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How to Take Care of a Ladybug

You might not know it, but ladybugs make good pets—they’re cute, quiet, easy to catch, and don’t take up a lot of space. Though these beautiful bugs are happiest roaming free, you can easily create a comfortable habitat for them in your own home. All you need is a large enclosed container full of sticks and rocks to replicate their natural environment and enough food and water to meet their basic needs. It’s a good idea to release your captive ladybugs back into the wild come fall so that they can hibernate and mate to produce a new generation.

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How to Take Care of Mini Pet Turtles

Mini turtles are species that stay small, generally reaching an adult shell length of no more than . Small turtles are not only cute and fun to watch, but they are usually easier to house and care for than larger species. Proper care depends on the species of mini turtle you choose. Research the needs of some of the popular small turtle breeds—such as musk turtles, mud turtles, and spotted turtles—before you bring one home.

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How to Take Action Against Deforestation

Deforestation is when large patches of forest are cleared for farmland, livestock, mining, and urban development. Among their many vital roles, trees reduce greenhouse gases that cause climate change, produce the oxygen we need to breathe, and provide habitats for millions of animal species. Since forests play such a major part in sustaining our planet, deforestation is a major problem with far-reaching consequences. Ways you can make a difference include recycling, buying sustainable products, and telling your elected officials to support environmentally friendly policies.

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How to Take Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil can be used in plenty of topical and aromatic home remedies. In rare cases, it can also be helpful to take peppermint oil by way of ingestion. Be sure to get the advice of a healthcare professional when doing so, and take steps to ensure your safety, such as drinking water with peppermint oil capsules. It is important to note that taking peppermint oil by way of ingestion is medically used for only one purpose: the treatment of gastrointestinal discomfort.

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