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Top 7 Fruits You Shouldn’t Peel

Eating fresh fruits everyday is vital to your health, that’s no secret. They are excellent sources of important nutrients for your physical and mental wellness.

Because of this fact, fruits are always included in your daily diet. But sometimes, you missed on how to eat these fruits the right way.

Mostly, you peel fruits as a traditional way of preparing them, and these skins end up in the compost or in trash cans. You know what you did? You just stripped away a layer of the fruit which has great nutrient value.

To understand better, here are some facts why you need to consume the following fruits without peeling the skin off. Read more

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Essential Oils, Perfect Christmas Gift for Dads and Husbands

Dads and husbands, as men of the house, are often very busy to keep the family and the entire house functioning. Aside from work, they do plenty of stuff at home like fixing things, painting, plumbing, gardening among others.

As appreciation, you would want to give him the perfect present — something that shouts, “Thank you for being the man!”.

But this is easier said than done. Finding the perfect gift for the man can get tricky. The generic ties and mugs just wouldn’t cut it.

Carpentry tools? Toys for the big boys? It’s tough, right? Any other ideas?

This Christmas, why don’t you give your dad or husband something special — something he doesn’t expect, but still shows how much you care for him.  Read more

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Costume Parties Harm Skin – Here’s How to Keep Them Healthy

Halloween, All’s Hallows Eve or All Saint’s Eve is here. You hang spooky decors in your house and plan something surprising (hopefully scary) for your costume.

Makeup for this occasion is thicker and more aggressive than usual. This may also require putting colors on some of your body parts to make the whole get-up a mind-blowing one.

Makeup and paint are difficult to remove after a costume party, especially if you use greasy makeup. Redness and irritation may occur and it can be a party pooper.

Here are some tips so you won’t have to deal with unsightly skin blemishes after your costume party. Read more

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Healthy Halloween Treats – Organic Candies

Trick-or-treating is one event which kids love and enjoy to do during Halloween. They love dressing up into different costumes, doing face painting and applying scary makeup.

Children are very excited to hop from one house to another, doing tricks or collecting candy treats. Speaking of candy treats, every year you usually prepare candies just bought from nearby grocery stores or candy shops to avoid any hustle-bustle during halloween. Read more

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Essential Oils – Effective Laundry Stain Remover

There are several essential oils you can use and will give you satisfying results. Certain essential oils can help break any stubborn stain.

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How Nutritious is Black Rice

Oryza sativa or commonly known as rice, has different varieties – most popular ones are white rice, brown rice and red rice. The rare type is the black rice.

Black rice is an ancient grain in Asian countries. It is known as the forbidden rice, because way back  in China thousands of years ago, only the emperor or wealthy families could eat black rice. Read more

Heavenly Benefits of Devil’s Claw

Devil’s claw is a type of an herb with a botanical name of Harpagophytum procumbens. The name “Devil’s claw or Devil’s claw root” was derived from the appearance of its fruit, which is covered with hook-like structures meant to catch animals in order to spread its seeds. Thus, most Greeks called it ‘Hook Plant’. Read more

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Natural Teeth Whiteners

Having chipped, crooked and discolored teeth are sometimes embarrassing, and reason enough for you to conceal your smile in photos or in social gatherings. You get conscious because your teeth are one of the first things people will notice.

In making first impression, your beautiful smile with sparkling white teeth can send an impressive aura, thus it boosts your confidence. In fact, most of you use white strips at home or visit your dentist to gain whitening treatments.

But instead of turning to chemically-loaded oral and dental products in the market, below are some teeth whitening remedies which work and are completely safe and mostly natural! Not only they will whiten your teeth but will improve your oral hygiene in general. Read more

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Vervain, the Healing Herb

Vervain is a verstile herb. It belongs to Verbenacea plant family with a botanical name of Verbena officinalis.

Others call it with names like Juno’s Tears, Pigeon’s Grass, Wild Verbena or Wild Hyssop. Other varieties of vervain are Verbena Hastata (blue vervain) and Verbena Urticifolia (white vervain).

Vervain is native to the Mediterranean region in Europe, but grows wildly on bare and dry grounds often along roadsides. It is a slim plant with hairy leaves alternatively arranged in a square-like stem and with a beautiful lilac-colored flowers. Read more

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Matcha Green Tea Face Mask DIY – Exfoliate Face Naturally

Today we are going to be making a Matcha Face Mask. This, again, is super easy, You probably already have the ingredients at home.

Matcha, on the other hand, can be hard to find. You can get it from a health food store. Otherwise, buy it online and that’s quite easy. Read more

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Baby Wipes Safety and How to Make Homemade Natural Wipes

Baby wipes are mothers’ bestfriend!

As the name implies, they are commonly used to clean babies. They are very handy, easy to use and so economical.

True indeed that these baby wipes are so convenient to use, especially when you’re always on the go, but you must still scrutinize every ingredient included in these wipes.

You have to bear in mind that baby skin is super sensitive and even the so-called “baby-safe” wipes might cause skin allergic reaction. Read more

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6 Immediate All Natural Remedies for Fever

Actually, having fever is considerably a ‘good’ thing. It usually goes away within a few days.

But then again, fever can make you feel uncomfortable and weak. And most of you want to be relieved from it, as soon as possible to feel better.

Usually, you would take over-the-counter antipyretic meds to stop the fever. But you should know that there are other remedies which are safer and they are just right in your kitchen. Read more

Air-popped Popcorn, A Healthy Snack?

Everybody just love eating popcorn when going to the movies, or when you fire up your DVD player to watch a late night flick with family or with your sweetheart at home.

But probably many of you don’t know that this is a considerably healthier snack you’re not eating frequently enough. Popcorn is more than a movie buddy — it’s a health snack.

Yes its true! Tasty and guilt-free popcorn is a healthy whole grain food that is low in calories and high in fiber. Not the one drenched with butter, coloring, additives and different flavors; but the plain and air-popped popcorn. Read more

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Top 6 Health-Risk Substances in Cosmetics

Wearing makeup has become an everyday routine by most people, especially women. Various techniques and styles were applied to enhance the features of the face. The goal is to look attractive — it’s a no-brainer.

Beauty comes at a price, and we’re not talking about the monetary expense of make-up. But the potential dangers to your health. Read more

3D Food Printing – The Revolutionary Food Tech Trend

Preparing food is a fundamental daily human activity. Shaped by geography and culture, the preparation of meals vary. The way we cook and serve differ from one culture to another. Read more

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All About Bra Size – Why You Need to Have a Good-fitting Bra for your Health’s Sake

Most women buy bras for aesthetics. More often than not, women just want to look and feel sexy and bras are women’s favorite item to use for expressing their sexuality.

Women are especially partial to those which are made of lace, net and underwired. Unfortunately, women tend to buy wrongly-sized bras just to achieve a certain feel or look.

It is very important that you should pick the right bra size. At first, the size seems like not a big deal at all but the effectiveness is hugely dependent on the size.

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Feminine Wash and Douching – Is it Safe?

Personal hygiene is synonymous with better health. It is probably the most effective way to protect yourself from any health problems — just be clean and you are good to go!

To add, having proper hygiene boosts your self-confidence and lessens your feeling of awkwardness in social circles.

One known personal hygiene habit of most women is douching. Read more

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How to Keep Mosquitoes Away Naturally

Insect bites like that of mosquitoes are very itchy, plus the redness and swelling — it can be a huge bother. The bite can make you feel uneasy and irritable, that sometimes you would scratch it again and again until it gets infected.

Furthermore, mosquitoes are carriers of alarming diseases like hemorrhagic fever or yellow fever, malariae, West Nile virus and others. Read more

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Pink Himalayan Salt – What about it?

You might have heard about this unique and prime salt from Himalayas Mountain Range. It is known for its nutritional and therapeutic qualities..

Its uses are overwhelming — from body scrubs, bath soaks, water flush and salt inhalation therapy. It is also a healthier option in cooking, and in preserving meat and fish. Lately, lamps made of Himalayn salt are trendy, saying that they have health benefits. Read more

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Karela – Bitter is Better

Karela (Momordica charantia) is a unique fruit-vegetable food. It derives from a flower and usually bears seeds, and in culinary classification, any part of a plant can be a vegetable – roots, stems, flowers, fruits and leaves.

But whether it’s a fruit or a vegetable, one thing is certain. Karela is a healthy food. Read more

Top Fitness Craze from Around The World

The whole world is into fitness. Fitness experts develop more and more exercise fads every year.
Most of them are effective, but some might not be the right program for you or maybe you haven’t found the right one yet.

The good news is that, these experts around the world always find means and ways to stretch out workouts beyond your local gym. Their passion drives them always to come up with so many unique ways to motivate you to drag that body into fitness.

So, get to know what are these fitness craze in different parts of the globe. Learn why many are so hooked with them. Read more

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5 Quick and Easy DIY Beauty Treatments

Now, your kitchen is not just a place to prepare your favorite dishes, but also your source of DIY beauty ingredients.

Cacao VS Cocoa, What’s the difference? Which is Better?

Cacao and Cocoa may sound the same and may mean the same thing to you, Chocolates!

But there are several differences between these cacao and cocoa other than their spelling. Each of them has its own unique taste, as well the health benefits and cost. Yes, even though they both came from the same source — the Theobroma cacao tree. Read more

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Darkening of Lips – Causes and Natural Remedies

Yes,it’s a no-brainer, having soft,smooth and pinkish or rosy lips enhances a woman’s beauty. In fact, many women spend a lot to purchase different lip products to maintain the beauty of their lips.

Lip discoloration, usually unnatural darkening of the lips is not appealing even to people with naturally darker skin pigmentation. So it is not uncommon for women who have discolored darker lips to undergo various treatments to lighten them.

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How to Take Care of Your Fingernails

Proper care of your fingernails is as important as washing your hair or brushing your teeth. Regular nail hygiene always results to stronger fingernails. It prevents bacteria from growing under each nail, which can result to chipping and breakages.

Aesthetically, well-groomed fingernails make your hands look like a million bucks.

Some people invest or get extra help to make sure they can give the best care for their nails.

Long fingernails are sexy but in general, health is better than length, so follow these tips and make it a habit to maintain beautiful fingernails. Read more

Trapeze – An Exciting New Fitness Craze

Take your fitness to a higher level. Learn new skills with Trapeze Fitness.

Everyone likes the circus and as a fitness program, this is as close as you can get to that. This will dare you to face your fear of heights.

At first, it will be terrifying but soon enough you the excitement will overpower your fears.It is a fun way to bring your body into action for fitness. Read more

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How to Make a Coconut Oil Eye Mask for Dark Circles – DIY Beauty Tip!

Coconut oil is one of the most favored oils for beauty and skin care. It is more popularly known as an effective natural skin moisturizer.

But not so many people know about the other positive effects of coconut oil to the skin apart from moisturizing. Coconut oil can reduce the appearance of fine lines and lighten blemishes. It is especially effective in lightening dark circles around your eyes.

Here’s a Do-It-Yourself Coconut Oil Eye Mask for Dark Circles Read more

6 Awesome Outdoor Workouts You Can Do

No gym? No problem.

You can get rid of your expensive gym membership and still get a better body workout — outdoors.

Outdoor fitness doesn’t mean you have to quit resistance training all together or stop doing the workout program or routines you have been doing in the gym. All you need is a tweak or improvisation in your workout program.

Outside workouts are mainly functional workouts that can be done in the park, beach or in your own backyard. This is a perfect way to get through plateaus or the monotony of gym exercises and environment. Working out outdoors gives a new perspective and ambiance without compromising effective exercise.

This is a perfect chance to interact with nature while burning calories and strengthening muscle.

You will be surprised; outdoor workouts will challenge you — whatever fitness level you’re on right now. This is mainly because your body will encounter movements you don’t usually encounter in the.

For starters, check out these cool outdoor workout ideas and choose what works best for you. Read more

Tahini Paste for Health and Weight Loss

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. Sesame seeds, as you might already know, are packed with vitamins and minerals especially the type with outer hull intact.

Removing the hull also removes most of its nutrients.

Tahini is considered to be one of the oldest condiments in the world and plays an important role in cooking sweet and savory cuisines particularly in the past. Using Tahini now is definitely a very good thing since this paste offers amazing health benefits like other super foods such as walnuts, flax seed, and others.

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Better Mind for a Better Life

A healthy mind always yields better judgment and positive outlook to life. As Napoleon Hill once said, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe; it can achieve.” Read more