Category: Lifestyle

Living Eczema-Free: Creams and Lotions for Severely Sensitive Skin

This condition of inflammation of the skin due to contact of a foreign substance is known as contact dermatitis. People with food allergies can find it to be very frustrating trying to figure out what is causing the eczema. People with eczema may be more prone to contact dermatitis, so knowing what to use is […]

A Weekend in Amsterdam

Day 1: Dam Square, Coffee Houses and Canals, Bloemenmarkt, and Anne Frank House Amsterdam is relatively compact and easily navigated. Start your day by travelling Dutch style – mingle with the masses by hiring a bike for the weekend. The Netherlands are famously flat, so you don’t have any hills to worry about. Yellowbike Hire […]

Disadvantages of a Low-Carb Diet

Low-carb diets have been popular for years as a way to lose weight quickly. Aside from quick weight loss, the benefits of a low-carb diet include: lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and decreased triglycerides. Although there are proven short-term benefits in following a low-carb diet, there are major disadvantages to restricting all carbohydrates. Health […]

Low Carb Diets Aid Weight Loss

As we are all different, no one particular diet suits everyone. However, one thing is becoming clear from recent studies: too many people are eating too many refined carbohydrates such as pasta, bread, rice, potatoes and breakfast cereals. Although often touted as ‘wholesome’, many of these foods disrupt blood sugar and insulin levels which in […]

Cheap Hostels and other London Budget Ideas

It’s a long time since Arthur Frommer told visitors how to see Europe on $5 a day but his daughter Pauline keeps up the tradition in her recent series of budget travel guides. Cheap hostels, YHAs, and YMCAs are among the London accommodation suggestions, in this guide which promises to help travelers ‘spend less see […]

Best Things to Do in Cork, Ireland

Cork is Ireland’s second city and main visitor center in the Irish SouthWest. With its own airport and cheap flights available from the UK, it’s a hugely popular travel destination, one of the loveliest cities in Ireland. Some of the best things to do in Cork include: Beamish Brewery One of Cork’s finest products has […]

Belfast Top Visitor Attractions

As a top Ireland city break destination, Belfast has never equalled Dublin for appeal in most people’s eyes, or even cities like Galway and Cork. The main city of Northern Ireland, though, has more than enough attractions in its historical buildings, its revamped waterfront, and especially in its pub and music scene to guarantee a […]

House Concert Promotion Tips

Musicians working with small marketing budgets still have a variety of marketing opportunities. Here are promotional tips that can be used to publicize house concerts and other local performances. Develop Radio Station Partnerships Large radio audiences are still accessible despite the growing popularity of iTunes, satellite services and internet music streaming. Musicians can partner with […]

Boone, North Carolina: An Appalachian Delight

Boone, North Carolina is the perfect destination to go for family kayaking, fishing, hiking, and biking. Boone is named for the historical connection to Daniel Boone. Each year, since 1952, the local theater group performs a portrayal of the towns namesake. There are also other traditions, like Singing on the Mountain, at Grandfather Mountain. Rivers […]

Influential African American Composers

With such a historical inauguration behind and the month of February before, it’s time to look a little more closely at those who contributed to classical music. Though classical music is typically associated with dead white males (i.e. Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Brahms), not every faces was Caucasian. From afrocubanismo to “The Charleston,” classical music […]