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The Touching Story of Messi the Puma Who Lives as a Housecat in a Russian Family

By |2020-07-13T20:59:05+03:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Animals, Inspirational|Tags: |

Alexandr and Mariya Dmitriev from Penza, Russia, have an unusual pet. It’s a cougar that has become an Internet celebrity known as Messi the Puma. Having a puma as a housecat looks somehow pretentious, doesn’t it? This is what I thought too at first. But after reading the whole story about Messi the Puma, I changed my mind. The Touching Story of Messi the Puma Messi was born at the zoo in the Russian city of Saransk along with two other cougar cubs (that were

These Photos of Cats and Dogs from Underneath Are the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

By |2020-06-29T22:27:06+03:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Animals, Inspirational|Tags: , , , |

Cute animals always make us go "aw." But have you tried to appreciate their cuteness from another angle? Life Advancer goes underneath - yes, below the pets we know and love. We're here to prove that all pets look cute no matter how you look at them. The following photos of cats and dogs from underneath will convince you. The Under Projects These cuties are part of the Under projects created by avid photographer and blogger Andrius Burba, who says that photographing pets against a

This Thai Supermarket Uses Banana Leaf Packaging for All Its Produce

By |2020-06-20T13:51:52+03:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Environment & Planet, Inspirational|Tags: , |

It's heartening to witness people and establishments being conscious of climate change and other environmental issues. So a small supermarket that wraps its products in banana leaves makes headlines quickly. Banana leaf packaging is an aged practice that people have somehow overlooked. It's not difficult to understand why-plastic wraps are far more convenient to use. But their ability to preserve food and natural fragrance has made them necessary food wraps in the Philippines. The Hawaiians use them during luaus to protect food from hot lava

Wildlife Reclaims Yosemite National Park in the Absence of Tourists

By |2020-06-10T20:05:27+03:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Animals, Environment & Planet|Tags: , |

Yosemite National Park is typically a hubbub of tourist activity, and quiet is rare. But the park seems to have become the natural haven it was supposed to be. These days, Great Black Bears strutting proudly past administered buildings are not uncommon.. And if fortune smiles. Upon you, you may even come across the nearly extinct Bighorn atop the mountains. Well, we can't be one of those lucky tourists, at least not yet. Rangers still deny entry to the arguably best-known park in California. But

Maps of COVID-19 Affected Areas Show a Drastic Drop in Air Pollution

By |2020-05-30T17:56:22+03:00May 30th, 2020|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , |

There might be something good coming out of this pandemic after all. Life Advancer has previously reported some of the environmental effects of the coronavirus lockdown, including amazingly clear waters in Venice canals. But the impact is much huger than that. Satellite images provided by the European Space Agency demonstrate a drastic drop in air pollution over Italy and China. Levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over the regions that were affected by COVID-19 most of all appear to be significantly lower in comparison with the

9-Year-Old Russian Painter Sells His Art to Support Shelter Animals

By |2020-05-28T20:45:20+03:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Animals, Inspirational|Tags: , , |

9-year-old Pavel Abramov has proven that when it comes to making a difference in the lives of others, age doesn't matter. When it comes to solving problems that have stumped people for a lifetime, kids are wonders. Pavel has shown his ingenuity by combining his love for art with his passion for animals. This native of the small Russian city of Arzamas creates portraits of animals and exchanges them for animal supplies. The Projects The little boy had started a project fondly termed "Kid Paintbrush"

Waters in Venice Canals Turn Crystal Clear Because of Coronavirus Lockdown

By |2020-04-06T13:32:02+03:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Environment & Planet, Inspirational|Tags: , , |

As I read about the clear waters in Venice canals and the plethora of wildlife in the city, I visualize someone pushing the reset button on the world. In the Veneto region of Italy, the waters in Venice canals are unusually clear. Wildlife is bustling around waterways, as ducks build nests. Even a wild boar running through the streets caught the attention of many. Why? Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, a viral disease. This monster illness took thousands of human lives as it swept through Italy,

How to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds in Your Home and Garden

By |2020-07-08T19:34:59+03:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Environment & Planet, Home Improvement & DIY|Tags: , , , , , |

If you're reading this, you're probably a die-hard Java lover. Now there's one more reason for you to drink coffee - coffee grounds are recyclable. We'll show you why and how to recycle used coffee grounds in innovative ways you've never imagined. Why recycle used coffee grounds? Australian environmental foundation Planet Ark conducted a feasibility study of 921 cafes across Sydney. It found that these cafes sell over a million cups of coffee yearly. 7% of the coffee grounds go to worm farms while the rest