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Lara is a passionate traveler and writer and actively seeks to draw attention to current world affairs and ways we can protect our planet. She is a free-thinker and loves to share her wealth of experience and knowledge in the hope of entertaining and to broaden your mind.

Ikea To Use Mushroom Based Packaging That Will Decompose In A Garden Within Weeks

Ikea, the Swedish furniture retailer is consideration a new approach to packaging in its efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling. The company are experimenting with using biodegradable mycelium “fungi packaging”. We've all heard by now that polystyrene is devastating to the environment. But, do you...

Student Becomes First Black Woman to Get Doctoral Degree in Nuclear Physics at FSU

Kalisa Villafana became the first black female graduate to earn a doctoral degree in nuclear physics at Florida State University. Villafana made history when she was hooded during the first of two commencement ceremonies at FSU. Kalisa from Trinidad and Tobago is a lover of math...

Colony of Bees Follows Car for 2 Days to Rescue Queen Trapped in Back

When it comes to devotion, there is no more spectacular example than that of bees and their queen. On a very normal summer's day in Haverfordwest, Wales, UK, Carol Howarth parked her Mitsubishi in the town of Haverfordwest, Wales, UK, to do a spot of...

Only Two Penguins Survive Out Of Almost 40,000 – A Catastrophe In The Antarctic

Over 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins from a colony in Terre Adélie, Antarctica, have suffered a devastating breeding failure. Just two chicks survived out of tens of thousands of tiny baby Adélie penguins in the colony. The remaining penguins all starved to death as the...

In Denmark, Children Now Required to Learn About Empathy In School

A common theme in society these days is the lack of empathy we show towards others. But apparently not in Denmark... Ever since 1993, Danish children have been required to learn all about it as they grow and progress through school and we firmly believe...

See the Northern Lights From a Glass Igloo in the Heart of the Finnish Wilderness!

Seeing the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights as it's more commonly known, is on pretty much everyone's bucket list! For most, the experience is often life changing, certainly if you're lucky enough to truly observe and appreciate this natural phenomenon. Well now there is...

Keystone Pipeline Shut Down After Leaking Oil in North Dakota and Nobody’s Talking About It

October's oil spill in North Dakota solidified the opposition to the Keystone XL project, the planned expansion to the pipeline. Estimates from the pipeline's owners, TC Energy, indicate that almost 383,000 gallons (or 9,120 barrels) of tar sands oil has leaked from the Keystone pipeline...

Canada Unveils World’s Longest, Most Epic Hiking Trail Stretching From Coast To Coast

You can now hike across Canada, right from coast-to-coast! This move will no doubt attract some of the world's most adventurous hikers - Canada have opened up their 'Great Trail' a network of trails right across the belly of Canada. The Great Trail is in fact...

You Can Neutralize Your Fart Odors With These Magical Charcoal Underwear Pads

Lets face it, flatulence is perfectly normal, but nobody really wants to be known as “fart machine” right? Health experts say that a healthy person farts anywhere between 5 and 15 times a day.  But as we all know, some people fart considerably more than...

Laid-Off Appalachian Coal Miners Have Retrained As Beekeepers

A non-profit organization in West Virginia has combated the declining coal industry by training displaced coal miners to become beekeepers. The initiative has been hugely popular and is improving the local economy and protecting threatened bee populations in the area. The decline of the once booming...