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Day: April 30, 2011

The most beautiful flower

The park bench was deserted as I sat down to read beneath the long, straggly branches of an old willow tree Disillusioned by life, with good reason to frown for the world was intent on dragging me down And if that weren’t enough to ruin my day a young boy out of breath approached me, all tired from play He stood right before me with his head tilted down and said with great excitement, “Look...
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Simple solutions to troubling problems

A lot of us are faced with problems that hamper our everyday lives and daily chores. Some are difficult to handle but many can be settled with simple solutions. You can stop a fall from fracturing you ... by following the time-tested trick of "hit 'n' roll." Most of us instinctively stick out an arm when tripping, a move that breaks bones with more serious drops. For bad spills, curl into a ball...
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Home cures for common illnesses

MANY of us tend to run to a doctor at the slightest sign of ill-health. But drugs do not guarantee a cure. In fact, some medicines may do more harm than good. Taking antibiotics for a simple bout of diarrhoea for instance, may aggravate your condition. Simple ailments like coughs and colds, headaches, sore throat and constipation can easily be treated at home at minimum cost and maximum safety....
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Easy ways to healthy eyes

WANT to know the secret to beautiful, healthy eyes? Simple. Have a good diet rich in Vitamin A; avoid strain, glare, dust particles and city fumes; get plenty of sleep; and work only in good light. But having  elegant eyes also mean taking care of problems like strain and dark circles under the eyes -- two common problems faced by many people. There are natural remedies and easy exercises to...
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How to stop smoking

SMOKERS don't need to be told that their habit is disgusting, anti-social and will probably make them die earlier. The problem is how to give up, for most smokers would like to if they could. IF you smoke, you're in the grip of a double addiction. First, there's the physical craving for nicotine -- and the more you smoke the more urgent the craving becomes. This is because nicotine passes very...
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Exercise against ageing

Ageing is more than just wrinkles on the face. Our bodies, too, change as we age — muscles shrink and lose mass; the heart muscle becomes less efficient at pumping blood; metabolic rate (how the body converts food into energy) slows; bones become less dense and more fragile; and joint flexibility decreases. The result: obesity, raised cholesterol, arthritis and osteoporosis.  Obesity, in turn,...
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