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    Using Olive Oil As a Moisturizer

    Around my birthday, I treated myself to a fancy bar of olive oil soap from a little shop. I was amazed at how smooth it made my skin! Olive oil is good for just about anything; cooking, making body scrubs, salad dressing, greasing a squeaky door hinge, and now my favorite use… moisturizing skin. Since I purchased that soap, I have started using olive oil as a facial moisturizer. My routine is pretty straight forward. At night, I wash my face and then smooth thin layer of olive oil on my skin. I have noticed my skin is smoother and is not dry throughout the day. I love using natural…

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    10 Apple Varieties and How to Use Them

    If you’re trying to add an apple a day or baking a pie, it’s helpful to know how to use the many varieties of apples found in the produce section.  Today’s post is a list of 10 apple variates and how to use them. Macintosh – Sweet and juicy, Macintosh apples are good for cooking or making apple sauce. They can be soft, so they aren’t the best eating apple. Granny Smith – These little green apples are very tart, they are useful with pies, sauce, and cooking but are often eaten as a snack. Red Delicious – The most common apple I see. Red delicious apples are great for…

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    How To Deal With Stress

    Sometimes stress comes up on you and the most inconvenient times. Usually in connection to being extra busy, running low on sleep, or not having enough time to treat yourself well. Once one thing happens, like falling behind on sleep, things start to snowball. I know, it’s been happening to me. I like to have everything in control and when there are too many balls juggling in the air, it’s tough to control them all. So here are my tips on dealing with stress. If you’d like to share your thoughts I’d love to hear them. Get out in nature – Take a walk at lunch or on your way…

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    31 October Ideas

    Hello October! Wow it finally feels like fall. I am amazed that the weather here in my part of the world has changed so quickly. I’ve taken out my slippers and hoodies, sweaters, and scarves. It is that time of year. I tend to think that the beginning of a new month or a new season is a fresh start. So in the spirit of fall and Halloween I’ve collected 31 things to do this October. Begin a healthy lifestyle challenge – Here are a few ideas, quit sugar or limit soda intake. Try a new fruit or vegetable a few times a day. Start a fitness challenge – Join…

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    The Clean Fifteen

    Last Monday, I wrote about the Dirty Dozen and this week is about the Clean Fifteen. These are the foods that are most protect and least sprayed per the Environmental Working Group. Onions Sweet Corn Pineapples Avocado Cabbage Sweet Peas Asparagus Mangoes Eggplant Kiwi Cantaloupe – Domestic Sweet Potatoes Grapefruit Watermelon Mushrooms So if you are unable to buy the dirty dozen as organic, these fruits and veggies will offer great nutrition without the chemicals. I hope this list helps you when you are shopping. What are your favorite foods that are on the Clean 15 list?

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