Mixed Bag contains 292 articles
Kids: Sleepover at the National Archives Building, August 2, 2014
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If my kids were 8-12 or my granddaughter was old enough, I'd sign them up for a sleepover at the National Archives Building in Washington DC on August 2. According to their website info, the kids will get to see our country's greatest documents, the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and The Bill of Rights. There are […]

7 Clutter Busters: (Mostly) Free Ways To Declutter
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Looking around the Net, you will see many blogs and businesses that offer help to those struggling with clutter. If this describes you, there is help available. And if you follow these seven simple clutter busters for keeping your life clutter free, you may find you also let go of the clutter in your home. How […]

Natural Acne Treatment
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If you're looking for a natural acne treatment it's important for you to know what causes acne. That's because the kind of acne you have will dictate the best natural treatment for YOU, and you alone. What's works for your sister or best bud may be a disaster for you. Acne can be caused by many […]

6 Ways To Have Family Fun Outdoors
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In today's cyber world of computers, smartphones and tablets, families are not spending near enough time outside. The benefits of walking and other forms of physical activity are many, and the dangers of sitting for extended periods of time can literally take years off of your life. Check out these 6 ideas for family activities […]

A Spoiled Brat Facing Years In Prison
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The story of a 22 year old spoiled brat … yesterday the son of an acquaintance was arrested for using meth and for fighting with police. He's now in the Gwinnett County, GA, detention center facing many years in prison. It's a sad story but not that surprising. His divorced parents spoiled him shamelessly and never […]

10 Tips For Choosing Whole Grain Foods
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It’s hardly a secret that whole grain foods are much healthier than refined grains. For centuries, only the wealthy ate “white” foods while the peasants and poorer folks ate whole grains. Lucky peasants. They got the fiber, minerals and vitamins while the rich folks ate polished grains. But even today, most people prefer ‘refined’ grains, […]

Monitoring Your Thoughts & Overcoming Negative Emotions During Meditation
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Thinking involves making associations, letting our thoughts and imagination expand and develop freely and naturally. In meditation, not only do we have to use our imagination and our ability to think, but we also need to be able to monitor the various thoughts and feelings that arise spontaneously in us. Try detaching yourself and observing […]

Candle Meditation Technique
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Calming our minds, relaxing and letting go is a superb way to improve anybody's health. So this simple candle meditation is offered for the many people who believe they can't meditate. As someone who meditates walking down the street, while taking a shower, while cutting the grass and many other times all day long, I […]

Do Colorectal Cancer Tests Reduce Our Risk of Colon Cancer?
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Personally, I don't "do" all the recommended tests that are available from the medical industry. But lots of people swear by them and the CDC claims that colorectal cancer tests will reduce our risk of getting this awful disease. They especially recommend them if: 1. There is a history of colon cancer in your family, […]

3 Tips For Safely Using Electric Generators
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With record-setting cold and storms in the US this winter, use of electric generators has skyrocketed. However, they can be dangerous – as the attached infographic from the U. S. Consumer Safety Product Commission clearly demonstrates. So here are their suggestions for safely using your electric generator while staying warm … and even having power left […]