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7 Ways Emotional Support Animals Help People

By | 2018-05-31T00:33:41+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: Animals, Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |

Emotional support animals (ESAs) are becoming popular by the day, as more people embrace the fact that they offer an alternative treatment approach to people who suffer from mental and emotional disorders. In fact, in a recent survey of pet owners, up to 74% of pet owners experienced health improvements from owning a pet, and up to 75% reported that the mental health of a friend or family member also improved from pet ownership. While there has been a lot of confusion regarding emotional support

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The Problem of Water Scarcity around the World and 6 Clever Inventions That Could Solve It

By | 2018-05-19T21:18:50+00:00 May 19th, 2018|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , |

When you are used to an infinite supply of water it’s hard to imagine countries where water scarcity is a real problem. Many people enjoy the luxury of fresh water, but a whopping 2.8 billion people don’t have access for at least one month of the year. Not only this but 1.2 billion people don’t even have access to clean drinking water. Reasons for Water Scarcity There are lots of reasons why a region might suffer from water scarcity. Changing weather patterns such as droughts

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3 Reasons Why Reusable Water Bottles Help Save the Environment

By | 2018-05-10T20:38:01+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , , , |

Why are reusable water bottles better for the environment? There are lots of reasons why people drink bottled water, not least to stay hydrated, for convenience and for a supposedly purer taste. Unfortunately, this rise of drinking from disposable water bottles has led to an increase in plastic pollution around the world. This is why reusable water bottles are a much better alternative for the environment. Here are some shocking statistics: In the US, 1,500 plastic water bottles are consumed every second. 50 billion bottles

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What Plastic Pollution Is Doing to Our Planet and 10 Practical Ways We Can Stop It

By | 2018-05-01T09:40:18+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , |

If you are reading this then it stands to reason that you are concerned about plastic pollution and what it is doing to our planet. You might have seen video clips of scuba divers, battling their way through tonnes of plastic waste in the oceans. Or you may have read about the enormous swathe of plastic waste now floating in the Pacific Ocean. If you haven’t heard of it it’s called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and it contains 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic waste.

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies at Home: 6 Safe and Natural Traps

By | 2018-04-28T19:47:13+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Categories: Environment & Planet, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , |

Are insects bugging you around the dinner table? You might want to know how to get rid of fruit flies. Fruit flies are a common nuisance during the summer months. These pests carry dirt and are unhygienic. If they are hassling you, you will need to get rid of them once at for all. Here is how to get rid of fruit flies naturally and safely. What is a fruit fly? The fruit fly is a species of the house fly, a pest that all

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12 Interesting Facts about Life That Will Change Your Perspective

By | 2018-03-10T20:00:13+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Categories: Environment & Planet, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Many interesting facts about life go ignored because we’ve gotten used to them. However, if we take the time to contemplate on these facts, we will understand how intriguing they really are. The world is a marvelous place, filled with oddities and beauty. We grow accustomed to all these characteristics and over time, begin to ignore them. There are many interesting facts about life that we overlook simply because we’ve become desensitized to the information. As we look around, we shrug off these facts and

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9 Interesting Facts About Earth You Didn’t Learn In School

By | 2018-02-15T22:40:35+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Environment & Planet, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , |

In school, you learn many interesting facts about earth. There are other intriguing facts, however, that you still may not know. I applaud the education system in some countries. In others, I will just keep my mouth shut. All jokes aside, it's amazing how schools have taught us so many interesting facts about earth, including facts about different species, scientific discoveries, and even weather phenomena. But there are still some really interesting facts about earth that we may not know. Today, we can say we

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Living Off The Grid Is Easier Than It Seems And These 7 Communities Prove This

By | 2018-01-30T14:30:55+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Environment & Planet, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you crave a life that's frugal, simple, and a little less ordinary, living off the grid is for you. We are used to a fast-paced world of computers, smartphones, and instant gratification. Living off the grid may seem undoable. But the concept of simplicity and getting away from it all works. It leaves us with a sense of calm happiness, as proven by communities which have embraced this lifestyle. What it means to live off the grid When was the last time you started

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