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Recycle your contact lenses

New research presented by the American Chemical Society at their August meeting warned of the damage disposable contact lenses cause after they are flushed down our home plumbing, a daily habit of many of the 45 million Americans who wear them.

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Simple gesture sparks a delicious global movement!

Schools are back in session, and a crazily fun global movement may inspire you to spread some love (along with the peanut butter) into your child’s school day, and ideally – well beyond. Check out #HashtagLunchbag. It’s the perfect example of how a small group of people on a local level can make a tremendous impact, […]

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Make your own almond flour at home

Looking to go off grains, but don’t want to forego your beloved baked goods? Almond flour is enjoying a surge in popularity, thanks in part to low-carbohydrate diet trends. Naturally gluten-free, almond flour is the perfect alternative for those looking to enjoy a satiating and satisfying snack. But commercially-produced nut flour isn’t cheap – unless you […]

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Register for IRENA Innovation Week 2018!

IRENA Innovation Week is a three-day event that unites leading thinkers and policy makers to explore disruptive innovation aimed specifically at accelerating a transition to renewable energy. All members of the media – print, and digital – are invited to register to attend (and report on!) IRENA Innovation Week happening in Bonn, Germany from September 5 to […]

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Dress made from a refugee tent steals London fashion show

British designer and humanitarian Helen Storey believes that fashion is an excellent vehicle to connect people to ­difficult subject matters. Last week, she sent a dress crafted from a former refugee tent down the runway at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Knightsbridge. It captured everyone’s attention, and put a spotlight on climate change and its human impact.

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Israeli study show worms can perform math

New research by Hebrew University of Jerusalem details the complex mathematical calculations that animals perform to locate their next meal. Turns out that even the simple earthworm constantly computes new scent data to see if they are on right track to food. Can humans learn from these tubular hermaphrodites?

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Arab woman sells her ex-boyfriend online

Google “love gone wrong” and you’ll be faced with 46,100,000 results offering music videos, poems, books, potions, and advice on how to deal with an ex-lover who played you wrong. A young Egyptian woman went old-school (albeit using new social media) and devised her own way to deal with her post-breakup blues. She offered her boyfriend up […]