The Symptoms of Vitamin C Overdose

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is one of nature's wonders and is needed every day for the body to function normally. It is an excellent anti-oxidant, which boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off infections such as colds. It is needed for maintenance of healthy connective tissues, which is essential for wound healing, and it may also help to prevent blood clots and hardening of the arteries. It improves iron and calcium absorption and plays a role in amino acid … [Read more...]

Should You Still Send Christmas Cards by Mail?

Exchanging Christmas cards is a long traditional that dates back to 1843, when the first Christmas cards went on sale in London, England. Ever since then, giving and receiving hand-written Christmas cards has formed an important part of the Christmas season. However, in recent years, sending traditional Christmas cards by “snail mail” has been increasingly replaced by electronic exchanges of Christmas greetings. According to the United States Postal … [Read more...]

Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

As the month of October comes to an end each year, the sweet scent of fall is mixed with the excitement of the infamous night known as Halloween. It’s a time when kids of all ages put on their best costumes and cast off into the night to roam the neighborhood. They knock on doors, tell quick-witted jokes and get rewarded with enough candy to fill their treat bags up to the brim. When the hunt for candy is over, it’s back to the house to bask in the glory of … [Read more...]

Finding the Perfect Birthday Gift for Men

Shopping for a man’s birthday gift often presents a challenge. A birthday only comes around once a year, so you want your gift to be memorable. A gift should be personal and thoughtful. At the same time, he wants something practical that he can use. When searching for a gift, there are a few things you need to ask yourself. You should think about his relationship to you. Grandfathers, fathers, sons and significant others all have very different roles in your life. … [Read more...]

Brief History Of Barley

Barley is stated by historians to be the oldest of all cultivated grains. It seems to have been the principal bread plant among the ancient Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. The Jews especially held the grain in high esteem, and sacred history usually uses it interchangeably with wheat, when speaking of the fruits of the earth. Among the early Greeks and Romans, barley was almost the only food of the common people and the soldiers. The flour was made into gruel, after the … [Read more...]