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The Modern Phenomenon That Is Food Waste

Added August 24, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Nutrition

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The old adage of “Waste not, want not” has long gone with the USA wasting 30 to 40% of their food while Britons dump 6 million tons of edible food every year. The wealthier the country, the more food waste there is. In the USA, organic waste is the second highest component of landfills, which are the largest source of methane emissions. That is totally unnecessary. And yet there are people going without even in those wealthy countries. Roughly 80% of discarded food is ...

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Face Oil For Optimum Skin Moisturization

Added July 27, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Moisturization is the key to keeping the skin on the face soft and young looking - but there is no need to resort to chemicals for such a sensitive skin area. Even if you have problem skin, you can safely and gently use a natural essential oils product to give back a youthful glow and avoid acne breakouts. And the bonus is the wonderful natural smell that comes from using essential oils. Why should you avoid commercial face products? If you check out ...

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Allotment Gardens Can Be A Labor Of Love For Fresh Organic Fruit & Vegetables

Added July 23, 2015, Under: Environment, Exercise, How To, Nutrition

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  Last month, I shared my “open garden” with you. Now it is July and time to tell you about the Open Day we had at the allotment gardens.  An allotment garden in England is usually simply called “an allotment”. North Americans might know it better as a community garden. It is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants. Sometimes it is farmers who rent out a portion of their land but often it ...

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The Horrors of Being A Hoarder

Added July 17, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To

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Nearly everyone will know of someone who has a severely cluttered home – often to the extent of being a hoarder. While there is a huge difference between regular clutter and excessive hoarding, the problem of hoarding is now so widespread that it has become known as a definite disorder or a condition. Compulsive hoarding is often a symptom of a psychiatric disorder, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit disorder or depression. The estimates of the number of hoarders in the USA ...

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Essential Oils & Other Tips For Optimum Hair Care

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If you have a good head of hair, you will want to have it looking as clean, healthy and shiny as possible. Clean hair Our hair is affected by sebaceous glands (which we all have in our skin) and which is an oily and waxy substance called sebum whose job it is to lubricate our skin and hair. Those same glands can play their part in the appearance of acne too. The glands are connected to each individual hair follicle, secreting their natural oils ...

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The Importance of Sharks To Our Ocean & Our Own Environment

Added July 7, 2015, Under: Environment, How To

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Again and again, the media manage to feed the fear of sharks to their readers, their listeners and their viewers. I have written about "Feeding the Fears" in an earlier guest post but the subject of sharks was not one of the fears I cited – well there are so many other examples of course. Why we need to move away from being anti-shark Oliver Duff and editor of “The i Newspaper” in the UK, has written an editorial on why we want ...

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Consider Extra Care For Contact Lenses Wearing

Added June 22, 2015, Under: Doctors, Environment, Technology

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  Do you wear contact lenses and have you ever suffered from infections? Recent research has concluded that wearing contact lenses may interfere with the delicate balance of micro-organisms living naturally on the eye's surface. This could explain infections among some users. How this study was carried out Although the study was small – just a sample of 9 contact users compared with 11 non wearers, the researchers carried out a detailed genetic analysis to identify the micro-organisms living on the eye and ...

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Doing Your Bit In Your Garden For The Environment

Added June 9, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Vitamin D

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When it is summertime in England, you definitely have to make the most of any good weather and one of those ways is to visit open gardens. My own courtyard garden was one such “open garden” and I breathed a great sigh of relief when the day dawned sunny and warm. Hundreds of people came from far and wide to visit 10 different gardens in the village – of all shapes and sizes. We have only been here a couple of ...

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Our Top Tips for The Safe Use & Care Of Your Cutting Boards

Added May 26, 2015, Under: Environment, How To

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How ever much or little you prepare food in your own home, you are always going to be using cutting boards. And these cutting boards do need some TLC to keep them looking good and especially to keep them clean and hygienic for you and your family. Here are our top tips 1. Always use a clean cutting board for food preparation. And make sure after use, and before you move on to the next step in your food preparation, that you ...

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Wrinkles & The Link With Glycation

Added May 25, 2015, Under: Diets, Environment, Skin Conditions

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Glycation is a natural part of the aging process but is the chemical reaction that occurs when sugars in the body attached to the proteins in the body. The sun is not the only culprit in causing wrinkles. In fact other causes can be smoking, alcohol, sugars and grains. But part of the problem is the glucose or sugar circulating in our body. While glucose is an important fuel for our bodies, it can be damaging in the long run if ...

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