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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Geology: A Complete Introduction #Ad

by David Rothery

This general introduction covers the subject matter included in many geology courses taught in schools. Examples of topics include plate tectonics, volcanoes, metamorphism, weathering, erosion, deformation, fossils and more. Presented in clear language with a glossary of definitions included for easy reference, this is good for reference and revision.

This week features books about geology.

Nature Notes for wildlife lovers

Native to Europe, fallow deer have been widely introduced including to North America, Australia and parts of Africa.

Only bucks aged from 3 years have antlers. Except during the rutting season (late October in Northern Hemisphere, April in Southern Hemisphere) fallow deer form large herds. Bucks do not participte in rearing fawns.

Read about the natural crystal corundum

including the precious stones sapphire (blue corundum) and ruby (red corundum)

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 25th September:

Archangels Jophiel and Haniel are said to take special interest in assisting etchers and engravers.

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:

Keep everything in perspective: Life is far less about passing every test or assignment than it is about being happy and gaining satisfaction from progress.

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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Dietary needs at different life stages

A person's dietary needs change as he or she passes through the stages of life from birth to childhood, adulthood and eventually later life.

The food needed changes in terms of the amount (energy value) and type (nutritional content) of foods required for good health. More energy is required to support times of growth, e.g. during childhood, and to fuel active lives regardless of the reason for activity, be that leisure, sport, work or another type of necessity.

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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

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

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

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

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