The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This was partly done because it was difficult for many countries to plan and carry out suitable celebrations for the date of 29 December, given the number of holidays that coincide around that time of year.
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They say that a dog is a man’s best friend and for a good reason. Dogs keep us company, help us feel protected and make sure we always fell loved. But, did you know that their affectionate kisses may be actually improving our health one lick at a time?
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Do you ever wonder what hides under the tip of the iceberg? Codecheck tells you what your favorite products are made of, so you can make better choices. For you, and for the planet.
The cult ingredient checking app that helps conscious consumers find skincare products without microplastics, conflict palm oil, animal byproducts, and allergens got bilingual in the wake of entering the US market.
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Every year, people throw away millions of tonnes of food they deem not safe to eat. They often check the expiration date, and if the date has passed, the food ends up in the bin. Is our lack of understanding of food labels contributing to food waste?
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Sitting at a computer all day can do a number on our bodies. From increased fatigue and weight gain to low back pain and reduced cardiovascular health, sitting all day at work (and plopping yourself on the couch to relax after a hard day) can lead to some serious health complications.
Enter: Pilates. This form of movement, which sometimes incorporates equipment, is a low-impact way to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve endurance. With an emphasis on postural alignment, core strength, and muscle balance, this form of exercise is perfect for those of us that have to sit for long stretches of time.
Check out the infographic below to learn more benefits of Pilates plus moves you can incorporate into your routine.
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EYES: There is so much we could say about this part of our bodies. Actually, you could write a deep sitting poem about this very important part of our bodies or even a song to praise it. I mean, what would you possibly do without your eyes?
Suppose you wake up and you could not see a damn thing. What would you do? If you are anything like me, you would be terrorized even dismayed. Long story cut short, our eyes are very important and deserve nothing but the tender most care. However, most people either knowingly or unknowingly, do not grant their eyes the care they deserve. It is this neglect that leads to a myriad of eye complications.
This is why we have compiled a list of ways to ensure your eyes are in perfect condition.
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“Around the world, dozens of apps are diverting perfectly good food away from bins and into rumbling stomachs. From redistributing leftovers to the poor in India to luring Dutch shoppers into supermarkets to buy lingering produce, app designers are finding ways to stem the flow of food to landfill.”
Here are 10 apps that the guardian recommends:
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