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Rising Temperatures Can Be Deadly for Dogs

Jul 24, 2014

MANHATTAN, KS, July 24, 2014 — The "dog days of summer" are here, but don't let the phrase fool you. This hot time of year can be dangerous for your pup, says a Kansas State University veterinarian.

"As it starts to get hot, the risk of heat exhaustion or death from heat stroke increases," said...

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Sacramento doesn’t rank: We are neither the happiest or unhappiest city in the U.S.

Jul 23, 2014
Sacramento doesn’t rank: We are neither the happiest or unhappiest city in the U.S.

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Stop Sneaky Online Tracking with EFF’s Privacy Badger

Jul 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 21, 2014 - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a beta version of Privacy Badger, a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that detects and blocks online advertising and other embedded content that tracks you without your permission.

Privacy Badger was launched in an alpha version less than three months...

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Born Free USA Collects More Than 100 Furs for Animals in Need

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 21, 2014 - Last week, Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, wrapped up its Fur for the Animals donation drive for coats, hats, and other accessories made from animal fur. The collected items were donated to orphaned wildlife at rescue and rehabilitation centers across the...

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Xeriscape Your Yard

Jul 17, 2014

July 17, 2014 - If you live in a high precipitation area, perhaps you've installed a lovely rain garden. But what's a good landscaping choice for no rain at all?

Several regions of the U.S. are experiencing record droughts, from the shrinking Colorado River basin to megadroughts in California.

While we have no choice but...

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BreeHester
Let’s stop the mom shame, shall we?

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Jul 16, 2014
Let’s stop the mom shame, shall we?

The other day, I was sitting in a coffee shop and the women next to me were trash talking some poor mom for feeding her a kid a hot dog. I didn’t mean to eavesdrop, but they weren’t exactly quiet about it. “Can you believe that Susie actually gave Henry a hot dog for...

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Edie Windsor Talks Love and Struggles in the Workplace in Part 2 of MEUSA Video Series

Jul 11, 2014

July 10, 2014 - Today, Marriage Equality USA is proud to release Part 2 in of Edie Windsor: In Her Own Words, a multi-part series of interviews with LGBTQ icon and longtime MEUSA member Edie Windsor. In this segment Edie recounts her life before and a...

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New UC Berkeley oral history project looks deep into West Coast culture–cocktail culture

Jul 11, 2014
New UC Berkeley oral history project looks deep into West Coast culture–cocktail culture

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Crazy for Crust
Crust & Crumbs 13

Jul 5, 2014
Crust & Crumbs 13

I hope you had a fabulous 4th of July! Let’s start the weekend with some crust and crumbs of my life, shall we? We spent the last week of June in HOT Palm Springs. Murphy’s Law…it was only in the 80s and 90s here in Sacramento while we’re gone…and the heat followed us home....

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Pondering Independence Day

Jul 4, 2014
Pondering Independence Day

The 4th of July, for me, isn’t the kind of holiday I really look forward to. I live in a small town. We have the parades, the pancake breakasts, the picnics, the gathering-together-in-the-park kind of celebrations. We have the swimming pools, the BBQs, the kids riding decorated bikes through town. It just doesn’t speak...

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