We’re all relatively aware of the fact that while the coronavirus in itself and the symptoms affiliated with it are unpleasant enough, the complications and side effects that can occur from having COVID-19 are, for some folks, worse than the virus itself. It seems as though COVID affects everyone differently, making it very difficult to … More Could flossing help combat COVID-19 side effects?
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
Anyone who has even been victim to a migraine can attest to their severity. I am fortunate in the sense I’ve never endured a migraine, but I’ve had some killer headaches, and they’re more than enough for me. I do know people who suffer from migraines on a regular basis, and from my observations, I … More Do you suffer from migraines? Consider a holistic approach
The sensation of loneliness or isolation is not a pleasant one. Depending on the circumstances that may provoke it, feeling as though we are alone without resources to connect with can be suffocating. We feel overwhelmed, unsure of where to go or who to reach out to, and often times we unfortunately tend to withdraw … More Feeling lonely? Consider broadening your knowledge in something, it may help
‘Carpe diem’ is arguably a phrase that your ears have heard at some point in life. Meaning seize the day, this Latin ideology emphasizes the concept that life is short and therefore should be enjoyed while we have access to it. Although a little stereotypical when referred to as a life motto, according to an … More Is ‘carpe diem’ your new life motto? For a lot of Americans, it is
Music is something pretty well all of us enjoy. Regardless of our preferred genre(s), it is relatively safe to say that just about all of us have listened to music at some point in time, and for those of who don’t, I find it a tad weird, but no judgment. While most of us enjoy … More Yes, learning music is good for your brain
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
In the past year, face masks have become a very prominent element of our daily fashion choices. Thanks to COVID-19 and the pandemic it brought with its arrival, face masks are now a requirement when venturing out into public places across the globe. While face masks and their purpose has been made known, one downfall … More Turning face masks into … roads?
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?
For whatever reason, food just seems to taste better when consumed in the late hours of the evening. We all know eating late isn’t the best practice as it can be a hindrance to our metabolism, but from time to time, you gotta cave and raid the fridge after binging Netflix for hours and it’s … More Yes, eating late at night really is as bad as you think
Confidence is a skill of incredible importance, though is one, I would argue, not a lot of us possess. We likely all can think of someone we know who is a strong example of what confidence entails, but using the skill to benefit ourselves can be challenging, and a lot of us wrongly associate confidence … More Wondering how to raise your kids to be confident? Read this
Walkers are, for those of us who make use of them, a rather important device required throughout daily life. They enable individuals in terms of their mobility, and can also assist with things like balance and movements. I personally didn’t realize just how vital walkers are for persons with mobility issues until my grandparents began … More Have you heard about this new and innovative walker?
If I had to name a form of exercise I don’t actually mind engaging in, it would be walking. It isn’t overly strenuous nor is it harsh on joints and muscles, and I find going for walks presents me with an opportunity to do some serious pondering, which is also beneficial for my mental health. … More Take a hike (for your health)
Before I get a new asshole ripped into me by anyone who reads the title of this and decides to lambast me because Amazon has slaughtered the success of so many small businesses, hear me out. I’ve written about the significance of supporting small businesses numerous times here on my blog, and I’ve also discussed … More Read this to find out why Amazon is worth supporting
I’m not the biggest fan of mushrooms. I can appreciate them in the sense they’re incredibly versatile and offer a multitude of benefits to those of us who consume them, but I just cannot get past their texture. I can do button mushrooms from time to time, but not the bigger, badder guys. Blagh. Despite … More Check out these mushroom types and the benefits they offer
Cave paintings are a tremendous component of our world’s and planet’s history. In discovering them, historians and anthropologists have been able to gain a better understanding of events that occurred in the past, as well as a firmer comprehension of the people responsible for painting these creations on the walls of caves. While I certainly … More Have you heard about the discovery of the world’s oldest cave painting?
With far too many species of animals on our planet facing endangerment and extinction, it is always welcome news to learn of recently discovered creatures that haven’t been found before. I find it amazing that new species are still being found across the globe, and it is exciting to consider how many other critters are … More Check out these new species discovered in 2020
Cycling, for those of who partake in the activity, is serious business. I mean no insult when I say this, but I feel as though cyclists are a whole different breed of people when it comes to exercising; it’s no joke, and since my own mother is an avid cyclist, I feel like I have … More Attach this to your bike to help combat air pollution
Pain management isn’t exactly a straightforward concept. Considering we all have different pain tolerances, it makes sense as to why we manage and experience pain differently, making it difficult to distinguish one objective way to manage pain effectively. All of us arguably have methods we rely on to best control pain when it occurs, but … More Check out this new way to manage pain
With each passing year, we humans are able to witness new developments in technology and innovation that surpass any previous findings. It is pretty spectacular that our fascination, admiration and appreciation of a new development can be quickly redirected towards the newest and best thing, and it goes to show how far we have come … More Making shoes from … mushrooms?
Bad habits are easy enough to unconsciously undertake. Small, irregular behaviours, in time, become more prominent and repetitive, unfortunately resulting in, often times, a habit we wish we hadn’t picked up. Poor habits are understandably something all of us have some experience with, and I would wager that more of us dabbled in shitty habits … More Did 2020 prompt you to start a bad habit?
New Years resolutions are a concept we are all familiar with. With the beginning of a New Year, many of us designate some goals we would like to achieve in the turning of the calendar year, some common examples being to eat healthier, exercise more, giving up something unhealthy or trying to kick a bad … More This is why you shouldn’t make New Years resolutions
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is something that unfortunately has relevance to a lot of us, especially those of us who live in four-season climates. Here in Canada, SAD is nothing new, and I know quite a few people personally who are seriously burdened by this condition. In case you’re unaware of what SAD is, it … More Struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder? Read this
I think it is safe to say that there isn’t much regarding COVID-19 itself that is worthy of appreciation. This virus has beat the hell out of 2020, and it’s still lingering. While this year hasn’t exactly been our best, I have made note a couple of different times in various posts of the positives … More Gaining appreciation via COVID-19
I think it may be safe to say that this year is one in which we could all use a little extra Christmas cheer. It isn’t difficult to figure out why some of us are perhaps feeling rather out of touch with the holiday spirit, but that isn’t to say we shouldn’t try to help … More Here’s how to spread some Christmas cheer this year
We all know how important it is to drink enough water. As humans, our bodies heavily depend on water and the properties it offers, so it makes sense why water consumption is drilled into us from a young age. While we’re all aware of the importance of drinking water, it turns out that water consumption … More Can water make you happier?
Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve made use of a dog leash. Even if you don’t have a dog, leashes can serve a variety of purposes if you’re creative enough with them, depending on what you have in mind. Normally speaking, though, dog leashes are for what the term encompasses; dogs. And, … More Making dog leashes with … apples?
If this isn’t a feel-good story, folks, I really don’t know what is. I was so touched when I read an article from The Good News Network telling the tale of a moving company assisting victims of domestic violence free of charge, I had to share it with all of you. “Since the recent launch … More Helping domestic violence victims with moving trucks
Terrorism is, unfortunately, a concept most of us are familiar with. When I say familiar, I’m referring to the ideology that we have an understanding of what terrorism is, as well as the inevitable tragedy that is associated with the concept. We live in a world where acts of terrorism seem to occur from time … More Terrorism deaths have been dropping for five years