking them any other way, I'd like to hear it.


13 Recipes Starring Your Cast Iron Skillet

In the pantheon of kitchen greats, brightly colored KitchenAid mixers and stately Le Creusets -- the kind of gifts you might receive for a wedding (or get married so that someone gives them to you) -- might first come to mind. Or your attention may dart to the gleaming knife that fits perfectly in …

The Total-Body Workout You HAVE To Try

<b>The Workout</b><br>Do this routine two or three days a week on nonconsecutive days. For each superset—that is, a pair of back-to-back exercises—complete as many reps of the first move as you can (with perfect form) in 30 seconds, then immediately do the same for the second. Without resting, follow each …


Turn a Vintage Painting into a Cabinet

Step-by-step instructions for crafting a piece of art into a useful storage space<p>Step-by-step instructions for crafting a piece of art into a useful …


Homemade Herbal Medicines for Common Ailments - Natural Health

Somewhat glumly, I celebrated my 61st birthday this past July. In the back of my mind, I’ve been sure for 45 years that God would make an exception …

Turn a Thrift Store Dresser Into a Bathroom Vanity

One of the more popular posts here at AOC has been How To Turn a Dresser Into a Vanity. I had always wanted to take an old dresser and convert it …

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