6 Easy-to-Grow Herbs That Will Have You Saving in Style


When it comes to pinching pennies, if you can do it yourself, you should. We all know this. However, time is frequently a pretty big factor in whether or not the DIY approach is really an option. Herbs are one of those places that many folks feel it’s easier just to buy at the grocery…. [Continue Reading]

Bling on a Budget: Get Great Jewelry for Less with These Savvy Shopping Tips

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Jewelry accessories can make or break an outfit, and provide pizzazz to your overall look. Here are several savvy shopping tips for scoring bling on a budget. Get serious about sterling silver jewelry. If solid gold isn’t in your budget, but you’d still prefer a precious metal, investing in high-quality sterling silver jewelry is a… [Continue Reading]

Tress Passes: How to Have Great Hair for Less

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Whether you’re a permanent road warrior or dealing with long daily commutes followed by evening business dinners, chances are your hair takes a beating on a regular basis. Keeping it coiffed and in great condition via standard salon visits can add up to big bucks. But many salons use salon software that lets them keep… [Continue Reading]

Nail Care Tips for the Cheap and Lazy

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Whether you need to have your nails looking great for professional reasons, or are seeking a more glamorous look for your own personal enjoyment, manicures and pedicures can end up costing you major bucks on a long term basis. My top four tips for keeping nail care costs under control? BYO (Buy Your Own) Tools… [Continue Reading]

Looking for Good Mineral Makeup? A Mineral Hygienics Review and Commentary

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Good mineral makeup is worth its weight (or more) in gold. It provides chemical-free coverage, comes with a built-in SPF and actually looks natural as opposed to other cosmetic products that just say they do. I wanted to do a Mineral Hygienics review after hearing about their products, as they have no bismuth oxychloride (which… [Continue Reading]

School of Montreal Analysts Suggest Cashews May Treat Type Two Diabetes


New research published for the journal on Molecular Nutrition and Food Research implies the cashew seed’s extract may play an important role in preventing and treating diabetic issues.

Hyaluronic Acid


  Flickr Photo Credit: Cleanwalmart My friend in Arizona swears by this stuff.

Cholesterol Lowering Breakfast Smoothie

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  Flickr Photo Credit: Joi My Dad uses this one that was doctor recommended as a nutritional method for reducing cholesterol.

Recipes: Anti-Cancer Marinade

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  Flickr Photo Credit: Rick I came across this somewhere when researching ideas to use with my husband’s parents, who both were undergoing cancer treatment at the same time.

Creating a Healing Environment: The Good Humor Man

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  Flickr Photo Credit: Nogg3r5 The healing benefits of laughter are well known. If you have a friend, loved one or family member in need of recovery and “mood enhancement”, consider the medicinal gift of humor.

Creating a Healing Environment: You’ve Got Mail


  Flickr Photo Credit: S.C. Bailey The power of human interaction is almost beyond comprehension when it comes to long term recovery or heaven forbid, dealing with a terminal illness.

Creating a Healing Environment: Aromatherapy


  Flickr Photo Credit: Furry Scaly With some patients, this may not be appropriate. But for many, it is.

Creating a Healing Environment: Elements of Style – Incorporating Color Into Your Loved One’s Healing Oasis

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     Flickr Photo Credit: One by Jude     Most of us probably agree that day in and day out of drab walls and linens inhibits anyone’s mood, regardless of whether they are ill or not. Those dealing with a serious disease need their spirits lifted even more.

Creating a Healing Environment: She Gave Me Water


  Flickr Photo Credit: Woute R. Incorporating the water element into your healing oasis is a powerful aid in establishing the proper attitude for recovery.

Creating a Healing Environment: Let There Be Light


  Flickr Photo Credit: Ishrona Lighting elements can also be extremely beneficial to those in a situation of long term healing.