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.

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 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.

Read about Star of Bethlehem

one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies

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 20th October:

Quiet your mind to receive the gentle reassurance of the 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.


Today's Study Tip:

Look on time spent studying as an investment. Either the knowledge or the qualification, or both, may be 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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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:

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

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

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

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