These lifestyle magazine pages include notes and articles about healthy living and the natural world.

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Saffron adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council has announced the adoption of saffron (Crocus sativus) through its Adopt-an-Herb program. These are notes about saffron and its traditional medicinal uses that the new sponsor is helping ABC continue to make available online in its HerbMedPro dat...

07 Apr '20 | Herbal Medicine | USA

How to get along when staying at home

Advice to stay at home has caused millions of people to change their daily routines in recent weeks. There are many articles about how to deal with boredom, frustration, worry and the social requirements of getting along with others in a confined area. Here are some brief sugg...

31 Mar '20 | Mental Health | At Home

Handwashing campaign targets a billion people worldwide

Unilever and the UK government are funding an information campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of washing hands with soap regularly and disinfecting surfaces. This will include TV, radio, print, social and digital media and include countries across Africa and Asia.

28 Mar '20 | Handwashing | International

There's more news further down this page. See also news topics (incl. by month), and news by location e.g. country.

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For those who long to connect with angels and archangels and perhaps go on to help others in spiritual ways such as by healing, teaching or simply sharing their knowledge and experiences.

This week features books about Angels.

Nature Notes for forest walking

There are many shapes and sizes of conifer cones because there are many types of conifers (trees). Examples include fir cones, spruce cones, and pine cones. There are also female (seed) cones and male (pollen) cones.

Many people refer to the larger (seed) cones as pine cones regardless of the type of conifer that produced them.

What is herbalism ?

Introductory notes with links to more information ...

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include sodalite, topaz and turquoise.

Sagittarians have been described as enthusiaastic, optimistic, extrovert and open to change and progress. Many travel far, perhaps in the context of employment or in search of new experiences.

Angel Thought for 28th November:

When in need of inspiration open your favourite spiritual book or select a card from one of the many Angel card decks.

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.


Today's Study Tip:

Consider using different colours and textures of pens and pencils to emphasize important and interesting points in your study notes.

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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What do vegetarians eat ?

For those who eat eggs and dairy products, examples include:

* Vegetables incl. roots, leafy greens
* Fruits e.g. berries, citrus fruits, avocados
* Nuts and seeds of many kinds
* Vegetable pulses e.g. beans, peas, lentils
* Textured vegetable protein and Tofu
* Cereals & grains e.g. bread, oats, rice
* Sweeteners e.g. honey, treacle, molasses
* Fats / oils, butter, margarine, cooking oils
* Dairy e.g. milk, cheese and yoghurt
* Eggs - usually hens' (chicken) eggs

... more about this

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More from the News Section:

Hand sanitiser plant to be built in 10 days to make 1 million bottles / month - 25 Mar '20

U.S. Regulator (FDA) helps enable veterinary care during COVID-19 pandemic - 25 Mar '20

Kale is in season in February - 7 Feb '20

AMA (USA) offers 6 tips for better heart health - 1 Feb '20

Food Aid for Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh - 1 Feb '20

Improving the relationship between use of social media and body image - 9 Jan '20

Aromatherapy assoc. NAHA supports lavender via ABC's adopt-an-herb - 22 Dec '19

Portland area nonprofit groups form social health network - 16 Aug '19

See also news about ... Child Welfare ... Education ... Nursing ... Nutrition ... Technology ... Cancer ... Diabetes ... Heart Disease ... HIV and AIDS ... Mental Health ... Pregnancy and other subjects.

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