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The Art of the Soak

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For centuries, Native Americans, European explorers and visitors from all across the world have flocked to natural hot springs to bathe in their healing waters. The term “taking the waters” actually derived from the belief that soaking in or sipping the water from a hot spring could cure almost any ailment. However, over time, the popularity of this practice has since lost its resilience… until now. The recent resurgence of wellness resorts and mineral spas popping up around the nation … READ MORE

Plan the Perfect Valentines Day Date

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Valentine’s Day may be three weeks away, but that is all the more reason to begin planning for your special day! When it comes to love, you can never be over-prepared. For many couples, cards, flowers and jewelry are the go-to purchases for Valentine’s Day. However, now more than ever, couples are amping up the game and opting for more experiential gifts, such as spa days or romantic getaways. In fact, last year, Americans spent over $3 billion on travel … READ MORE

8 Natural Beauty Tips For Cold Winter Weather

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Check out this interesting article from Organic Authority writer Aylin Erman. We found it really useful for our readers and wanted to share it with you all. http://www.organicauthority.com/delicious-beauty/8-natural-beauty-tips-for-cold-winter-weather.html Cold winter weather turns our noses are red, our skin dry, and our hair brittle. But don’t give up just yet! With a few focused actions, you can turn the fate of your compromised skin, hair and nails around. The following 8 natural beauty tips will deliver the glowing winter look you … READ MORE

5 Classic Aromatherapy Oils and their Effects On Your Body

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Aromatherapy has been around for centuries. In fact, the ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used essential oils for therapeutic purposes approximately 6,000 years ago. Essential oils were also commonly used for spiritual, hygienic, and ritualistic purposes. In an effort to help you start the new year off right the Huffington Post ran a piece this week where they talked to aromatherapy expert and head perfumer at Aveda, Guy Vincent, on the benefits of different oils found in things … READ MORE

New Year, New You: Nutrition Tips

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Another year has come and gone and it is time, yet again, to set those health goals for the new year. “This year, I’m going to start exercising.” “This year, I’m going to lose all my extra weight.” Or maybe even,  “This year, I’m going to take better care of myself.” Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions center around losing weight and eating healthier. In the fast-paced world in which we now live in, when it comes to … READ MORE

Style Your Way Through a Warm Winter

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The coming of the Holiday Season usually brings forth colder weather, however, for most people around the nation, ringing in the New Year called for wearing shorts and a light sweater while watching fireworks erupt in the clear winter skies. According to the National Weather Service, those in the northern tier of the United States can look forward to a warm winter this year, with the 2016 season calling for record high temperatures. If you are used to being bundled … READ MORE

New Year, New You: Self Improvement Collection

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With the coming of the New Year, resolutions will start pouring into people’s minds. Whether it is hitting the gym more or being a nicer person, the thought of transforming yourself can be daunting. Don’t fret.  Here is a collection of our self improvement blogs from the last year all in one place, so that you can make 2016 your best year yet and give yourself a fresh start. Emotional Wellness: http://www.purabotanica.com/emotional-wellness-2/ Maintain Positive Attitude: http://bit.ly/1OMsBUN Building Inner Strength: http://bit.ly/1GkCmH2 … READ MORE

History of Secret Santa

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Secret Santa is a Western Christmas tradition in which members of a group or family are randomly assigned a person to give an anonymous gift to. This is a tradition that has grown in popularity with several families and businesses in the United States, however, not many people know the true history of its origin. The tradition of giving anonymous gifts at Christmas has its roots in Scandinavia, where Secret Santa is know as “Julklapp”. This word is compound combination … READ MORE

Christmas Party Themes You’ll Love: Part 2

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Spirit Of Giving We all know the holidays are a time of giving. If you already host family and friends during the holiday season, why not add in a “giving back” component? Even if you weren’t planning a get-together this could be your time to shine. A giving back theme can liven up any party! And who knows? Your party may even become an annual holiday tradition for years to come. There are multiple ways to throw a giving-back party, … READ MORE

Christmas Party Themes You’ll Love : Part 1

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If you’ve been to a Christmas party within the last decade, odds are that at some point you were wearing a thrift-store purchased, reindeer and mistletoe-covered sweater and have attended far too many Ugly Sweater parties than you are proud to announce. Although it’s a theme that is fun every year and makes deciding what to wear fairly easy, not much creativity and thought has gone into the planning. This year, if you are ready to throw a Christmas party … READ MORE

Why 12 Days of Christmas?

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The 12 Days of Christmas is unquestionably one of the greatest and quite possibly the most challenging Christmas carol to sing. While you can mumble along to the lyrics of Little Drummer Boy, the 12 Days of Christmas requires memory, perfect timing and the ability to keep focused while also trying to figure out what a ‘calling bird’ is. While there are two known theories of how this song came about, here is a little history of its origin. The … READ MORE

Need to Relax? Follow These 3 Easy Steps to Bring the Spa to Your Home

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The spa is a place of rest, rejuvenation and relaxation. There’s nothing like the calming ambiance of your favorite spa to help melt away your troubles or stress. Wouldn’t it be nice to take the spa home with you? You can transform your space into a little slice of heaven by treating yourself in a spa-like atmosphere. Here are 3 easy steps to creating the perfect spa experience in your own home to unwind and relax, using simple and natural … READ MORE

Demand For Organic Beauty

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When it comes to beauty products, we should not have to worry about how many unscrupulous ingredients are present in those pretty little packages. In fact, the trend toward all-natural products extends far beyond the supermarket shelves. Today’s consumers are realizing that everything they breathe, intake, or apply to their body can and does affect your personal health, which has caused many to re-assess their personal care products. According to a new market study published by Transparency Market Research, the … READ MORE

Why is Black Friday so ‘Black”?

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“Black Friday” seems like a strange term for a generally fun day devoted to scoring some sweet deals. However, the term as we know it doesn’t describe any emotions about the Friday after Thanksgiving at all. The true meaning is strictly business. Black Friday is actually short for the phrase “in the black” which is an accounting term referring to when businesses turn a from negative into a profit. These days, major retailers open their doors early to offer crazy-low … READ MORE

Thanksgiving: Not Just A Day But A Season

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Today, Americans everywhere will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Turkey, ham and mashed potatoes will be consumed by the pounds and football will be watched in nearly every home.Yet, for many families, the actual holiday is so filled with activity that there is little time to focus on what the day is truly all about: giving thanks. When you think of Thanksgiving, what comes to mind? Roast turkey in the oven? Pumpkin pie? Maybe watching football with your family? Or even the … READ MORE

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