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Buying a house can be an overwhelming process. With so much on your mind, it’s always possible you’ll miss a problem with a new home that, over the years, could come back to haunt you. Water damage in particular can be a sign of serious structural issues. Here’s a few warning signs to watch for […]


Summer officially starts on June 21st, at which point we all start looking for ways to beat the heat. Below are some refreshing, healthy summer snacks that take little time to prepare and keep you cool on the hottest summer days. Frozen Watermelon This idea is so simple it borders on genius. Cut a seedless […]


The issue of fluoride in public drinking water is controversial, and always has been. On one side, you have organizations such as the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who advocate the continued addition of fluoride to drinking water as a means to prevent tooth decay. On the other hand, […]

With California's drought un full-swing, water restrictions have been put into place. How does this affect Californian's and how can you help?

Amid its worst drought in decades, California has enacted new rules aimed at cutting 36 percent of community water usage. Drawn up in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s statewide mandate, the regulations have been called an “unprecedented action,” after voluntary cutbacks in 2014 did little to reduce residential usage. According to a new survey, state […]


Valerie Chen is a junior at the University of Washington. A member of the Dean’s List, Valerie placed second in the 2015 Pelican Water Scholarship Competition, winning a $1,000 scholarship. Valerie’s submission suggested using role models to promote practical, easy-to-implement water conservation strategies, such as installing water-efficient showerheads and low-flush toilets. Her essay is available below. […]