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Ten Things To Take Care of Your BeautifulEyes

Henry David Thoreau once said, “The eye is the jewel of the body.” Your eyes are your windows to the world. And it’s important to take care of them of them. Your lifestyle choices and everyday stress can lead to wrinkles, redness, dryness, puffiness, and dark circles.

So, first, I’m going to talk about ways to take care of your eyes: Sunglasses are important-choose sunglasses that block at least 99% UVA and UVB rays, avoid touching your eyes frequently, be aware your family’s eye health history. Stay hydrated.

Successful Aging Home Remedies for Beautiful Eyes

For Dark Circles

1-Steep black tea bags in hot water, then refrigerate tea bags until cool. Place cool tea bags over closed eyes, relax for 10-15 minutes. The tannin in tea will lighten the dark circles. Do not use herbal teas.

2-Chilled Cotton Balls: Dip Cotton Balls in cold water and keep them on your eyes for 5-10 minutes

3-Sliced Cucumber: Cucumbers work wonders for tired eyes. Place two slices of cucumber over your eyes and rest for a while. They not only have cooling properties, but also help lighten dark circles. An added benefit is that you have a snack when you’re finished.

4-Rose Water-The rejuvenating factor of rose water is extremely useful in diminishing dark circles. Dip cotton pads in rose water and place them on your eyes for 10-15 minutes. Do this every day to get rid of dark circles.

For Sunken Eyes

5-Almond Oil and Honey: All you need is the combination of a tsp of honey and half a tsp of almond oil. Apply the mixture to your under-eye area before going to bed. Leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning.

6-Raw Potato Juice-This is also equally effective in treating sore eyes and dark circles. Place two slices of potatoes on your eyes for 10 minutes. Do not eat the potato slices.

Puffy Eyes

7-Cold Compress: Use cold water or ice cube bags to make cold compresses. Place them on your eves and repeat until the puffiness is gone.

Most of us have to stare at a computer screen for as long as 8 to 9 hours at a stretch. This often puts a strain on your eyes. Consider these eye care tips:

8-Keep the work area well let and minimize the glare

9-the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a break and look at something that’s at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This helps in reducing eye strain and improves the eye’s focus.

10-Blink-Quite Often. When engrossed in work, you forget to blink, making your eyes dry. Blink often.


I enjoy trying new items and was recently introduced to this product and I love it. This is an affordable product, for $28, only available at this time from Sephora stores or Sephora online. It is supposed to last for several months. The Peace Out Retinol Eye Stick looks and feels like a creamy, moisturizing lip balm. You can use it under your eyes, on your eyelids and above your brows. It contains Retinol, which is an anti-aging ingredient that does wonders for the skin. It minimizes fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen production. The ingredient also improves complexion and helps create blood vessels for a brighter more youthful appearance.

Peace Out, launched in 2017, is a new skincare brand. The ingredients are cruelty-free and certified clean, which means all products are free of parabens, formaldehyde and sulfates.

I love this product. After a short time of using this product, already my eyes are looking brighter.


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A New Whale Watching Museum in Norway and it's Shaped Like a Fin!

Though it's not opening until 2023-this will be on my list of places to visit.

From far away, The Whale museum on the southern coast of Norway looks like, well, a whale — the tail of a whale emerging from water, to be more precise. But upon closer inspection, visitors will find that this architectural marvel is actually a scenic viewpoint and an educational center where they can learn about the local marine life.

Designed by Danish architectural studio Dorte Mandrup, The Whale is located in Andenes on the island of Andøya, around 186 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The coastal village welcomes thousands of visitors every year for prime whale-watching opportunities, thanks to the area's deep-sea canyon, which attracts several different whale species to feed close to shore.

From June to August, it's easy to spot pilot, minke, and sperm whales near Andenes. During the colder winter months, orcas and humpback whales pass by on their migratory journeys. And visitors will be able to enjoy all the whale-watching action from the curved rooftop of The Whale museum, which has a sloped platform with stone-paved pathways leading to various viewing areas, including a tide pool and campfire.

Founder and creative director Dorte Mandrup told Insider that the design of The Whale was inspired by its natural surroundings, where "the landscape above and under the water is one continuous skin, making the surface of the water the only division between above and below." The result is a building that resembles a natural mound gently lifting from the ground.

Inside The Whale museum, visitors will find exhibition spaces with whale-related artifacts, a cafe, and museum store. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Norwegian Sea, guests will also be able to watch for migrating whales as they explore the various exhibits.

The Whale was originally slated to open in 2022, but after developers found that the location was on the site of Viking-era artifacts, construction temporarily stopped, Insider reports. Now, The Whale is set to open in 2023.

For more information, visit the museum's official website.


Cherry Point Farm & Market-Lavender Labyrinth in Michigan

This family-owned Michigan flower farm wants you to come and find your center.

For years, the Cherry Point Farm & Market in Oceana County, Michigan has invited flower lovers to explore its stunning lavender display in total peace.

Though the farm grows a variety of fruits and vegetables (along with delicious homemade treats like pies and jams) its lavender field is top-notch. That’s because the owners of the farm take it way further than simply laying out their crops in basic line formation. Instead, they grow their lavender in a gorgeous labyrinth pattern that leads guests directly to the center.

The one thing the owners want to make extremely clear is it’s not a maze meant to puzzle you, but rather a place to simply get lost in.

“There’s a big difference between a maze and a labyrinth,” Barbara Bull, the owner of Cherry Point Farm & Market, shared with Better Homes & Garden. “A maze is a puzzle, it’s a form of entertainment, where a labyrinth is this wonderful, thoughtful, contemplative, meditative walk.”

As Bull noted, a walk in the farm’s labyrinth takes most guests around an hour to complete and totals about two miles in length.

However, she added, “Everybody enters the labyrinth in their own mental space,” meaning there’s no right or wrong way to experience it or right amount of time to take. It’s totally up to you.

This year’s garden may look just a bit smaller to those who have previously visited. That’s because the lavender sadly died during the polar vortex of 2019. But don’t worry, it’s on the mend, and guests can come back over the next few years to watch the seedlings grow big and strong.

But, don’t end your tour just at the lovely lavender. Keep going to visit the farm’s massive herb garden as well, which is made up of 12 interlocking circles, containing dozens of different herbs. And, what is perhaps most amazing, is that Bull never harvests these herbs. Instead, she explained, “We want it to be there as an exemplary exhibition garden.”


National Park Free Days for 2021

Only 108 of the 423 NPS sites and parks currently charge entrance fees, so there are hundreds of places you can visit for free year-round. However, entrance fees range up to $35 per vehicle for some of the country’s most popular destinations, including Grand Canyon, Zion, and Yellowstone national parks. Approximately 80% of the money generated by fees stays in that park for maintenance, habitat restoration, and more, while 20% goes toward parks that don’t collect entrance fees, according to the NPS website.

Related: More national park trip ideas

These are the six entrance fee-free days in 2021. Keep these dates in mind to save some money during your next adventure in the great outdoors.

2021 National Park Free Days

January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

April 17: First Day of National Park Week

August 4: One-year Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act

August 25: National Park Service Birthday

September 25: National Public Lands Day

November 11: Veterans Day

If you’re planning to visit several national parks this year, you might consider investing in an annual pass. With the America the Beautiful — The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands annual pass, you can access hundreds of federal recreation sites for $80 a year. Certain groups even qualify for free annual passes, including current U.S. military members and their dependents, U.S. fourth graders, and U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Plus, U.S. citizens or permanent residents ages 62 and up can get an $80 lifetime senior pass or $20 annual pass.


Disney Cruises Announces Luxury Expedition to Antarctica

Move over, Epcot — Adventures by Disney is planning a luxury expedition cruise to Antarctica.

The 12-day, 11-night journey starts with a night at the Sofitel Buenos Aires and a flight to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city and gateway to Patagonia.

The itinerary includes time to explore Tierra del Fuego National Park, a stop at the End of the World Post Office, and a catamaran ride through the Beagle Channel — named after the boat Charles Darwin used to explore the area in 1833.

Disney is partnering with Ponant — a French cruise line known for its luxury vessels and adventurous itineraries — on the journey. Passengers will have the chance to cross the Drake Passage (one of the most challenging crossings a ship can make), kayak at the edge of the earth, and frolic with penguins and whales in a place few get to experience.

Prices start at around $11,200 for kids and $12,500 for adults, including meals at the ship's two onboard restaurants. Children under 10 are not allowed.

Disney is currently planning for two departures — one on Dec. 20, 2021, and another on Jan 30, 2022. It plans to open up bookings to the general public later this month.

For travelers seeking a warmer escape, Disney is also planning expedition cruises to the Galapagos Islands. Prices for those nine-day cruises start at $6,200. Departures to the Galapagos are planned in February, March, July, August, and December 2022.


I'm discovering lots of new activities and places that I want to go and travelto. Can't wait until my travel starts again. I'm hoping you like these activities as well.

Val Brown


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