Boost Your Young Child’s Memory With a Daily Daytime Nap

Added August 30, 2018, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy

We all love a good night's sleep and of course children benefit from one too. But apparently the combination of a good night's sleep and a daytime nap can hold the key to a better memory as well as improved emotional welfare in children. Researchers have found that one without the other are insufficient to boost memory but that the two together are a winning combination! More about the research Neuroscientist and Associate Professor, Rebecca Spencer, has been behind the research and she says: "Individually, ...


When School Is Out, Do You Fill Every Waking Moment For Your Children?

Added August 26, 2018, Under: Children's Health, How To, Parents

When school is out for the long summer months, or for shorter breaks at other times of the year, parents are faced with the problem of keeping their children entertained. There is no end to the list of activities that their children can join in and no end to the costs that can be involved. Some parents spend a lot of time organizing their children when they are in school too.  We call them helicopter parents. But is it good to keep your ...


How to Have Healthy Nails Without Too Much Effort

Added August 24, 2018, Under: Diseases, How To, Natural remedies

Many will think that it takes a lot of effort, money and TLC to have healthy, attractive nails.  But it does not have to be so. It can be simple and inexpensive to have lovely nails. Here are some suggestions: Strengthening your nails You can achieve this by supplementing with biotin (one of the B vitamins) as it has been shown to be helpful for strengthening and growing weak nails. Using nail polish Wearing appropriate gloves helps to keep hands and nails in good condition especially ...


Plants & Trees Can Spread Diseases Too

Added August 16, 2018, Under: Diseases, Environment

For many years (and even centuries) explorers and botanists have been bringing home plant specimens from their countries of origin - and usually without a thought as to plant security. It is only in recent times that the phrase "plant security" has even come into fashion. We all know about how the human and animal world can pass on diseases to fellow humans and animals - but the same can happen in the plant world too. Now, the Prince of Wales in the ...


Our Top Ten Tips For Living Longer With a Surprise at Number One!

Added August 12, 2018, Under: Diseases, Environment, Exercise, Health, How To

In the United States, the fastest growing age group comprises those aged 85 and older while centenarians are the quickest growing age group in the UK, with the number of 100-year-olds almost doubling over a 14-year period, according to the Office for National Statistics in late 2017. Whenever the media celebrates with someone who has reached 100 years or beyond, they are always asked to what they attribute their long lives.  And each will have a different answer. We might not all ...


Include Potassium Rich Foods in your Diet to Help with Cellulite

Added August 5, 2018, Under: Diets, Natural remedies

Fluid retention is one of the main causes of cellulite and this is because many of us consume too much sodium but not enough potassium. While sodium carries nutrients into your cells, potassium helps to flush excess waste out of your cells which in turn can reduce the appearance of cellulite. What is cellulite and why does it appear? Cellulite appears as dimpled bumpy skin with that "orange peel" look. Fatty tissue under connective tissue bulges into the dermis leading to the appearance ...


Venturing into Venice and onto the Water Beyond

Added August 1, 2018, Under: Environment, Guides

If you can fly into Venice's Marco Polo Airport, and catch a water taxi or shuttle to your destination, the view of Venice in the distance and the journey across the water are really magical. Venice is made up of several islands in the sea and there are defining lanes with wooden marker piles and signage in this sea, making water highways from one place to the other in much the same way as roads on land. The whole economy and way ...

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