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    What is a cliché solution that people say when a person’s level of stress is at an all time high? Get back in touch with nature. But why? What does “getting in touch with nature” do? Is sitting on a park bench watching the trees blow supposed to magically bring your heartrate down? How is a person supposed to lay in a hammock when they can’t relax enough to stop chewing their fingernails? Occasionally however clichés are cliché for a reason: they work. Even though my experience didn’t involve a

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    Crystal Farley April 10, 2017 Desert Ecology Prickly Pear Cactus Antioxidant Effects and Other medical benefits Prickly pear cactus is the common name of many different species in the genus Opuntia and the species within can be less than one foot tall up to seven feet tall. This cactus has large fleshy pads, and very large spines (2). These edible plants have potential health benefits that have been explored in some research. These plants have been shown to have antioxidant properties, and organ

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    North America was a land of quite diversities from the east to the south. One of the early periods was the Eastern Woodland period (800-200 BCE) which led to the mound emergence and when the Middle Woodland period (c. 200 BCE- AD 400) started, the mounds became more significant for ritual and spiritual meaning widespread (Scarre 681: 2013). Adena and the Middle Woodland societies traded throughout the land such as the southern Appalachians and the Great Lakes. They would trade artifacts like marine

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    2015 Medicinal Uses of Opuntia littoralis Some background information about the Coastal Prickly Pear cactus is that it is found along the coast of California, United States. Looking at the plant you notice flat teardrop shaped ‘leaves’, I’ll call them. You also can see round, pear-shaped fruit on the ends of these ‘leaves’; this is how Opuntia littoralis gets its name. The common name of the cactus is the coastal Prickly-Pear. The scientific name of the cactus is Opuntia littorali. The family is

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