Electronics is becoming one of the fastest-growing solid waste streams in the world. As devices become more accessible and affordable, more and more of these items go into landfills. Technology aims to make lives easier. There’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting to live more efficiently, but the detrimental environmental effects of consuming electronics at a rapid rate can no longer be ignored.
What’s worse, electronic waste or e-waste has become more rampant in recent years. In a bid to find solutions for frequently replaced electronics, consumers are looking for measures to safely recycle their old gadgets.
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Pesticides are some of the most toxic chemicals to be found around the home — and unfortunately, they are found around the home all too often. Consider the risks. According to the National Cancer Institute, childhood cancer has increased nearly 30 percent since pesticides became commonly used household products. In addition to the cancer link, chemicals found in pesticides have been associated with allergies, birth defects, and even psychological disorders.
High concentrations of toxic pesticides are especially dangerous for not only children, but also infants, toddlers, the chronically ill and the elderly. These groups tend to spend a lot of time in the home, have limited mobility and in some cases, have compromised immune systems.
Adding all of this up, it becomes clear that commercial pesticides are simply too dangerous to be used in and around the home.
Stay healthy at home with these natural pesticide solutions:
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As physical distancing measures continue, more people are turning to meditation: a practice that has been used by many different cultures and in many different ways, but always to quiet the mind and make us less reactive.
In recent years, research on meditation has shown that it may improve immune response, and also decrease stress and depression.
With everything that is happening in the world today, with everything that is out of our control, could meditation be the key to surviving quarantine?
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A road trip can recharge your soul, but all those sedentary hours in a car can wear on your body, especially if you’re the driver. More often than not, you arrive at your destination feeling exhausted, even when all you did was sit there and push the gas pedal with your foot. Not to mention, road trips can be particularly hard on the low back and hips, which makes sense since you’re spending long periods of time in a seated position.
Fortunately, there’s a way to treat your body and be more mindful to help reduce the feelings of stagnation that come with being on the road — car yoga.
Next time you’re on a long road trip or simply stuck in commuter traffic, refer back to these simple car yoga moves to get you through the drive and arrive at your destination more relaxed.
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It’s not uncommon for the terms expensive and eco-friendly to be paired together, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. With an increasing number of the population spending more time in their homes, it’s important to assess how increased hours spent indoors can impact our planet. As energy bills rise, now is the perfect time to consider how you can be more eco-friendly with your choices at home, and more importantly how to afford to make these changes.
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