Kaie Arwen

Kaie Arwen

Kaie Arwen specializes in Special Education Resource, grades K-8. Working in a diverse public education environment, Kaie Arwen seeks to write articles that benefit not only life long learners, but that will provide comprehensive, factual, and helpful information for students of all ages.
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  • The Chicago Water Tower
    The Chicago Water Tower is a monument filled with imagination and dreams; a citadel standing strong. Surrounded by massive edifices of concrete, glass, and steel, the Water Tower is a symbol of hope and endurance to city residents.
  • Jane Addams' Hull House
    On September 18, 1889, Jane Addams' Hull-House, which would eventually become America's most influential settlement house, opened its doors. The project provided food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, and medical attention to the sick and weary.
  • The 'Feast Day of St. Germana Cousin' Explained
    Saint Germana is the patron saint of victims of child abuse, the disabled, the impoverished, and those who suffer from illnesses. Her official feast day is celebrated on June 15th.
  • The "Feast Day Of Lutgardis" Explained
    The "Feast Day of Saint Lutgardis," is not a universal celebration, but her life and works are truly worth celebrating. Lutgardis was the first recorded stigmatic, a contemporary of Saint Francis, and is the patron saint of the blind and disabled.
  • Lemons- Cleaning Naturally
    In household cleaning, the natural acidity of lemons makes them perfect for everything from removing hard water deposits to refreshing the garbage disposal. Best of all, they smell heavenly and are environmentally friendly.
  • The 'Feast Day of Saint Joseph the Worker' Explained
    The "Feast Day of Saint Joseph the Worker," embraces the Christian work ethic and was implemented to counteract those of the Communist Party. Feast days celebrate the remarkable lives of the ordinary men and women who dedicated their lives to Him.
  • Hair Rinses: The Beauty of Nature
    Natural rinses strengthen and repair damaged hair, stimulate the scalp (responsible for supplying the hair with protein and nutrients), which provides nourishment to the hair follicle, which in turn, promotes healthy growth.
  • Garlic: The Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices
    Garlic has historically been valued medicinally for a variety of illnesses and complaints. Today, garlic consumption is highly regarded as a preventative against heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke, as well as colds, bronchitis, and infections.
  • Cocoa Butter- the Beauty of Nature
    Cocoa butter is its purest form is as easily used as anything you can purchase in a bottle, and better yet, it has no chemical additives. A great source of Vitamin E, its antioxidant power has the ability to both protect and repair the skin.
  • The Lost Art of Saying "Please" and "Thank You"
    The three most important words in the English language are "thank you" and "please." Ironically, these three words are used less and less, and as generations go by they may just disappear altogether.
  • Alabama- America from A-Z
    Fun facts and interesting history about the State of Alabama.
  • Chicago Public Schools Opposes Dangerous Apps for Children
    Seven Danger Apps For Children: Yik Yak, Snapchat, KiK Messenger, Poof, Whisper, Omegle, Down
  • Rose Oil - The Beauty of Nature
    Essential Rose Otto is beneficial to every skin type. It helps to moisturize and hydrate the skin, reduces redness and inflammation, helps to prevent scarring and heal wounds.
  • Cleansing Lotions- the Beauty of Nature
    Clean, clear skin is the most important ingredient to achieving a flawless complexion. Natural cleansing creams remove impurities and boost our skin's natural ability to heal from within.
  • Beeswax - The Beauty of Nature
    Beeswax is a required base ingredient for many homemade skincare items; ointments, lip balms, salves. Its aroma is sweet and mild, and its natural properties provide creams with a smooth, creamy texture, that soften and protect the skin.
  • Jojoba Oil - the Beauty of Nature
    Jojoba oil is much like the sebum produced in our skin by way of the sebaceous glands, which makes it a perfect way to supplement and care for our body's largest organ. It has a myriad of uses including moisturizing, cleansing, and reducing fine lines.
  • Valerian Tea- Therapeutic Beverages
    The use of Valerian tea is at an all time high. Valued by many for its calming properties, valerian tea provides a sense of relaxation without drowsiness.
  • Foot Balms and Scrubs
    With summer closing in, it's time to put our best "feet" forward. Natural foot soaks and balms will put you on the right path to beautiful, sandal ready appendages.
  • Lemons - Natural Remedies
    Studies show the lemon to be a cross between a citron and a sour orange, and historically they've been used in a number of different ways.
  • Therapeutic Baths - Aromatherapy
    There's nothing like relaxing in a warm bath, especially when you're not feeling well. Warm baths soothe sore muscles and soak away emotional stress. Adding essential oils to the bath can help to heal our bodies and soothe our spirits.
  • Chives - Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices
    High in vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium, chives are a healthful addition to any meal.
  • Common Mallow - Medicinal Plants
    Common mallow has been recommended for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Common mallow continues to be known as a valuable natural remedy, especially as a prescription in treating coughs and colds.
  • Honey- Beauty from the Kitchen
    With a history dating back to 300 B.C., honey is most often recorded for its medicinal properties, something that shouldn't be overlooked when writing about its intrinsic values.
  • Spelt: Remedies from the Fields
    Related to the wheat plant, spelt is naturally high in fibre, and an excellent source of protein. Because of its rich nutrient content and active ingredients, spelt makes an excellent dietary base for those recovering from illness.
  • Dead Sea Facial: The Natural Beauty of Minerals
    Dead Sea mud is naturally high in concentrations of magnesium, calcium chlorides, potassium and salts. These essential minerals offer the skin benefits that beautify and refresh our complexions all while providing intrinsic support to our skin's health.
  • Honey- Nature's Health Remedy
    Bees take their last breath after coming into contact with toxins. Pollutants that regularly surround us never make into the homes of these testy little insects, nor do more than slight traces of pollutant residue infect their most famous product; honey.
  • Body Lotions - the Beauty of Nature
    Good hygiene habits are enough to keep us fresh, clean and sweet smelling, but often those same daily rituals serve to rob our skin of its natural moisture and oils. Body lotions are a luxuriant after-bath ritual that we can easily prepare at home.
  • Face Masks - Beauty Found in Nature
    Face masks are undeniably beneficial to any woman's skin care regime and are available at most any store at a wide spectrum of prices. But if you're willing to spend a bit of time in the kitchen, safe and natural skin care is only moments away.
  • Natural Sunscreen Lotion - Beauty from the Kitchen
    There's no such thing as a safe tan, and although there are many types of sunscreens available at our local stores, many of us prefer a more natural approach.
  • Claude Monet
    Monet's artistic side did not end with the joyful completion of a canvas; his love of beauty and nature ran far deeper and found many outlets.
  • Cardamom- Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices
    Cardamom, a member of the ginger family, not only adds an aromatic flavoring to many recipes but serves to relieve gas and heartburn as well. An overview of cardamom's medicinal uses.
  • Cayenne Pepper- Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices
    Cayenne pepper, a zesty, spicy, acquired taste that's not only a great addition to your favorite recipes but beneficial for your health.
  • Chervil- Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices
    Chervil is a delicious addition to a variety of recipes, not to mention its many benefits to your health.
  • Borage- Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices
    Borage, long recommended for its early blooming season and starlike flowers also contains countless health benefits. Known for its many medicinal purposes, borage alleviates fevers and wards off viral infections.
  • Floral Remedies- Cherry Plum
    Unbeknownst to most, the cherry plum tree is a member of the rose family. Crossed with the damsom-plum, this tree gives us the plums we enjoy today. By itself, it produces unbelievable floral remedies.
  • Parsley- Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices
    Parsley, the world's most popular herb boasts a vibrantly delicious taste. Although used regularly as a garnish, parsley's taste and health benefits are often overlooked.
  • Aromatherapy- Lavender Oil
    Lavender, contains 200 different compounds that actively combat fungi, viral infections, and help to restore emotional stabilty during tmes of stress. Beloved for its aromatic fragrance, lavender should be a staple in every home.
  • Rembrandt- the Man and the Artist
    A biography of Rembrandt
  • Medicinal Plants- Sage
    Sage has been an ingredient in our favorite poultry stuffings for years, but this herb provides far more than just a tasty addition to our favorite recipes. Its health benefits make it the perfect addition to a healthy life style.
  • Medicinal Plants- Valerian
    Although it wasn't recognized for its sedative effects until the 17th Century, Valerian has long been used as a safe, effective sleep aid.
  • Medicinal Plants- Rose Hips
    Rose hips, the bright red, plump fruit of the dog rose shrub have been known and used for their curative properties since the Stone Age.
  • Medicinal Plants- the Wild Pansy
    Wild pansy is said to be a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. From skin ailments to coughs, this member of the violet family may just have the cure you're looking for!
  • Medicinal Plants- Calendula
    Known for its distinctive golden-orange flowers and faint scent, calendula can also be a tasty kitchen ingredient and staple in your medicine cabinet.
  • A Biography of Paul Gauguin
    Paul Gauguin, the man and the artist.
  • Medicinal Plants- Woodruff
    Discover the benefit of Woodruff and its natural healing properties. From its aromatic benefits to its usefulness as both a sedative and antispasmodic, woodruff is a historically proven to be a healthy, natural aid for healthy living.
  • The Mound Builders- the Adena, Hopewell, and Cahokia
    Unbelievable remains are still in existence, which bear record of some of North America's earliest civilizations. Yes, the Egyptians built the pyramids, but even before that Native Americans were constructing enormous communities.
  • The First Americans
    Thousands of years ago the Earth was an extremely cold place to live. As the climate changed and people began to migrate, the first Americans crossed over the land bridge from Asia.
  • Francisco Goya
    A brief biography of Francisco Goya, and a glimpse at some of his most famous works.
  • Gilgamesh- King and Legend
    Gilgamesh's journeys began with a desire to uncover the age old secret of eternal life. His quest was one of sorrow and enlightenment. He never found the secret, but he did learn many lessons along the way.
  • Innocence Lost
    Shakespearean Sonnet
  • A Biography of Henri Matisse
    Henri Matisse had only one purpose as an artist; and that was to make the viewer feel good. His aim was to create paintings that gave people pleasure, that made them feel at home.
  • The New Stone Age
    A journey into the New Stone Age, a glimpse of what life was like for its inhabitants.
  • The Old Stone Age
    Take a journey through the beginning of time. What did it take for man to survive?

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