Yosemite National Park has issued an official warning to those who have visited the frequent family vacation spot since June. Visitors, espescially those who stayed in the “Curry Village” cabins, are at risk for hantavirus, a life-threatening disease that’s spread through rodents. So far, two people have died of hantavirus and there’s been one other confirmed case out of Yosemite. So with this mildly terrifying threat out there, we at Blisstree wanted to put together some facts so that vacationers can keep healthy and keep the fear at bay. More
Check out this post from Sammy Davis on Lemondrop.
Sure, it’s a sweet deal in theory, but scoring a sidewalk sofa isn’t necessarily a harmless act anymore — at least not as long as bedbugs are as serious an issue as they are right now. It’s a big deal, at least here in NYC, where even the U.N. isn’t safe. Bug-infested furniture, clothing, rugs and more are emerging for sale in the secondhand market. That means savvy savers like you are now more susceptible to bedbugs than ever.
Check out this post from Katherine Tweed on AOL Health.
Bedbug infestations have exploded in the U.S. In 2008, Congress found that bedbug populations have increased 500 percent in recent years. The problem can be found in nearly every state from single-family homes to apartment buildings and motels to high-end hotels.
If you suspect that you have bedbugs, there are clear treatments that health officials and bedbug experts advise More
Dearest Unfortunately Named Stink Bugs:
Lately we’ve been seeing all kinds of reports about you on the TV news. Congratulations. We understand you’re making a comeback this fall in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Wow. That’s great. We’re thrilled. Good for you.
Thing is, the recent bedbug epidemic is kind of the best thing that’s ever happened to us (except for those bedbug-sniffing detection dogs…not cool). The press has been all over this thing. We’re media gold. Newspapers and magazines are printing close-up photos of us; TV news stations across the country are doing feature stories on us; the Web is overcrowded with lots of home videos starring us. We trump Iraq, Afghanistan, mid-term elections, the BP Gulf oil spill, even Dancing With the Stars. We’re kind of all anyone can talk about. Except those damn Chilean miners. More
Yet more proof that vegetarians can be overweight. From Flickr user Carolyn Coles
We love talking about natural ways to do household chores, because this means our home is one less place where we need to use toxic chemicals. (It does not mean we like to do household chores, however.) And if we … More
A few weeks ago, I tried to rescue a squirrel. He was trembling, prostrate, sick, and unable to crawl to a handful of carefully placed Diamond premium shelled walnuts. Poor guy. After I called the Humane Society, a specialist armed … More