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Irritating Plant Allergies You Should Know About

I remember pulling dead leaves off my euphorbia. Did I wash my hands or scratch after removing gloves? Did I wear gloves? I honestly can’t remember.

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Staying Social with an Outdoor Birthday Tea Party

This Covid Birthday Tea Party will be a fond memory and a reminder that socializing with friends is so important, even during a pandemic.

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Will Intermittent Fasting Lead Us to The Fountain of Youth?

There really is science behind the current fasting diets, and all it may take is doing a regular 16-24 hour fast to see long-term benefits.

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Learning Something New Makes You Smarter

31 Days of Resolutions – Day 14 The cat’s out of the bag – learning new things doesn’t just occupy your free time during this pandemic, it also makes you …

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It’s Easy to Create and Share a Digital Recipe File

Both my son and daughter use the digital method to share cooking and grocery shopping responsibilities. They include agreed upon, tested recipes. This cuts down on return trips to the market for forgotten ingredients and saves the back-and-forth of “What do you want to eat tonight?

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All Creatures Great and Small on PBS Tonight: Comfort Stories a Soothing Balm

What makes Herriot’s Yorkshire come alive is his obvious love for all creatures great and small, furry or bipedal.

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Penne with Broccolini for a Delicious Meatless Meal

One of the best things about this veggie is that the buds, leaves, and stalks are edible. So prep is simple washing it and trimming the stalk ends. There’s very little waste.

Winey Resolutions for a Hope Filled New Year

Can some of these antioxidants help keep the brain sharp? Can they slow or reverse the amyloid accumulations?

Yoga practice includes breathing exercises

Breathing Properly: The Yogi Breathes In and Out

All of that good breathing through my nose and not through my mouth seems to supply my muscles with the oxygen they need effectively and efficiently.

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It’s About Breathing After All

How you breathe can determine how well you sleep, your anxiety level, your fitness, your weight, and dozens of health-related issues. We’ve known this for thousands of years.

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Resolutions and Reflecting: 2020 Was Quite a Year

Quarantine has been difficult, but it has given me time to read and think. I’ve learned a few things and I bet you have, too.

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“Hillbilly Elegy” in Howard’s Hands – Different Is Good

Howard shows violence, xenophobia, poverty, and oppression in the film. He just doesn’t add his own (or Vance’s) political narrative to the story.

A view from the walking path shows sunlight on Lake Erie.

A Great Autumn Stroll is Ready for You at Lakeshore Reservation

A change of scenery is always welcome, given that there are so few activities that are available now.