Organic Cotton…

The thought of ‘organic cotton’ is confusing to many of us. It has taken a lot longer to catch on because the benefits are not that obvious. We don’t eat cotton fiber, but like the organic foods movement commencing 20­ years ago, more people today are becoming knowledgeable that the move to organic cotton is just as important as the move to organically produced foods. Cotton is one of the most widely grown crops in the world with traditional  growing methods being one of the most chemical-­intensive crops.  The chemicals used…

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Curly hairstyles present a look that can go with any occasion. Many people with curly hair often desire straight hair and those with straight hairstyles envy curly tresses. Curly hairstyles can be worn by anyone and everyone. If you’ve got curly hair and it tends to frizz, use a heavy-weight gel or a relaxing balm and let your hair dry naturally. There are plenty of hairstyles with curls because the curls append an extra touch to the hairstyles that cannot be duplicated. Hairstyles with curls, can get frizzy, stressed, split…

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Coffee relaxes the mind and the body. It also helps one become more mentally alert, which is why those who stay up late or even up to the wee hours of the morning would always have coffee by their side. Because of this need for coffee, a lot of people have also learned to love coffee machines. In today’s busy world, one of the most consumed beverages by individuals in an ordinary day is coffee. One could not deny the positive effects that coffee brings. Coffee relaxes the mind and…

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Surfing is a unique sport that challenges our minds and body’s in many diverse ways each time we paddle out. The fact that mother nature doesn’t provide us with a perfect play and practice environment whenever we surf and forces us to battle with wind, wave chops, swell direction, tides, currents, water temperature, flat spells, seasons, and a moving playing field, means that the more time spent in the water (within reason) the better progressions we can make with our surfing skills and abilities. This fundamentally means that to get…

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Monsoon, the romantic season I always find monsoon to be the most passionate and romantic season. Love, romance, passion, crazy thoughts all jumbled together all over my mind. Yes, my inner romance comes out in the form of a poetry or story. I feel like falling in love once again whenever it rains. Falling in love with whom? Of course, the beautiful blue sky filled with luscious dark clouds filled with water. The Peacock spread its beautiful feathers at the glimpse of the dark clouds giving away the message of…

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Like your friends may always say “live life to the fullest.” Yes! It is true that we all ought to live life at its best; to the fullest – from the very last drop. But how do you actually live your life to the fullest? How do you make the best from everything you do? How can you say to yourself – “Yes! I am living life until the very last drop of it.” Well, here are some insights you can reflect onto in assessing yourself if you are living…

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Sweet candies are available in a variety of attractive shapes, including round, square, sticks, lollipops, Christmas trees filled with peanut butter or caramel, teddy bear shaped chocolate crisps and chocolate coins. These tasty treats are wrapped with bright and colorful foils to make them look more irresistible. These sweet delicacies are ideal for treating your holiday guests. You can serve these mouth-watering delicacies to your guests in candy dishes. Christmas is an occasion to exchange gifts with your loved ones. Choosing a perfect gift for your loved ones is not…

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“What is it with women and horses?” asked my neighbor, a retired cowboy whose last horse had died two years earlier. “Ninety percent of the folks you see ridin’ horses are women.” When he was still ranching, did this man like his horse? You bet. Did he appreciate the contribution his horse made to his work? Without a doubt. He just didn’t ride unless he had cattle to gather or fence lines to check, times when he needed a horse to do whatever it was he needed to do. I…

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More and more these days we see countless recommendations to practice the age old art and science of meditation. Most, if not all, extol its seemingly magical power on the human psyche through its purported benefits. These recommendations and claims have stood the test of time- they are universally accepted and well justified. For eons past those who came before us have spoken volumes regarding this great gift we all posses but today sometimes, we neglect to use. Why now are we again reminded of this? All of us are…

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Pearls occur naturally when certain mollusks are infected with parasitic organisms or other such irritants, usually when they burrow through the shell into the tissue underneath. The mollusk’s immune system triggers the secretion of a mucus like substance called nacre, which coats the irritant to protect the mollusk from damage. Over time, the layers of nacre coating build up, resulting in the formation of a pearl within the shell. Pearls tend to retain the shape of the original irritant, and so most natural pearls are not round. Naturally occurring pearls…

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