Natural Sunburn Cures

Originally published by The Editors of Prevention on Prevention.com

You know that UV exposure can cause skin to age quickly and trigger skin cancer, but despite your best efforts to protect your skin from sun damage with sunscreen, you’ve gotten this painful, itching, and swelling sunburn. Try these home solutions recommended by experts in the The Big Doctors Book of Home Remedies to quell the discomfort and reverse the day’s rays.

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Invasive plants to keep out of your garden

Found on on Mother Nature Network. Originally written by Chaya Kurtz for Networx.com

Even if they are pretty or smell divine, resist the temptation to plant them.

If you have ever seen a weed take over your whole garden or yard, you have seen invasive plants in action. The following invasive plants look like common garden plants. However, they are capable of quickly multiplying and crowding out native plants in open spaces, like woodlands and wetlands. Continue reading “Invasive plants to keep out of your garden”

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Differences between Bees and Wasps [Infographic]

Though summer brings all kinds of wonderful things such as barbecues, picnics, fun outdoor activities, and more, it also attracts stinging insects. While you should be concerned about the species that pack a powerful and painful sting and can cause allergic reactions, there is one that should be protected. Check out this infographic that compares wasps, yellow jackets, hornets and honey bees. By following this guide, you can learn how to tell the difference between these stinging insects and what steps to take to control and prevent or protect them respectively.

via edenpest.com

The following Infographic shows the respective diet, anatomy and nests differences between Bees and Wasps:

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How to avoid eating out of Boredom / Mindless Eating

DISCLAIMER: Please notice that this post is for people, like me, who eats out of boredom not for hunger. I’m not at all supporting the idea of avoid eating. Do not misinterpret this message linked to anorexia or any other eating disorder. If you have not eaten in the last 4 hours, then your body is asking you for food and nutritions. Listen to your body and take healthy measures.  All the information here shared (in the article and the blog in general) and my own does not substitute professional medical advice.

Bored, Not Hungry via A Lovely Life, Indeed

If you’re one of the many people who choose to make their way to the pantry when you’re bored, STOP! There are many other productive things you could be doing that will take your mind off food. Try some of these activities:

1. Plate It

When I want to eat everything in sight, it’s sometimes for a good reason: I’m hungry! If my breakfast, lunch, or dinner doesn’t satisfy me, I inevitably end up aimlessly snacking. Instead, I prepare a snack with a mix of healthy carbs, protein, and fat, and place it on a plate before I eat it. That way, I see how much I am eating instead of mindlessly chomping away.

2. Drink Up

I drink water throughout the day, but I also sip right before and during my meals to help satisfy my hunger. And if I’m feeling extra snacky, I’ll chug 8 to 10 ounces of water and then wait a little while before I decide whether to eat something. Most of the time, water does the trick.

3. Take A Walk

A brisk 10-minute walk around the block with my iPod almost always cures my boredom munchies. Plus, I get a little extra exercise in my day!
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