Sam Minturn's Christmas tree farm in Hilmar, CA, sits next to an alfalfa field. One recent holiday season, the ladybugs from the field decided his trees were the perfect warm place to spend the winter.
"We went out and put a ribbon on every tree that had ladybugs" to alert customers, he says. After he donated a tree to a local church, "some ladybugs came out during the sermon," says Minturn, the executive director of the California Christmas Tree Association.Read the whole article
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For many women, birth control pills provide huge benefits: They protect against unplanned pregnancies, can reduce symptoms of PMS and other hormonal issues, and might lower the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer. But for others, oral contraceptives can also have a downside, and many women stop taking them once they start. A new...Read More
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