Ila Bonczek

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Rescued Rhinoceros Becomes a Proud Papa After Recovering From Poached Horns
Seha the rhinoceros was left for dead by poachers in 2016. Endangered wildlife preservation organization Saving the Survivors discovered the dying animal and brought him to their facility to treat his wounds. Now, five years...
Understanding Aromatherapy: Why Smells Moderate Mood, and More
Many people may see aromatherapy as a mystical practice with little scientific basis. In fact, the use of aromatic plants dates back to antiquity, and is frequently mentioned in spiritual texts. People have been researching...
Sugar: An Addictive Additive That We Would Do Well to Avoid
To understand our relationship with sugar, we should look at its history, the extent of its effects on our body and mind, and the possibilities of doing without. Then we can rationally determine whether we...
Fall Foraging- Wild Edibles (Part 3)
As the traditional time for harvest, you might guess that autumn is ideal for foraging wild edibles. You’re not wrong. From fruits to roots, and nuts to fungi, fall offers a fantastic array of fun...
Read More Classic Literature – It’s Good and Good For You!
A good book that stands the test of time does so for a reason. Classic literature offers so much more than just several hours of entertainment. The best books help us to understand humanity, give...
Singing Can Relieve Stress and So Much More
We are all familiar with the power of music. It can evoke a wide range of emotions, from lifting our spirits, to helping us process grief; yet singing can be even more powerful than listening...
Shaking Out the Best Salts for Health
Salt, or sodium chloride (NaCl), is an essential nutrient necessary for keeping our bodies in working order. A small amount daily helps to cleanse our cells, maintain a balance of fluid, regulate the circulatory system,...
10 Teas to Enhance Meditation (Part 1)
After water, tea, in its many forms and variations, is the most consumed beverage on Earth. Not only is tea physically refreshing, it can also help calm, soothe, stimulate, or focus the mind, depending on...
Ginseng: A (Conditional) Traditional Medicinal That You Can Grow at Home
A Traditional medicine of diverse roots Ginseng has been used for thousands of years as a powerful herbal medicine with almost magical properties. Both Asians and American Indians recognized its remarkable ability to treat a...
Backyard Chickens: Useful, Easy and Amusing Pets
After pork, poultry is the most widely eaten flesh food in the world. With the bonus product of eggs, it is no wonder hens are a common choice for farmers. Yet these birds can be...
All You Ought to Know About Fireflies
One of the most magical sights of summer is the rural landscape lit up by fireflies at dusk. Reminiscent of twinkling stars come to Earth, or even fairy lights, they transport you to another world...
4 Things You Can Do to Help Bring Back the Bees
Buzzing bees busily gathering nectar and pollen is a heartwarming sight, especially when we remember that bees pollinate many of our favorite food crops, including fruits, nuts, vegetables, and herbs. For a variety of reasons,...