Sharise Cunningham is a content strategist by day, freelance writer by night and digital nomad always. She has a degree in journalism, has lived in Sweden and taught English in Prague, Czech Republic. She loves hiking, riding her Harley, and anything she can do with dogs. You can find her online at www.sharisecunningham.com.

Recent Contributions

Riparian buffers are critical for protecting our local waterways from polluted runoff. So what exactly are they and how do they work?

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The New York Stock Exchange has changed its hours many times since its inception in the late 18th century. Why? And what hours does it keep now?

By Sharise Cunningham

It's a behavior synonymous with gorillas — beating the chest. But why do they do it? Researchers think they've figured out what the purpose is behind that pounding.

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If you do this tonight, you'll be all set tomorrow morning with a healthy and delicious breakfast.

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You know both names but do you know how they're different?

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Tired of cooking every meal at home every day? We get it. And are here with ways to make dinnertime simple again.

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It's not just the size that differentiates a lake from a pond. The real distinctions flow much deeper.

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When was the last time you cleaned your hairbrush? Or bought a new one? Maybe it's time.

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There's no question you love your cats and dogs like family. What you don't love is their shedding.

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She was the first woman to ride solo on a motorcycle across the United States, and was known as the 'Motorcycle Queen of Miami.' And that's just the beginning of her story.

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Surely you've watched tons of sunsets in your lifetime. But have you ever seen the sunset and the moonrise simultaneously? Is that even possible?

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There are 20 different types of "national parks" that fall under the protection of the National Park Service, including national monuments and actual parks. But what makes them different?

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Sherbet and sorbet are nearly identical in name and ingredients so it's no wonder we often confuse the two. So what makes these two frozen desserts different?

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Lemon zest imparts a bright and citrusy flavor to both savory and sweet foods. Best of all, it's super simple to make using the right tools and the peel of a lemon.

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