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Miller's Homemade Soap Page

I have been making our soap for over 30 years and in the beginning we got some of the materials from raising our own beef. Since getting hooked up …

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Calculators

5 Best DIY homemade organic products using coconut oil

<b>Coconut Toothpaste</b>:<p>Don’t get shocked, you can actually make toothpaste easily at home using natural ingredients like coconut oil. You just need 2 …

Ideas For Homemade Soap Additives

Beyond colorants and essential or fragrance oils, there are a number of neat things you can add to your homemade soap. One of my favorites is honey …

Tutorials on soapmaking, bath fizzies, lotions and more

This melt and pour soap is easy to make and brings a bit of the sea into your home. The wool sea sponges are quite soft and help promote a dense …

Cleaning

Beekeepers file class action lawsuit against pesticide companies

Two of Ontario’s largest beekeepers have launched a class action lawsuit against several major pesticide companies over their use of controversial …

Making Mead in a Space-Age World

A new craft-beverage business in Allentown, Pennsylvania, benefits from its association with an incubator of high-tech businesses.<p>Mead: 'tis ambrosia, the nectar of the gods. It's thought to be the oldest alcoholic beverage known to humankind. People have been fermenting honey with water for …

Urban bees: Can a city roof be an insect haven?

As the government unveils its plan to help England's declining pollinating insects, Buglife's Matt Shardlow shows the BBC around a rooftop in the heart of Manchester that has been designed specifically to attract urban bees.

Honey Bee Hive Population of 4,000 Triggers Rearing of Male Reproductives

Honey Bee Hive Population of 4,000 Triggers Rearing of Male Reproductives<p>A western honey bee drone. Photo by Alexander Wild. …

Bees: Grain farmers 'confounded' as Ontario announces broad neonic restrictions

Ontario grain farmers say they are “under attack” after the provincial government said, Tuesday, it will restrict the use of a controversial …

Bee parasite will flourish under global warming, study warns

Gut parasite will increase in prevalence across northern Europe as temperatures rises, leading to honey bee losses<p>Climate change threatens the survival of the UK’s honey bee population, new academic research has claimed.<p>An exotic parasite which targets the insects is set to flourish in northern …

Here's What Climate Change Could Do to Honey Bees | VICE News

Modern food consumption may seem driven solely by factory farms, assembly lines, and plastic containers but, at its heart, the food system remains highly dependent upon the natural process of pollination — powered largely by the western honey bee.<p>For the last decade, those bees have been dying off …

The Secret (And Miraculous) Honeybee ‘Medicine’ That Can Heal Almost Anything

Image source: lyranara.me<p>Most people are familiar with only two bee products: honey and beeswax. But there are three others, unbeknownst to many, …

How Stress Pushes Honeybee Colonies Into Collapse

The stresses that lead to bee colony collapse disorder are a matter of hot debate — whether it is caused by pesticides such as neonicotinoids, pests such as Varroa mites, disease or drought. Most experts say it's a combination of factors, but how do those factors cause bee colonies to wither away? …

Bees

Exercise, even in small doses, offers tremendous benefits for senior citizens

Published Mar 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm (Updated Mar 1, 2017)<p>Photos<p>Keep in mind<p>Focus on activity, not exercise. Older adults might think, "That’s not for …

Get Active and Ditch Sedentary Lifestyle to Curb Risks of Heart Failure

Are you living life on the couch or often being called as the 'couch potato'? Being a little lazy may seem harmless, but it can soon become a habit, …

3 stretches to cure a sedentary workday

Is your desk job putting your body out of business? Computers contribute to sedentary habits, and the majority of our workday is spent in front of …

Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Tip: Exercise Is the Key To Better Cognitive Function For Older People

By Shaynnic , Sep 20, 2016 01:14 PM EDT<p>Research shows that prevention of neurodegenerative disorders comes from exercising and being fit.<p>The report …

6 festive photo ideas to try this Christmas

For many of us, winter can seem like a pretty miserable time for photography.<p>Sure, there's the potential for some stunning landscapes with the sun …

Cameras

12 tips every photographer should know

12 Tips That Will Take Your Travel Photography To The Next Level

Read on HuffPost Spain<p><b>1. Don't obsess over your equipment</b><p>Have you ever thought that your photos would be better if you had more expensive, high-end equipment? Have you fallen into the trap of assuming that your camera is not good enough because your pictures don't seem to say anything?<p>Your …

Tip of the Week: 16 Portrait Photography Tricks to Try in 2016

Whether you love the portraits you take or you hate them with a passion, there’s always room to grow and challenge yourself. In the new year, give …

Easy Tips for Photographing Your Home

We're honored when you choose to share your personal space with us (and readers!). You DO NOT have to be a professional photographer to submit your …

Helicopter Photography

Sitting inside helicopters, sea planes, and even commercial airliners with his camera at the ready, Travel and Lifestyle Photographer Rishad …

Landscape Photography

7 Simple Tips to Improve Your Photography Skills

With the creative flexibility that photo editing tools like Adobe Photoshop offer, many rely on post-processing to improve their photos. However, if you are not keen on getting all techie and learning the ropes of photo editing tools, you can still come up with nice photos.<p>Below are seven simple …

Tips From 10 Expert Travel Photographers

Instagram’s global network of more than 400 million users proves every day that anyone with a smartphone can capture and share beautiful photographs …

Top pro tips for beginner photographers

For many of us in the creative field, learning a few tips and tricks in neighboring fields is never a bad thing. No matter if you’re a Web designer, graphic designer, fashion designer, artist, or illustrator, dipping your toes into a neighboring creative field can help you expand your skills, learn …

Travel Photography: Tips and Tricks for a Photogenic Trip

You don’t want to miss this free webinar. Ron Martinsen and Levi Sim, who both travel way too much, will help you get ready for your next trip. …

27 jobs to avoid if you hate stress

Employment

Beginner Tips for Using Trello

Check out some beginner tips for using Trello. See examples of different projects on Trello: job searches, vacation planning, home improvement, and …

Home Improvement