Our thoughts on everything from what attracts mosquitoes to why you should live life outdoors — and more!

  • Lyme Disease: A Nationwide Concern

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Gone are the days when Lyme disease caused by tick bites was only prevalent in northeastern states. This disease is a now a relevant health concern all across the United States, and the numbers prove … Read more

  • Fall Sun Safety

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    The days of summer have ended, and the tradeoff brings changing leaves, cooler temperatures and fewer hours of daylight. It’s easy to drop the sun protection once the calendar turns, but UV radiation … Read more

  • Living Green: Conserving Water

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to use more water than you would during the winter — it’s estimated that the average homeowner uses two to four times more water in the summer months. As a … Read more

  • Navigating the Sunscreen Aisle: Natural vs. Chemical

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Today officially marks the start of summer, but one thing’s for sure: We’ve already been able to feel the sun’s effects during hot days. Sunscreen is a must this time of year, and it’s important to … Read more

  • Tick-Proof Your Yard

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    Because the winter and spring seasons were more wet than usual, particularly in the eastern and midwestern areas of the country, we can expect to see more ticks this summer — and with more ticks … Read more

  • Vector-Borne Diseases on the Rise

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    As summer approaches, health agencies are reminding us again about the need to be aware of diseases transmitted by bugs as we spend more time outdoors. A recent article by CNN gave credence to a … Read more

  • Is Your Sunscreen Chemical-Free?

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    With the temperatures warming up and the daylight hours stretching as summer approaches, it’s important to not only wear sunscreen when you’re outdoors, but also understand the benefits of using … Read more

  • Plant to Repel Mosquitoes

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Have a green thumb? Never gardened before but want to add some plants around your home this spring? Consider investing in plants with natural mosquito-repellent properties. Not only will you be … Read more

  • Morel Mushroom Hunting Tips

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    Forget truffles. You haven’t experienced mushrooms until you’ve tasted a morel. When the mid-April to mid-June season hits, you can spend $20 or more per pound at a grocery store. Or you can take … Read more

  • Living Green: Eating Organic

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    We continue to be an advocate of healthy living, and part of living a life full of adventure is fueling your body with healthy — and organic — foods.  Most of us know that eating organic is really … Read more