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Mother Nature to the rescue. Besides being beautiful to look at, many common houseplants act as indoor air purifiers, removing indoor ozoneExternal Site Disclaimer, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other pollutants by absorbing them as they take in carbon dioxide. Microorganisms in the soil also help. (Even NASA has done lots of research on the topic.)
The old saying is true: Good things do come in small packages. If eating healthier is a goal for the new year, integrating more beans into your diet is a simple and affordable way to do it.
For more than 10 years, Elaine Lemmon has made it her business to feed Central Pennsylvania.
Central Pennsylvania abounds with natural beauty, and exploring it is often just a quick car ride away. Hiking in one of our state forests or on a nature trail or even taking an urban hike to explore a city is an excellent way to get exercise, breathe in fresh air, and hang out as a family—without screens and other digital devices. Here are some hikes that are perfect for children and grown-ups alike.