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THE ANCIENT SCIENCE OF ASTROLOGY

CARMEN DI LUCCIO | Astrology is an ancient practice which is a combination of art and science, as it is both intuitive and technical. Based on the observation of the cosmos around us, it measures the energy influencing Earth and it’s inhabitants. It has been used for thousands of years by many different cultures and indigenous tribes across the globe, all of whom ...

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BLUEBERRY CHIA SEED JAM RECIPE

AMANDA MONTEIRO | I have to admit, I am not a fan of jam. I usually find it too sweet, and for obvious reasons: most jams are laden with processed sugar. In order for jam to get that jelly consistency, the fruit has to be boiled with sugar so that pectin can be released. You can buy your own pectin to reduce the amount of ...

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8 SCIENCE-BACKED REASONS THAT WILL MAKE YOU THINK TWICE ABOUT LYING

ALEXA ERICKSON | Lying: It’s generally considered taboo, yet people still do it every single day. Whether it’s a “white lie” or a “big fat lie,” people do it for all sorts of reasons, including as a means for avoiding conflict, getting ahead at something, and increasing their likability to others. It’s a part of human nature, but people don’t like ...

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WHY PICKING YOUR SKIN IS MORE THAN JUST A BAD HABIT

ANGELA HARTLIN | In May of 2013, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) was revised to update its current literature on mental health conditions to include ones that were previously unrecognized and categorize them according to their similar characteristics. The addition of Excoriation Disorder, aka “Dermatillomania,” brought validation to thousands of sufferers by giving acknowledgment from the medical field that this ...

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SUGAR IDENTIFIED AS TOP CAUSE FOR OBESITY & CANCER SURGE

ALEXA ERICKSON | It seems incredibly hard to avoid sugar these days, with so many processed foods containing some form of it. But as research continues to unravel how our modern world’s food supply harms our well-being, there seems to be a dire emphasis on sugar as one of the main culprits for diseases. The Credit Suisse Research Institute’s 2013 study concluded ...

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11 Facts About The Female Reproductive System You Need To Know!

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5 Simple Tips On How To Make Cleaning More Relaxing And Fun

Beverly Jenkins | Did you think that housecleaning can never be relaxing and fun? It’s time to rethink. Many of us consider house chores as boring and gruesome activities which are sometimes thankless. Of course, one must have some reasons to believe this. In itself, housecleaning is a tedious but necessary task since everyone enjoys living in a clean space. ...

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9 Natural Healing Essential Oils To Have In Your Home

by Alanna Ketler | Essential oils can do much more than just produce lovely smells to make your home or bath smell pretty. Being highly concentrated oils from herbs, spices, and other plants, they hold some amazing healing properties. Essential oils are wonderful because they are completely natural and often do a better job than their synthetic, chemically-laden counterfeits. If you are interested in essential ...

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Mercury Retrograde In Taurus: A Shift In Our Values And Self-Worth

by Carmen Di Luccio | The planet Mercury is in its retrograde phase from April 28th until May 22nd, 2016. This is an astronomical/astrological phenomenon that occurs roughly every four months for over a three week period. From our perspective on Earth, it looks as if Mercury is going backwards because of the relationship between both Earth’s and Mercury’s orbit around the ...

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Full Moon In Scorpio: Navigating The Intensity

by Carmen Di Luccio | We are having a Full Moon in Scorpio on April 22nd, 2016. During Full Moons, we feel a push and pull between two opposing signs; in this case, the polarity is between Taurus and Scorpio. The themes build up in the 2 weeks leading up to it and then resolve themselves in the 2 weeks following ...

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