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How To Get Started In The Paddlesports

Welcome to the wonderful world of paddlesports, where water whisks you away into a magical paradise and pastime you can pursue forever with family and friends. It provides exercise, a way to get out …
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How To Kayak: The Basics Made Easy

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need many technical skills to go paddling because today's craft are more stable than ever. The hardest part is knowing when to stop—time has a way of slipping by…
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Hiking Boots--Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love

Spring is walking time, whether you’ve chosen to hike to your favorite lake or get out on trails that finally are snow-free. Here are six boots that will coddle your heel and arches while performing …
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Camping Gear--10 Best New Products For Summer

There is nothing quite like a spring or summer camping trip to help us reconnect with nature and recharge our batteries. The warmer weather is a perfect excuse to gather up friends and family, head o…
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10 Best 4x4 Vacation Adventures in the USA

We go four-wheeling for many reasons. One is the challenge of traveling tough terrain armed with driving skill and the mechanical capabilities offered by a 4x4’s power and traction. Another is to exp…
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Earth Talk: Apparel industry's carbon footprint

Dear EarthTalk: I heard that the apparel industry has a huge carbon footprint and environmental impact. What are manufacturers doing to combat this problem? -- B.W. It is true that…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Getting the Right Seniors in the Room

The title above has become something of a mantra for us at NFESH in recent months because we realize how essential accomplishing that is– if this nation is serious about significantly reducing, and u…
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Earth Talk: Suitable biodegradable materials

Dear EarthTalk: What are suitable materials for making biodegradable plastic besides corn and sugarcane? Is pineapple or peanut suitable? -- Y.H.Y   Biodegradable plastic is defined …
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Last Week of School Includes Full Days

Marion County, FL - As the school year enters its last six weeks, Marion County Public Schools reminds students, parents, employees and the community the final week of school includes three full days…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Somebody's Grandmother Is Hungry

Here at NFESH it is not unusual to answer the phone and find a reporter with questions about our senior hunger research on the other end of the line. Typically, those callers cover news beats focused…
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Earth Talk: The danger of hydrophobic chemicals in outdoor products

Dear EarthTalk: Just when I finally purged my kitchen of non-stick cookware due to the risks posed by Teflon, I now learn that my rain jacket and waterproof boots are also putting my health at risk f…
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Earth Talk: Lithium Batteries

Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?   -- M.N. In a world of modern technology, lithium-i…
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Earth Talk: Toxic BPA in cans and storage containers

Dear EarthTalk: Why on earth would cans and other food storage containers contain toxic BPA that can make us sick? Is there any way to avoid it?  M.B. If you like the occasiona…
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Rooftops Newsletter: The Truth That Lies Beneath The Surface

Our last blog post entitled "In the Numbers" took a hard look at demographics and speculated about how the aging of the Millennials and Gen Xers might impact senior hunger rates in the future. To…
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Earth Talk: Eco-Friendly Mattresses

Dear EarthTalk: I'm in the market for a new mattress after two decades on "old faithful" and I figure it's a good time to go green. What are the options out there these days for eco-friendly …
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