In the USA, we know, love and celebrate Halloween every year on the evening of October 31st, which is the eve of the Christian feast of All Saints Day (All Hallows’ Day).
We take our kids trick-or-treating, schools have dress-up days, and many adults also put on costumes and go to parties. In Miami Beach there is an unofficial block party on Lincoln Road and in Key West, celebrations include a rather flamboyant parade. Basically, Halloween is an occasion where everyone can put on a costume and be anyone (or anything) they choose.
Regardless of your Halloween […]
In our 40’s, hormone levels begin to drop and so do our energy levels and even our sexual drive. This is true for both women and men alike, although we may suffer through it very differently. Men tend to act out more often than not with “mid-life crisis” type behavior as they begin to realize they are getting older and may not be able to do the things they used to or it will be looked at very differently at this age. This is not to say that women may not have these same impulses, as some of […]
Flavored Products….Good or Bad?
Although it’s still hot and humid in the Southeast, fall is around the corner and retailers are aggressively marketing seasonally flavored food items and beverages like pumpkin spiced coffee drinks. So the question is: Are these flavored products good for us? What is in the “natural flavors” that are added?
Almost all packaged products include the term; “natural flavors” and some labels have “artificial flavors”. How different are they, you may ask? “Not much”, according to David Andrews, senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group. “The largest difference is that natural flavors […]
Natural Mosquito Repellent
The heat and humidity bring mosquitoes out into our neighborhoods, and they come hungry for our blood. With the Zika virus spreading around the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami, you need to be very careful to avoid getting bitten. So what can you use to repel mosquitoes that is not laden with chemicals?
There are natural forms of bug repellent that can be used instead of the highly chemical ones that are usually sold in stores. Below are a few suggestions:
If you are at home or at a restaurant the easiest thing to do […]