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Have you ever wondered what it takes to bring the sophisticated and aristocratic vanilla bean to you? I thought about it many times and figured if I ever had a greenhouse this would be the first plant I'd like to grow, so I wanted to learn more about it and this is what I found out.
Vanilla ... Views: 6
Grappler Better Than the Grabber
Customers have observed that the Grappler pick up tool is better than the Gopher Grabber. Firstly, the Gopher Grabber features a rubber molded pick up tool that claims to pick-up things smaller than a cigarette butt. The rubber pads might seem promising, but ... Views: 28
A warning ladies: this one is for the blokes. With most of the evidence pointing to the females of the house as the key decision makers when it comes to décor, it’s not surprising that the concept of a ‘man cave’ is still holding sway.
While it may sound a little sexist, it makes sense that ... Views: 26
Natural and organic products for your home interiors:
Bring Nature home. We all love the natural and organic appeal of elements that make us feel calm, at peace and above all welcomed into an ambient space. The recent growing awareness about the Earth’s diminishing resources has made it ... Views: 32
Nature isn’t just important, it is imminent.
Notice how you feel. How do you feel after a few hours on the computer, spending the majority of the day indoors, after a long drive in traffic, after a trip to the city, after a 20 minute or longer phone conversation. How do you feel when you have ... Views: 54
Have you ever finished redecorating a room only to notice that it doesn’t match the rest of your home?
Whether you have an open space design or separate rooms, choosing a whole home colour palette can create a feeling of harmony that makes your space work together visually.
Here are some ... Views: 52
Other than the ingredients for your favorite dish and your most expensive China, what’s in your kitchen?
A beautiful centerpiece on top of an expensive mahogany dining table, a curtain with cool colors to stop the sun from damaging your top-of-the-line microwave and fridge, and a cupboard ... Views: 73
Are you ready to step up the style in your home?
When diving into a design project, there’s a lot more to consider than just picking the right paint colour.
In addition to having a good sense for colour, pattern, and scale, there are some design basics to keep in mind.
As a designer, I ... Views: 81
Sediment, which is the eroded soil, can land absolutely anywhere, depending upon the medium that has eroded the soil.
Dangers to the Environment
This sediment can potentially be dangerous to human life and the environment directly or indirectly, such as by entering water bodies like ... Views: 59
Anyone who is paying attention realizes that the Earth is being destroyed by humans at a breakneck pace. If we want to have any chance of slowing down and eventually stopping this environmental destruction, the hope lies in educating our children. To that end, here are six projects you can use ... Views: 65
Anyone who is paying attention realizes that the Earth is being destroyed by humans at a breakneck pace. If we want to have any chance of slowing down and eventually stopping this environmental destruction, the hope lies in educating our children. To that end, here are six projects you can use ... Views: 58
There is a lot of running between the outdoor area and the kitchen to collect plates, cutlery, items from the fridge, condiments, etc. Try to position your outside dining area as close to the kitchen as possible. It will make things easier when preparing for guests and cleaning up at the end of ... Views: 65
Pepper- the King of spices:
Once called the Black Gold, Pepper is really the King of Spices. This unassuming spice has a great role in the world history. Black pepper was first introduced to ancient Greece and Rome by traders. The elite of Europe loved it. But only the rich and mighty in Europe ... Views: 128
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Undoubtedly, green home improvement contributes to the maintenance of healthy living and environment. Of course, you won’t be able to obtain and keep an eco-friendly place to live in without putting a little sacrifice. The conveniences of the usage of ... Views: 118
By Frosty Wooldridge
“Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers - a living prismatic gem.... it is a creature of such fairy-like loveliness as to mock all description.” ~W.H. Hudson, Green Mansions
Individual passions glide on America’s ... Views: 91
Cups of Coffee Consumed Per Day
I love my morning coffee and am in good company as approximately 83% of adults drink coffee in the U.S. That's an average of three cups of coffee consumed per day or 587 million cups. Here are some great ways to recycle all those coffee grounds in exciting and ... Views: 149
The 4th of July is on the horizon with celebration soon to follow. With the rise of environmental consciousness, the challenge is now finding ways to party in a green fashion. Be assured there are alternatives that will not impede on any of the fun. We can remain economically and environmentally ... Views: 220
Sonar Testing and Harm to Whales and Dolphins
There's an old adage that the environment is never saved it's just continually being saved. And the U.S. Navy's testing and training with high-intensity active sonar is a perfect example.
When it comes to the next five years of training and ... Views: 300
For Therapeutic Results Your Essential Oil MUST Be Pure.
Find Out 4 Ways to Know if an Essential Oil is Pure & A Simple Test You Can Do to Assess Purity.
Most of us who love aromatherapy and use essential oils as a part of a healthy lifestyle choice know about the importance of purity of ... Views: 375
I'll admit it. I haven't been paying much attention to aflatoxins. Sure, I've seen news clips about them here and there, particularly related to peanut contamination (and rather sensationalized at that), however instead of digging further into the health implications I more or less put my ... Views: 206
You could see the pure joy in each of the three horses as they charged across the field . . .
Their tails flying in the wind . . . their hooves pounding . . . the whinnies and neighs filling the air . . . these horses were experiencing the kind of happiness that only comes on the heels of ... Views: 313
Does what happens at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market make a difference in your life? Will the new décor trends for 2014 provide you better energy or will they somehow create more clutter and chaos?
From a Feng Shui perspective, the answer is yes to all of the above. ... Views: 574
Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) – crops and livestock that have been genetically engineered - have become a larger and larger part of the food web.
But unfortunately, we’re not getting a choice in whether we eat them or not. We’re not given the option to opt out of bacteria genes in our ... Views: 410
I need to say straight off the bat stress is a killer and I don't intend to be a victim anytime soon! I am a sixty years old, hard working single mum of five adult children, eight grandchildren plus a great granddaughter. I still have two sons at home all of which means I do know and understand ... Views: 460
The technology of the day has made it possible that your home, office building, factory or farm land – the place of your choice – can become source of your geothermal energy for Heating and Cooling (H&C). This was not true about geothermal energy few decades earlier. Geothermal energy comes from ... Views: 395
Most people would say there is nothing they can't live without apart from food, water and shelter. I found something special that I don't want to live without and I don't care if it is a luxury. I want one for Xmas!
As I have become older I have not asked for much from anyone, in actual fact ... Views: 503
My parents told me, once upon a time all food was naturally organic, then “they” (the 'evil' food companies) started using pesticides and preservatives and they said “you can eat fruit all year round” and “this stuff is better because it lasts longer”, and charged us more for it.
Now they ... Views: 579
My life has had so many twists and turns some good and some bad but I am now at an age that I need to look at every aspect to see what is good for me and what I can change if it isn't helping me. I have found that my mind is very cluttered with things that are not really needed. I am a worrier ... Views: 450
I feel proud and powerful when I recycle because I never paid attention years ago when I should have. My opinion has changed dramatically about recycling and the best way to save the planet. I now understand that if we had all done the right things back in the day then we would not have the ... Views: 284
How do we distinguish between good and bad Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)?
Researchers once thought EMFs, especially very low frequency and extremely low frequency EMFs, were safe because they were of such low strength as compared to other forms of radiation, such as those from a nuclear ... Views: 729
Terrified . . . starving . . . her leg throbbing in pain from the deep sore extending down to her bone . . . the horse had little chance for survival.
Bought at auction by a backyard butcher, this gentle horse - along with 14 cows, 32 goats and sheep and 4 turkeys - was slated for ... Views: 411
When it relates to deicing salt, don't assume all products are created equally. Each of them is intended to suit diverse needs during those freezing winter months when the snow and ice can build up on the pavement and sidewalks. Locating the product that will solve your individual ice-related ... Views: 360
Trash cans are the key tool when recycling materials or getting rid of unwanted waste. This valuable device enables lots of people to correctly eliminate their excess at all times of the day. Finding the right one is particularly important and it can enhance the disposal system. Luckily, there ... Views: 481
I was struck by a recent article in Integrative Medicine regarding the incredible environmental risks we are creating with the huge volume of pharmaceuticals being used to manage pain. Consider that, according to the Institute of Medicine, there are probably close to 110 million Americans with ... Views: 644
Supplying your plants with the right nutrients is one of the most important things you can do for your indoor hydroponic garden. Rich nutrients are essential for the plants to flourish, particularly if you are growing delicious vegetables and fruit. This is also true for individuals that are ... Views: 488
Have you ever witnessed, measured or read about any quantitative values of energy being wasted around you, in your country or in the world??? Definitely not.
We get all sorts of figures regarding efficiency, but none regarding energy wasted. The reason lies in the bad image created by “using ... Views: 244
The attribute sub-tropical climate and the placing options of Lake Bluff / Lake Forest are the proper components for creating a stupendous landscaping business. These options enhance the providers of landscaping corporations which are flourishing these days. These corporations are involved in ... Views: 359
As a passionate cooker, dedicated to constantly develop my skills in the kitchen, I can't help but struggle with stains on a daily basis. I maneuver between boiling sauces, sprinkling hot grease on my freshly-washed apron, and steaming pans which soak my clothes and my otherwise perfectly pulled ... Views: 356
Modern aquarium design having an acrylic fish tank has brought aquarium ownership into an entirely new trend of beauty. Aquariums have always drawn attention because of their colors and display of fascinating aquatic life. These aquariums offer you a completely different underwater experience ... Views: 425
What are Carbon Emissions?
Carbon emissions, or greenhouse gases (GHG), is a gas that is released into the atmosphere that emits radiation because of human day-to-day activities. When we burn fossil fuels, carbon dioxide (CO2) is released into the atmosphere which can cause the overall ... Views: 356
The kitchen, along with the master bedroom has always been one of the top two most important rooms in the home whether you are looking to purchase, sell or renovate to “stay in place.”
In today’s underwater home sales marketplace, many stay-in-place homeowners have decided to not just ... Views: 614
When it comes to your next scuba diving trip you will need a lots of specialized equipment, but why is all that equipment essential and what is it used for? To name some of the necessary equipment; a mask, an atomic regulator, snorkel, and exposure suits but other components for diving are ... Views: 447
By Austin Clark
Indoor plants brighten up homes and workplaces by bringing colour, shape and sometimes even fragrance to a living space. While those mood lifters are all very tangible, did you know that plants can also brighten your day by making you feel better?
Over the years, plenty of ... Views: 561
Is there in reality such a thing as free electricity and if it does exist, just how do we find it?
The idea that many of us have access to free electricity for our residence is a tad unreal to many people. It's a luxury that quite a lot of us would love to possess.
So is it truly ... Views: 551
Irishman Walking is about my walking the coastal roads of Japan through a series of summer, winter, spring, and autumn stages. Stage 1 began in Cape Soya in Hokkaido in the summer of 2009, and ended in Noshiro City in Akita Prefecture seven weeks later. Last summer (2012), Stage 8 started at ... Views: 759
"What would happen if everybody ate lots and lots of fresh organic food that was minimally processed? I think we'd have an epidemic of health."
-Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D.
Many years ago, I worked in the retail industry. It was wintertime and cold season was upon us—and on that particular year, ... Views: 458
When I was six years old my teenage babysitter walked with me and my brother to get a drink from a fast food place. I may not be a fan of anything fast-food these days, but back then a milk shake was a treat that I delighted in. Considering it was a hot summer day, the frozen chocolate ... Views: 405
“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.”
Albert Einstein was not a naturalist, but he certainly knew how closely human beings were tied to the bee. The ecosystems of the planet are so tightly integrated, yet ... Views: 513
When I was six years old my mother announced that our family would sample the culinary delights from a different country at least once every month. Mom prepared food at home and we dined out at restaurants, as well. That may not seem extraordinary coming from today's standards, but this ... Views: 472
Bugged by bed bugs a lot? You’re not alone. Every homeowner has their share of pest problems, from roaches and rats to termites and bed bugs – the list goes on and on but effective solutions are so few. This may be one case when an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure or more ... Views: 405