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Christmas is referred to as Christmas Day -- it is an annual holiday celebrated on December 25.  This commemorates with the birth of  Jesus of Nazareth.  "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord."  Luke 2:11  The day marks the beginning of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days.  The nativity of Jesus, which is the basis for the anno Domini system of dating, is thought to have occurred between 7 and 2 BC.  Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians...

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A lot of people stick a fake tree in a corner, dust the leaves off every week, and call it indoor gardening, but indoor gardening has grown into much more than that lately. There are also a lot of people that thinks plants belong and should stay inside, but there are many reasons for starting an indoor garden. For instance, plants don’t only remove carbon dioxide from the air, they also remove many poisonous toxins and pollutants as well. Indoor gardening will result in beautiful decoration in your house as well as cleaner air. When picking out plants for indoor...

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Many people worry a lot when it comes to caring for their plants. When talking about house plants, there is no need to worry. There are just a few things you need to consider. 1. Watering A watering can is a must-have in every garden. It is recommended that you purchase the one with a narrow spout to ensure adequate watering. But that does not always apply, so the finger test may come in handy. Insert your index finger up to the first joint into the soil. If you feel that the soil is damp, don’t water it. Otherwise, do....

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There are many reasons for creating an indoor garden – significant among them is the need to clean the toxins from our homes and offices. As a consequence of the energy crisis in the 1970’s, today’s homes and offices are built to conserve energy and the outcome has been a lack of air exchange, with the resulting increase of indoor air pollution. The World Health Organization has stated, “there’s probably more damage to human health from indoor pollution than from outdoor pollution.” Symptoms associated with indoor pollution include allergies, asthma, eye, nose, and throat irritations, fatigue, headache, nervous system disorders,...

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An idea that’s being planted in more and more offices, senior centers and homes are one that may surprise many people; namely, the benefits of indoor plants. Simply put, being close to plants reduces stress.Research has shown that heart rate, blood pressure, and skin conductivity all benefit from the presence of plants and that people in planted offices recover from stress more quickly than those in unplanted offices.The effect is likely to be most significant in situations where the tasks being performed are repetitive or not requiring high levels of concentration.Studies in the U.S. also show that by reducing stress...

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