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Blog Tag: health

Happy Single Tasking Day
By: Admin    February 22 2018 , 08:15 pm
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Category: Health , Ideas
On February 22nd we celebrate Single Tasking Day! In today’s fast-paced society it has become customary to do two, sometimes even three or four things at once.Most of them involve incorporating our devices into everyday routines such as reading emails while eating or cooking, texting and driving, and talking on the phone while doing household chores.Is Multitasking Worthwhile?How many tabs or windows do you have open on your computer right now while reading this? Are you also listening to music or watching television? According to a study done by the American Psychological Association, trying to multitask actually takes you longer to complete one task than it would have if you would have given it your undivided attention in the first place. It takes your brain about a tenth of a second to switch focus between the different tasks you are trying to complete. Although this does not seem like much time, ...
Tag: hobby , health
Nature’s Helpers: Herbs and Extracts and Their Health Properties
By: Admin    February 21 2018 , 04:11 pm
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Category: Health , Nature
Nature’s Helpers: Herbs and Extracts and Their Health PropertiesHerbs are not only delicious additions in cooking, but may also have various medicinal and health uses.MintThis aromatic herb is enjoyed in tea, mojitos, and numerous desserts. It may also have some health properties! Mint is an excellent source of vitamin A, and spearmint (a type of mint) is a wonderful source of iron and manganese.There is some possibility that mint can be helpful for treating IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), tension headaches, or indigestion. Some pregnant women find relief chewing on mint gum or sipping mint tea when they suffer from morning sickness. Horse Chestnut Seed ExtractExciting research about chestnut seeds has come out that is great news for varicose vein sufferers!While actual horse chestnut seeds are poisonous, the extract can be very beneficial. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integ...
Tag: nature , herbs , health , plants
National Almond Day
By: Admin    February 15 2018 , 12:00 pm
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Category: Food , Facts
February 16th is National Almond Day! Almonds are much more than just a humble nut these days. In addition to providing great health benefits, they can be made into milk, flour, butter, oil, candy, and cosmetics.The almond is not technically a nut, rather it is the seed of a fruit. The fruit they produce is a type of drupe fruit which is similar to a peach. It is still perfectly fine to refer to them as a nut because according to FARE, they are still labeled as a tree nut – allergy-wise – along with pecans and cashews.These little “nuts” are packed full of vitamin E and manganese. They are also known to improve cholesterol and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart attack, and heart disease if eaten regularly. Almonds, like most nuts, contain a lot of fat. There is a difference between good and bad fats, and almonds are definitely a good fat to keep your body in shape!Another product you can g...
Tag: recipes , health
How To Grow Tea From Your Garden
By: Admin    January 10 2018 , 12:08 pm
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Category: Gardening , Food
Grow Tea From Your GardenThere is nothing more relaxing than a nice cup of tea in the winter!If you have a herb garden, you can make your own tea blends! Here is how.Choose Your HerbsYou are probably already growing most of these in your garden already!Herbs such as lavender, basil, mint, rosehip, and chamomile are all great options for your homemade tea blends. Here are some facts about them.Lavender: This herb is possibly effective for treating hair loss and anxiety. Perhaps more importantly - it smells great and looks beautiful! Here is a recipe for making lavender tea.Mint: You can make freshly brewed mint tea with either peppermint or spearmint. The Spruce has a great recipe if you need guidance! Besides smelling great and freshening your breath, peppermint is often associated with calming the digestive tract. It is also possibly effective for soothing a migraine, heartburn, and even bre...
The Future of Algae in Science
By: Admin    December 15 2017 , 08:30 am
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Category: Technology , Innovation
All that Glitters… Is AlgaeThe future is bright - bioluminescent in fact! In the popular movie Moana, the heroine tricks a villainous crab with bioluminescent algae. But what if algae is more than just pretty plankton? What if it is the future?Scientists Turn Algae into FuelResearchers have converted algae into fuel in less than an hour.A team out of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington discovered a quick and efficient way to turn algae into fuel, according to a 2013 article in Smithsonian Magazine. The makeup of petroleum is very similar to algae, but the process of converting algae into fuel is much better for the environment.  Part of the incentive for using algae is that algae consume carbon dioxide and can be grown in just about any body of water. Because algae is similar to petroleum, it can be refined at the same facilities.I...
Tag: robotics , health