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Unique Ideas for a Father’s Day Gift


No More Ties, Wallets, and Cologne If you are one of the many people who are starting to think about what to get your dad for Father’s Day, why not surprise him this year with something he will love and not see coming. Sure, you could get him another watch, tie, wallet, or some other typical¬†father’s day¬†item, but there are ...

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Grow a Culinary Cooking Garden: Landscape Design for Cooks

Culinary Cooking Garden

Both gardeners and cooks can learn landscape design tools that will create a culinary cooking garden to be enjoyed all season. Susan McClure, author of Culinary Gardens, shows how form meets function in the backyard with her new book. Culinary Cooking Learn to create culinary cooking gardens that make delicious meals at home and are beautiful to behold as well. ...

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What to Think About When Joining a Gym


Most gyms and leisure centres require the user to pay membership costs. Usually the member will sign up to a direct debit which allows their fees to be taken out of their bank account once a month. Ideally an individual should shop around to get an idea of the different gym membership costs in his area before making his decision. ...

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Health Myths


Flat Lies Myth, double-feature: Eggs are bad for you. Truth: Eggs contain a variety of extremely beneficial nutrients. The contain cholesterol, which is a potent antioxidant. No one seems to tell anyone else that cholesterol is an extremely potent antioxidant, but it’s true. Also, the cholesterol in eggs will not increase the cholesterol in your body. Dietary cholesterol does not ...

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How to Cook Quinoa


Quinoa is a grain-like food crop grown for its edible seeds. A wonderful source of nutrition, quinoa can provide 12% – 18% of your daily protein needs. This makes it an ideal food for vegetarians and vegans. Other vitamins and minerals found in quinoa include vitamin B, niacin, thiamin, potassium, riboflavin, zinc, copper, magnesium, vitamin E and folic acid. It ...

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Easy, Easy Flowers


Plant Some Low Maintenance Beauties to Enjoy This Year We love flowers all summer long…but, oh, the work. Why not try some nearly work-free blooms? Among the easiest for northern gardeners are those plants that only need to be thinned every few years. Until the thinning, a little rain is all they need. My favorites are Lilies of the Valley. ...

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