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Why are some people mosquito magnets and others unbothered? A medical entomologist points to metabolism, body odor and mindset

It’s rare to attend an outdoor party in warm weather without hearing people complain about mosquitoes. They swat away, sit in campfire smoke, cover up with blankets and eventually just give up and go indoors. On the other end of the spectrum, there are plenty of people who don’t seem bothered by mosquitoes in the slightest.

Sleeping fish? From sharks to salmon, guppies to groupers, here’s how they grab a snooze

A large group of yellowfin tuna swimming off the coast of Italy. Like all fish, they sleep, but it’s not like human sleep. Giordano Cipriani/The Image Bank via Getty Images Michael …

These animal climate heroes restore habitats and revive ecosystems

Stacker compiled a list of 10 animals from diverse environments, outlining how each helps sustain its ecosystem.
Getting your pool ready for winter

5 steps to closing your swimming pool

(BPT) - If you own a swimming pool, you probably already know that you need to close your pool each year in preparation for the colder winter months, especially if you live in an area that sees …

Follow these steps for the best results

(BPT) - As the temperatures start to drop, you know it’s getting to be that time again — pool closing time. If you live in an area that sees snow and freezing temperatures, it’s …

5 ways to save money by maximizing chlorine efficiency in your pool

(BPT) - With many family budgets feeling the effects of inflation this year, it’s important to find ways to save where you can. If you own a swimming pool, there’s one way to help cut …

Own a swimming pool? 5 tips to help you conserve water

(BPT) - With record-high temperatures and droughts occurring nationwide, you may be experiencing water use restrictions where you live. But even if you’re not, it's natural to be concerned …
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It’s camping season! 5 ways to avoid or soothe pesky bug bites and itches
(BPT) - Who doesn’t love a family camping trip? We all look forward to that time outdoors when you can hike, swim, roast marshmallows and sleep under the stars. However, one of the biggest …
5 reasons why Rapid City should be your destination vacation this fall
(BPT) - Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean that your travel plans have to end. Autumn is a beautiful season that has much to offer would-be travelers. If you’re …
A summer picnic guide to being safe and sustainable
(BPT) - It’s summertime and that is the perfect time to gather family and friends for a picnic. An important aspect to consider when planning your summer picnic is environmental impact. An easy …
Make Summertime Entertaining a Breeze with Simple and Delicious Seasonal Items
(BPT) - With summertime in full swing, entertaining family and friends is definitely on the agenda. Luckily, Amazon Fresh has everything you need to create a simple menu to make your entertaining not …
10 tips on how to turn an overgrown field into a beautiful yard
(BPT) - There it is — a big, messy, overgrown field of weeds, grass, tree stumps, rocks and who knows what else, just begging for some loving. It’s an eyesore that you (and your …
Exercise boredom? Tips to hit refresh on your fitness routine
(BPT) - With summer in full swing, it’s time to enjoy more sunshine, warmer temperatures, and extra time with family and friends outdoors. Yet, with so many vacations and barbecues on the …
Outdoor workouts? A three-time Paralympic athlete offers her best tips for training
(BPT) - Whether your outdoor activity of choice involves walking, running, cycling or playing games with friends and family, getting outside to move the body comes with many benefits. From a boost of …
Heading outdoors with your family? These expert tips help you get more out of your outdoor moments
(BPT) - People are enjoying the outdoors in record numbers — whether they’re adventure-seeking outdoor enthusiasts, casual hikers, or families looking for more time to discover the …
5 ways to help keep your home pest-free this summer
(BPT) - Nothing beats spending time in your backyard or opening all the windows in the summer for some fresh air. However, the warmer weather also brings about prime bug season, meaning you’ll …

8 Tips to Rethink Clean at Home and On the Go

(Family Features) If people have learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's just because something looks clean doesn't mean it actually is. Consider these tips to help ensure you feel at ease both at home and in public spaces.

Get Smart About Sustainability: Tips for teaching kids earth-friendly habits

(Family Features) For many parents, their interest in sustainability and earth-friendly living is driven by a desire to create a better world for their children. Here are some ideas for promoting sustainable behaviors this school year.

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All about thru-hiking

Backpacker Radio is a podcast all about thru-hiking. Topics include hiking news, trail culture, interviews, gear, advice, and all you can eat buffets.

Exploring rural America

The Bear Grease Podcast with host Clay Newcomb delivers compelling storytelling through documentary-style episodes exploring the culture, traditions, and history of rural America.

Outdoors with April

Renowned angler April Vokey explores fishing, hunting, foraging and homesteading with some of the outdoor world's most …