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(NEWSER) – Your honey-do list just got one item shorter, and you can tell your spouse he or she can't argue it—because scientists say so. Washington state's KING picks up some fresh advice offered by the National Wildlife Federation in a blog post titled "What to do With Fallen Leaves" (summary: not much).

Leave your fallen leaves on the ground and you'll actually be doing Mother Nature a service, it explains, because dry, dead leaves create a healthy habitat for salamanders, chipmunks, earthworms, and more to live in or source food from.

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