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Homemade Blush Sauce for Pasta

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This is a tried and true homemade blush sauce. Simple ingredients, and no preservatives with sauces from the jar.
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Many Seniors Lose Fitness Due to Lack of Training, Not Just Aging

Many Seniors Lose Fitness Due to Lack of Training, Not Just Aging | HelpFullHanna and Electronic News | Scoop.it
Seniors make quick improvements when they start exercise We all probably know of at least one senior citizen who seems to defy the laws of aging and remains in top physical shape well beyond their peers. We also tend to dismiss this person as genetically gifted or just unusual. However, research, and more and more…
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Ideas for Your Toronto Balcony

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One of the most popular trends of the new millennium is on towards outdoor living. What this means is that more and more people are seeking to use their land as well as their houses as living spaces, moving living areas out onto decks and patios and even lawns. By doing his, people can enjoy…
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Improve Your Home's Wi-Fi Signal in Five Minutes | eHow

Improve Your Home's Wi-Fi Signal in Five Minutes | eHow | HelpFullHanna and Electronic News | Scoop.it
Improve Your Home’s Wi-Fi Signal in Five Minutes. Wi-Fi is just radio waves, and many things can cause interference. But a strong Wi-Fi signal can give you faster performance and better coverage distance, so it’s important to properly position and configure your router for optimal signal strength. I’ll show you how; it just takes...
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Oldest stone tools in the Americas claimed in Chile

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Fresh excavations at famed site of Monte Verde suggest humans reached South America by 18,500 years ago
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Quick ways to stop cold air drafts in old windows

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Cold winter winds can sneak into your home around old windows, making your house feel chilly and drafty. If you have ever walked past a window and started to shiver, chances are your old windows ar...
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Mr. Clean Magic Erasers: Creative Uses For These Household Cleaning Blocks That Truly Work Magic! | Fun Times Guide to Household Tips

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers: Creative Uses For These Household Cleaning Blocks That Truly Work Magic! | Fun Times Guide to Household Tips | HelpFullHanna and Electronic News | Scoop.it
Here are a zillion great uses for Mr. Clean Magic Erasers... from people who've used the product. And, are you wondering what makes these miracle cleaning blocks work so well?... Here's the secret that enables Mr. Clean Magic Erasers to work miracles!
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The sunrise of Sundown Tea triggered by a growing demand | HelpFullHanna::Tips,Tricks and Info

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Then her entrepreneurial side kicked in. She came up with an idea, took a 12-hour course with the London Business Centre and researched the customer base and target audience. On Oct. 17, she will launch the grand opening of Sundown Tea on London’s west side.
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Shannon's Grand opening is October 17, 2015----she is a wonderful young entrepreneur, and I wish her all the best in her business!
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Chawel Products

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The Chawel is simple to use – simply put it over your head and pull it down to cover you, and get changed underneath with no embarrassment. When you have just come back from a dive, the wind or e...
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What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-really-happens-to-the-plastic-you-throw-away-emma-bryce We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic b...
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Puppies 101

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The bond you have with your puppy begins the moment he comes into your life and never stops growing.
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Google Says 46% of Web Video Ads Are Never Viewed

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nearly half of the web's video ads never have a chance of being seen, according to google, which said that 91% of youtube's video ads play in view.
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Repair Or Sell Your Old iPhone for Parts

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If your iPhone has stopped working, don’t fret because most likely the problem you are experiencing can be fixed. Just as you wouldn’t throw a computer out just because it has a problem, you shouldn’t throw your old iPhone out. You may be worried that fixing it will cost you
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Tattoo removal

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  Tattoo removal has been performed with various tools during the history of tattooing. While tattoos were once considered permanent, it is now possible to remove them with treatments, fully or partially. Before the development of laser tattoo removal methods, common techniques included dermabrasion, TCA (Trichloroacetic acid, an acid that removes the top layers of…
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Technology in the early years: A help or a hindrance?

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Technology in the early years: A help or a hindrance?
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Former military tool to target prostate cancer

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The Manatee’s Hug

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When it comes to wildlife, what is the proper balance between conservation and observation or interaction?

by Ellen Prager, PhD, marine scientist and author



Earlier this year I went snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River, FL. Before going out on a boat to where the manatees congregate near warm water springs, we were given a briefing about how to properly observe the manatees and what not to do. The what-not-to-do was emphasized by video footage of people behaving badly. Snorkelers were shown stepping on, kicking, chasing, and all around harassing the manatees. It was simply horrifying and could lead one to believe that all interaction with the manatees in Crystal River should be strictly forbidden.

We, a small group of wetsuit-clad visitors, then went on a short boat ride to the snorkeling area. Once on-site and as we climbed carefully into the water, one manatee curiously approached the boat. To reduce the chance that someone will kick or chase a manatee we were not allowed to wear fins. The area right around the actual spring was roped off to give the manatees a completely human-free zone. We floated slowly into the permitted snorkeling area looking for manatees. Soon I spotted one and carefully moved closer. The manatee seemed to notice me and then went back to the business of being a manatee. With the girth of an overinflated barrel, covered with wrinkly gray skin, and having a muzzle bristling with brush-like whiskers along with small button-shaped eyes, manatees appear surprisingly cuddly. Though of course I resisted the strong urge to touch the animal.

I waved a young boy over to show him the manatee. He was floating nearby with his mother. The boy’s eyes just about popped out of his head and he screamed in delight, shouting, “MANATEE”! I suspect it is a moment he will remember the rest of his life.

A little while later I came upon a few people laughing because one of the young manatees had actually grabbed a man. Soon thereafter I became the focus of the manatee’s attention. I was careful not to crowd or touch it, but then the most amazing thing happened. The manatee put its snout against my chest, rolled onto its side, and grabbed me. Not a slight touch or passing brush of a flipper, but an all out tight yet gentle hug. I laughed so hard I spit out my snorkel. After releasing me, the manatee put its flipper under my arm as if wanting to swim arm-in-arm. 

I’ve been a marine scientist for more than two decades and have been in the water with many sea creatures. The manatee hug however has to be one of my top five in-the-water moments. If I liked manatees before, now I am obsessed with them.

Recently, a campaign was started to close Crystal River to snorkelers suggesting that harm was being done to the manatees. Unquestionably, manatees need to be protected from people behaving badly and zones need to be in place, as they are, where manatees can go if they do not want to interact with people. But by allowing people to swim beside a manatee and if they are lucky, get hugged by one, we build exactly the type of stewardship ethic that is needed to not only protect manatee populations, but also the habitats they need to survive.

Furthermore, by allowing eco-friendly and well-controlled tours in Crystal River we provide the incentive for local business owners, residents, and policymakers to support protection for the manatees and their waterways. Some people may want to protect marine life out of an ethical responsibility, but let’s get real. For many people an economic incentive simply has more influence.

This brings me to the Galapagos Islands, where I go regularly as the science advisor and consultant to Celebrity’s small cruise ship in the region. People often ask if tourism in the Galapagos will be halted because they’ve heard it is destroying the islands and their unique fauna.

The number of tourist ships in the Galapagos is strictly regulated and a permit is required even for private vessels entering the Islands. To visit a site in the Galapagos National Park, whether hiking, boating, or snorkeling, visitors must be accompanied by a licensed Galapagos National Park naturalist. Visitors are only allowed at very specific designated sites and hikers must stay on well-marked trails. It is extremely well controlled and as such, beyond the few trails the landscape remains wild. The animals in the Galapagos show little fear of humans and will even perform courtship rituals or raise young very close to the trails. Should the Galapagos Islands be closed to tourism? What incentive would political leaders in Ecuador or the Galapagos then have to preserve these unique and wondrous islands? Is that a cynical perspective? Maybe, but I believe it is the practical reality of the human nature.

I am committed to doing what I can to engage people of all ages in learning about nature, marine life, the ocean, and to help build a life-long stewardship ethic. I am also a realist. We must find a balance between conservation and interaction or viewing so that people feel a connection to the natural world and animals, and want to protect them. One hug from a manatee and I am convinced any person will become a passionate protector for life!





Ellen Prager is a freelance writer, consultant, and Safina Center Fellow. Her newest book, The Shark Rider, is the second book in a fiction series for middle graders that combines action-packed adventure and humor with ocean science and lots of sea creatures. The Shark Rider will be released on May 1 and is available for pre-order.

(Featured image (top): Manatee resting at Three Sisters Springs (Crystal River NWR) while shading over a school of mangrove snappers. © Keith Ramos.)
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Sea Shepherd's Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica -

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Sea Shepherd conservationist Paul Watson filed charges against Costa Rica with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, alleging undue persecution.
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Can Adele save the music industry, or just slow its demise?

Can Adele save the music industry, or just slow its demise? | HelpFullHanna and Electronic News | Scoop.it
News that Adele is launching a new album after a four-year hiatus came with sweeping headlines hailing the British songstress as the music industry's long-awaited saviour. But can she really save the industry, or just put it on life support?
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Wild about White Tea

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Look for White Tea to Become the Latest Hot New Food Trend White tea has arrived in North America. While Chinese tea drinkers have been hip to white tea's benefits since the Ming Dynasty, until recently it was virtually unknown outside of Asia. Not anymore. Today, everyone from chefs to medical researchers is praising white…
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11 Worst Fast Food Restaurants in America

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Whether they like pizzas, hamburgers, chicken or sandwiches, Americans want more than just cheap meals when they eat at fast food restaurants. Here are the results of a new survey.
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News - Plant that can cause third-degree burns popping up in Canada - The Weather Network

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Officials in Canada and the U.S. are warning residents not to touch giant hogweed plants, which have been popping up in large numbers in both countries. When combined with sunlight, sap from the plants can cause extreme skin irritation, temporary or permanent blindness and scarring.
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25 Things to Do Tonight For a Healthier Tomorrow

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25 Things to Do Tonight For a Healthier Tomorrow
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SHARKS GONE FROM ICELAND - Bite-Back

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Britain’s frozen food specialist, Iceland, has decided to de-list blue shark steaks from its brand new Food Warehouse stores following discussions with Bite-Back the UK’s shark and marine conservation charity.

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Insurance For the iPhone – Not a Good Deal For Everyone

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AT&T announced that they would offer an insurance plan to cover all new iPhones. The plan costs $13.99 dollars per month, and must be signed within 30 days
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