Repel Mosquitoes with These Plants, Part 3: Cooking with Lemongrass and 2 DIY Bug Spray Recipes

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With herbs and lemongrass in your garden, you can keep out mosquitoes, add flavor and spice to your summer menu, and have the ingredients for your own homemade bug spray. This blog post shows you how to harvest and cook with lemongrass and offers two easy, all-natural mosquito repellents you can make yourself.

Counting Bites For Weight Loss

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Can you lose weight without counting calories? Researchers at Brigham Young University think so. Participants in a month-long study lost about four pounds each simply by counting the number of bites they took per day. The investigators recruited 61 individuals and began the investigation by asking them to count the number of bites of food and gulps of drinks they took for a day. They then asked the participants to cut those totals by 20 to 30 percent, while recording every bite and gulp. The researchers maintain that to lose weight you have to first focus on the amount you eat, and then about the kind of food you’re eating – in other words, think about quantity before quality. The study participants counted their bites and their liquid intake and emailed or texted their totals to the researchers at the end of each day. Along the way, 20 of the participants dropped out because they had a hard time keeping count, but the other 41 completed the study. Next the researchers want to see if those 41 individuals manage to keep their weight off – or better yet, continue counting.

Recent Louisiana disaster spurs association with Agenda 21; mayor claims floods were 'man-made'

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(NaturalNews) The Red Cross is calling the catastrophic flooding in Louisiana the worst disaster to hit the United States since Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast coast in October 2012. Torrential rains flooded the state last week, with Livingston Parish receiving more than 31 inches…