Don't get me started on how awesome apples are because, seriously, they're delicious. But there's a major problem with this tasty fruit: They're dirty.

Conventional (nonorganic) apples often have residue inside and outside the apple from dozens of pesticides used in the production process. These pesticides can improve yield, but they can also have a devastating effect on groundwater and the environment, and they might affect the people who spread and consume them.

And while the apples found at the grocery store have already been washed or rinsed in a bleach solution to remove dirt and harmful microbes, the pesticide residue can still remain. Cleaning or washing conventional apples is a must, but with what?

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On the first Sunday in November, millions of people will set their clocks back an hour, marking the end of daylight saving time.

But while this autumnal tradition is engrained in our brains (and the extra hour of sleep circled on our calendars), most of us still don't know the scoop behind this semi-annual event.

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17 stunning photos inspired by one woman's infinite love for her pup.

Pets are so much more than furry little creatures running around the house. They're family.

Anne Geier rescued her first dog, Cindy, on Dec. 11, 2007.

Anne had just gotten divorced, and she had a big goal: capture moments and create images of Cindy that would last a lifetime.

Anne wanted to improve her photography, too, so that meant enlisting more "dog models" like Cindy. Lucky for us, other pet owners were happy to oblige — and now we have some amazing images of adorable puppies loving this fall weather!

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