Ah, summer! Sandy beaches, sunbathing, picnics . . . and sunburns. With all the time that we spend outdoors during the hot months, the probability of getting at least slightly sunburned once or twice is pretty high. Children are particularly at risk since they often squirm around too much to be sure that their sunblock has been evenly applied.Continue reading Natural Sunburn Relief
Dads and other father figures in your life can be some of the most difficult people to buy gifts for. It may seem like your dad, grandfather, husband, or brother has everything or maybe he just doesn’t seem to want anything.
Here are 10 unusual gift ideas for all kinds of men. Your gift recipient will be sure to appreciate them.Continue reading 10 Unique and Fabulous Gifts for Dads
We would all love to give our mothers extravagant gifts for Mother’s Day, but that isn’t always possible. Inexpensive gifts, if they are creative, can be just as welcome as expensive ones.Continue reading Mother’s Day Gifts on a Budget
Can you automatically tell that it’s spring or fall by your allergy & hay fever symptoms? Like clockwork, every March millions of allergy hay fever sufferers develop an annoying runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, postnasal drainage, and itchy watery eyes. Although not a life-threatening health problem these symptoms can be miserable to deal with.Continue reading Allergy Tips
For many families, Easter can spell a dietary disaster. Easter baskets, in particular, can pose a serious threat to healthy eating habits. Many of the most popular treats, from jelly beans to peeps to chocolate eggs and bunnies, are full of sugar. After weeks of denial, these sweet treats can tempt even the healthiest eaters, young and old, sometimes to disastrous effect.Continue reading Ideas for Happy, Healthy, Easter Baskets
Are you looking to enjoy a romantic night with your significant other, but tired of overpriced delivery and don’t want to risk going out? If this is you, then perhaps staying home and having a quiet night in is the way to go. It’s less stressful, less expensive, and the options are truly endless. Read on to get some ideas for how to make your next Valentine’s Day the best one yet!Continue reading Creative Valentine’s Day Ideas for a Fun Night at Home
It can be hard to adapt to a situation you have not been put in before. Once the year 2020 brought yet another disaster in the form of a pandemic, people all around the world had to settle into their homes and quarantine indefinitely.
But as difficult as it has been to do that, many countries and states seem to be close to going back to “normal” after months of isolation. Many restrictions are being lifted globally, and while that does not mean that the threat of the coronavirus is gone, it does mean that the end of quarantine is in sight. Yet for some people, socializing and going about their day again like this pandemic has been nothing but a phase, is a hard task.
What happened over the course of the past months was not a small thing, and recovering from the toll quarantine took on people’s mental health is something that is not talked about enough. But as with anything, it is important to ease into things instead of diving in headfirst. So in order to be prepared to reenter society, there are some small and healthy steps you can take towards readying yourself.
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The word ‘raw’ defines preserved vitamins, enzymes, and minerals in a certain type of food. Just as we all know raw vegetables are healthier than the processed ones, the same goes for the magnificent sweetness called honey. Raw honey hasn’t been pasteurized, heat-treated, or processed in any way. Its full complement of antioxidants and enzymes is preserved, as well as its’ antibacterial properties.
When we talk about raw honey, we talk about the oldest sweetener humankind uses since forever. This delicious, sticky piece of nature’s own work of art is free from pesticides, chemicals, and unwanted artificial ingredients.
If you would like to grow strawberries, all you need is a home garden and a few supplies. Strawberries of the day neutral type generate fruit throughout the year, with an especially bountiful growing season between April and October. You can also grow the short-day variety for a strong fall to early spring growing period. This flower will produce fruit within three months after planting.
Sticking to vegetables which are in season is much better than buying imported vegetables for a number of reasons. Locally sourced produce tends to be of a higher quality which in turn can contribute to a healthier diet. It is also better for the environment and for your wallet. Spring is a great time of year to enjoy a whole range of fresh vegetables which can be grown in most temperate regions. Rather than spending extra money to buy lower-quality vegetables which have travelled half way across the world, why not consider including the following excellent vegetables in your diet this spring?