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What To Do If You Find A Loose Animal

Lost dog walking on the road


Animals can be dangerous when they're hurt and in pain, or lost and scared. If you're concerned about approaching them, call the ASPCA right away.

If you feel the injured animal is safe and small enough to handle, take them to your nearest veterinarians office to be evaluated and treated.

All vets will administer emergency care to an animal in need.

If you can safely manage it, check for ...

Sour Cream Alternative

Tofutti sour cream substitute and bottle of vinegar

Almost everyone on the planet loves sour cream on baked potatoes. They go together like peas and carrots. Cake and frosting. Banana bread and nuts. They just do. We know that's a generalization of enormous proportions, but we feel strongly about it.

Now, if you don't happen to belong to the Sour Cream Lover's Association, you can stop reading now. But if you do belong to it and you also happen to be vegan then you'll want to know...

Turmeric

Fresh turmeric and bowl of turmeric powder

Turmeric has been given the crown of glory, the gem of all gems, the magic wand status when it comes to treating everything from inflammation to gastrointestinal disorders, adding it to popcorn, cereals, smoothies, casseroles and more. But how does it measure up?

Turmeric contains only about 3% curcumin, which is the actual health-promoting ingredient in turmeric according to Mary Beth Sodus, a nutrition therapist at the University of Maryland Medical Center. "One would never be able to

Understanding The Label

Woman reading a product lable

2,275 dollars. That's the value of food being tossed each year by the average American household due to the confusion over "SELL BY," "BEST BY," and "USE BY" dates.

We're getting to the bottom of all that label reading. Read on and find out what it all means.

Herbs and Spices

Wooden spoons showing a variety of spices


Herbs and spices can either make or break a recipe. Learning how to use them is essential for any good cook, but that can be a little tricky. Not only is there an infinite number of herbs and spices to choose from, each one seems to come with its own set of rules.

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