Some (very) random links you may find helpful...
One great way to bring some cheer to your home is by attracting birds to your yard. It's fun to hear their lovely songs and to see them flitting about outside your window. Here are a few links that tell you how you can best feed our feathered friends. This is pretty basic information for those who don't want to spend a lot of time in this pursuit, but who do enjoy having birds around. I learned from reading these articles that I've been feeding the birds in our yard the wrong kind of seed. So, by making just a little change, I'll be providing the birds with better nutrition.
Here's an article about to keep a kitchen sanitary, as well as how to avoid fires and use cutlery safely. It's great for new keepers at home or for teaching children how to clean. It's not a bad review for those of us who have been keeping a home for some time.
A new study suggests a link between the birth control pill and heart disease. Various health, moral, and spiritual considerations about the pill have been discussed thoroughly and insightfully in other corners of the blog-o-sphere. I don't feel qualified to throw my two cents into the general discussion. But, I do provide this link as one important dot in the overall picture.
Just because a product says it contains Omega 3's doesn't mean that it contains enough per serving to be helpful or that it's in a from that adds to our health -- or so says this article. Even the Omega-3's found in flaxseed may not have the health benefits once thought. Alas, I just bought a whole bag of flaxseed meal, and I've been buying other products that claim to have omega 3's, too. :( So, what are we to do? Eat more fish.
So, how do you safely incorporate fish into your diet, given the warnings about mercury?
Here's an article that tells you how. Not only that, but it discusses several other things related to choosing, preparing, and eating fish as part of a healthful lifestyle.