Published on April 30 2014

Wheat Belly, by Dr. William Davis M.D., makes for pretty scary reading. He suggests that the wheat which we eat today has been modified, by a variety of different methods, to the point where it is substantially different to that which our ancestors ate....

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Published on April 29 2014

Sheriff Callie's Wild West is proving to be another big hit for Disney. Kids everywhere love it - especially young girls - and there's a big demand for Sheriff Callie toys. These can be quite hard to find - seems odd, I know, but there you go. Looks like...

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Published on April 29 2014

Pop up greenhouses are a great way to protect your young plants, flowers and shrubs against the weather until they are well established and can be planted out. They can also be used for growing fruit and vegetables - and other plants which might prefer...

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Published on April 28 2014

Pop up books for kids are great. They offer a wonderful, exciting, tactile and, most important of all, FUN experience for young children and toddlers. Put your e-readers and tablets aside for just a little while and watch how much fun your kids and grand-kids...

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Published on April 27 2014

We're all much more aware of the dangers of skin cancer due to UV radiation (we called it sunshine when I was a kid) these days - and the need to take precautions against it, especially for young children. However, there's no need to forego the pleasures...

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Published on April 26 2014

I joined British Telecom straight from school (some years ago I'll admit) to start an apprenticeship. One of the first things that I learned was how to position and use a ladder safely. It still drives me nuts when I see people doing it wrong. It's downright...

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Published on April 25 2014

Compact mini fridges can be great in the summer. Obviously you can use them where space is limited, in a small kitchen for example - a student dorm or in the workplace perhaps. You can even get some that are small enough to sit on your desktop so that...

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Published on April 24 2014

Tablet computers are big business right now. Industry analysts predict that tablets will account for more than half of total computer sales in 2014 - outselling both desktops and notebooks combined. Unsurprisingly, given the importance of the market,...

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Published on April 24 2014

If your first encounter with halogen ovens was on a late night shopping channel then you might just be tempted to write them off as a useless gadget. That would be a big mistake. Halogen ovens let you prepare delicious meals very quickly - they offer...

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Published on April 23 2014

When you buy a halogen oven, you'll probably get everything that you need to get up and running. Most of these ovens come with a couple of racks, a couple of trays, tongs and an extender ring so that you can cook larger items. You won't need to buy anything...

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