I’ve written a couple of different posts discussing some of the positives that have come from this COVID-19 pandemic. It can be challenging to recognize some of the good happening around us when we are faced with incredulous difficulties, but I believe it to be important as it is a means to keep our spirits … More Here are some of the best and worst companies during COVID-19
Diabetes, much like a lot of other conditions and diseases, is one that that has a lot of prevalence in contemporary society. It seems as though more and more individuals are developing diabetes, yet despite an increase in the occurrence of this condition, there hasn’t been a whole lot of progress in terms of determining … More Has a cure for diabetes been found?
Education is a rather integral component of life for many of us in contemporary society. We place a tremendous amount of social value and recognition on the concept of education, and without it, it can be difficult to go about specific things in life, depending on what sort of life you live. Unfortunately, education is … More Praise for progress in educating girls
The sensations of feeling saddened or overwhelmed aren’t exactly the most desirable ways to categorize our feelings, normally speaking. We typically associate the concept of feeling lost with negativity and therefore don’t try to make ourselves feel such a way, but according to an article from The Good News Network, “If You Feel Like Things … More Feeling lost? It could be a good thing
Breast cancer is, unfortunately, a form of cancer we are all likely more than familiar with. Breast cancer is responsible for roughly 25 per cent of new cancer cases, and is further responsible for 13 per cent of all deaths by cancer among Canadian women. It is estimated that one in eight women will develop … More Fighting breast cancer cells with … weeds?
I have always firmly believed in the healing powers animals have to offer to us as human beings. I’m not exactly sure how to explain or describe it, but I myself have experienced comfort and peace in the relationships I have formed with my own pets and animals. I’m certainly not the only person who … More Connecting special needs children with special needs animals
Tuberculosis, if you’re unfamiliar with it, is an infectious disease typically caused by a specific form of bacteria that normally affects the lungs. It is a sneaky condition as it typically doesn’t show symptoms until it is too late, and while Tuberculosis cases were certainly more prevalent in past decades than they are now, it … More Yes, Tuberculosis deaths are dropping
Seagrass, for those of us who may not be familiar with the word, is a term used to describe the many different species of flowering plants that flourish in marine environments. With roughly 60 types of marine seagrass in existence, all of which originate from terrestrial plants, I was a little surprised I never really … More Let’s hear it for Virginia’s seagrass restoration project
Roadkill, while a sad occurrence, is a rather prominent one on busy roads and highways today. It is arguable that just about every time we take these crowded routes we spot an animal that unfortunately met its untimely end while attempting to cross a road, and no matter how often we see this, I don’t … More Protecting highway-bound animals in L.A.
We are all aware of the numerous changes we have been presented with as a result of the pandemic we are still finding ourselves in. We have experienced alterations to our jobs, school, relationships, recreational activities, and socializing in general, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we continue to be confronted with new and abstract … More Can a pandemic make you healthier?
Blindness is a concept many of us are familiar with, although few of us can truly state that we understand what the condition is like. I’ve never been affected by blindness, and I sincerely wish I never am. It is something I wouldn’t want happening to anyone, really, for that matter. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been … More Treating blindness with gene therapy
If you’re unfamiliar with a wild Persian leopard, don’t stress. I certainly wasn’t prior to writing this post, but as it turns out, they are truly beautiful creatures. And, while you may not have heard of these guys before, they’re actually making a comeback in terms of their population in the Russian mountains, says an … More Praise for a rise in wild Persian leopard populations
I’ve never been a huge fan of crows. It’s not that I have a phobia of birds or anything like that, because I do like most birds. But, crows are not one of my favourites, and quite honestly, they give me the creeps. Despite my lack of appreciation for these birds, as it turns out, … More Humans and crows: not so unalike
Spinach really is a powerhouse in the vegetable family. Packed with an assortment of vitamins and nutrients, it’s easy to understand why spinach has become such a popular choice in a variety of dishes and smoothies to give them an added health boost. Aside from being a phenomenal choice when it comes to greens, as … More Powering electric cars with … spinach?
I’m going to start this post off by saying that I, too, was entirely unaware that wildfires can be an advantageous thing for the environment. In fact, I thought they would be the exact opposite, but an article from The Good News Network has allowed me to think otherwise, and I wanted to share the … More Can wildfires benefit the environment?
I would argue that Julie Andrews is, for many of us, an ideal symbol of a strong female figure in the Hollywood realm. I’ve personally never encountered someone who isn’t a fan of this classy-as-hell woman, and I’m honestly not surprised considering I think it would be difficult to find something to dislike about this … More Praise for Julie Andrews
I would wager that most of us, at some point in our lives, have tuned into a video of some sort of cute animal doing some sort of cute activity. It’s a guilty pleasure for some of us, and perhaps for others it is something we are reluctant to admit. If you can relate to … More PSA: Watching cute animal videos is a healthy practice
I feel as though rats have a bad rep. Not rats exclusively, but the entire rodent family, really. So many of us find mice and rats to be disease-ridden, grotesque, vicious creatures, and I simply can’t relate. I’ve always found members of the rodent family to be cute in an odd way, and it somewhat … More Saving lives with … rats?
Swimming, for a lot of us, is a leisurely or competitive activity. Some of us like to go for a dip from time to time recreationally, and some of us like to partake in the activity a little more intensely. Regardless of what your preference is when it comes to swimming, there are some of … More Not a strong swimmer? Consider buying this wetsuit
Taking baths is one of my favourite things to do to wind down after a long day. I’m not exactly sure what is it about baths, but whenever I take one and allow myself to truly soak and relax, I find myself feeling calmed and content. It’s always been shocking to me that there a … More This is why you need to take more baths
I feel like, for a lot of us, when we think of China, our thoughts automatically go to the levels of pollution that are apparent in the air there. China is arguably highly-recognized for the severity of the pollution present in its air, and it’s a bit concerning. But, there is good news pertaining to … More Yes, the pollution in China is improving
I feel as though it is safe to say that most of us like turtles. And, really, I don’t see how anyone could dislike turtles, except perhaps if there was a tortoise-related traumatic incident that provoked someone’s dislike for them. But, generally speaking, turtles are a very loved member of the animal kingdom. In case … More Have you heard of these smiling turtles?
I know, I know. You likely read the title of this post and told yourself I’ve officially lost all sanity, and quite honestly, I can’t say I blame anyone thinking this with the chosen title for this post. But, before you completely write me off, hear me out. COVID-19, for a lot of us, has … More Can COVID-19 make you a better person?
I have no shame in admitting that I am a bit of a coffee addict. I am someone who thoroughly enjoys java, and while some of us are very particular with the type of variety of coffee we drink, I’m really not too picky. If it’s coffee, I’ll drink it. That being said, I do … More Encouraging recycling with McDonald’s coffee cups
Weddings, for the most part, are a great time. Between food and drinks, dancing, laughter and more, it’s difficult not to enjoy yourself at a wedding, excluding the odd exception. Something I’ve thought about as of late, likely because I am getting married in a couple of years, is what happens to a lot of … More Giving back via marriage
I think it is safe to say that happiness is something many of us could use a little more of as of late, considering what we have already encountered this year. COVID-19 has undeniably put a bit of a damper on many of our spirits, and it seems as though we have become overly focused … More Have you heard about Copenhagen’s happiness museum?
As we are all aware, plastic waste has become a tremendous environmental issue within the past few decades or so. Plastic waste can be difficult to repurpose and further decompose, making it a challenging material to determine new and innovative uses for. As it turns out, though, a road in California has taken the concept … More Turning plastic waste into roadways
Okay, I know. You probably read the title of this post and thought to yourself something along the lines of ‘what in the actual hell,’ and quite honestly, I don’t blame you. This isn’t exactly something you hear about every day, but I’m certainly glad I did thanks to an article from The Good News … More Combatting ocean plastic with … flip flops?
I never really realized just how much I’ve been taking restaurants for granted until COVID-19 hit and forced many of them to temporarily close. I sincerely miss being able to go out for dinner and enjoy a meal, and while a lot of restaurants and eateries have re-opened with COVID-19 protocols, I haven’t yet had … More Heading to Alabama? Be sure to check out Drexell & Honeybee restaurant
Elephants really are some of the most interesting and unique mammals on our planet, in my opinion. Between their vast size and their gentle, almost timid nature (depending on the situation), it isn’t difficult to determine why so many of us are fond of these lovely creatures. On the topic of having an appreciation for … More Celebrating elephant births in Kenya