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:

Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-By-Pose Wake Up Story #Ad

by Mariam Gates

Getting the day off to a great start must be a good idea for anyone. This colourful picture book also helps to introduce toddlers to the idea of yoga through pictures of the natural world and simple poses for small people. Delightful!

This week features books about yoga.

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.

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Introductory notes with links to more information ...

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 15th August:

The stars in the heavens sparkle with love and angelic messages for you.

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:

If you have to memorize a list or lists use numbered lists so that you'll also remember HOW MANY items to include when writing the list in a test or exam.

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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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

COVID-19 Mental health and social impact study - 23 Mar '20

Kale is in season in February - 7 Feb '20

AMA (USA) offers 6 tips for better heart health - 1 Feb '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

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

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