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Cranberry Harvest underway in USA

It's cranberry harvest time across parts of the northern USA and Canada. Eating raw cranberries is probably the most nutritious way to consume these healthful bright red berries. Dried cranberries, while also nutritious (and as with similar dried fruits) are usually sweetened ...

05 Oct | Cranberries (fruit) | USA & Canada

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Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals

by Chris Pellant

This book explains what rocks and minerals are and how they are classified. It includes details about more than 500 rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic) and minerals together with colour photographs to help beginners identify rocks, crystals and minerals based on appearance which, although always enough for a definite identification, is often a good way to start.

This week features books about geology.

Angel Thought for 12th November:

There are many different angels working in all areas of human experience.

An 'Angel Thought' appears here every day.

See also the pages about Angels and Archangels.
There are many names of archangels, some being due to spelling variations.

Read about rose quartz

a natural crystal associated with peace and calm

Today's Study Tip:

Plan revision long before tests or exams. The more time you have the less daunting preparation will seem.

What else is here?

These pages include articles about healthy living and various approaches to health and well-being. There are also study areas and general interest sections. The content featured here changes frequently.

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If it's your birthday today ...

... you were probably* born under the sign of Scorpio, often referred to and depicted as the scorpion, or represented symbolically.

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include malachite, moonstone and turquoise.

Scorpios can have a highly competitive nature. They are widely considered to be brave, focused, balanced, yet also ambitious. Many excel as sportspeople and athletes.

Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)

Vitamin B9, also known as folic acid and as folate, is important for the production of healthy red blood cells, heart function, and the maintenance of strong bones. It is widely recommended during early pregnancy because it is thought to help prevent neural tube defects and other congenital foetal malformations. It is also said to support mental and emotional well being.

Sources of vitamin B9 include green leafy vegetables, wholegrains, avocados and bananas.

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More from the News Section:

The higher prevalence of hypertension in black compared with white Americans has been linked with fried and highly processed food - 5 Oct '18

By 2043 obesity might exceed smoking as the largest preventable cause of cancer in women - 25 Sep '18

BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony celebrates excellence in medical writing - 6 Sep '18

It's a bumper blueberry season - 13 Jul '18

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations - 20 Jun '18

Low vs high nicotine e-cigarettes - 9 Jun '18

Frog warning coloration is also camouflage - 5 Jun '18

Benefits of dementia friendly swimming opportunities - 30 May '18

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