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

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:

Shiatsu Theory and Practice #Ad

by Carola Beresford-Cooke

Step-by-step descriptions and illustrations of treatment techniques are supported by thorough explanations in terms of meridians, points and the underlying anatomy. A complete well-presented textbook.

This week features books about therapies.

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.

Fungi found wild in the UK

many examples with notes about each

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 29th September:

There are 7 ranks of celestial beings mentioned in the New Testament - thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels and 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:

Sometimes one has to start by accepting that something is so, and what follows from that ... then the reasoning is explained later. Books (and teachers) have to start somewhere so have patience.

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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Movement across membranes

There are many membranes involved in cell biology.

Biological membranes are barriers that are semi-permeable, meaning that they allow some substances to pass across the membrane (barrier), but not others.

The different types of movement across membranes include simple diffusion, facilitated diffusion, osmosis, active transport and bulk transport.

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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

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

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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