Teach Your Kids to Cook


Childhood is the best time to instill values and learn many different things. That is why, at an early age, it is advisable that you expose your kids to a lot of different activities apart from school. This will develop their flexibility, time management, and social skills all at the same time. There are many activities to choose from. However, ...

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Flowers that Mean Truth

Closeup of yellow lotus flower beautiful lotus.

The truth, it can be interpreted to mean many things, such as honesty, accuracy, actuality, reality, integrity and sincerity. It is definitely a comprehensive term. How can such a term be represented with flowers? What if someone wanted to send flowers for this reason, what would they send? There are at least three flowers that have this unspoken meaning. They ...

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Caribbean Gardens


Everyone the world over loves flowers. Gardens are popular everywhere. Their beauty delights the soul; stirring romance and joy in some while being used to console and comfort others. In the Caribbean there is nothing like a moonlight stroll with the scent of jasmine wafting through the air to turn your thoughts to love. Gorgeous gardens are a reason many ...

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Dress Code and Other Issues


I read this little article today and I still can’t stop laughing. The story relates to a school in Nigeria, YabaTech, which has apparently decided to enforce some sort of dress code for its students. According to the news article, “The Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, has made a resolution to take a stiff disciplinary action against students who wear ...

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The Value of a Diamond Ring


Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. They are beautiful and rare. Maybe you’re in the market to buy a diamond engagement ring or you’ve already received one from your fiancĂ©e. However, you’re not sure what size the diamond should be. Most engagement rings are under on carat. Anything over that, the cost will sky rocket. Most couples choose to go ...

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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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The Iris Garden


It was the 1950s and school was out for the summer. In early May, everything had turned that beautiful shade of green that comes once a year when spring gives birth to her first litter of foliage. Delicate fragrances filled the air from the sweet peas growing alone the fence row. We use to have just a plain lawn, but ...

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Donate Your Bridesmaid Dress


Now that summer and wedding season are both drawing to an end you may find yourself with a one or two bridesmaid dresses. Even though they were very beautiful and perfect for your friend’s wedding, you know you’ll never wear them again. Many organizations are looking for your dress and can put it to good use. From deserving girls who ...

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