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Lettuce is one of the most common and recognizable vegetables. And, surprisingly, one we under-use. Lettuce is Lactuca sativa, an annual plant in the daisy family (Asteraceae). Since we eat the leaves before it flowers, we rarely notice the small yellow flowers or the seed heads with whitish wind-carried seeds. The name lettuce is derived […]Read more »
What’s Chamomile and Where to Find It From the family Asteraceae, there are several plants which look like daisies, of which chamomile is commonly used. A traditional medicinal herb, chamomile is found mostly in places that are well-drained and have enough sun. Location wise, it has been seen abundantly within the west sides of Asia […]Read more »
Trying to conceive can be one of the most stressful experiences because it’s not about the effort, it’s also about the expectations, hopes, and ultimately, disappointment when nothing happens. Getting a period while trying to conceive is probably akin to getting stabbed in the chest and losing air, as it’s the ultimate sign of failure. […]Read more »
There are plenty of fish in the sea. Luckily for you, there are also plenty of different ways you can flavor them! No matter what type of fish you’re cooking for your next family meal, we’ve compiled a list of 10 must-try seasonings using simple, easy-to-find ingredients. Who says delicious has to be complicated? Try […]Read more »
One of the most widely-planted succulents is the houseleek Sempervivum tectorum (Crassulaceae, stonecrop family). Grown since Roman times, it has many common names. You might know it as hens-and-chicks, bullocks eye, Jupiter’s beard, Thor’s beard, syngreen, sengren, liveforever, or something else. The name hens-and-chicks or hens-and-chickens (a name also applied to other plants which make little replicates […]Read more »
It’s not uncommon to see a lack of focus and concentration in children which may be caused simply by attention deficit disorder or ADHD. Research shows that ADHD affects around 4-5% of school-aged kids and if your child is one of them, it’s important to consult your doctor on available treatment that might include both […]Read more »
Makeup is a fun and empowering way for millions of people around the world. It’s an empire that sells an endless stream of products every day, making tons of money for the companies that partner with supermarkets and convenience stores. In order to make the biggest profit, makeup companies often make products with synthetic chemicals. […]Read more »
This is the time of year that people with maple trees (genus Acer, maple family Aceraceae) are the envy of their neighbors. Maples, especially American and Japanese maples, turn bright red in the fall. The Many Maple Offerings But, maples have more to offer than that. If the maples are sugar maples (Acer saccharum), of […]Read more »