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What To Do If Squirrels Are Raiding Your Bird Feeder

We have a bird feeder in our backyard and every time I fill it up, in addition to the cardinals, blue jays, finches and chickadees that stop by for a bite to eat, there are a couple of squirrels and chipmunks who stop by as well. They jump on the feeder and proceed to pig out. The entire feeder is usually emptied out within a day or two, and a couple of times the shepherd's hook the feeder is hanging on has been bent over from the weight of the squirrels!  What to do? Take a look at what this guy did-- and all it took was a little Vaseline!

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‘Healthy Human Race’ Weekend In Rochester

I used to say the only running I liked to do was either running from responsibility or running from authority. This year, however, I started running a couple of miles on the treadmill a few times a week, and earlier this summer, I ran my first 5K. I've even - gasp - gone running along the Cascade Trail too. While I've always liked hitting the trails on my bicycle, I never thought I'd see the day when I'd run for fun. But I actually like it! Which is why I'm looking forward to all the different activities going on this weekend, all part of Mayo Clinic's Healthy Human Race Weekend here in Rochester.

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Now THAT’S A Backyard Pool

I remember there being a couple of really hot summers when I was growing up back in central Wisconsin where my friends and I spent just about everyday at the municipal pool a mile or so from our house. We didn't have our own pool in the backyard, nor did any of my friends. And, we don't still don't have one. Which is why a couple of hot and steamy days (like today and tomorrow are supposed to be) get me thinking how cool it'd be to have a pool like THIS in our yard!

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Taking The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Avoid These Fails!

Is there anyone left in the free world who has yet to do the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge we can't seem to get enough of on Facebook? I think I even saw that Kermit The Frog had accepted the challenge! So with the massive number of people who've done said challenge, there were bound to be a few less-than-successful attempts. Fails, you might say. So if you're still thinking about taking the challenge, you might want to avoid what these people have done...

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