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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Yoga Anatomy #Ad

by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

Full-colour anatomical illustrations show how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints and how adjustments to poses can affect their effectiveness. This is a popular reference for yoga enthusiasts of all abilities.

This week features books about yoga.

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.

Learn about Hazelnet Oil

one of the many massage carrier oils

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 19th October:

Which angel energy will you radiate today ? Choose love, joy, peace or similar and send to all around 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:

When following advanced-level courses e.g. A-Levels, be aware of the course syllabus so that you know which parts you have completed, understood and remembered. That's good for confidence and revision planning 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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Notes about Vitamins

Many people know that vitamins are an essential part of a balanced diet.

Vitamins can be defined as any chemical within the group of organic compounds required (in very small amounts) by the body in order to maintain good health. As most of these chemicals cannot be synthesized by the body, it is important to include them in the diet. Information about vitamins generally includes a list of the main vitamins and their functions as well as which foods contain them.

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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

AMA (USA) offers 6 tips for better heart health - 1 Feb '20

Free to access online data about latest clinical research on novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV - 29 Jan '20

Aromatherapy assoc. NAHA supports lavender via ABC's adopt-an-herb - 22 Dec '19

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

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

Canadian initiatives against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - 26 Jul '19

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