Author Archives: Diane Osborne

Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects

One of the things I dislike the most about summer is mosquitoes!  You see, when I get a bite it swells up and itches like I have chicken pox.  Since it is personally unbearable to receive one of these bites, you will rarely find me outdoors in the summer. Recently I discovered that there are natural insect repellents and now to find out that there are plants that actually repel pesky insects, I just had to share this wonderful news!

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Natural Insect Repellents

It’s that time of year when the bugs are out and biting.  If you want to enjoy your time outside and not worry about pesky insects or harmful chemicals you may be putting on yourself or your children, then you need to read this!  There are natural insect repellents that work.  Continue reading

Flower Moon May


Get ready for some night time action this month!  May has two lunar occurances happening at about the same time.  A full moon will happen in the middle of the month.  A lunar eclipse will also take place at the same time.

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Nutrition Action Health Letter Journal

Staying healthy has never been more important. Now more than ever you need to have information that you can trust regarding all aspects about your health. The Nutrition Action Health Letter gives you the information you need. This journal provides articles with practical tips for eating right, cooking healthful recipes, and avoiding food-safety risks, as well as news of the latest in nutrition and health.

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April’s Fools Day-Who Came Up With This?


April Fools’ Day—celebrated on April 1 each year—has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, though its exact origins remain a mystery. April Fools’ Day traditions include playing hoaxes or practical jokes on others, often yelling “April Fools!” at the end to clue in the subject of the April Fools’ Day prank. While its exact history is wrapped in mystery, the embrace of April Fools’ Day jokes by the media and major brands has ensured the unofficial holiday’s long life.

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The Importance of Sleep

Daylight Savings Time begins March 13th at 2am when the clocks are turned forward one hour.  If you don’t go to bed one hour earlier on Saturday the 12th, you will lose one hour of sleep.  Since sleep seems to be most people’s focus when this time of the year comes around, and not the fact that we will be having more light in the evening, I thought it would be a great time to talk about the importance of sleep.

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February is National Snack Food Month

Whatever your mood, there is a snack for you! They can satisfy cravings, help you watch your weight, boost your metabolism, and even help you deal with sadness. So, let’s take advantage of National Snack Food Month in February. Hoard your favorite snacks and munch away. Snacking doesn’t always have to be unhealthy. In fact, it can be a great way to eat more proteins, fiber, and fruits — thereby helping your body stay in shape. Happy snacking!

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Sugar Awareness Week

I have found conflicting dates for when Sugar Awareness Week actually takes place. That could be due to the dates changing over the years or it changing between the United States and other countries.  Nevertheless, whether or not Sugar Awareness Week takes place in January or November, they are both good times to take a look at how much sugar you are eating on a daily basis.

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History of Hot Chocolate


We all know hot chocolate as the warm, rich drink we enjoy on a cold night by the fire, or after engaging in winter activities such as ice skating and skiing. But have you ever thought about this delicious beverage’s origins? Hot chocolate’s history goes quite a way back, and the drink has changed over the years, evolving from cold and spicy to warm and sweet.

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