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Billionaire Bill Gates Owns Lots of Farmland — Does That Include Potato Farms?Bill Gates owns plenty of rich farmland, and that includes acres of potato farms — some of which supply McDonald's.
Why Bill Gates Thinks Planting Trees to Fight Climate Crisis Is "Nonsense"Bill Gates says planting trees isn't enough to solve the climate crisis. Why does he criticize tree-planting initiatives? Here's what you should know.
Fact Check: Is Bill Gates Cutting Down 70 Million Acres of Trees?Claims are circulating that Microsoft founder Bill Gates supports chopping down 70 million acres of trees, but the truth is more complicated.
Why You Shouldn't Decorate Your Yard With Fake Spider Webs This HalloweenFake spider webs may look festive for the fall, but they're not good for the environment. Here's why you'll want other ways to decorate.
Amid the Hype of Myers' Cocktail IV Treatments, Beware of Potential Side EffectsAn alternative therapy called a Myers' cocktail involves intravenous nutrient therapy, but it comes with potential risk factors and limited benefits.
Realtor Shares Surprising Drawbacks of Solar Panels on Home's ValueSolar panels may not always be a great investment. One real estate agent shared a video with a few reasons *not* to buy a home with solar panels — here are the potential issues.
Lego Axes Promise to Make Recycled Plastic BricksLego, which promised to begin selling recycled plastic bricks by 2023, has dropped that plan. Here's an update on Lego's sustainability initiatives.
Mom Shares Playground Warning After Daughter Gets Second-Degree BurnsIt's not always fun in the sun! One mom took to social media to warn other parents after her child got second-degree burns from a slide.
Should You Be Stripping Your Pillows? "Everyone's Grandmother" Explains Pillow CleaningSocial media sensation @brunchwithbabs shares her routine for stripping pillows. Here's how and why you should do it.
83,000 Cases of Kraft Singles Recalled Due to Plastic HazardKraft Heinz has made a voluntary Kraft singles recall of over 83,000 cases of its processed cheese slices. Here's what customers should know.
Just How Big Is the World's Largest Onion? A Guinness Record BreakerA U.K. man has likely broken the record for growing the world's largest onion. Read all about his long journey to growing this massive veggie!
Do You Trust Dietitians on Social Media? Some Are Paid By Food Industry PlayersAn investigative report reveals that some influencer dietitians are being paid by players in the food industry. We've got all the details.
Exposure to PFAS Is Linked to Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk, Researchers FindPFAS are linked to ovarian cancer and other hormone-related cancers, a research study has found. Here are the details.
PETA Activists Go Nearly Naked to Expose the Cruelty of CashmereIn London, a series of PETA protests included a woman posing as a sheep to demonstrate animal cruelty used for cashmere.
Flight Attendant Says Alkaline Water Helps You Pee Less on Planes — Is It True?A woman posted a flight attendant's alkaline water hack to pee less on a long flight. Here's what science says about alkaline water in your body.
Don't Take Psychedelic Mushrooms Lightly — Know the Possible Long-Term Side EffectsHere's what we know about the long-term use of "magic mushrooms".
Over 58,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Were Recalled — Stay up to Date on Beef RecallsBeef recalls have been issued for specific brands and sizes of beef. Here's how to stay informed of beef recalls.
Bone Conduction Headphones Work Differently, But Are They Safe?Bone conduction headphones rest on cheekbones to bypass the eardrum. They can benefit certain users, but how safe are bone conduction headphones?
Why Your Teeth Might Look Yellow, Even If You Brush ThemIf you're caring for your teeth, you might expect perfectly white teeth. Here's why your teeth may be yellow in spite of brushing every day.
Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Quotes That Inspire All of Us to Make ChangeHispanic and Latinx Heritage Month goes from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Now is the perfect time to get inspired by a few quotes!
Plenty of Concerns Surround Red Dye No. 40 — Here's a List of Foods Without ItMany foods contain artificial colors, including red dye No. 40. Avoiding dyes takes effort, but this list of food without red dye No. 40 can help.
Driver Fatigue Is Real — Know the Causes and Solutions to Be Safer on the RoadEver wonder why driving can cause you to doze off so easily? Avoid driver fatigue by recognizing the signs and learn how to stay alert.
What Is Vibriosis? One Man's Rare Death by Oyster Prompts ConcernA Texas man has died after eating raw oysters, and his cause of death is reportedly vibriosis. What is the infection, and how did this happen?
Are Stanley Cups Safe to Use? Some Claim Stainless Steel Bottles Contain LeadStanley brand stainless steel cups and tumblers might have some lead, but should you be concerned? One user says yes.
Woman Uses Ketchup as Cleaning Product, Transforming Her Dirty SilverWhen chrome or silver-looking appliances grow dingy, you might consider cleaning them with ketchup.
Woman's Heartfelt Plea Leads to Her Dog Being Rescued From a Florida Kill ShelterCharlie the dog was rescued from a kill shelter in Florida after her former owner pleaded on social media for someone to adopt her.
PETA Protesters at New York Fashion Week Take a Stand — "Coach: Leather Kills"At a Coach fashion show for New York Fashion Week, two protestors made a bold statement against the cruel practice of leather production.
Why Ambassadors Are Leaving Plexus, the Once-Popular MLMPlexus has long been making outsized health claims, but sales reps are leaving in droves due to the company's MLM operations.
Annoyed by Pesky Dog Hair All Over Your Car? The Best Ways to Remove Pet HairDogs may love riding in your car, but they can shed a lot of hair. Here are the best ways to get dog hair out of your car to keep it clean.
Peanut, the World's Oldest Living Chicken, Celebrates 21 YearsThe oldest living chicken, Peanut, is over two decades old. But how long do most chickens live, and why is their lifespan so short?
Potato Chip Company Is Using Eucalyptus Cellulose Film Packaging Instead of PlasticA potato chip manufacturer in the U.K. is using eucalyptus cellulose film packaging for its snacks that is compostable. Here's how it works.
Earthing Isn't All Positive — Some People Experience Negative Side EffectsEarthing is connecting your body directly to the Earth by walking barefoot or using earthing mats — but for some, there are negative side effects.
Are Berkey Water Filters Safe to Use? Find out All About the Berkey LawsuitIf you've tried different water filters, you may have heard of a Berkey lawsuit in 2023. Here's an update on the Berkey water filter lawsuit.
One Woman Finds a Strange, Hairy Bug on Her Car — What It Is Might Shock YouWhen a woman finds a hairy bug on her car that she doesn't recognize, she almost picks it up. Find out the details of this strange insect.
What Would You Do if You Found a Snake Hiding in Your Kitchen Cupboard?In two separate incidents in August 2023, homeowners found a snake in a kitchen cupboard. Find out what happened after the surprise of their lives!
3M Reached an Agreement Over Military Earplug Lawsuits — Company to Pay $6 Billion3M has reached an agreement to pay $6.01 billion to U.S. military service members and veterans over earplug lawsuits claiming hearing damage.
Bee Stings May Be Serious For Cats — Here's What to Do If Your Cat Gets StungA cat stung by a bee will likely experience pain and itching, and possibly more serious reactions. Be prepared in case your cat gets a bee sting.
When a Bear Cub Was Found Trapped in a Plastic Jug, a Park Manager Came to the RescueA Pennsylvania park manager rescued a bear cub trapped in a plastic container. Here's what to do if you encounter wildlife in distress.
Nevada Rangers Ram Truck Through Peaceful Blockade of Climate Protesters at Burning ManWhen climate activists blocked traffic to Burning Man, Nevada Rangers rammed through the demonstration, threatened protesters with a gun, and made several arrests.
A Tech-Focused Lifestyle Can Cause "Screen Apnea" — How to Combat ThisIf your breathing changes when you're on a screen, it's called "screen apnea". Here are the dangers of the phenomenon and how to handle it.
Global Warming Is Impacting Birth Control and Pregnancy Tests — Here's WhyOne unfortunate effect of global warming is that it can render pregnancy tests and birth control ineffective. Here's why that happens.
Viral Video Shows Woman's Sandals Melting, Thanks to Extreme Heat WavesIn a viral video, a woman's shoes are seen melting from extreme heat, one of the markers of climate change.
Celebrate Puppy Love on National Dog Day — and Save Money on National Dog Day DealsNational Dog Day falls yearly on Aug. 26. These paws-itively delightful deals will have you and your furry friend howling with enthusiasm.
Sea Foam Can Damage Your Car — What to Know About the Motor Treatment, ExplainedPeople use Sea Foam to clean vehicle motors, but some customers worry about Sea Foam's negative effects. What are the top reasons not to use it?
When Can You See the Full Moon in August 2023? All About the Next Blue MoonAugust 2023 must be lucky, because the full moon is coming twice! Here's what to expect from the Blue Moon.
3D Pets Melts Hearts With Innovative New iPhone Ad of Dog ProsthesesPets can regain mobility after losing a limb thanks to 3D Pets prosthetic devices. Check out the nonprofit's iPhone ad for dog prostheses.
#Peppergate: Home Gardeners Are Mad Their Seeds Are Yielding the Wrong CropsGardeners are discovering that many pepper seeds are yielding different pepper varieties than expected.
Footage Shows Texas Lawn Catching Fire on Hot Day: "This Texas Dry Heat Ain't No Joke!"A woman shared a video of her dry lawn catching fire due to the Texas heat.
What to Do If You're Bitten by a Praying Mantis — Are They Poisonous?Praying mantises are known for their unique mating rituals, but what about if they happen to bite a person? Are Praying Mantises Poisonous?
Florida "Flesh-Eating" Bacteria Kills Five; Climate Change Sends Bacteria NorthThe so-called "flesh-eating" bacteria Vibrio vulnificus caused five deaths in Florida in 2023. Here's how to minimize your risk of this infection.