Author: Leonardo Dawson

Did you know turmeric, basil and strawberries can all help whiten your teeth and brighten your smile? The desire to achieve pristine pearly whites has significantly increased in popularity, with many people thinking expensive visits to the dentist are the only option. But there are plenty of little-known solutions to achieve whiter teeth. In fact, you’ve probably got access to at least one in your kitchen cupboards right now! 100% natural and safe, below you’ll find some simple methods you can start using right away to transform your smile. Basil and turmeric Commonly found in the average household, both basil and turmeric…

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What do you think is the most important factor in a healthy and loving romantic relationship? Is it about the sex? Is it built on honesty? Experts tell us that good interpersonal communication skills outweigh just about everything else, when it comes to building and maintaining a great relationship. In fact, most marital problems can be traced directly back to a lack of open and honest communication. If you and your special someone wish to stay together in a happy marriage that lasts for the rest of your lives, please take care to heed the following advice. Why communication is…

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The majority of American children do not go to the dentist until they are at least 2 years old or even older in some cases. This is much longer than most dental professionals would recommend. Once those teeth start jutting out of their mouth is when you should thing about taking the little one into their first dentist appointment. A child’s first dental appointment should be made by at least one year old or six months following the first teeth appearing. Foundation of Strong Dental Hygiene It doesn’t matter if your toddler’s teeth are filling the brim of their mouth…

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There is a school thought amongst some parents that if you introduce alcohol to children in moderate amounts, it increases their sense of responsibility and respect for drink and could help to improve their adult drinking habits. Here is a look the argument surrounding exposing your children to moderate amounts of alcohol in a social situation and how to talk to your kids about alcohol in general. Are you really encouraging responsible drinking or just introducing a potential problem? There is no doubt that parents who consider the idea of introducing their children to a moderate amount of alcohol, do…

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Even though many of us will opt for a quick shower on most occasions, there’s no denying that a long, hot soak is still a much-loved indulgence for most. What’s more, with the potential healing properties of a hot bath, especially when teamed with some therapeutic salts, you might want to start opting for a hot bath over a shower more frequently. Salt water bathing isn’t a new phase that people have started to go through. It’s a tried-and-tested practice that goes back hundreds and hundreds of years. Ancient civilizations would use natural salts for their healing properties, with them…

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Remember when you got married, and you promised to love and live with your partner forever? Sometimes, that’s a whole lot easier said than done. These days, the majority of marriages come apart, and a major reason this happens is because one partner simply cannot abide the behavior and/or habits of the other. In case you’re wondering what those habits might be, here is a breakdown of the small, everyday habits that can break a marriage to bits. Making comparisons Nobody enjoys being compared unfavorably to another person, especially when that other person is their spouse’s ex. A wife who…

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If you want to get close to nature, camping is as good as it gets. Sleeping near the ground, under the heavens, with nothing but a layer of canvas between you and the elements, puts you in touch with your inner cave dweller. There’s nowhere better to do it than the fabulous surroundings of Canada, and there is no one better to share it than humanity’s first and best friend. Preparing the Ground Dogs, like children, can make life misery in the campsite unless you have anticipated and provided for their needs, so it is no good slinging dog and…

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People use their teeth for all kinds of crazy things. But, the problem is they shouldn’t. Teeth are strong, but not unbreakable. If you’re doing any of these crazy things, stop. Opening Beer Bottles Look, you can open beer bottles with a lot of things. Your teeth shouldn’t be one of them. A person using their teeth to open a bottle may seem like a cool party trick, but it can chip or crack your teeth. The hard, metallic bottle cap can lead to erosion of your enamel, too. Save your teeth for chomping food. Use a bottle opener, and…

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Mosquitoes can be a real nightmare when they start biting you at home and in your yard. If your summer evenings are being ruined by these little critters, you may be wondering how to get rid of them. Fortunately, there are many effective ways to repel them, even if you don’t want to use DEET. Why No DEET? DEET (N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide) is the most common ingredient in mosquito repellents. It is very effective, and it is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. But it can cause irritation to the skin in some people, and as a result, you may want to…

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Car journeys can be a challenge when you are carrying your kids long distances. In fact, even short distances can be hard work. The secret is to be prepared for any eventuality. So here are some of the things that you should keep in your car to help make those journeys more bearable. Food and Drink There is nothing worse than hungry and thirsty kids complaining all the way to your destination. However, you don’t want them to make a mess by spilling their drinks and leaving crumbs and sticky food all over the back seats. So make sure you…

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Cruise holidays are increasing in popularity each year as more savvy travellers discover the many advantages of seeing the world via the ocean seas. As cruise operators introduce more itineraries and options for holidaymakers to consider, it can make the decision-making process quite difficult. Here is a look at some of the aspects of your cruise holiday that you should consider and prioritize so that you can make the right decision and book a holiday that really fits your requirements through cruise comparison sites online. Picking a cruise line Assuming you are familiar with the concept of cruising and may…

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Your bedroom is your sanctuary and the place where you can rest and relax after a busy day, so you will want to take care to maintain your comfort zone by keeping your bedding in great shape. If you want some attractive pillows and coverlets as well as duvet covers, there is always a website to give you what you want, so the next step after you have given your bed a makeover is to get it looking, smelling, and feeling just how you want it. General washing tips When it is laundry day for your bedding it is best to…

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I can be pretty scary when the power goes out, but it’s usually not catastrophic. Of course, if you’re sitting in the middle of a nasty storm, and a hurricane is coming through, maybe you do need to evacuate. Assuming it’s just a downed power line, or a transformer blew, here are some great things for your kids and teens to do that don’t involve technology. Fill Up The Bathtub Immediately With Cold Water Fill up your bathtub immediately with cold water. Why? Because this is going to be your source for drinking water, toilet-flushing, and cleaning. Just make sure…

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“My tummy hurts.” If you’re a parent, you’ve almost certainly heard that before. And, if you haven’t, you will eventually. Probably soon. Here are some of the symptoms to be on the lookout for, and what they mean. Food Poisoning Symptoms Food poisoning occurs when you eat a food that is contaminated with infectious bacteria or other organisms like E.coli, viruses, or parasites. Symptoms vary depending on exactly what type of infection you have, but might include abdominal pain, which can become quite severe, a loss of appetite, watery diarrheal, nausea and vomiting, fever, and fatigue. Usually, symptoms appear within…

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Who doesn’t like saving money? Problem is, it’s not always as easy as it sounds. If you’re struggling with this, here are a few ideas to get your brain going. Grab Coupons, Check Terms And Conditions Clip and copy (and paste) coupon codes from wherever you can find them. Make sure you check the terms and conditions though. Compare what you’d spend without the coupon versus with it. There are lots of places where you can download coupons online, including RetailMeNot, SlickDeals, and CouponCabin. Compare Deals This can be tricky sometimes, and you might need 10 or 20 different browser…

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It seems that too many parents are waiting longer than they should do to take their child for their first dental checkup and that could prove to be a costly mistake in more ways than one. Established dentists often find that the first opportunity to look inside a child’s mouth is only afforded to them well after they have passed their second birthday or much later altogether. Earlier the better The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) actually recommends that your child visits the dentist before they are one year old or no later than six months after their first…

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When you’re in the mood to take your family on a much-needed long weekend, you’ll need to plan where to go and what you’ll need to bring along so that the trip goes smoothly. Long weekend drives can be a picturesque way to travel, but they also complement family togetherness, which is the great stuff of memories and what it’s so important to get out there and go! Where Do You Want to Go? If you’re looking to take a journey in Canada, you’ll have a vast array of scenic drives and majestic natural places to consider. Depending on where you…

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With summer over and winter just around the corner, squeezing in one last camping adventure could be the perfect way to spend the fall season. Although many people think of camping as purely a summer activity, there are countless reasons to consider a fall camping trip. Campgrounds, for one, tend to be less crowded, the fall foliage will be out in all its splendour, and the hot and humid summer days will be replaced with more comfortable cool and crisp ones. Prepare for your family’s next fall camping adventure by reading the following tips. Where to Go? Although some campgrounds…

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We all want our children to do as well in school as they can, and we want them to reach their full potential, both in their everyday learning and when it comes to taking exams. As a parent, you have a big responsibility in helping them reach their potential. Here are a number of steps that you can take to ensure they don’t fall behind in their schoolwork and that they get the best grades they are capable of. Ensure They Know the Value of Hard Work Many kids think of studying as boring schoolwork, but they are likely to…

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