The weird and wonderful world of things that shouldn’t taste good together, but do! Do you want to amaze your dinner party guests by creating some crazy concoctions that actually work? In this piece, there are some starters, main courses, desserts and sides that you’ll have never heard, or dreamt of, before. It is also outlined the science behind these mad meals, explaining why these puzzling plates work, so you can educate your guest if they need a little encouragement to dig in. So, do me a flavour, read on and treat your guests to some dodgy, but delicious, dishes.
It’s well known that smoking is a direct cause of cancer, with the tar and nicotine found in cigarettes vastly increasing the chances of contracting the deadly disease at some point in a person’s life. But what other reasons are there to quit smoking altogether?
Whether you’re looking to ensure you always have the freshest breath when you go in for a smooch, or you want to keep your fingers and teeth stain-free, find out how giving up this vice will make a massive difference.
Check out the useful infographic which we’ve produced on the subject, highlighting some of the core benefits you’ll experience from giving up the habit for good. Discover some of the most important reasons for stopping below.
Research by finance experts Money Guru shows that 62% of the population will throw litter away at some point, but it is a telling fact that only 28% admit to it.
Chewing gum, cigarette butts, fast food containers and plastic bottles are the most likely things to be littered. Much of this waste finds its way into our rivers and from there into our oceans and when you consider that this plastic is virtually indestructible then you can see why we have such a huge problem.
There are over 38 million plastic bottles used every day in the UK with only just over ½ of these ever making into recycling, along with 200 million cigarette butts littered each and every day, and an estimated 10 million tonnes of waste from the fast food industry then perhaps you can begin to see the extent of the problem.
The indoor air quality in our homes can be worse than we think – and it could be leading to a wide variety of health problems. Thanks in part to super-efficient modern homes, we may be living in homes filled with volatile organic chemicals such as formaldehyde and benzene that could be having a dangerous long-term impact on our health.
An expert on indoor air quality, Professor Colbeck explains that both outdoor and indoor air need to be considered when evaluating air quality indoors. He says outdoor air pollution in the present day mostly involves nitrogen oxides and particulate matter from traffic emissions.
Unfortunately, while outdoor air pollution is regularly discussed, indoor air pollution gets little attention. This is despite the fact that, as Dawson points out, “Indoor air pollution can be up to five times worse than outside air pollution.”
This oil, which is widely heard of, especially among those who are in favor of growing their plants in an organic way, owes its name to the tree from which it is extracted, in particular, from the Neem tree native of India, although today is grown in other countries with similar climates, ie tropical and subtropical.