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The Truth About Cold and Flu Myths

Folklore About Curing the Common Cold and Flu Revealed as Fact or Fiction At some point when you were a child, your mother may have told you not to leave the house with a wet head. “You’ll catch a cold, the minute you walk out that door,” she would say. As children we laughed it…

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The Therapeutic Wonders of Massage

Probably one of the most powerful preventive medicine tools available to us is that of massage. It is one of the oldest forms of treatment and can be traced back many thousands of years to the ancient Greeks, Persians and Chinese who are said to have practiced massage as a spiritual art. The word Massage…

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Summer Pruning: Pinch an Inch

Like most people who grow deciduous fruit trees (apples, peaches, plums, cherries, apricots, etc.) I used to do lots of serious heavy pruning every winter. Each winter I would head back dozens of those long, tall canes that had grown the year before. On some trees, plums in particular, each year I’d often find myself…

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How to Get Rid of Sunburn

1. What is Sunburn? Sunburn is literally a “burn” to the skin that is caused by overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. (Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)

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Wildflower Seeds

Native wildflowers are those that were growing naturally in the landscape before the first settlers arrived from Europe. Ever since that time more and more plants have been introduced from around the world with very mixed results. (Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)

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Olive Oil In Your Beauty Routine?

We all know that olive oil is wonderful and healthy for us to cook with, but what about its other uses? Truthfully, olive oil is another main ingredient in several beauty products you can buy on the shelf. See for yourself how you can make your own skin cocktails and save a little money at…

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Old-Fashioned Taffy Pull Party – How to Host Your Own

Want a unique party idea for your child’s birthday—or even her next weekend sleepover with friends? Try hosting your own taffy pull. It can get pretty messy, but kids absolutely love it. Just follow these steps to minimize the mess . . . and maximize the fun! (Visited 1,602 times, 1 visits today)

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10 Steps to a Perfectly Clean Face

Did you know that you have a great deal of control over the texture, clarity, suppleness and long-term health of facial skin just based on how and how often you cleanse? Whether you’re young or old, man or woman, you can do your skin a big favor by cleansing correctly. (Visited 832 times, 1 visits…

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Therapeutic Uses of Honey in Ayurveda

The FAO Codex Alimentarius Commission defines honey as ‘the natural sweet substance produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers or from secretions coming from living organisms feeding on plants, that bees gather, transform and combine with specific ingredients, store and leave to ripen in the combs of the hive.’ (Visited 378 times, 1 visits…

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Coming Clean: The Truth About Soap

What Is Soap? Soap is the oldest cleanser around. It is created by a chemical reaction between oils, water and lye. Although lye is used to make soap there is no lye left after saponification (the chemical reaction that makes soap) is complete. There is no such thing as a bar of soap that was…

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How to Be More Assertive

What Does It Mean To Be Assertive? Let’s start by defining what it is not. Being assertive does not mean being aggressive. Assertive behavior is not hostile, blaming, threatening, demanding, or sarcastic. Assertiveness differs from aggression in that standing up for yourself does not trespass on the rights of others. Assertiveness means communicating what you…

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Scented Shower Gel Recipe

Discover how easy it is to make a homemade scented shower gel. Add a splash of kiwi, raspberry, coconut or vanilla to make it a truly individual experience. (Visited 1,271 times, 1 visits today)

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Live on What You Produce

While you endure these cold winter months why not plan for a really great garden next spring. Maybe even one that could provide some income in addition to the food you eat yourselves! Does anyone have children who need responsibility – and spending money? (Visited 39 times, 1 visits today)

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Boost Hair Shine

I love your site!  So I decided I’d contribute something of my own. This is a recipe to boost hair shine and at the same time make it softer and more manageable. Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar makes hair shiny by removing product build-up whereas honey and tea deep conditions, ensuring that the vinegar…

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The Protective Power of Garlic

Garlic provides more than a warm, rich taste in pastas and pizzas. Mounting evidence consistently links this plant to lower cancer risk. In one of the latest studies, men who ate less than a clove of garlic a day cut their risk of prostate cancer in half compared to men who ate none. (Visited 2…

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Emergency Kitchen Substitutions

Do you ever find yourself all geared up and ready to make a favorite recipe but then discover you’re staring at an empty container of a needed ingredient? Ugh. You don’t want to run out to the store right now. So what do you do? Well, that’s when emergency kitchen substitutions come in handy. I’ve…