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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

Hand sanitiser plant to be built in 10 days to make 1 million bottles / month

The reported shortage of hand sanitiser supplies across Europe will be alleviated by the building within 10 days of a hand sanitiser plant near Middlesbrough (N.Yorks, UK) capable of producing 1 million bottles per month.

25 Mar | Supply | Middlesborough, England

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This week features books about botany.

Nature Notes for April

In England the common name for the genus of perennial bulbous plants known as Muscari is grape hyacinth, not to be confused with the larger flowering genus Hyacinthus (hyacinth).

Originally from central and southern Europe, north Africa and Asia, they can now be seen in North America and elsewhere. As well as occuring woodlands they are often cultivated in gardens and containers.

Learn about Evening Primrose Oil

one of the many carrier oils used for massage

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include blue kyanite, citrine and red aventurine.

Aquarians are often considered impulsive and action-oriented. They like to get going and get things done. When particularly determined they can seem excessively outspoken.

Angel Thought for 1st April:

Learn to smile and laugh easily. Angels love to see life lived in Joy.

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:

What do you have to memorise and what do you have to learn how to do (e.g. calculations)? It's useful to understand the difference.

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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Different Types of Vegetarians

Most people probably know that vegetarians do not eat meat products, but what is a meat product ?

  • Are fish and seafoods such as shellfish types of meat ?
    Vegetarians say 'yes'.
  • What about eggs ? Chicken eggs are, afterall, chicken embryos. Does it matter if eggs are fertilized or not ?
  • What about dairy-products such as milk, cream, cheese & yogurts?

... more about this

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More from the News Section:

Kale is in season in February - 7 Feb '20

AMA (USA) offers 6 tips for better heart health - 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

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

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

Reducing saturated fat in diet lowers blood cholesterol and risk of CVD - 1 Aug '19

Consultation about allergen warnings on medicines (NZ) - 30 Jun '19

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