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maria52gr
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I teach English as a foreign language. I also have a background in archaeology and art history. My interests are quite diverse and this will probably show in my articles. Infobarrel is my first attempt to write online.

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by maria52gr
2 years ago
A Feast for Your Eyes: 8 Foods That Promote Eye Health

It is often stated that nutrition is the cornerstone of preventive medicine, so eating fresh fruit, vegetables and other nutritious foods is the best way to prevent certain age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma. Here's a list of foods that are particularly "eye-friendly" and can prove valuable assets to our fight against poor vision.

Pets & Animals
by maria52gr
2 years ago
10 Amazingly Fun Games to Play with Your Dog

Every dog and puppy knows that daily exercise and mental stimulation are the key to a happy canine existence. Regular play is essential for your dog's physical and mental development and health. It is also a great way to channel his energy into something constructive and prevent destructive behaviour. Here are some ideas for outdoor and indoor fun you can try with your best friend.

Pets & Animals
by maria52gr
2 years ago
10 Amazingly Fun Games to Play with Your Cat

Cats and kittens (and humans for that matter) need physical exercise and mental stimulation on a regular basis. Daily playing sessions are an excellent way to address that need. Regular play is essential for your pet's well being and development. Here's a list with ten fun ideas to make your playtime more varied and exciting for both you and your favourite feline.

Health
by maria52gr
3 years ago
Oolong Tea Styles, Health Benefits and Tips

Oolong is a class of traditional Chinese tea. It is also known as "wulong" which is Chinese for "black dragon" tea.Oolongs are extremely diverse. Some varieties can be as strong as black tea while others might come closer to the light flavour and delicate aromas of green tea. This rich, complex and sophisticated beverage has a lot of devoted followers around the world. There is a wide choice of styles, aromas and flavours. So, whether you are a black or a green tea drinker, you are bound to find an oolong you will simply adore!

Health
by maria52gr
3 years ago
Teaching Yoga to kids and Improving Their Lives

Teaching yoga to kids is a great way to really improve their lives. Yoga provides a unique experience that benefits the body, mind and soul. This ancient practice can be reshaped to meet the needs and interests of children. It can become a great learning tool.Yoga can also be practised by the whole family as a fun activity.

Health
by maria52gr
3 years ago
10 Essential Oils to Help You Sleep

Sleep problems are fairly common.There are many ways to improve on our troubled rest time. One of the best practices is to create a specific betime routine that will help you relax and get some rest during a hard day's night. Why not add some aromatherapy to your nightly ritual? Some essential oils have great relaxing and sedative properties, not to mention that most of them smell wonderfully. Here's a list with ten great suggestions for a good night's sleep.

Health
by maria52gr
3 years ago
What is Aromatherapy? A Guide to a Holistic Practice

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant-based essential oils for therapeutic purposes. The goal of this practice is to promote physical, phychological and spiritual health and balance.There are three different ways to use aromatherapy: inhalation, direct application on the skin and internal use. Some of the essential oils commonly used include bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemon, neroli, patchouli, peppermint and rosemary. Precautions are always essential when using them as well as the knowledge of possible side effects.

Health
by maria52gr
3 years ago
10 Super Healthy Fruits for Your Daily Diet

All fruits are great. They are packed with vitamins and all wonderful things that are good for you. It is actually really hard to make any sort of list without feeling that there are serious omissions in it. That being said, the fruits presented here are worth mentioning together because they have a lot in common- not to mention they are absolutely delicious!

Travel & Places
by maria52gr
3 years ago
10 Spectacular Aquariums Around the World You Must Visit

Î¥ou don't have to be a marine explorer to experience the aquatic world first hand. Why not visit one of the world's most spectacular aquariums? Here's a list with ten amazing aquariums and oceanariums all over the world you'd love to check out. So, get ready to put some new pins on your maps!

Pets & Animals
by maria52gr
3 years ago
Rasta Dogs: 5 Dog Breeds That Sport Dreadlocks!

Did you know that a few dog breeds have a unique looking coat in the form of long cords, very similar to dreadlocks? In most cases, this unusual type of coating develops naturally, but it requires a little assistance to be formed properly and, of course, a lot of care. This list includes the Komondor, the Bergamasco Shepherd, the Puli, the Spanish Water Dog and the Standard Poodle.

Beauty
by maria52gr
3 years ago
Mascara Tips For Beginners: For Your Eyes Only

Mascara is a trully amazing invention and a fundamental element to every makeup application.There is nothing more captivating than long, voluminous eyelashes. This article covers some mascara basics, especially useful for beginners in the art of makeup. These include choosing, applying and removing your mascara.

Lifestyle
by maria52gr
3 years ago
50 Interesting Facts About Ice Cream

Everyone loves ice cream. In times of depression, recession and sorrow it is the ultimate comfort food. Although the exact origins of the delightful frozen treat are unknown, for centuries people have enjoyed iced desserts in many parts of the world. In this article you can find interesting facts about ice cream history, inventions, statistics and much more.

Beauty
by maria52gr
3 years ago
Olive Oil Beauty Benefits: 5 Great Ways to Use Olive Oil in Your Beauty Regimen

Olive oil is a remarkable gift of nature. It is one of the best natural products for health and beauty. Olive oil is excellent for your skin, hair and nails. You can use it for a dry hair treatment, as an exfoliator, as a stretch mark remedy, as an anti-wrinkle product and for many more amazing beauty uses.

Health
by maria52gr
3 years ago
10 Foods for Low Cholesterol Levels

Low cholesterol levels require a well-thought and well-balanced diet. A fairly good amount of cholesterol comes from food and, of course, not all foods are created equal.The ten foods on this list not only can help you keep cholesterol at low levels but have many great nutrional benefits.

Pets & Animals
by maria52gr
3 years ago
Rottweiler Information: Facts About a Strong and Intelligent Breed

The Rottweiler is a strong, intelligent and very willful. A breed that has performed numerous jobs for humans, it can prove a great pet for the right dog owner. Here's some information and facts about the apprearance, temperement, health issues and training of a magnificent dog.

Pets & Animals
by maria52gr
3 years ago
The Affenpinscher Dog Breed:The Funny and Intelligent Monkey Dog

The Affenpinscher dog breed is one of the oldest toy breeds. Comically serious, this monkey faced little dog can make an intelligent, feisty and fearless companion. Aspiring owners can find out more about the history, appearance, temperement, training, health information and proper care of the Affenpinscher.

Health
by maria52gr
3 years ago
Sea-Buckthorn Benefits: An Amazing Berry for Health and Nutrition

Sea-buckthorn benefits have been known for a very long time. This amazing orange berry has been used traditionally as a medicine to prevent or treat various ailments, such as inflammation, gastic ulchers and dermatological disorders. Today, we have finally rediscovered sea-buckthorn and its health benefits. There are several sea-buckthorn products available including seed and berry oil, juice, capsules and a variety of cosmetic products.

Health
by maria52gr
3 years ago
10 Foods That Fight Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women and although the causes of this disease are not clear, lifestyle choices seem to be an impotant factor.There is extensive and cosistent evidence that a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with decreased risks of many cancers and while results for breast cancer risk are not yet conclusive, they are promising.The 10 foods mentioned here have a high nutritional value. They are full of vitamins, minerals and potent antioxidants. Their numerous protective properties make them a great addition to a healthy, well-rounded diet.

Health
by maria52gr
4 years ago
The Amazing Health Benefits of Kiwifruit

The kiwifruit (kiwi for short) is a type of berry. It's named after New Zealand's national bird, the kiwi. Kiwifruit is unique in appearance, taste and texture, and on top of that it's one of the healthiest fruit you can eat. It promotes DNA protection, heart, eye and respiratory health. It can protect against skin damage and even help you loose weight.

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