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Night Sweats and Chinese Herbs

herbsNight Sweats are a common Menopause Symptom. Many Menopausal women experience Sweating with their Hot Flashes throughout the day. When it happens at night, though, it’s a problem in itself. It can mean ruined sleep. Women typically wake up at 2-3 in the morning, soaked and burning. What a Drag!

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Acne Program – Step 7 Fruits You Should Eat

fruitEating fruits that are red or orange in color will help improve you skin health and help to prevent acne. Here are the fruits you should be eating.

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What to Expect When Becoming a Grandparent for the First Time

babyIt’s often said that becoming a grandparent is one of the biggest joys of getting older. Although the majority of experienced grandparents will affirm this opinion without hesitation, the outlook of becoming a grandma or grandpa can be frightening for first time grandparents.

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April in The Flower Garden

flowersEven in the smallest garden, April is the month when the growing season really begins to gather pace. Flower beds start to fill out with the bushy new shoots of herbaceous plants and leaves once again begin cover the branches of trees. With such fecundity its easy to let things slip out of control in the garden and before you know it you will realise there are a number of jobs you should have done and now it’s too late. So before you venture outside take a quick reminder from this list of vital jobs to be done in the flower garden during April.

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Create Your Own Lavender Bath Bag

lavenderMany of us enjoy growing lavender in our gardens and for most of us having it grow along the side of paths to brush past and enjoy its scent is enough. However, there is a lot more you can do with the lavender you grow in your garden. Lavender has all sorts of culinary uses; it is also highly praised for its aromatherapy properties. The fragrance is known to have a calming effect that aids relaxation and sleep. One way of benefiting from lavender’s relaxing properties is to make a lavender bath bag. Relax and let the warm water flow over the bag to create an aromatic, soothing bath.

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Amazing Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe

raisin breadI have always loved Cinnamon-Raisin bread, so I went and found a basic recipe and then added the most wonderful ingredients to make it extra special. I love tons of flavor in my foods, and this bread reflects my tastes completely. If you also love bold flavors, then this is a recipe for you! It is the perfect breakfast food ( I prefer a slice buttered, but if you want to toast it it’s amazing that way, too!), it is also the perfect gift. I have given this miniature versions of this bread as gifts to a number of friends and they all sang highest praises.

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What Equipment You Need to Maintain a 3 Acre Homestead

lawn tractorThere are some pieces of equipment that are really necessary to own to be able to keep your property in prime condition. There are of course lots of “toys” that would be nice to have but the expense of buying and maintaining them is far greater than just renting them once or twice a year. Depending upon how much of your land is in grass for beauties sake only, how much is pasture or garden areas, or perhaps even pens for chickens or sheep, will dictate what equipment you really