Soy Wax Candles and Candle Making

Candle making is an extremely popular pastime in America and abroad. Recent statistics have shown that the industry, as a whole, is currently undergoing a significant growth phase. Overall sales of candles and candle-related supplies are well over 3 billion dollars per year right now. Who would have thought that our beloved hobby would ever spawn such a profitable industry? While some companies are moving fast to capitalize on the growth of the industry many of us are content to continue doing what we love, which is simply making candles! With this article, I intend to give you the basics on how to make your own soy candles. It will, however, require some patience on your part. This is an …

The Green Food Supplement Alfalfa

The health benefits of alfalfa are largely unsupported scientifically, although there is plenty of anecdotal enthusiasm for it. Alfalfa is highly nutritious, containing approximately 16% protein, and 8% of minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium. It also contains small amounts of the vitamins A, D, E, and K. Alfalfa is believed to support the immune system, help in normalizing blood clotting, assist with the absorption of nutrients, alleviate hot flushes, cleanse the blood, and promote heart health. New research also found that alfalfa sprouts and other sprouted vegetables (like broccoli and clover sprouts), may help protect new cells from DNA damage. In the trial conducted on human cells in vitro, researchers at the University of Ulster’s School of Biomedical …

Home For The Holidays

Direct Answers – Column for the week of December 8, 2003 In my husband’s family, family members send Christmas cards to other family members (parents to children, brothers and sisters to one another, etc.) even though the family always spends time together at Christmas for a meal and gift exchange. My husband and I do not know of any other family that does this. We both always understood Christmas cards were for family members one would not be seeing because they live too far away, or that Christmas cards were sent from one family to another. We do not send Christmas cards to members of my immediate family we will be seeing. Which way is correct from an etiquette point …

The Passion Of Baseball Card Collecting

Baseball card collecting has been around since the 1800’s, and millions of young and old enthusiasts collect baseball cards. Serious involvement shown by some enthusiasts who invest a lot of money and some even pursue a career in baseball cards. Baseball cards are sold for as little as 10 cents while a few cards are traded for as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars. Baseball became an increasingly popular sport in the USA after the Civil War. In those days when there were no modern printing techniques, a type of baseball card was made out of photos of baseball players or teams pasted on a small piece of square cardboard. Peck & Snyder, a sporting good company, first printed …