Honey with lemon: weight loss aid or not?

Many people are promoting the benefit of drinking warm water, lemon and honey in the morning on an empty stomach. They believe it boosts the metabolism and promotes weight loss. I wanted to find out for myself if this claim…
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For the love of honey

My interest in honey was piqued recently when friends presented me with some of the honey from their hive. It was still in the comb and the light, clear, floral taste was different to any other honey I had ever…
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My Fixer Upper TV show addiction

I have watched many a fixer upper TV show over the years but HGTV’s show,  Fixer Upper, hosted by Chip and Joanna Gaines is one of my favorites. This down-to-earth couple lives in Waco, Texas with their four children, Drake,…
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What is an affiliate marketing website?

What is an affiliate marketing website and how does it work?  There are several parties involved in the process – merchants who sell products, affiliate marketers who promote these products, and customers who buy the products. There are also some…
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How much fiber is in a banana?

Bananas are eaten by people in many different countries and it’s not hard to understand why.  They are readily available, come in a cheerful and convenient yellow package, taste sweet, are easily digested and contain lots of natural goodness. One…
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Canva: graphic design made simple

When it comes to designing graphics for your website or for posting on social media, you may find yourself at a loss.  Photoshop or Indesign are great for graphic designers but not all of us have access to these programs…
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Humble houseplants that filter air

We know the value of bringing plants into a home to add color and life. What we may not realize is how important it is to choose houseplants that filter air. Apart from being attractive and helping to bring a…
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Does exercise help your brain?

You know that exercise is good for your body but does exercise help your brain? You can see the results of exercise on your body. Your muscles are stronger and more toned. Few of us consider the benefits of exercise…
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My 5 favorite Bible verses for fear

Violence, crime, terrorism, unemployment, economic uncertainty, disease – we have an endless list of potential reasons to be fearful. However, we cannot spend our lives controlled by fear.  One of our deepest fears often relates to our families and our…
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living alone

How to be happy living alone

When you discover how to be happy living alone, it can be immensely liberating. If you live alone because you have no other option, you can choose to delight in the many advantages or you can bemoan your fate. Many…
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Easily tap subconscious mind power

The book Mind Power into the 21st century,  is a number one bestseller. I think this is because today people know so much more about the mind and are looking for ways to easily tap subconscious mind power.  John Kehoe…
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How to downsize your home: 20 helpful tips

When you have finally made the decision to downsize your home, it may be daunting to face the prospect of preparing for the move. Some couples have accumulated possessions over many years and they do not know where to begin.…
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mother-son relationship

Do you have unhealthy mother-son relationships?

The relationship between a mother and son is a complex one. While a son is growing up and learning independence, a mother’s loving support and nurturing is essential.  However, there are circumstances in which the mother-son relationship becomes distorted and…
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15 inspirational quotes for Empty Nesters

Here are 15 inspirational quotes for empty nesters to help them let go, move on and embrace the new phase in their lives. Our constant involvement in our children’s lives is what helps us to do our parenting job well…
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Think before you make that call

These five tips can help you to keep the right kind of contact with adult children who have recently flown the nest. When your adult child leaves home, both you and your child go through a period of weaning.  All…
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5 causes of empty nest syndrome depression

It is always interesting for me to read about how people deal with empty nest syndrome depression. Most people manage to negotiate the transition in healthy ways but some people battle to cope.  When your whole life has revolved around…
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