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Being Single Is More Deadly Than Obesity, Says Study

Written by on March 27, 2020 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Being Single Is More Deadly Than Obesity, Says Study

According to a new review of 218 studies that looked into the effects of loneliness and social isolation, those with bad social connections are 50 percent more likely to die prematurely than those with good social connections. #loneliness #socialisolation

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Dutch Grocery Store Unveils The World’s First Plastic-Free Aisle

Written by on December 26, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Dutch Grocery Store Unveils The World’s First Plastic-Free Aisle

Ekoplaza unveiled the aisle at its Jan Pieter Heijestraat location last Wednesday. As GoodNewsNetwork reports, the aisle includes over 700 products, such as fruits, vegetables, cereals, condiments, beverages, snacks, meats, and non-perishables. Every single item can be recycled or is biodegradable. By the end of this year, the company’s 70 other branches should roll out similar aisles. #plasticfree

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There Are Now 100 Scientific Studies Proving Cannabis Cures Cancer

Written by on December 13, 2019 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health, Herbs, Seeds & Spices with 0 Comments
There Are Now 100 Scientific Studies Proving Cannabis Cures Cancer

Despite the fact that countless individuals have used cannabis oil to heal their afflictions, the U.S. Cancer Institute lists cannabis as a ‘cure’ for cancer on its website, and a multitude of veterans credits the herb with helping them ditch opioids and alleviate symptoms of PTSD, the marijuana plant remains classified as a Schedule 1 drug in the United States. #cannabis #medicalmarijuana

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Teen Health Has Deteriorated Over the Past Five Years, and Smartphones May be the Culprit

Written by on October 31, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Teen Health Has Deteriorated Over the Past Five Years, and Smartphones May be the Culprit

According to the Pew Research Center, smartphone ownership passed the 50 percent threshold in late 2012. That’s about the same time teen depression and suicide skyrocketed. Five years later, 73 percent of teens had access to a smartphone. #teenhealth

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Bowl-Shaped Roofs Harvest Rainwater To Naturally Cool Homes In Arid Environments

Written by on September 19, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Bowl-Shaped Roofs Harvest Rainwater To Naturally Cool Homes In Arid Environments

The architects explain that the system is designed to “help [make] even the smallest quantities of rain [flow down] the roof and eventually coalesce into bigger drops, just right for harvesting before they evaporate.” Considering hot, dry climates can be almost unbearable for residents during the summer, this intriguing concept has a variety of positive implications. #rainwaterharvesting

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Earth’s First Luxury Space Hotel Could Launch As Soon As 2022

Written by on September 13, 2019 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Earth’s First Luxury Space Hotel Could Launch As Soon As 2022

As neat as it sounds, the Aurora Station space hotel is still a concept. If it becomes a reality, however, Orion Span will likely partner with private companies for transportation, such as Virgin Galactic. “That will be through partnerships with SpaceX, Blue Origin or a space agency,” said Orion Span’s CEO, Frank Bunger. As of yet, no partnerships have been announced. #spacehotel

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New Wind Turbine Flaps Wings Like Hummingbird To Produce Clean Energy

Written by on July 2, 2019 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
New Wind Turbine Flaps Wings Like Hummingbird To Produce Clean Energy

The unique new design replicates the mechanism that allows hummingbirds to fly in one place with a wind turbine that moves in a figure 8 configuration. With two vertical axis wings made from carbon fiber (each 5.25 feet long), kinetic wind energy is converted into emissions-free electricity.

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These Children Were Asked What Makes Them Different, And Their Responses Will Blow You Away

Written by on May 31, 2018 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
These Children Were Asked What Makes Them Different, And Their Responses Will Blow You Away

The ultimate takeaway from the video is that children see the world in a very different way than most adults and that their insights can sometimes offer some much-needed perspective.

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California to Become First US State to Mandate Solar on New Homes

Written by on May 21, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
California to Become First US State to Mandate Solar on New Homes

If the new California initiative passes, which is expected, solar installations on new homes will dramatically increase. Said Bob Raymer, technical director for the California Building Industry Association: “California is about to take a quantum leap in energy standards. No other state in the nation mandates solar, and we are about to take that leap.”

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Norway to Become First Country to Only Allow Electric Ships Into Their Fjords

Written by on May 15, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Norway to Become First Country to Only Allow Electric Ships Into Their Fjords

Norway’s parliament adopted a resolution that would require all vessels, ships, and liners entering their world heritage fjords to produce zero carbon emissions. The ban is set to be enforced “as soon as technically possible,” but will go into full effect in 2026. This is a major step for Norway, which receives hundreds of thousands of tourists visiting the country’s 1,160 fjords every year. Officials believe the resolution will not only benefit the environment, but support the health of the tourists and local communities.

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Affordable ‘Plant Pod’ Grows More Lettuce In One Room Than A Half-Acre Plot

Written by on May 11, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Affordable ‘Plant Pod’ Grows More Lettuce In One Room Than A Half-Acre Plot

The Plant Pod micro-gardening system is capable of growing more lettuce in a 10-foot room than on a half-acre of farmland. This is possible, thanks to hydroponic technology.

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Sweden Launches World’s First Electric Road That Charges Cars As They Drive

Written by on April 16, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Sweden Launches World’s First Electric Road That Charges Cars As They Drive

By 2030, Sweden aims to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels by 70 percent. Days ago, the country took a big step toward achieving its goal. Electric rail has been embedded into the nearly 2 km (1.2 miles) of public road which is located near Stockholm. This is just the first stretch of electric rail road intended to be built. The government’s roads agency has already drafted a national map which outlines future expansion.

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Mute Girl Befriends Donkey Then Surprises Everyone By Uttering These Three Words

Written by on March 25, 2018 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Mute Girl Befriends Donkey Then Surprises Everyone By Uttering These Three Words

Amber and Shocks’ bond has inspired many, including the young girl’s parents. In fact, they even wrote a book about the pairs’ healing process.

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Washington State Becomes First In US To Pass Legislation Protecting Net Neutrality

Written by on March 13, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Washington State Becomes First In US To Pass Legislation Protecting Net Neutrality

Though the Federal government is taking steps to eliminate net neutrality, not all states are playing along. Last week, Washington became the first state in America to pass legislation protecting net neutrality.

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Police Officer Skates With Youth While On Patrol For An Inspiring Reason

Written by on March 11, 2018 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 1 Comment
Police Officer Skates With Youth While On Patrol For An Inspiring Reason

According to the Bellevue police officer Craig Hanaumi, skateboarding and practicing martial arts with the kids is an essential part of his job, as it’s important to forge positive relationships between law enforcement and community members. Plus, it allows him to interact with individuals he wouldn’t normally meet or converse with.

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