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 | 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 | 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 | Handwashing | International

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Featured product of the day:

The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui #Ad

by Mikao Usui and Frank Arjava Petter

This includes descriptions of the original hand positions and is illustrated with many photos to make it easier to learn the techniques. It is likely to be useful for many enthusiasts from students to teaching masters.

This week features books about reiki.

Nature Notes for summer

The common sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is well-known for its height and striking appearance. It is cultivated for its edible oil and used as food for wild birds and livestock forage.

A sunflower flower head is or has been the symbol of various groups / movements including the Incas, the late C19th Aesthetic Movement, the Spiritualist Church, green ideology and the Vegan Society.

Read about Wild Rose

one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include carnelian, citrine and diamond.

Leos achieve much due to their tenacity, sticking with projects when others lose patience and stamina.
They can be superb hosts and entertainers, deriving pleasure from of helping others enjoy themselves.

Angel Thought for 5th August:

Angel Guriel is one of the angels associated with the astrological sign of Leo. The name Guriel means Help of God.

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 making your own *Flash Cards* or similar packs of concise notes on small cards. That can be fun to do and useful later.

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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Muscle Names and Locations

There are around 640 named muscles in the human body in addition to thousands of smaller un-named muscles.

These tables list individual muscles in the human body by region of the body with links to pages about the specific muscles and/or pages that include the muscle shown on a labelled diagram of the region of the body in which it is located.

These include muscles of the human trunk, limbs and head, neck and face.

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More from the News Section:

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

Free to access online data about latest clinical research on novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV - 29 Jan '20

Latest violence in Tripoli (Libya) shuts 210 schools - 8 Jan '20

Packaged food healthiest in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada - 22 Aug '19

Canadian initiatives against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - 26 Jul '19

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