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Does a Wildlife Photo Have to Be “Wild”?

Think the animals in your favorite photo were wild? Think again. Read on

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Jason: good points are mentioned in the post. thanks for sharing.
Everbright Smiles: yes many photographer has been shoot the photo in forest for animal beauty and many person has been shoot for interesting to make the scenery in wild .
Travis John: There's a place for both. For commercial purposes, game farms make the most sense. But if I went looking for nature photography as an art I wouldn't look at Getty's.
Sandy Gunderson: Personally, the only photographs I have of animals are in their natural habitat. For me, that is the beauty of "true nature". I would nevere go to a game farm ...
Ed K.: As I look at my last trip's pictures, there are a few that are not in good focus, and most of these are simply filed away to never be seen ...

How to Fix Your Gut: 7 Steps to Intestinal Health

Dr. Mark Hyman explains how digestive illness can lead to problems throughout the body. Good "gut health" is one of Dr. Hyman's seven keys to a balanced, fruitful life. Read on

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The 3 Basics of Living a Healthy Life

The three basic elements to living a healthy life: healthy eating, exercise and holistic medicine. Read on

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Jrafi: I also agree with you.I also think for healthy living a daily diet plays an important role. To get healthy and fit a proper and balanced, diet is necessary. Your ...

Is Your Spring Cleaning Stuck in the 20th Century?

Using toxic chemicals is so last century. If you're still doing your spring cleaning the same way you always have, this is the year to change it up — and save money in the process. Make these five updates and clean the house top to bottom without taking a toll on your health or your wallet. Learn how to clean with UV rays, green cleaners, doormats, microfiber cleaning cloths and steam cleaners. Read on

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Electrician Brisbane: Would it not be dangerous when there's too much UV rays exposure to humans?
Cathy: Would this wand work in sanitizing the inside of stinky shoes, and would the oder really be eliminated permanently by using on a daily basis?

3 Huge Benefits of Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone? It’s easy to get into unhealthy routines or get stuck in ruts. Shaking things up and getting out of your comfort zone can seem scary – but taking risks is crucial to a healthy life. Several years ago I attended a yoga class twice a week where the ... Read on

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Reiki: Great article! thank you!

10 Earth Day Travel Tips

Eco-blogger Wendy Worrall Redal offers 10 ways to to step (and drive, and fly) lightly on the planet this Earth Day, from unplugging your home electronics before you travel to cruising in a fuel-efficient rental car. Read on

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car service: Some wonderful tips here. Thanks
rent a car beograd: Great post Wendy. It is great to have someone like yourself, thinking about how our actions impact on the environment. And most important of all, doing something about it.
handbags: Unfortunately a lot of people choose the latter...(not to travel)
Soph73: Great ideas! Not only do they help the environment, but they are good for pocketbook as well!
amsolboy: its nice tips. Thanks for it.

Top 6 Yoga Poses for Back Pain

These 6 yoga poses for back pain from yogi Sadie Nardini will help ease your lower back pain in no time! Read on

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Andrew Holmes: This poses indeed do help, I do all of them in the morning and after 5 minutes my back pain does go away. Thank you
dhruba adhikari: HiSadie,thanks for your post & videos for back pain Yoga postures.These really help the people who suffered from back pain & circulatory systems of the body as well.
jackson smith: Doing practise of yoga has many benefits , as a consistent Yoga practice decreases blood pressure through better circulation and oxygenation of the body.Also, Regularly practicing yoga provides ...
Doctors Pain Relief Systems: This is a excellent article with some really great tips. I personally love Yoga, it is by far the best exercise to help with stress, definitely back pain and really ...
Personal Trainer Huntington Beach CA: Great tips. i was searching for thid type of blog. Thanks for sharing..

Recipes: Homemade Baby Food Purees

Making your baby healthy, homemade purees is simple and fun! Not only will you nourish your little one with these fresh and delicious recipes, but you will also broaden their palate and set them up for a lifelong relationship with whole fruits and vegetables. Read on

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Rethinking Campfire Food: 15 Healthy, Easy Ideas + 2 Recipes

Here are 15 ideas for healthy campfire food plus two easy camping recipes! Read on

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Capri: Perfect and ideal food recipes for camping. Thanks for sharing, Jessica. I particularly like the idea of grilled fruits. Healthy and delicious!
Tim H.: Wonderful ideas. I love cooking on a fire. Thank you Jessica!
Brenda: BAKED POTATO WARNING: Servsafe warning for baked potatoes to avoid risk of BOTULISM --- must be stored at temp above 130F or below 40F or consumed within 4 hours of ...
Romantic Dinners Tacoma: these are really great recipes i tried these recipes on coming weekend withmy family
Best Simple Recipes: These are healthy and richy dishes. It gives luxurious taste for any one. I am fan of Hearty Oatmeal Mix and trying to prepare it at home. Jessica I would ...

4 Yoga Mistakes that Can Cause Knee Pain

Yoga is known for its mind-body health benefits. But if done incorrectly, it can cause serious pain or injury, particularly knee damage. Learn how to protect your knees by avoiding these common mistakes in four yoga poses. Read on

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wiil samson: Thanks Kat for your explain. I am guilty of having overtrained this year, with minimal stretching. I do a lot of cross training – running, cycling, crossfit, badminton. But no ...
sandra: These tips are sooooo very helpful for those of us with compromised knees due to loss of cartilage, arthritis, etc. Thank you thank you! SS
http://www.Gamezebo.com: Hi mates, its fantastic paragraph on the topic of tutoringand completely explained, keep it up all the time.
Laura: Hi I just started Yoga i love it but my knee pain is horrible I don't want to quite it, is there any web site , article that you can ...
Paul: Hey Sadie, The pigeon frointe still didn't make the knee pain go away :(. Best, Paul

Should Your Pet Go Grain-Free?

You may not follow a gluten-free diet, but should your pet? Grains can cause problems for some companion animals, just as they can for some humans, by aggravating allergies, causing digestive problems and contributing to weight issues. Tips for deciding whether a grain-free diet is right for your pet from blogger Valerie Gleaton. Read on

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Genevieve: I reciently switched foods and I notice the difference. Fred's litter box is less potent. He has kcd and he has less acid reflux, his ears are clearing up and ...
Pitter: Good info
Lisa Harris: Been doing this for years with our dog, and what a difference it has made. There are a couple brands we like including Blue Diamond but definitely not the stuff ...
E. Rand: Even cats with kidney disease benefit from grain free diets, scientific research backs this up. The prescription brands from the Vets are not good, just expensive.
ginny: FYI...I feed the cats Nutra Vita and the dogs get Evo or Merricks. From me is also a good brand for both. Bless all you animal people.

Yoga Helps Veterans

Veterans often return from war changed with PTSD, depression or insomnia. Luckily, practicing yoga can help veterans heal. Read on

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Heather Larson: Hi Julie, I wrote the blog post on veterans and yoga, but I did not select the image. That was done during the editing process. I also take veterans and ...
Julie Rush: Hi, just a bit of constructive criticism......I am not a veteran and so all vets feel free to correct me, but somehow the image attached to this article of the ...

Plantar Fasciitis: How to Heal the Sole

Yoga trainer to top athletes Gwen Lawrence shares four yoga moves to help prevent plantar fasciitis and other foot and heel pain. Read on

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Christine: I've been dealing with plantar fasciitis for almost 2 years now. I've tried physical therapy, injections, reflexology, anti-inflammatories, boot, ice, etc., etc. which have all provided some relief. I've scheduled ...
Joyce: After many years of foot pain, my 4th and last podiatrist wanted to d surgery for my plantar fascitis. I asked my chiropractor to look at my feet and she ...
William Prowse: Hi! Check out my website on free heel pain help: www.pfsurvivalguide.com :D Take care!
Mr.W: I've found that blood flow stimulation works well. Any thoughts on that? This is the one I use http://www.kingbrand.com/Plantar_Foot_Treatment.php?REF=Boris1011 I simply put it on my foot daily and it healed ...
Patrick: I have tried anti-inflammatories (temporary relief), heat- and cold-packs, various stretching exercises, but here's what worked for me: Heel-raises and squats while holding some fairly heavy dumb bells. Holding equal ...

Family-Friendly Spa Vacations to Rejuvenate All Ages

Think spas are just for grownups? Think again! Eco blogger Wendy Redal rounds up the top family-friendly spas for you and your kids. Read on

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Get a Handle on Remembering Your Reusable Shopping Bags

Keep forgetting to bring your reusable shopping bags with you to the grocery store? Eco blogger Jodi Helmer has three techniques to help you remember. Read on

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Betty @ Wholesale Handbags: I love reusable bags! Saves the environment and if you get luckier, you'd get a really lovely one. I hope they have these designs in our region.
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Food Combining: The Natural Weight Loss Secret

Learn four tips for food combining, a simple eating technique that can help you detoxify your body and lose weight. Read on

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The Yoga Rx: Alternative vs. Modern Medicine

Suffering from a mysterious illness, yogi Nichole Golden tried to choose between alternative and conventional medicine. Then yoga showed her a higher path. Read on

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5 Yoga Poses to Do with a Bolster for Extra-Strength Stress Relief

Learn how the humble yoga bolster can change your yoga practice and help relieve stress. Read on

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Top 5 Kitchen Cupboard Ingredients for Non-Toxic Cleaning

Eco blogger Annie Bond shares her top 5 green cleaning solutions for non-toxic cleaning and a healthy home. Read on

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Get Inverted: What I Learned by Turning My Yoga Practice Upside-Down

Yoga inversions can bring up a lot of fear and excitement, but did you know that downward facing dog is an inversion? Inversions have numerous benefits. Read on

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Meegs: Well put, Maggie!
Maggie Goss: The lovely thing about yoga and other practices is training our brains as much as our bodies and realizing the balance of those two parts of ourselves.