Everything You Should Know About Your Food

The environmental impact of farming

How does livestock affect the greenhouse effect? Read on to find out! Photo via Pixabay (CC0).

Do you think you know enough about all the food that you eat on a regular basis? The things we eat play a huge role in our lives and have a big impact on our health and the environment around us. However, even though this is such a central aspect of our lives, there are still quite a few of us who do not know some basic facts about the food that we eat. For instance, do you know where certain ingredients come from or how they are made? If not, it’s time to widen your food knowledge.

Here’s a quick rundown of the things you need to know about your food.

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Smorgasbord Weekly Round Up – Gardening and Food Columns, Marital Advice and Lots of Music

It’s with great pleasure that I share this post from Sally Cronin’s blog Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life. My post on what makes a person inspiring was part of the weekly lineup ♥ I say congrats to all other writers included in this post! Wishing you all a lovely rest of your day and may smiles surround you 🙂


Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to this week’s round up of posts that you might have missed. The week has been frozen with high winds and even a sprinkling of snow on Wednesday. Thank goodness for the warmth to be found online on a daily basis.

Thanks to those of you who have responded to my request for blog sitters for my trip to see my sisters 15th – 21st of February.. There are some very interesting and entertaining posts already lined up but room for a few more if you are interested.


The William Price King Music Column Bono and U2

This week we feature some of the iconic hits from the 1980s including “Pride”, “I Will Follow” and “Gloria”.


Paul’s Gardening Column

Our writer in residence is not only a master storyteller but also is a very dab hand in the garden with an encyclopedic knowledge of exotic plants. Here…

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3 Careers You Didn’t Know You Could Pursue as an MPA Graduate

A Master of Public Administration degree is one of the most popular graduate degrees today. There are several reasons why the MPA degree is so popular, one of which is the increase in demand for professionals in the public service sector. Non-profit organizations and even corporations are also looking for MPA graduates to support their programs, as the key management, organizational and strategy skills used through the course are being recognized more and more across a wider range of industries, especially in the public sector.

Working hard in school pays off with these business opportunities

What kind of job will she get now that she has her Master of Public Administration degree? Photo via Pixabay, CC0 Creative Commons.

Due to this, the range of MPA courses available has also increased due to the higher demand, meaning that these jobs and the means to pursue these careers are more readily available. Some online courses have even made it possible for people already working full time jobs to access the course without having to sacrifice their current job positions.

While there are a lot of interesting careers to get into when you are an MPA graduate, some of them aren’t as popular as the rest. Here are the three careers you didn’t know you could get in to when you’re an MPA grad.

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How Safe Is Your Health?

As much as you’d like to think you’re healthy, you never know what is around the corner. The more you’ve abused your body in the past through things such as binge eating or drinking, the more likely you are to have problems in the future. Even if you have started to follow a healthy lifestyle, the past will always catch up with you. There’s also the things out of your control that you need to consider. Life sometimes throws you a curve-ball that you just didn’t expect when it comes to your health. But it is one of the most important things to us. Your health gives you life, and a good quality one at the very least. It is something a lot of people take for granted. What you’re doing to your body and what you’re putting into it should always be at the forefront of your mind. So to show you why your health probably isn’t as safe as you think, we’ve outlined some of the things in life that really will be affecting it. Read on to find out more.

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Weekly Inspiration Roundup, Volume 29

Welcome to the weekend! I hope yours is going well. I was in the hot tub yesterday and it was lovely to relax there. It’s soggy weather lately here in Victoria. What have you been up to lately? As for writing, I know you’re all getting your blogging on and here are a few of the great posts I’ve had the pleasure of reading over the past week 🙂

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Taking Care Of Your Mental Health As Well As Your Physical

Healthy brain and body

Taking care of your mental health is as essential as your physical health. Pixabay photo (CC0).

When it comes to health and questions surrounding your own, it is very common to think of your physical health. However, with the recent surge of information being shared on the internet about mental health, it may be time to reevaluate your weekly health routine and dedicate some time to looking after your brain’s health. When a person is suffering from depression or anxiety, the chemical called serotonin, which helps to balance our emotions, is extremely low or absent in the brain. There are plenty of ways to increase this chemical while taking care of both your physical and mental health. Here are a few examples to help get you started obtaining the well-balanced and healthy lifestyle that everyone strives for.

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5 Internet Safety Tips for Your Children

Today’s guest post is from Barry Evans, a tech and privacy guru. He’s here with an important topic: ways to keep your kids safe online. Take it away, Barry:


With a constant stream of pop-ups, ads and suspicious characters aiming to either break into an individual’s computer or to befriend young children in one way another. The task of a responsible parent gets harder as time goes on.When it comes to children being safe while using the internet, there is no higher priority apart from them getting satisfaction from what they are doing.

A few simple tips can make all the difference for your child to be protected as well as keeping prying eyes away from your internet connection while your child is browsing rather than having to provide regular parental supervision.

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Helping Girls Have a More Positive View of Their Body

Female bodies are beautiful

We play as much of a role in girls’ lives as the media so let’s make a positive impact. Let’s show them they deserve to feel good about their bodies. Photo by Andrea Parish-Geyer, CC BY-ND 2.0, via Flickr.

According to the Keep it Real Campaign, a staggering 80 percent of 10-year-old girls in America have been on a diet, and most girls aged between 11 and 17’s main wish in life is to become thinner. These are shocking facts that should sober us all to the reality that there’s a real problem with body image in the U.S.
Unrealistic standards set by celebrities, Instagram and glossy magazines have made our girls seriously stressed out about their bodies, and it has to stop. But how can we help?

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