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Plants that Clean Pollutants in Indoor Air

Having houseplants placed strategically throughout your home is much more than just a decorative option these attractive living house guests can actually help to filter and remove toxins from the indoor air that surrounds them. 

A two year study by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration found that greenery in a room really does act like an air purifier in removing pollutants. They also discovered that some plants worked better than others when removing different types of toxins. Studies show that plants can remove pollutants from the air within your home or work place.
It is a fact that having houseplants can greatly improve indoor air quality. Just place a plant or two in each room of your home or office and the air that you and breathe on a daily basis can be much cleaner courtesy of a plants ability to remove the contaminants around them.
Many individuals are unaware that the air they and their families are breathing may be contaminated by a variety of household toxins.


Raccoon Behavior Facts

Inquisitive, intelligent, and seemingly always hungry the raccoon has developed a love hate relationship with the humans it shares its environment with. 

He has adapted quite well to city living and to making use of the food sources available there. The raccoon's antics and the black mask which surrounds its eyes have rightfully earned this small mammal the title of a masked bandit. On his never ending hunt for food the raccoon does tend to make more than a few messes and enemies. This is an animal that is a professional when it comes to seeking out food sources hidden from its view.

Their habits aren't quite like our own. Often referred to as a varmit, vermin, or rodent this tiny masked bandit actually falls into the classification of mammal in the order of Carnivora. The raccoon is an omnivore existing on a highly diversified diet of plant, fruit, insect, fish, and meat sources rather than being the carnivore it is listed as.

It is the raccoons distinctive black mask that is it…

Why We Get Goosebumps When Cold or Afraid

It is an occurrence that is not hazardous to your health and nor is it contagious. This phenomenon is known as goose bumps. Named after the tiny bumps on a goose's flesh it is a condition that most of us have experienced at some point in time.

It begins as an icy cold sensation that races down the spine and is then followed by a tingling sensation on the neck and arms. If you look down you will see tiny bumps erupting across the affected skin.
Goosebumps are a natural defence of the body and occur when we experience a sense of fear or a chill in the air. These tiny bumps are a fight or flight response designed to make the body appear larger than it actually is.
If your doctor should mention that you have a bad case of Cutis anserina do not panic. He is simply using the official medical term for those little bumps protruding from your skin. Goose bumps are harmless and you will be perfectly fine. If you have an outbreak while you are being diagnosed then it is most likely your doctors…