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How to Share a Home with Pets

How to Share a Home with Pets

To make the most of snuggle session with a furry friend, keep these tips in mind when choosing furniture and home accessories. If you want to hide pet hair, look for fabrics with patterns - hair tends to be less noticeable  against busier prints, especially if they are the same colour as the hair. For furniture that's easy to clean, your best bet is synthetic fibre. Scratches and marks can simply be brushed away, and if the upholstery is coded "W," all that's needed for a good wipe-down is soap and water. Don't forget to treat any new furniture with...


Badass Women Throughout History

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Badass Women Throughout History

Khutulun: Thirteenth century Mongolian warrior princess who chose her husband based on a wrestling match (if he could beat her, she would marry him). Policarpa Salavarrieta: Columbian revolutionary who posed as a seamstress while spying on Royalist families to free Colombia from Spain's rule. Ching Shih: Chinese pirate who ruled the Red Flag Fleet, one of Asia's biggest pirate crews, during its height of power - even the Chinese government couldn't defeat her ship.  Gertrude Bell: British scholar and mountaineer who traveled the world twice before establishing the borders of modern-day Iraq and helping to appoint the country's first government officials....


The Art of Napping

The Art of Napping

  Sleep researchers have found that, due to the nature of sleep cycles, certain time increments are better than others when taking a nap.  To refresh and reboot = 10 to 20 minutes To improve memory processing = 60 minutes To increase emotional and procedural memory and creativity = 90 minutes


DIY Honey Citrus Mask

DIY Honey Citrus Mask

3 tablespoons orange juice ¼ cup honey 1. In a small bowl, mix together the orange juice and honey. 2. Using your finger, apply the mixture to your face. 3. After 30 minutes, rinse your face with warm water followed by cool water. 4. Apply moisturizer to lock in your natural glow.


Essential Oils 101

Essential Oils 101

  Headaches, mood swings, pimples, anxiety- most common ailments can be ameliorated by a touch of essential oil. To restore emotional and physical balance, try one of these (follow instructions on the package): Lavender oil - eliminates stress Tea tree oil = zaps breakouts Jasmine oil = works as a natural antidepressant Peppermint oil = reduces fatigue Eucalyptus oil = acts as a decongestant Almond oil = moisturizes Patchouli oil = combats aging