Blood clots are jelly-like masses of blood. They can occur in arteries or veins in your heart, brain, lungs, abdomen, arms, and legs. Here are the types of blood clots you may not have been aware of. // 1. Legs and arms   Symptoms of blood clots in the legs and arms vary and may include pain or cramping, swelling, tenderness, warmth to the touch and bluish- or red-colored skin. Clots that occur in larger veins are called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Blood clots can also occur in smaller, more superficial (closer to the skin) veins. //...

You may have seen a handful of different posts about all the wonderful reasons you should go camping. From spending time with family, experiencing the great outdoors, challenging yourself and more. But did you know that camping is extremely good for your health? Nearly every aspect of camping provides health benefits, from eating healthier, staying more active, getting more vitamin D, fresh air, mental health and more. Camping has dozens of significant health benefits from: // 1. The Fresh Air When you spend time near a lot of trees,...

There are too many commercials and adverts inviting people to take a trip “they will never forget”. You might be surprised to find out that there is some awful truth behind the beautiful adverts. Only those who arrange cruises know how harmful and dangerous they are to our environment, seas and oceans! You are mistaken if you believe that cruising is a lower carbon way of travel. Now, let us tell you another 5 reasons why you should never take a cruise holiday: // 1. Hidden Costs Taking a cruise will cost you far more than the...

Every one of the travel chokes on this list comes from painful personal experience — often multiple times repeating the same mistakes. (We’re nothing if not persistent.) It is common to make a few careless mistakes when traveling and exploring the unknown. But sometimes these mistakes can turn your trip into a disappointing and money wasting experience. Here are 5 of the most common travel mistakes. Let’s hope these tips can help you avoid falling victim of these boo-boos. // 1. Over packing When your life is crammed into...

After a long, dark winter, spring’s bright sunny days, starry nights and warm winds are, well, a breath of fresh air. The only downside? All that sunshine spotlights your leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks and the dead plants in last year’s flower beds. Welcome warmer weather with one (or more) of these easy styling tips from the pros to help you target the areas that need maintenance or a little sprucing up leaving you time to go outside and play in the sunshine. // 1. Peel off the layers Throws and blankets receive...

Some people are just cranky or misanthropic, I get that. Some introverts are fed up with being told to change, with struggling to get their say, with being called party poopers or wet blankets or whatever. You can’t blame them, can you? You see them eat alone, always silent in a gathering. Sometimes they avoid your eyes. They’re not snobs and they’re definitely not lonely. They’re extraordinary beings. They are introverts. In today’s post, I would like to address some of the misconceptions about introverts. Here we...

1. Popcorn in a Can //   Pour some popcorn kernels into an empty can (about ¼ of the way full), add some popcorn oil, and place the can on the edge of the fire. Allow the kernels to do their thing until the pops slow down to more than a couple seconds apart. Cut the can in half, and enjoy! // // ...

Both iPhones and Android devices have their pros and cons, but the general consensus is that iOS is a little easier to pick up and use, while Android offers more in the way of customization and configuration. Still, simple as Apple’s operating system seems, you can find plenty of advanced features hidden below its polished surface. // 1. Use the keyboard as a trackpad //   Did you know the iPhone keyboard can double as a trackpad? To use it, you need an iPhone with 3D Touch capabilities. On the iPhone, firmly press and hold...

No one wants to clean. Heck, no one even wants to talk about cleaning. But since we find ourselves living and occupying our household day by day, it’s important that it is as clean as possible. But if the products you’ve been trying just aren’t cutting it for you, we’ve rounded up some cleaning tips you’ve probably never heard of. Hey, it’s worth a try, right? // 1. Toilet Cleaning // Clean your toilet with almost no effort using Alka Seltzer. Drop two tablets in, and leave for 5-15 minutes, depending on how long it takes...

A healthy metabolism is key in controlling your weight and feeling good overall. Who likes to feel bloated or stuffed for too long after eating? Why not boost your body’s digestion? Why not speed up the rate at which you are able to take in the goodness from your food? Here are a few tips in the form of great foods to include in your diet to keep your metabolic rates in check: // // 1. Lemons Lemon will make a great addition to any diet. It not only cleanses, it regulates pH levels and restores natural balance to the body....

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