Century-old Eye Salve Kills Bacteria Better than Modern Antibiotics

Got an infection? Check your kitchen! You may have the ingredients needed for a 1000-year old recipe of a home remedy. Quack medicine it...
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Do swimming pools really add more value to your property?

Before adding a pool to your home, it pays to consider your medium term intentions. Will you still be living there in five years?...

The Case of the Disappearing Bee

Can you imagine breakfast without coffee or life without chocolate? No apples or pears, citrus, watermelon, tomatoes or berries? No grapes for the table or...

There’s a floating patch of garbage out there… and you’re probably eating it!

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Eye to eye... or not! Eye contact is not as easy as we'd like.

Eye to Eye… or NOT!

If someone looks away while talking to you, blame it on cognitive overload. Are you one of those people who just can't seem to maintain...

25 Positive Things to Say to Your Child

The words that you say today have a life-long impact on your child. You don’t need child experts, or research studies, to tell you that....

Diatom Art – nature under the microscope

You could be forgiven for thinking these are a form of precious stone. You could also be forgiven for knowing little to nothing about...
It's March 2018 and we just found a new organ in our bodies!

Scientists discover new human organ!

We know so much and yet so little. We can land a rover on Mars. We've studied Pluto in astounding detail. We're discovering new...

Popular Eye-Candy Garden Features

By guest blogger, Heather Roberts Don’t fall victim to the common misconception that gardening mostly means growing and looking after plants. The garden can just as...
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