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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Nature Notes for this time of year

Autumn is a great time to find wild fungi in places such as gardens, parks, paths, woodlands and nature reserves. Fungi appear in many shapes and sizes and in some beautiful colours. Although certain mushrooms are edible, others are highly poisonous. Admire them and take photos but also treat with caution and leave for others to enjoy.

Learn about Hazelnet Oil

one of the many massage carrier oils

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include blue kyanite, moonstone and rose quartz.

Balanced librans often have a strong desire to be liked and a reluctance to face confrontations. They are said to be fair-minded, strong-willed and blessed with wit and charm.

Angel Thought for 21st October:

Tread gently to sense the world around you and the presence of loving Angels.

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.


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How can you enjoy creating then using your study notes ? Try using colours, making notes in audio or video format, or even using scented pens. Create something you'll want to re-visit later.

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Notes about Minerals (in the diet)

Many people know that minerals, such as calcium and iron, are an essential part of a balanced diet.

In the context of diet and nutrition, minerals can be defined as chemical elements (as opposed to organic compounds, as in the case of vitamins) necessary for the health and maintenance of bodily functions. They can be classified as either macro minerals or micro minerals depending on the quantity of that element required per day for the good health of a typical human adult.

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More from the News Section:

Kale is in season in February - 7 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

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

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

Excessive use of antibiotics to treat young children - 16 Dec '19

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

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

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