Wicked Trailer Amy Stewart, Wicked Bugs

1 Comment We bring you this important news bulletin about Amy Stewart’s Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & other Diabolical Insects (May 2011). c/o the New York Times Amy Stewart is also the author…

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No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, Help! There’s this really cute guy working at a local bookstore near my office and I’d love to ask him out. But every time I go into the store he’s busy with…

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No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I’ve leaving in a few weeks for a vacation with extended family at a beach house that we’ve rented for a week. Do you have any tips for surviving the week with…

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No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I’m attending a housewarming party for a young couple who love good food and outdoor entertaining. I want to get them something useful and enduring–maybe to help with their garden or to…

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No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I have recently adopted some pet snails.  Now they are having snail babies! The soil in the terrarium has little tiny bugs in it; I think they might have come from a…

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Spring Salute to Earthworms

2 Comments 2 Comments 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Earthworms: 1. There are about 2,700 varieties of earthworm 2. Worms are hermaphroditic: they have both sets of sexual organs and line up head-to-tail to mate. 3. The largest…

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3 Comments 3 Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, Help!  It’s February and I’m going crazy!  The days are short, the sky is grey, and the garden is buried under dirty, slushy snow.  I’ve become so irritable and downtrodden myself that…

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V-Day Revisited: Flower Confidential

2 Comments 2 Comments Sunday is Valentine’s Day. When you were small, this meant bringing your mother Cheerios in bed and leaving an intricate paper heart on the desk of the 1st grade heartthrob. There was something thrilling about…

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No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, Should I worry that crickets have decided to move into my basement this winter? Thankfully, they are rather polite tenants and respectful of quiet hours. Although generally nondestructive, they are eating the…

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No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, My girlfriend and I are about to spend our first Christmas together, and already we’re having problems.  She insists on getting a real tree, not to mention garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and just…

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