See examples of how to dress elegantly, by the writer who brought Classic, Elegant Dressing to you in 2006. In her latest Elegant Dressing blog, M-J de Mesterton gives explanations of style, instructive photographs, and recommendations for accessories, directing tasteful readers to currently-available, elegant clothes.
Clothes dryers are energy-wasters, and will ruin your clothes as well, through fibre-loss and shrinkage. Some electric dryers even tear holes in clothes. Hand-washing and line-drying your shirts and other washable garments will extend their lives. I use Zote soap and a microfibre cloth to rub dirt out of cuffs and collars. Underarms need special attention, too. I use a microfibre cloth instead of a brush because it is more gentle on the fabric, while strong enough to grab what I like to call “café crud” from cuffs.
You don’t need a fancy contraption for natural clothes-drying; a five-dollar investment in a clothesline from a supermarket, and a packet of wooden clothespins for about three dollars will do, and you can be line-drying in a jiffy. Having a couple of trees to hold your clothesline at each end is lucky indeed, but in their absence, posts can be installed.
When travelling, pack a small piece of Zote or Octagon soap for hand-washing dainties and shirts in your quarters. The shower is a nice place to hang them; they will likely dry overnight, and probably not need ironing. You might pack a couple of clothes-pins as well.
The sun and Zote soap both act as brighteners, and your clothes will have a clean, fresh scent if treated to a sun-bath.
(Natural News) Balloons can look innocent in parties, where they’re hung to liven up the place. However, a lot of these helium-inflated party favors end up on beaches, where they pollute most of the world’s coastlines. In particular, concerned campaigners from Blue Planet Society have called on McDonald’s branches in the U.K. to stop giving away balloons... […]
(Natural News) When you choose to move off the grid and start prepping, this doesn’t mean you have to give up access to all modern conveniences. Some urban preppers who wish to save on their electricity bills use solar power, which is also a suitable choice for those who don’t want to rely on traditional power sources. (h/t... […]
(Natural News) Foods and drinks labeled “low-fat” and “diet” are not helping you lose weight, but actually, do the opposite. These products contain artificial sweeteners that actually cause fat accumulation and unwanted weight gain. These side effects are especially pronounced in people who are already obese. These artificial sweeteners overstimulate and dis […]
(Natural News) If you ever needed more proof that the Left is disgusting, hypocritical, and completely willing to destroy our societal and cultural norms, this is it. As Breitbart News reported this week, a director for child-friendly Disney films, James Gunn, has a “years-long history of ‘joking’ about his own fantasies” regarding child rape and... […]
(Natural News) It’s safe to say that most liberals these days have convinced themselves that their own personal viewpoints represent the epitome of enlightened truth, and that anyone who disagrees with them on anything is ignorant or even “hateful.” But what these leftist lunatics fail to recognize is that they live in a delusional fantasy... […]
(Natural News) In the turbulent 1960s, at the peak of the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements, far-Left elements moved beyond simple civil disobedience and protesting to acts of violence and terrorism. Groups like the Weather Underground, and other Leftist extremists, conducted a series of bombings in the 1970s that included an attack against the Sen […]
(Natural News) Monsanto has been at the forefront of GMOs, toxic pesticides and herbicides, and the development of other noxious chemicals and products, for decades. As the Bayer-Monsanto merger looms closer, it’s been revealed that the Monsanto name will likely be wiped from existence — but their dirty past will not be cleaned away so... […]
(Natural News) For people whose children happen to suffer from infantile cerebral palsy, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may prove to be a therapeutic boon. A major Taiwanese survey determined that complementary treatment with TCM helps improve both cerebral palsy and associated disorders. The survey is the first large-scale study on the use of complement […]
(Natural News) Acupuncture has been proven by numerous studies to be an effective treatment against various types of pain. Sinew acupuncture, a new modality of this ancient practice, was observed to provide almost immediate benefits for specific types of injuries. A team of scientists is seeking to understand the mechanisms of sinew acupuncture and determine […]
(Natural News) Did you know that when you smoke, you get not just one, nor two, but three dangerous chemicals seeping into your body? Most people think it’s the nicotine that holds them captive in this dangerous habit, but the truth is, it’s the combination of three toxic chemicals in one cigarette stick that traps... […]
Pernicious anemia is a condition where there is a lack of red blood cells. A vitamin B-12 deficiency causes it when the body is unable to absorb this nutrient effectively. Tiredness, shortness of breath, slow reflexes, and pale skin are among the symptoms. Find out here how doctors treat this immune system problem.
People with hypochlorhydria are unable to produce enough stomach acid. This can lead to problems with digestion and nutritional deficiencies. Stress, advancing age, zinc deficiency, or certain medications may be responsible, but prompt treatment can ease symptoms and prevent serious complications. Learn more here.
Heberden’s nodes are bony growths that occur on finger joints. They typically only develop in people who have severe osteoarthritis. These growths can cause pain, stiffness, and discomfort. Here, we look at the causes, symptoms, and risk factors for Heberden's nodes. We also discuss treatment and when to see a doctor.
Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that begins before the age of 65. Recognizing the initial symptoms can help a person seek treatment earlier and slow the progression of the disease. In this article, learn about ten signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s. We also cover how to help a loved one cope.