Is “Recycling” Plastic The Wrong Choice To Make?

Added November 12, 2018, Under: Environment, Technology

Unless we are very careful or very fortunate, we all have to put up with unnecessary plastic in our lives. Even though we may do our best to cut down on its use, it is a constant battle all the time when supermarkets, and other suppliers insist on packaging their products in this commodity. Of course, we firmly believe that we are doing the right thing by recycling. But is that really so? Recently, recycling has become unsustainable In many areas, recycling for households means ...


Be Honest! Could You Fall Asleep At the Wheel?

Added November 7, 2018, Under: Insomnia, Technology

  Our faster pace of life means we are more sleep-deprived than ever. One of the worries is that many drivers have confessed to falling asleep as they drive. In the United States for example, 250,000 drivers fall asleep at the wheel every day, according to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School - and, in a national poll by the National Sleep Foundation, 54% of adult drivers said they had driven while drowsy during the past year with 28% saying they had actually ...


Do Gel Manicures Pose A Risk To Your Nails?

Added November 5, 2018, Under: Technology, Women's Health

Gel manicures have been growing in popularity in recent years - mainly because they are long lasting. A gel manicure can continue to look good two to three times longer than a regular one (up to four weeks), with your nails keeping their color and a chip-free finish until removed. What could look more appealing on your Instagram image than your freshly applied gel manicure? But are they a harmless and routine beauty aid - or something more sinister? We find out more When ...


Homes Should Not Be Just For People, But For Nature Too!

Added July 22, 2018, Under: Environment, How To, Technology

Here in the UK, I am involved in a local Community Land Trust which does its best to build houses for local people (at a reasonable rent) who could not otherwise afford to live in the area - they don't earn enough. Like many places, there is a shortage here of affordable housing and so the Government constantly encourages housing associations and developers to build more - but this is often at the cost of losing local farm land or even ...


Both Parents & Children Are Having To Face These Modern Addictions

Added July 12, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Health, Technology

Can it only be some ten years since the appearance of the smart phone and yet, a USA study found that 40% of mothers and 32% of fathers admitted to some form of phone addition. They have the constant urge to check messages, they think about incoming calls or texts frequently and with some admitting that they feel they use their phones too much. One of the downsides, according to the study from the University of Michigan and Illinois State University, is ...


Synthetic Enamel & Is This The Way Forward For Tooth Repair?

Added June 10, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Technology

Researchers in the UK have now developed a new way to grow materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and even bone. And they are not the only ones.  A USA team have been working on the same subject matter. What is enamel? Enamel is the hardest tissue in the body and enables teeth to function for a large part of our lifetime - despite exposure to acidic foods, drinks and temperatures both hot and cold. The problem with enamel up ...


Seaweed Sunscreen, Safer for the Skin & the Sea

Added April 26, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Skin Conditions, Technology, Vitamin D

More than fourteen thousand tons of toxic sunscreen are released into the sea every year - directly by swimmers and more indirectly from sinks, showers and bathtubs. It only takes about twenty minutes (of swimming in the sea) for one quarter of that sunscreen, religiously applied to your body and that of your children, to float off and join the sea water. Why is your regular sunscreen toxic to the environment - and the oceans? These are 4 of the most common sunscreen ...


Gold Dust For Acne & Other Fairy Tales!

Added December 29, 2017, Under: Inflammation, Skin Conditions, Technology

There is a new alternative for acne symptoms being publicized - with patients being asked to test it for the manufacturers. The manufacturers are planning on curing acne with the help of gold dust. How will the test work? Scientists are looking for fifty volunteers (of all ages) to be part of a trial for testing the new therapy known as Sebacia. Already approved in the USA, the treatment is a face cream containing tiny particles of gold which is massaged into the affected ...


The Tip Tapping Typewriter Is Right Back On Trend!

Added October 29, 2017, Under: Technology

The actor Tom Hanks has an unusual hobby - he loves collecting old typewriters. He has put this love to good use by writing and publishing his first book titled "Uncommon Type" which is a collection of short stories - each one featuring a typewriter. There is even a recent documentary on typewriters called "California Typewriter" which is a nearly two hour reflection on the tactile and emotional attachment typewriter owners have to their beloved machines, whether they are creating on them, lovingly repairing ...


The Chemicals in Fire Retardants could be Affecting Fertility

Added August 31, 2017, Under: Men's Health, Technology, Women's Health

Flame retardant material was first developed decades ago for space clothing for NASA and then became popular in the Vietnam War for flammable materials in the USA helicopters. Unfortunately, the invention went on to being used for many fabrics for items such as sleepwear, undergarments, pillows, bedding, mattresses, upholstery and more. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) pushed for its inclusion in virtually anything that could burn. But at what cost to the people using them? What are flame retardants made with? Some flame retardants ...

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