Spend This Memorial Day with Loved Ones

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Memorial Day, formerly called Decoration Day, has a long history of honoring those who have fallen while fighting for our country, as it originated after the Civil War. An important tradition includes leaving the American Flag at half mast until noon, at which point it is raised up again, symbolizing that their memory inspires the […]

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Better Batter Whisk

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I’ve always loved a good whisk. Over the years, I’ve collected quite a few (five, to be exact; at one point I had six, but the tiny one broke). There have been many times in my life where I’d be happily mixing away at something until I started to mix in more dry ingredients. There […]

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How To Make Baking Mixes Healthier

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I love cooking and baking from scratch, and if I had all the time in the world (and a maid to clean the dishes!), I would cook every meal from scratch. You can’t beat the quality, flavor, and healthy rewards of cooking all your own food. But let’s be real. That isn’t going to happen […]

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Cornfield Herbicides Reduce Ocean Fish Population

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Herbicides are chemicals that kill or stunt the growth of plants, usually so-called weeds, and they are commonly used as part of “normal” agricultural procedure. Herbicides can be synthetics (manufactured in a laboratory by humans), or they can be natural (usually derived from other plants and concentrated).  While both types pose acute risks with concentrated […]

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REVIEW of Ageless by Suzanne Somers

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In Ageless, Somers details much there is to know about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).  This differs from conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) because conventional hormone replacement therapy uses synthetic drugs that are slightly biologically different than the naturally occurring hormones in the human body.  She uses personal accounts, informative prose, and interviews with doctors […]

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How To Make Healthier Diet Choices

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Whether you are a full time junk food addict or a fairly healthy eater, we can all continue to improve our diets by making healthier food choices. It is not about following strict rules or regimens – these rarely last. It is about taking baby steps towards a healthy lifestyle that you can really live […]

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Spoiled Rotten – Why Fruits and Vegetables go Bad

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We all know that fruits and vegetables have a shelf life.  But what is it that happens to them that causes them to rot? First of all, fruits and vegetables are still alive when they are fresh.  That is why they are so delicious and healthy!  Just like the trees, vines, bushes, and stalks they […]

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All About Hot Chocolate (with Recipe)

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Hot chocolate is a classic drink revered around the world. Whether you call it “hot chocolate,” “hot cocoa,” or just “cocoa,” you are certainly familiar with the drink. Have you always relied on the overly sweet instant packets to make this drink? Well you are in luck, it is very easy to mix up a […]

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What is Good Food?

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Good food means whole food.  Whole grains, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables should be the basis of a healthy diet. Processed and refined foods, foods that contain artificial flavors or additives, and foods full of sugar and fat should be eliminated or reduced in the diet.  It is also important to eat your foods in […]

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Bath Salts – Some Info and Easy Recipe

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Bath salts are very easy to make, and can be made with either Epsom salts or sea salts. Sea salt has many different minerals, and varies depending on which sea it comes form. The most common are sulfur, magnesium, potassium and calcium chlorides, and bromides. Like hot springs, the various chemical combinations have different healing […]

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