Air conditioning is one of those things that goes under appreciated until it stops working, or ceases to exist. My parents opted to have central air conditioning installed in our home a few years ago now, and prior to having central air in our house, we relied on window units. They worked okay, but nothing … More Move over, AC; cooling roofs are here
Ticks are, in my opinion, some of the worst critters in existence. They really don’t serve much of a purpose other than being a carrier of Lymes disease (depending on the type of tick), and considering they very much have the ability to totally and completely turn someone’s life upside down assuming they are carrying … More Here’s how to avoid ticks this summer
Did you think I would leave you hanging after yesterday’s post? As promised, here are the remaining commonly believed myths that scientists have debunked for us, cited from an article via The Good News Network. “The myths around contact lenses getting lost behind your eye, as well as freezing to your eye in cold weather made … More And here are some more already debunked myths you might believe
As promised, here are more rather nifty and ingenious gardening hacks, brought to you by an article via The Good News Network. “5. Get rid of pests with orange peels: You love your plants, but so do the bugs in your house. What to do? Simply place orange peels around your greens, says @ghibligreenhouse. “6. Make … More Here are some more efficient gardening hacks
Leonardo DiCaprio is a highly respected figure in Hollywood. He is a phenomenal actor, and I have yet to see a performance by him in which he is anything but spectacular. In addition to blessing our screens over the years, this guy is also a huge advocate for environmental and animal conservation. He always has … More Praise to Leonardo DiCaprio for helping the environment yet again
Dandelions are like the gift that just keeps on giving. I knew these guys were versatile in terms of what they can be used for, aside from an unwanted lawn fixture, but I guess I wasn’t aware of just how many uses this weed offers. I found an article courtesy of The Good News Network … More Making rubber with … dandelions?
As many of us are already aware, food waste is a tremendous issue on a global scale. It is incredibly frustrating to acknowledge the amount of food that is wasted on a daily basis considering how many people among us are starving, which is why I’ve always been rather passionate about refraining from wasting food. … More Have you heard about this incredible app to fight food waste?
Gardening is a practice a lot of us take pleasure in doing. Some of us garden for work while some of us garden for pleasure, but regardless of the reason as to why you are gardening, it is a wonderful way to spend some time outdoors, and further, appreciate the work that goes into the … More Can gardening be good for your health?
I’m still here going strong, serving up some super cool and super random facts courtesy of bestlifeonline.com. In case you haven’t yet, I highly encourage you to take a look at the website page these facts come from, because while I’m listing the basic facts, each fact has a tidbit of information affiliated with it … More And here are yet some more random facts to liven up your day
As promised in my post a few days ago about random facts, here are some more, still from bestlifeonline.com. “The English word with the most definitions is ‘set.’ Creedence Clearwater Revival has the most No. 2 Billboard hits—without ever hitting No. 1 (this one personally pains me seeing as CCR is one of my favourite bands and … More Here’s some more random facts to improve your day
I’ve said it before via my blog in a couple of different posts, but I thoroughly enjoy reading very random yet simultaneously interesting facts. I’m not exactly sure why I enjoy doing this, but I have my entire life, and I’m hoping there are some folks out there who, like me, find pleasure in reading … More Here’s some random facts to help you get through your day
‘Enjoy the small things in life’ is a saying all of us, arguably, have been told or have said at some point in our lives, and for good reason. I am a firm believer that life is full of simple joys that don’t have to be particularly elaborate or over the top, and even more … More What do you consider to be simple pleasures?
Ticks, within the past few years, have become a real nuisance across the province of Ontario, and, I am relatively certain, in many other regions of the world as well. They’re vile creatures and ultimately don’t serve much purpose, so I really don’t feel badly bashing them; they suck. As most of us are aware, … More Here’s why you need to check yourself for ticks this summer
I know, I know. Dogs and socks aren’t exactly the most common pairing in an equation, but hear me out. I came across an article from The Good News Network explaining how these two very different things can come together to achieve a beneficial common good, and I’m guessing you’ll want to hear about it. … More Read this to learn how your old socks can help dogs
Garbage has come a long way in terms of what it can be used for in an environmental context. Never before in history have we, collectively as a society, been able to repurpose garbage and other waste into new and useful materials, thanks to the scientists and engineers who have been creative enough to determine … More Turning garbage into fashion
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; I find it truly mind-blowing that in 2021 we are still discovering positively astounding elements from history that are, often times, well-preserved. It really is incredible to consider just how much is in existence that we as humans have yet to unveil, and it is fascinating … More Have you heard about this recently discovered Ancient Egyptian city?
Coffee is arguably something a lot of us thrive off of. Live off of, even. Personally, I drink more coffee than I would like to admit, and that’s after cutting back quite drastically; when I was in university I was drinking eight to ten cups a day, which is a tad excessive. Because I’m such … More Need a reason to drink more coffee? Read this
A year ago, I never would have thought that I would still be writing about the coronavirus pandemic and all of its unfortunate and adverse effects. But, here we are, still in the middle of this shit, trying to come to terms with how to grapple so much stress and confusion while juggling daily life … More The importance of recognizing simple joys
I have a significant amount of respect for those of us who are crafty and creative enough to repurpose everyday items into something spectacular. I’ve dabbled in DIY projects myself, and while I’m not completely terrible when it comes to transforming something into an entirely new item, I’m not exactly a professional. In addition to … More Transforming tires into playgrounds
The innovations and advances that have occurred as of late in terms of recycling, repurposing and reusing plastic waste are tremendous. It really is rather mind-blowing when you allow yourself to pause and acknowledge just how far we have come in the context of environmental conservation, and we aren’t finished yet. It’s pretty bloody awesome. … More Read this to learn how to turn recycling into an income
Kitchen scraps, or food scraps, depending on what you prefer to call them, aren’t exactly the easiest things to make use of. It is difficult to come up with a way to incorporate food scraps into your cooking routine, so often times we tend to throw these ingredients away, however, food waste is something I’m … More Here’s how to make use of those kitchen scraps
Within the past couple of years or so, my knowledge, appreciation, and respect for cannabis has exponentially increased. I used to disassociate myself from using anything that contained cannabis because of the stigma associated with it, despite it now being legal in Canada, but after altering my close-minded perception a bit, I’ve certainly garnered a … More Have you used cannabis hair products?
Granted, the topic of this post is a wee bit odd, but hear me out. I’ve always loved slugs, don’t ask me why, and I think they’re rather interesting creatures. I can remember picking up slugs on the farm when I was younger and placing them on surfaces solely to observe them moving, and while … More Have you heard of this regenerating slug?
Dolphins truly are whimsical creatures. I’ve always respected ocean life tremendously, and dolphins are no exception; I’ve read a lot about their intelligence and the incredible tactics they use to communicate with one another, and as it turns out, apparently they aren’t so different from us humans in terms of personality, explains an article from … More Dolphins are more similar to us than we think
The idea of being paid to move somewhere seems just too good to be true. But, over the past few years, I’ve been seeing more and more incidences in which certain geographical locations are hoping to increase their population or achieve other goals by offering compensation to those who are able to relocate there. I … More Hoping to move? These cities will pay you to live there
Wombats, if you’re unfamiliar with them, are a rather adorable critter that are native to Australia. They somewhat resemble a koala bear, although they can be very aggressive when necessary. I find wombats to be quite cute, despite their ability to be ferocious, and although I didn’t think I needed any more incentive to appreciate … More All hail the wombat
We’re all aware of the environmental issue threatening our planet in the context of plastic waste. Plastic, while recyclable, accounts for a tremendous component of the amount of waste we as humans produce on a daily basis, and it can be difficult to distinguish ways in which to reuse plastic in a manner that benefits … More Using plastic to create extra-strong bricks
Wood, as I hope most of us are aware, comes from our friends known as trees. It’s an increibly multi-purpose material and can be used for a variety of purposes, as we have seen evidence of throughout historical periods as well as current ones. Trees occur in nature. And wood is derived from trees. But … More Growing wood … in a lab?