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Updated: January 27, 2022

How to Read Your Ancestry.com Results

woman reading her Ancestry.com results

So you’ve sent off your magical vial of saliva and the moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived… your AncestryDNA results! You start to sweat a few bullets when you ask yourself for the hundredth time, “What cultures run through my blood?” “Will I have to trade in my Kiss Me I’m Irish t-shirt for a Lederhosen?” “Are my long-lost cousins going to be on here, too?” 

So many questions! You open your results and all you see are varying numbers and percents, countries encircled in different shades, and words that make your eyes go crossed… so now what?

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Understanding Your Blood Test

Cholesterol tests

Understanding Your Blood Test

We hear lots of numbers being tossed around when it comes to cardiovascular health, and without a clear understanding of what they mean, this information can be downright overwhelming. Key players include total cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol, cholesterol ratio, triglycerides, homocysteine, C-reactive protein, and blood pressure.

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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Herb Garden

Herb garden

Herb Garden


Because growing requirements vary among herbs, be sure to read each seed packet before you begin.

Materials
  • Marker
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Empty coffee cans or other leakproof containers
  • Potting soil
  • Herb seeds, such as basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley, sage, marjoram, oregano, dill, cilantro, mint, or chives
  • Spray bottle full of water

Directions

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Cleaning Common Crafting Messes

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Cleaning Common Crafting Messes

Inevitably, there will be those times when all your best efforts will fail and someone will create a mess that needs special attention.

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What Is Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)?

Medical specialists near ultrasound machine in the hospital ward

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a prenatal diagnostic test that can be given as early as the 9th week of pregnancy to identify or rule out certain birth defects, including genetic conditions and chromosomal abnormalities. CVS is a relatively standard procedure that can be done as early as the 9th week of pregnancy but is typically done between 10-12 weeks of pregnancy.