Tag: Amanda Froelich

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

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

Posted by on April 12, 2018 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.

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Being Single Is More Deadly Than Obesity, Says Study

Posted by on April 10, 2018 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.

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

Posted 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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There Are Now 100 Scientific Studies Proving Cannabis Cures Cancer

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 credit 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.

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

Posted 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

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

Posted by on March 8, 2018 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.

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IKEA Just Released Free Plans For A Sustainable Garden That Can Feed A Neighborhood

Posted by on March 7, 2018 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 1 Comment
IKEA Just Released Free Plans For A Sustainable Garden That Can Feed A Neighborhood

The Growroom is the brainchild of Space10, based in Denmark. The company writes: “Local food represents a serious alternative to the global food model. It reduces food miles, our pressure on the environment, and educates our children of where food actually comes from. … The challenge is that traditional farming takes up a lot of space and space is a scarce resource in our urban environments. The Growroom …is designed to support our everyday sense of well-being in the cities by creating a small oasis or ‘pause’ architecture in our high paced societal scenery, and enables people to connect with nature as we smell and taste the abundance of herbs and plants.”

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

Posted by on March 7, 2018 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.

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Ethiopia is Building Africa’s First Energy Plant That Converts Trash Into Electricity

Posted by on March 5, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Ethiopia is Building Africa’s First Energy Plant That Converts Trash Into Electricity

For nearly fifty years, Ethiopia’s largest trash dump, Koshe, was home to hundreds of people. Those who lived nearby would collect and resell rubbish trucked in. Last year, however, 114 people were killed after a massive landslide. Now, Koshe is being turned into a waste-to-energy plant.

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New Report Claims Meat Eaters Are Destroying The Planet

Posted by on February 23, 2018 in Environment with 0 Comments
New Report Claims Meat Eaters Are Destroying The Planet

Those who care about the environment may want to consider going vegetarian. According to the report Appetite for Destruction, meat consumption is impacting some of the world’s most valuable and vulnerable regions. This is largely due to the substantial amount of land needed to produce animal feed.

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Cow Dramatically Escapes Slaughterhouse, Then Swims to an Island to Live a Better Life

Posted by on February 20, 2018 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Cow Dramatically Escapes Slaughterhouse, Then Swims to an Island to Live a Better Life

The cow was being urged to enter a lorry, which would transport her to a slaughterhouse, when she made a run for it. The Independent reports that she rammed a metal fence before heading to the nearby Lake Nysa, in southern Poland.

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New Study Finds Alcohol Damages the Brain More Than Cannabis

Posted by on February 18, 2018 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
New Study Finds Alcohol Damages the Brain More Than Cannabis

The researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder also concluded that years of exposure to cannabis does not affect the size or integrity of white or grey matter in the brain. As The Daily Mail reports, the grey matter enables brain function whereas white matter controls communication.

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First-Ever Biofuel Flight From US To Australia Is Powered By Mustard Seeds

Posted by on February 2, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
First-Ever Biofuel Flight From US To Australia Is Powered By Mustard Seeds

After taking off from the United States, the aircraft landed in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday. It used a blended fuel that was 10 percent derived from the brassica carinata, an industrial type of mustard seed that can function as a fallow crop.

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