Stuck at Home? Fun Backyard Ideas

This summer’s shaping up to be a strange one, isn’t it? Social distancing means beaches and pools are closed, as are movie theaters and lots of the other fun venues at which we’d spend our summers. Fortunately, I’ve got your back!

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Is Tea Tree Oil Good for Your Skin?

There are several skincare ingredients that feature in my morning and evening routines. Because I tend to be a skeptic by nature, most of these ingredients come with solid scientific backing. Alpha and beta hydroxy acids, retinoids, hyaluronic acid—these are the things that I swear by. Not much gets me narrowing my eyes like claims such as “nourishing for your skin.”

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Peeps are the Best Easter Candy, and Here are the Facts to Prove It

Seriously, they are. Is it just me or do the pink and green Peeps taste even better than the other colors?

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Good Friday Gardening

Good Friday is almost here, isn’t it? With all the rest of the craziness in the world these days, I almost forgot! Which would be a shame, because for certain crops, Good Friday might actually be a good day to plant.

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What’s in a Name?

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

We all need some good distractions right about now, right? And that’s why I love writing trivia. For instance, did you know that depending where you are in the US, there are different names for intersections that form a circle? Where I live, we call ’em “traffic circles.” Easy peasy—they’re circles, and they divert traffic. But elsewhere, they’re called “roundabouts” or “rotaries.”

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