Don Mann

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If BPA is so terrible, why is everybody still drinking beer and pop out of BPA lined cans?

<b>There is a fundamental logical inconsistency here. Either the stuff is bad for you or it isn't.</b><p>TreeHugger Katherine reports that BPA replacements …

FDA

Birthplace of the mighty Mac, Canada's most famous apple, has gone to seed

DUNDELA, Ont. — Nancy McIntosh was running errands on a cool, cloudy, mid-April afternoon, driving the back roads northwest of Morrisburg, Ont., in …

Canadian News

How to Make a Moisturizing Herbal Balm

Learn how to make a moisturizing herbal balm from the garden with senior editor Danielle Sherry. This easy-to-follow recipe results in a wonderfully …

Walk The Plank Mouse Trap

How to Plant, Grow and Care for Dahlias

One of the world’s most diverse flower species, dahlias dazzle from June or July until October.<p><i>Pros often classify dahlias by shape. For example,</i> …

Dahlias

Prostate breakthrough with simple blood test could spare thousands of men from surgery and radiotherapy

A genetic breakthrough could spare thousands of men from needless prostate surgery and radiotherapy.<p>Scientists have discovered a gene that determines …

Cancer

These Stretches Will Take Care of Your Sore Neck

Whether you slept in a funky position or have been staring tensely at your computer for hours on end, a crick in the neck is not only annoying, it can cause headaches and upper back pain. After a long, hot shower to loosen the muscles, try a few of these stretches for a little relief.

Yoga

Jewelweed: a natural remedy for poison ivy, stinging nettles

In days of old — you know, back when I was a kid — learning about the magical plant called touch-me-not was something that happened with country kids …

This Delicious Juice Will Unclog Arteries and Prevent Heart Disease!

Despite the amazing taste, pomegranate is one of the healthiest fruits on the planet, full of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and three times as many …

Pomegranate

After Centuries, Hemp Makes A Comeback At George Washington's Home

For the first time in what historians say could be centuries, hemp has been grown and harvested at Mount Vernon, George Washington's historic estate.<p>In the 1760s, Washington predicted that hemp could be a more profitable crop than tobacco and grew it across his farm. At the time, hemp was abundant …

Cannabis

What's the difference between bipolar I and bipolar II?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes abnormally high and in some cases, low moods. It affects a person's energy levels and their …

Depression

The Best Peaks in America

Sometimes, the best mountain is the closest one. We asked BACKPACKER readers for the top peaks* in their states to help you find a climb near you. …

Hiking

Big Bill Broonzy: A Sadly Neglected Blues Hero

Big Bill Broonzy was a giant of the 1930s urban blues, a giant of a man and someone that just about every other musician who met him respected.<p>He was …

iKamper X-Cover Rooftop Tent

Unless you own a bus or a limousine, you usually have to choose between a rooftop tent and a roof rack for your gear – or come up with another …

Blame the dew point, not the humidity

And learn what all this moisture has to do with the heat index.<p>Complaining about the humidity is a go-to conversation starter in the summer, but we …

Is Cycling Linked with the Brain Power? See the Mental Health Benefit of Cycling

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” A quote from John. F. Kennedy tells it all about how magical cycling can be! We are all …

Grapefruit Seed Extract: Benefits, Myths and Dangers

Grapefruit seed extract has several health benefits when taken as a supplement.<p>1. Contains Powerful Antimicrobials<p>Grapefruit seed extract contains …

This giant demon plant gives you burns if you touch it, and it's spreading

The name "giant hogweed" should give you a clue as to how horrible this plant is.<p>“Giant hogweed” already sounds like a thing you should avoid. You’ll definitely want to steer clear once you see the burns the plant can give you—yes, you read that right, <i>burns from a plant</i>. (We won’t paste them in for …

How to fertilize your garden organically

In gardening, whether you’re talking about pest control or fertilization, “organic” generally means natural. The word “organic” refers to “organic matter,” the linchpin of organic gardening and, traditionally at least, all good gardening. “Organic matter” is material derived from what is or was …

What’s the Difference Between Scotch, Whiskey and Bourbon?

This might be common knowledge for some, but it's worth a refresher. Let's start with a burning question we answered back in 2008: what makes a …

Everything You Need to Know About Using CBD for Pain and Anxiety

The compound, found in the cannabis plant, is thought to be good for muscle pain, headaches, and anxiety, among other things. But what does the research say?<p>James Joliat, a 35-year-old video producer in Denver, has long experienced muscle and joint pain—mostly related to sports injuries. He says he …

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.<p>The Virginia Tech professor was cutting up a downed tree with an electric chainsaw. What he didn't realize was that his power cable had been dragging through poison ivy. So at the end of the day, …

Virginia Tech

The truth about organic produce and pesticides

By Tamar Haspel<p>Tamar Haspel<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist, Food<p>The Agriculture Department recently released the latest measurements of pesticide residues in our food, in the form of the 2016 Pesticide Data Program results, so it seems timely to talk pesticides and organics.<p>And bias.<p>I’ve been following …

Pesticides

This 3-Day Microbiome Cleanse Will Eliminate Bloat, Improve Digestion & Reboot Your Gut Health

Over two decades as a holistic, functional doctor in New York City, I have treated tens of thousands of patients who have brain fog, anxiety, and …

Wellness

This Ayurvedic Spice Spring Cleans Your Gut, Eliminating Bloating & Constipation

Fenugreek, also known as Methi, is part of the fabaceae, or legume family. Growing wild as a small leafy shrub, it's cultivated as an annual crop in …

Do trees have a heartbeat?

Researchers liken the nightly movement of branches to a pulse.<p>Trees don't seem to do all that much. Occasionally their branches might sway in the …

Cannabidiol: Marijuana’s Other Magic Ingredient

For decades the only part of pot that mattered was tetrahydrocannabinol, a.k.a. THC—the chemical component that gets you high. But weed users are now …

Gardening 101: Blueberries

Blueberry, <i>Vaccinium spp.:</i> “Ornamental Superfood”<p>Blueberries were the first fruit I grew in my first Brooklyn garden on a tiny 50th-floor terrace in …

This Trainer Wants You to Stop Making This Common Push-Up Mistake

Push-ups tend to be Kryptonite when it comes to performing bodyweight exercises. For such a basic movement, doing the perfect push-up comes with many nuances. The slightest mistake in your form can make this exercise unnecessarily hard to perform and may cause pain in areas like your shoulders and …