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Turn the Clock Back with Good Sleeping Patterns

Added January 17, 2020, Under: How To, Insomnia, Skin Conditions

We all long for a full and uninterrupted night's sleep especially as so many feel sleep-deprived in our 24/7 lives. Now, there are new studies out that explain for the first time the mystery of why it is so replenishing to be "out like a light" throughout the night. The researchers confirm (what we probably already know) that a good night's sleep can prepare us for the rigours of our daily lives. More about this recent research Biologists at the University of Manchester in ...

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How To Keep Your Teeth White, Naturally

Added January 11, 2020, Under: Dental Care, Diseases, How To, Natural remedies, Top 10

We all want our teeth to look fresh and white without any discoloration or stains. But what can we do to achieve this without causing harm to our teeth and our mouths? While we might be tempted to use those whitening strips which are easily available, recent research has indicated that such teeth whitening methods can damage the tooth layer known as the dentin. This is the protein rich area that ensures the roots of our teeth stay bound to the gums. There ...

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Suffering from Tennis Elbow? There are Natural Solutions

Added January 6, 2020, Under: Exercise, Health, How To, Inflammation

Tennis elbow is not always about playing the game. Also known as lateral epicondylitis, this is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender. The pain may also extend into the back of the forearm and even weakening your grip.  The onset of symptoms is generally gradual. Tennis elbow is the most common condition seen when patients experience elbow pain and is thought to be due to small tears of the tendons that attach forearm muscles to the ...

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Helping Your Child to Beat the Bed Wetting

Added December 25, 2019, Under: Children's Health, How To, Parents

Bed wetting is a very common childhood problem, affecting some one in five children aged five years - and one in ten aged seven years. It is now considered to be a medical condition and not just something that children will grow out of. The two main reasons for bed wetting  Children producing too much urine during the night or Children having a problem with storing urine in their bladder all night. Never punish your child for bed wetting While bed wetting tends to ...

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Dry Eyes & How to Cope With This Common Problem

Added December 22, 2019, Under: Environment, How To, Inflammation, Insomnia, Natural remedies

Do your eyes sting and burn? Do they look red? Do they feel gritty as if there is some sand lurking there? Then you may well be suffering from Dry Eye. Why do we get Dry Eye? The tears that appear in our eyes help to keep the surface of the eye smooth, comfortable and hydrated while washing away dust and debris - and protecting them from infection. When our eyes are healthy, they make tears all day long.  They stay moist.  They do not suffer ...

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Is The Apostrophe In Danger Of Extinction?

Added December 10, 2019, Under: How To

When you are writing and reading a lot each and every day, you are more aware of grammar and punctuation.  There are several errors that constantly come up on your radar - and the use of the apostrophe must be on the top of that list. And I am not alone in being concerned about the incorrect use of the apostrophe! Would you believe that there is actually an Apostrophe Protection Society which has been doing sterling work in protecting this humble ...

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Bars of Soap are Back in Vogue!

Added November 23, 2019, Under: Environment, How To

In very recent years, the humble bar of soap has come back in fashion. It is now the "hand and body cleaner" of choice to those growing numbers of consumers who want to cut down or cut out their use of plastics. For fifty years, there was a sharp decline in the popularity of bars of soap as they were overtaken by liquid soaps and shower gels. But the bar of soap has started to fight back, starting a trend that fits the ...

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A Cluttered, Messy Home Can Lead to Stress and Anxiety

Added , Under: Environment, Health, How To

In fact, psychologists say that it is a definite trigger of stress and anxiety even though this is not generally realized. Psychologist  Sherrie Bourg Carter explains: “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.” What is it about clutter that it can act as a trigger? Sherrie tells us there ...

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As Cool as a Cucumber!

Added November 13, 2019, Under: How To, Top 10

I have always loved and enjoyed eating cucumbers - whether in a salad or a sandwich - but there are many other cool reasons why cucumbers are so useful to have around... We share the top ten tips 1. Suffering from that mid afternoon slump whether at work or at home, snack on some cucumber for a quick pick-me-up!  Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and carbohydrates that can keep you going for a couple more hours! Cucumbers were popular ...

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How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee!

Added November 5, 2019, Under: Environment, How To

I am not a coffee drinker - my beverage of choice is black tea with fresh lemon - but many of my family are avid supporters of the coffee habit.  And I do love the smell of freshly brewed coffee. My daughter-in-law has shared her tips on how she makes her own perfect cup of coffee, tips that she learnt on a trip to Costa Rica. How to make two average sized cups or one large mug of black coffee Yourwill need your ...

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