Derwent Water

It was Gary who transformed me from a summer dipper to an outdoor swimmer. He took me for my first ‘proper swim’ in Derwent Water and it changed the way I looked at water forever. Living in Keswick at the time, Derwent Water was a short walk from home and …

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Feel important

What is it about you that you feel is important? Maybe you really love working with children. Do you believe that’s important? Probably so. Do others believe that it’s important? Maybe, maybe not. But if you really believe in it, and want others to share your enthusiasm, I …

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My Wedding Party

The bridesmaids came down the aisle one by one in silver gowns. I took her inspirations, including an image of a pink strapless gown with beading at the top, to her first meeting with Michael and he drew some sketches to help capture on paper what the two had dreamed …

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Analytics Reporting and Monitoring Deliverables

The following are deliverables for analytics reporting and monitoring. These deliverables are critical to help inform the progress of your program, the performance impact of initiatives, and the identification of improvement opportunities.

Monthly/Quarterly Reporting

Regular SEO reporting is critical to an SEO program. It helps provide insight into the …

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Anxiety explained briefly

Although we can often identify our thoughts simply by observing them, sometimes it is not that easy. For instance, when Lara switches on the computer to start working on her essay she can feel her anxiety rising, but she is not aware of having any thoughts at all. Similarly, when …

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Backlink advice

Backlinks are when another website links back to yours. Google takes these links into account when it decides where you’ll show on the results. Frustratingly, it doesn’t see all backlinks as equal. An SEO expert is recomended.

You’ll find loads of free services online where you type …

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How to make money in an event planning business

The axiom tells us that we have to spend money to make money, and, of course, this holds true in developing an event planning business. The good news, though, is that you can launch a successful business with a shoestring budget. Perhaps you envision planning five events during your first …

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Making a new website

Establish the link value of your new website: Since Google's algorithm is driven largely by the number and quality of links pointing to your website, a new website can take some time to rank for competitive search phrases. Once your website is live and out of the gate, consider conducting …

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Modern-Day SEO Deliverables and Analysis

As discussed in the previous section, SEO has evolved and grown in complexity, and so have the necessary deliverables. These are the types of deliverables a marketer should compile or receive when running an SEO initiative either yourself or via an SEO partner.

Deliverables for Website Optimization

The following are …

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What causes RA?

Amazingly, the cause of this disease is unknown. However, it is generally accepted that certain microbial infections in people who are genetically susceptible to RA can trigger this autoimmune disorder. One of these is a bacterium called Proteus mirabilis, which, if it infects the GI tract or the urinary tract …

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Sharing skincare items with your other half

Woman raids man’s closet for clothes, and man borrows woman’s skincare. It’s a heteronormative narrative that has nonetheless given us boyfriend jeans and a pashmina scarf, and it usually ends with the woman hiding her jar of Crème de la Mer in a corner of the cabinet …

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Sharing skin care items with your other half

Woman raids man’s closet for clothes, and man borrows woman’s skincare. It’s a heteronormative narrative that has nonetheless given us boyfriend jeans and a pashmina scarf, and it usually ends with the woman hiding her jar of Crème de la Mer in a corner of the cabinet …

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The best way to Eat Grains

True grains, such as corn, rice, and wheat, are members of the botanical family of cereal grasses. However, there are many other foods that are not true grains even though we prepare and eat them just like grains. We call these “pseudograins.” For example, buckwheat is the seed of a …

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Basics to Include in Your Vegetarian Shopping List

In my VW campervan conversions, I love to cook tasty vegetarian food. Once you decide to try a plant-based diet, you’ll want to become familiar with all the options available and how to design a shopping list that will work best for you. To begin your plant-based shopping list …

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Investigating Animal Cruelty in a Meat Based Diet

You may or may not have that personal connection with animals, but I think that ethical eating is also a matter of social justice: All beings deserve equal consideration based on their needs. Cats don't need the right to vote and dogs don't need to drive, but they both deserve …

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Changing our Beliefs

The average consumer in the United States eats more than 200 pounds of animal-based meat per year,4 more than three times the global average.5 We eat quantities of meat that are unprecedented in human history, and yet we clearly also care about the welfare and well-being of nonhuman …

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The Benefits of Bee Keeping

Why has mankind been so interested in beekeeping over the centuries? I’m sure that the first motivator was honey. After all, for many years and long before cane sugar, honey was the primary sweetener in use. I’m also sure that honey remains the principal draw for many backyard …

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Towards a Sustainable Lifestlye: Decluttering

We all have too much stuff that we don’t need, like or use anymore. I had cupboards and drawers that wouldn’t close because they had too much forgotten clutter pushed into them – you probably have some of those too! Decluttering ou homes helps us in so many ways …

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Types of Vegan Diet

A vegan diet is clearly gaining in popularity these days, and for very good reasons! You have probably overheard a friend talking about going vegan. Or maybe you saw a story on the news about a celebrity or famous athlete giving up meat and dairy. Perhaps you’ve realized that …

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3 Reasons that People go Vegan

Climate change isn’t the only reason people come to veganism. There are three main motivations that lead people towards wanting to adopt a more plant-based way of eating and living:

  • The environment
  • The treatment of animals
  • Health

Whatever the reason you started out on your vegan journey, it’s …

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Arguments against a Vegan Diet

Adopting a vegan diet is a personal choice and is often based on nutrition, animal welfare, or the environment.

If you or a family member has decided to make the switch it’s natural to have a few concerns. You may worry about maintaining a balanced diet or about finding …

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The Importance of Meat Reducers

A massive reduction in the quantity of meat being consumed combined with huge changes to farming techniques are essential to guarantee our planet’s future ability to support humanity. The first step in this process is the promotion of meat reduction as a practical way forward for the masses down …

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What do Vegans Eat?

So now you’re going to venture into a world free of dairy, eggs, meat, poultry, fish, butter, and cheese. If you’re like the average person, you’re asking “Well, what can I eat?” The surprising answer: everything else! Vegans don’t eat animals, but they do eat a …

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What is Chi?

Chi (pronounced chee) is the fundamental principle without which Feng Shui (or you and me for that matter) can’t exist. This Chinese word has no direct English translation; instead, it refers to several meanings at once: cosmic energy, life force, breath, and vapor. (In this book, when I say …

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Healing Power of Elderberries

Few plants have received the amount of attention across peoples and places like elder. Also, few plants have been with us as long—archaeological evidence has found elder seeds in sites over 9,000 years old. It makes sense. Few plants provide one-stop shopping like the elder. It is fruit …

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Vegan Hummus Recipe

This easy homemade vegan hummus makes a great snack or lunch, plus it's very versatile. Chickpeas – the star ingredient in houmous – are incredibly good for you. High in protein and fibre and more than ten micronutrients, including a hefty amount of the mineral copper, keeping our hair and skin nice …

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Top 10 benefits of a Vegan Diet

The vegan lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular these days. Also known as a plant based diet, vegans do not eat any food from animal sources including red meat, chicken, eggs, dairy and honey. People who choose to see veganism as a lifestyle rather than just a way of eating also …

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Environmental Benefits of a Vegan Diet

The benefits of veganism extend far beyond increased physical health. A vegan diet also has a far-reaching impact on animal welfare, our environment, and our fellow human beings. Each vegan has a different set of reasons for choosing the lifestyle, but we’re all helping to make our planet a …

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