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How Clean Is Your Mattress & What Can You Do About It?

Added January 3, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10

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We are likely to spend at least a third of our lives in bed asleep. This makes it rather important that both your bed and your mattress are comfortable, environmentally friendly and above all clean! Sadly, mattresses can end up as tips for dead skin cells, sweat, stains, dust mites and more and so they do need a deep good clean from time to time to avoid the "yucky" tag. Here are our top ten tips for a really clean mattress Summertime ...

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Cracked Heels & How to Care For Your Footsore Feet

Added November 2, 2014, Under: How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10, Women's Health

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Cracked heels can be an unpleasant condition whatever time of the year so now is the perfect opportunity to give your heels (and the rest of your feet) the treatment they deserve with this home pedicure. What equipment will you need? Pumice stone Foot buffer Cuticle remover Natural shower gel Coconut oil Foot scrub (optional) and Nail polish (natural and optional). Our top ten steps to take 1. Remove any old polish from your nails. 2. Cut and file nails to a shape you like – preferably straight across the top. 3. ...

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How Safe Is Your Supplement?

Added October 10, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition, Parents, Top 10

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A few months ago we wrote about vitamin supplements in our post “Supplements, What Do We Need & How Should We Store Them?” But there is more you need to know when making a decision on supplements. There is a big division between high quality plant-based supplements and the cheaply produced and priced synthetic versions, while certain additives and fillers can be a real problem when taken in large and regular doses. The statistics show With more than 50% of the US population ...

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Getting The Most From The Part Of This Fruit That Usually Goes To Waste!

Added September 30, 2014, Under: Health, How To, Nutrition, Skin Conditions, Top 10

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Most of us know how healthy avocados are, and many will include them in their diet as often as possible, but did you know that the seed of the avocado is perhaps even more nutritious? I certainly did not and have always popped them straight into the garden compost or occasionally decided to grow one, especially when living in Africa. The avocado seed or pip is now considered to be yet another super food. And this is why... Top ten health benefits of ...

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Your Dishwasher Is Not Just For Dishes!

Added September 17, 2014, Under: Environment, How To, Top 10

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Today, many people own a dishwasher and it is certainly a worthwhile investment especially when you have friends and family swelling the numbers. But owning a dishwasher comes with certain responsibilities and its use is not just confined to washing dishes. We have written before about the possibility of mold in your dishwasher and how, because it uses water, it can provide the perfect home for this undesirable visitor. Not only is your machine warm and damp, but the continuous use ...

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How to Repair the Damage Caused by Sunburn

Added August 16, 2014, Under: Environment, How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10, Vitamin D

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In spite of what the media and commercial sunscreen producers will have you believe, sunlight itself is not harmful but in fact extremely beneficial to your health and general well being. However, sunburn is harmful and if you are unlucky enough to suffer from it, then you need to take several steps promptly to undo this harm. Top ten tips to sort out the sunburn 1. Soak in a cool bath or have a cold shower (for as long as possible) for instant ...

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How Steamy Is Your Bathroom & Do You Need To Fix It?

Added June 18, 2014, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Top 10

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Bathrooms can be hot and steamy places and, while that may be a good thing to get rid of impurities in the skin, it can cause havoc on the room's ventilation - especially if there is no window to the outdoors. And we all know how much damage mold and mildew can do to your home and your possessions.  It makes no difference to the problem whether you choose to bath or to shower. What can you do to improve the ...

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How About Reducing Your Carbon Footprint For Lent? | Amoils.com

Added March 8, 2014, Under: Environment, How To, Top 10

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Even those who are not particularly religious will often give up something for Lent and, this week, the call here in the UK has been not to give up beer or chocolates but to make it a carbon themed sacrifice instead. We are only a couple of days into Lent so there is still plenty of time to make that decision and to keep it up for the next 40 plus days until Easter. It is said that a habit ...

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How to Avoid the Dangers of Being PinPointed By Criminals as a Suitable Victim | Amoils.com

Added January 9, 2014, Under: Health, How To, Top 10, Women's Health

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I found some of this information floating around the internet and, although there is no source, I think it has enough value to make it worth sharing with you. Apparently, a group of rapists and date rapists (who were doing time in prison) were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim. Here is what they had to say Someone with long hair - they are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail or other hairstyle that can ...

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Are You a Yoga Novice or Even a Non Starter? Top 10 Tips to Get You Going | Amoils.com

Added December 28, 2013, Under: Exercise, Health, Top 10

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It is the beginning of a New Year and what better time for new beginnings and that old chestnut, the New Year resolutions. I have already made up my mind, deciding to join a yoga class for the very first time, with every intention of slowing down the aging process just a little! And being a blog writer, I had to find out what I was likely to be letting myself into and to share it with you. I contacted an ...

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