Clever shopping: A shopping list saves money and time

Before you go grocery shopping, plan out what you want to eat. Knowing exactly what you want to buy can save up to 23% on your grocery bills and it saves your time. Write a shopping list and follow it. A shopping list saves money and time.

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Crafts: Making a rose from maple leaves

Children at the age of 3 and older usually have a great creative interest. For children in this age creativity and learning with an adult are very important. Crafts cover a broad range of skills and interests. Crafts help promote motor skills, endurance, creativity and communication skills. Colorful fall leaves are a wonderful stuff for many kinds of autumn craft projects. In this slideshow you will see how to make a rose from maple leaves.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parents are an example for their children

All parents sometimes lose their patience. Always remember: Parents are an example for their children – in good as well as in bad situations.Try to keep your cool, when you discipline your children.

  • If you feel frustrated or angry, it’s better to leave the room for a moment, calm down and drink a glass of water.
  • Take three slow, deep breaths. The frustration disappears with each breath.
  • Act with love instead of yelling. When you are calm you can resolve conflicts rationally.
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Fish is an important part of a healthy diet

Eating fish, at least 2 servings each week, is part of a healthy diet. Oily fish, like salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, tuna and sardines are rich with omega-3 fatty acids, which perform many important functions in the body. The fish is very important during pregnancy for the unborn child – as well as during lactation for infant development.

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Green tea prevents caries

A Japanese study published in the October 2000 issue of The Journal of Nutrition proved that drinking green tea helped prevent caries and strengthen tooth enamel. School children need to drink two cups of green tea per day in order to avoid caries. Green tea contains fluoride, which protects teeth against dental caries and makes the tooth enamel harder. Add green tea to your daily routine.

Read more: Eating tooth-friendly food

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Green tea: How to prepare a perfect cup of green tea

Green tea is a wonderful and healthy beverage. Green tea is different from black tea, it is very sensitive. Here are a few basic features you need to know to prepare a perfect cup of green tea.

  • First, use fresh tap water. Filtered water is especially recommended, if water is high in calcium or magnesium.
  • Second, while preparing green tea let the water cool to a temperature about 80 degrees. Too hot water will destroy the tea flavor, creating a bitter tasting tea.
  • Third, steep the tea leaves for 2 – 3 minutes, but not any longer, otherwise, tea will be too strong.

Enjoy your day!

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Green tea prevents caries

 

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Soap Nuts: How to use them for laundry

Soap Nuts – The fruit of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, a totally natural, organic, and biodegradable detergent.

Soap nuts release extremely effective, hypoallergenic, organic cleaning agent with no added synthetics, chemicals, toxins or artificial perfumes. It is the best environmentally friendly green cleaners available. You need 4 or 5 Soap Nuts, perhaps one or two more if you live in a hard water area. Just put Soap Nuts into the little cotton bag that they have with them and put the bag into your washing machine. You can wash at 30-90 °C. You don’t need any other cleansers or fabric softeners. For fragrance add 10 – 15 drops of essential oil into your conditioner drawer. The same bag of Soap Nuts can be reused 2-3 times. After use put Soap Nuts in your compost.

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Do not boil water twice

Reboil water is not bad for you and it’s not poisonous. It is a myth. While boiling the dissolved air drives out, but the water is not toxic as a result. Twice boiled water is partly calcareous, it loses some of the oxygen and the flavor of the water is much worse.  Want to keep water warm, pour it into a thermos.

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Never leave food overnight

Never leave any food overnight in an unrefrigerated place. Bacteria can grow in any food and can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Ideally, foods should be refrigerated right now within two hours after having been cooked, but that’s not always possible. If a pot of soup, for example, is too large, pack individual portions of food into freezer bags or airtight containers.

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