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As Hanukkah is celebrated around the world this week, oil has a very special significance. But to a bystander like myself, I have never been sure as toâ€”why?
â€œThe real miracle of Hanukkah is that the Jewish army won the war against the Greeks,â€ explains Devon Portney, a former Hebrew teacher. â€œWhen they returned to the desecrated temple, they wanted to purify it by burning the remaining oil in the candelabra. But there was only enough oil to last for one day, but somehow it lasted for eight, which is why we celebrate for eight days.â€
Oil not only has huge religious significance at this time of yearâ€”traditional Hanukkah fried food is quite irresist
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme may be one of Simon & Garfunkelâ€™s most famous songs and spices for your Thanksgiving turkey stuffing, but theyâ€™re also key ingredients found in a host of herbal infused beauty products. Weâ€™ve rounded up some excellent items for you to check out, but first hereâ€™s a quick peek at what these spices are.
Parsley is a species of Petroselinum, native to the central Mediterranean. Sage or Salvia is the largest genus of plants of the mint family. Rosemary has natural antibiotic, disinfecting and beautifying properties and is used extensively to combat lice and dandruff. Thyme oil is an antibiotic and antifungal and its aroma make
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Every year an estimated 230,480 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and nearly 40,000 die from it, including my grandmother and two aunts. So Iâ€™m delighted to round up some great products whose companies donate a portion of sales to aid cancer research during the month of October â€“ National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Letâ€™s start by saying thanks to the grand dame of cosmetics, Evelyn Lauder, for founding The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in 1993. So please put your money where your heart is and make sure to do a weekly self-breast exam and have an annual mammogram. For more information on the subject, please visit www.cancer.gov.