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Thursday, July 21st, 2016

 

Brexit woes fuel some super travel deals

Brexit woes fuel some super travel deals If a trip to the U.K. is on your bucket list, now might be a good time to start planning. In the wake of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, economic concerns have pummeled the British pound. Earlier this week, the pound hit its lowest level against the dollar since 1985. Wednesday, the pound bought $1.30, down 13 percent from June 23, the date of the Brexit referendum. That’s 16 percent less than last year, and 24 percent less thanRead More


This Simple & Affordable Technology Is Going To Make History: Meet The LifeStraw

This Simple & Affordable Technology Is Going To Make History: Meet The LifeStraw The LifeStraw is saving lives with its simple yet powerful water filtration method. Over one sixth of the world’s population is without clean water – that’s around one billion people suffering from malnutrition at this very moment. Water.org states that 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related issues, and about 6000 children die every day for the same reason, hence this issue can be considered one of, if not the, greatest current globalRead More


Naked Diners Eat Free at Berlin Restaurant

Naked Diners Eat Free at Berlin Restaurant No shirt, no pants, no problem A new crop of restaurants geared toward diners who want to dine in the buff is growing: Travel + Leisure reports a Berlin eatery called The Black Cat recently offered free meals to guests who dined sans clothes. Customers at the restaurant were also reportedly greeted by a “nude Playboy model waitress” (because dining in the nude doesn’t require enough courage already, now we also have to do it next to a professional nude model). The gimmickRead More


Why it is Time to Open Our Eyes to the Hidden Cruelty Behind Wild Animal Tourism

Why it is Time to Open Our Eyes to the Hidden Cruelty Behind Wild Animal Tourism Last year I visited Thailand, in the same way I did ten years ago: as a backpacker. But this time I didn’t just hang out with other travelers and enjoy the beautiful beaches. This time, I went to Thailand with the purpose of visiting wildlife tourist attractions. I needed to see again with my own eyes what elephants, tigers, and other wild animals endure every day in the name of tourist entertainment. Although IRead More


Risks from the GMO Banana

Risks from the GMO Banana There may be risks from genetically modified foods such as bananas. “The processes of genetic engineering and traditional breeding are different and according to the technical experts in the agency, they lead to different risks.” (1) – Linda Kahl, FDA Compliance Officer; 1992 memo to the FDA Biotechnology Coordinator, highlighting the consensus of FDA experts There are numerous risks and unpredictable side-effects that can occur due to the process of genetic engineering. These are just some of those risks that apply to the genetically engineered banana.Read More