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How To Help Your Skin Combat Harsh Weather & Air Conditioning/Central Heating

Added August 28, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

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The extremes of harsh weather, air conditioning and central heating can leave skin feeling dry and vulnerable but we have several tools in our natural skin beauty kit to help you resolve these problems. Why not set aside some “Me Time” to give your skin some well deserved help? Be careful to check out the labels on your beauty products as you would your food labels before applying to your skin. This is because there are so many chemicals in those products ...

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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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Two Homemade Remedies For Eczema & Psoriasis

Added June 24, 2015, Under: Children's Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Eczema can be such an itching, irritating and incredibly uncomfortable condition. Children can really suffer when you have to try to prevent them from scratching at their eczema rash.  With psoriasis, identifying and avoiding your triggers, keeping your immune system healthy by reducing stress, avoiding illness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, are paramount in keeping this skin condition under control. Eczema Too much heat and sweat can make the skin even more irritated and itchy. When the body sweats, valuable water and moisture ...

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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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3 Ways To Get Rid Of Stubborn & Painful Ingrown Toenails

Added June 3, 2015, Under: Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Ideally, it is best to visit a podiatrist to take care of your ingrown toenail, as soon as you notice it, but this is not always possible. There are ways to treat it at home to avoid all the pain and discomfort and we share 3 different methods with you... Method 1 Soak your foot in a mixture of hot water and Epsom salt for 15 to 30 minutes at least twice a day to soften the toenail and prevent the ingrown ...

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