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Adult Coloring Books–Lose Yourself In The World Of Art

By Kim Robson: I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz lately about these intricate coloring books for grown-ups. Recently I broke down and got one, and it is just delightful. I had an old box of 48 Prismacolor art pencils, so I was ready to start immediately. It’s a great …

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Is Your Thyroid Making You Sick?

By Kim Robson: The thyroid gland is located in the base of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple and above the collarbones. Small and butterfly-shaped, the thyroid gland plays an important role in the body, influencing the function of the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. Thyroid hormones affect …

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Keep Your Skin Healthy and Happy

By Amanda Wilkes: We all have faced acne attacks and blemishes. Naturally, we then turned to the over-the-counter and, perhaps, even prescription medications we are sold on while watching our favorite TV episode. You know, the one with the girl splashing her face with water in slow motion, or the …

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DIY Thieves’ Oil

By Kim Robson: Have you ever heard of “Thieves’ Oil”? The recipes for this blend of essential oils vary, but the story of its origination dates back to the Middle Ages, when the Black Plague was decimating Europe and Asia. The “thieves” in question were actually spice traders and merchants …

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Fruit for Your Face

 By Amanda Wilkes: In numerous studies conducted all over the world, women consistently agree that wearing makeup is a MUST! Their reasons widely differ, but we are living in a society where applying makeup has become a part of our standard routine. Now, if you are a woman who proudly …

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DIY Nontoxic Sunburn Relief Spray

By Kim Robson: If, like me, you have fair skin, you know how easy it is to get a sunburn, especially this time of year. We all know to use sunblock, but sometimes summer just gets the better of us (hello, day in the pool or at the county fair). …

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Natural Pain Relievers–Most Of Them Found In Your Kitchen

By Kim Robson: When you’re in pain, pharmaceutical drugs don’t have to be your only path to pain relief. Many natural foods and herbal substances can provide significant pain mitigation. Capsaicin Derived from hot chili peppers, topical capsaicin may be useful in relieving pain for some people. Capsaicin works by …

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DIY Face Masks Good Enough To Eat

By Fredrica Syren: Many years ago I would spend a fortune on face masks made by commercial brands whose product promised almost everything beauty-wise. Most of these products contained many questionable ingredients that could do harm to my health rather than keep my face eternally wrinkle-free. These days I would …

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DIY Bug Spray

By Kim Robson: It’s that time of year when the bugs are out, making outdoor summertime activities miserable at best and impossible at worst. None of us wants to use chemical bug sprays, especially those that contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), which is absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin, and can …

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