When Henry of Bolingbroke and his sixteen year old bride welcomed their first son into the world, I doubt that even they knew what their futures would hold. The year was 1387, and the month could have been August or September; the date wasn't...
Beeswax is a required base ingredient for many homemade skincare items; ointments, lip balms, salves. Its aroma is sweet and mild, and its natural properties provide creams with a smooth, creamy texture, that soften and protect the skin.
With a history dating back to 300 B.C., honey is most often recorded for its medicinal properties, something that shouldn't be overlooked when writing about its intrinsic values.
Essential Rose Otto is beneficial to every skin type. It helps to moisturize and hydrate the skin, reduces redness and inflammation, and helps to prevent scarring and heal wounds.
Prior to the 20th century, basking in the sun was reserved for those who had no choice. Women wore bonnets, long sleeves and carried parasols. Men were never seen outdoors without hats. Those who carried the color of the sun on their bodies, carried the label of poverty. How quickly things change.
Dead Sea mud is naturally high in concentrations of magnesium, calcium chlorides, potassium and salts. These essential minerals offer the skin benefits that beautify and refresh our complexions all wh
With summer closing in, it's time to put our best "feet" forward. Natural foot soaks and balms will put you on the right path to beautiful, sandal ready appendages.
Natural rinses strengthen and repair damaged hair, stimulate the scalp (responsible for supplying the hair with protein and nutrients), which provides nourishment to the hair follicle, which in turn,
Considering all the things basil has to offer, it's easy to understand how some culinary experts have deemed basil “king of the herbs.” Basil is definitely somewhere at the top.
Sargon's reign, cuneiform, Hammurabi and the Code of Hammurabi
Cardamom, a member of the ginger family, not only adds an aromatic flavoring to many recipes but serves to relieve gas and heartburn as well. An overview of cardamom's medicinal uses.
Bees take their last breath after coming into contact with toxins. Pollutants that regularly surround us never make into the homes of these testy little insects, nor do more than slight traces of poll
Thousands of years ago the Earth was an extremely cold place to live. The frigid climate caused water to freeze into large sheets of ice, and the resulting glaciers moved slowly and stealthily across the land, lowering sea levels and exposing new...
Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare, Ireland. 4000-3000 BC- Dolmen means stone table Before the onset of the New Stone Age, humanity lived in minuscule groupings without permanent homes. Their societies were mobile, endlessly making their way through...
Thousands of years ago, the Earth was a very different place. The northern part of the world was covered by thick sheets of ice; the animals were far larger than any we have ever seen, and they were covered in long wooly hair that afforded them...
Common mallow has been recommended for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Common mallow continues to be known as a valuable natural remedy, especially as a prescription in treating coughs and colds.
Mesopotamia was home to many of the world's greatest historical figures and leaders. One of these, Gilgamesh, served as Uruk's King for what is said to have been one-hundred and twenty six years. Uruk, one of Mesopotamia's most successful ancient...
At the time of his death, Hammurabi, the sixth king of Babylon, had complete rule over the lands of Mesopotamia. The first few decades of his rule were peaceful, and during this period of respite from war, Hammurabi dedicated himself to the...
Rembrandt is believed by many to be the greatest painter of his time, of any time. He had a gift for making his paintings come to life, the people seem real. It's almost as if they could be friends, men and women dressed up for a costume ball.
Saint Germana is the patron saint of victims of child abuse, the disabled, the impoverished, and those who suffer from illnesses. Her official feast day is celebrated on June 15th.
Nestled high within the Andes Mountains of South America is a lush, green valley called the Valley of Cuzco. Around A.D. 1200, a native tribe moved into the mountains and established an empire; this tribe was called the Inca. Today, Cuzco is an...
Paris, the name alone is enough to spark thoughts of romance, fine wines, and haute cuisine. It is a place of dream vacations, art galleries, bistros, and music, but in the imaginings of those who wish for nothing more than an extended holiday.........
On January 3, 1959, Alaska, also known as "The Last Frontier," entered the Union as America's 49th State. Alaska is our largest state (twice the size of Texas), but ironically is home to one of the nation's smallest populations. Boasting an area of...
Native to South Africa, Morocco, Madagascar, and Egypt, geraniums have been used throughout history to balance the senses. During the Victorian Era, potted geraniums could be found in parlors, ready to revive the occasional "swoon." Long ago,...
Fun facts and interesting history about the State of Alabama.
The "Feast Day of Saint Joseph the Worker," embraces the Christian work ethic and was implemented to counteract those of the Communist Party. Feast days celebrate the remarkable lives of the ordinary men and women who dedicated their lives to Him.
On September 18, 1889, Jane Addams' Hull-House, which would eventually become America's most influential settlement house, opened its doors. The project provided food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, and medical attention to the sick and weary.
Jojoba oil is much like the sebum produced in our skin by way of the sebaceous glands, which makes it a perfect way to supplement and care for our body's largest organ. It has a myriad of uses including moisturizing, cleansing, and reducing fine lines.
Seven Danger Apps For Children: Yik Yak, Snapchat, KiK Messenger, Poof, Whisper, Omegle, Down
The three most important words in the English language are "thank you" and "please." Ironically, these three words are used less and less, and as generations go by they may just disappear altogether.
The "Feast Day of Saint Lutgardis," is not a universal celebration, but her life and works are truly worth celebrating. Lutgardis was the first recorded stigmatic, a contemporary of Saint Francis, and is the patron saint of the blind and disabled.
Lavender, contains 200 different compounds that actively combat fungi, viral infection, and help restore emotional stability during times of stress.
Travels through the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys are filled with scenic landscapes, views that might be passed by with nothing more than a second glance at the beauty they bestow. Upon careful inspection, you might notice the rolling slope of a hill; if you're paying particular attention to the...
The Chicago Water Tower is a monument filled with imagination and dreams; a citadel standing strong. Surrounded by massive edifices of concrete, glass, and steel, the Water Tower is a symbol of hope and endurance to city residents.
Once there was territory named Aztlan; its boundaries reached from the most northern parts of what we now call Mexico into the state of modern day California. For many years, Aztlan was home to Aztec people, but did Aztlan really exist? Some historians say "yes," and others say "no."
Known for its distinctive golden-orange flowers and faint scent, calendula can also be a tasty kitchen ingredient and staple in your medicine cabinet.
Wild pansy is said to be a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. From skin ailments to coughs, this member of the violet family may just have the cure you're looking for!
Rose hips, the bright red, plump fruit of the dog rose shrub have been known and used for their curative properties since the Stone Age.
Unbeknownst to most, the cherry plum tree is a member of the rose family. Crossed with the damsom-plum, this tree gives us the plums we enjoy today. By itself, it produces unbelievable floral remedies.
Although it wasn't recognized for its sedative effects until the 17th Century, Valerian has long been used as a safe, effective sleep aid.
Borage, long recommended for its early blooming season and starlike flowers also contains countless health benefits. Known for its many medicinal purposes, borage alleviates fevers and wards off viral infections.
Biography of Christopher Columbus
The world of yesterday holds more mystery than any one person can imagine; life during the ice age was one of those times. Come and visit some of those mysteries; the animals of the Ice Age.
For many years "the people of the ice," have been referred to as Eskimos, a word that means; eaters of raw meat. Today, the people we once called Eskimos go by the name of the Inuit. Inuit, meaning "the people," is the name they use for themselves.
English colonization in America had long been a dream, and of the 7,289 colonists who'd set sail for Jamestown in its first 18 years, 6,040 had died.
England's first attempts to colonize the Americas began with an expedition in 1584. At the behest of Queen Elizabeth's trusted counselor, Sir Walter Raleigh, Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe set sail to the North American coastline on a scouting mission. Their goal; to explore the sounds and...