Solitude And Slavery: Why Circus Elephant Abuse Must Stop

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology, Top Stories Headline|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Performing circus elephants have gone through years of abuse, punishment, solitary confinement, loneliness and fear. But at what cost? The "tricks" these magnificent beasts perform are a result of the cruel, inhumane treatment they've received since the time of their abduction in the wild throughout their horrific journey as part of the circus trade.

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Grow Your Own Veggies, Make A Difference To Climate Change

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Home grown veggies, as it turns out, are not only healthy for you, but are also healthy for the planet. If you want to do your bit to combat climate change, you can start by growing some vegetables in your back yard. Better still, practice organic methods to be even more eco-friendly. This will [...]

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Antibacterial Soap? Say Goodbye to Triclosan

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Environment, Health, Health & Wellness, Science, Science & Technology, Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , |

Choosing a bottle of hand soap sounds, understandably, mundane. The options are pretty straightforward: Ocean fresh or citrus, maybe a little aloe, or just grab the color that goes best with the paint in the bathroom. What about this: antibacterial or not? The average consumer probably thinks this is a clear decision. One washes their [...]

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Cocoa-Nomics: The Missing Millions In Small Island Economies

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Culture & Life, Environment, Food & Drink, Popular, Science, Science & Technology, Women and Business, Women and Culture, Women and Politics, Women Entrepreneurs|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cocoa The Cure-All: Good For Hearts, Minds, And Small-Island Economies I’ve always loved chocolate. I grew up on chocolate bars, rationed out in sensible doses by my parents so as to avoid tooth decay, obesity, and teenage acne. The best thing about Easter continues to be achingly sweet Cadbury crème eggs, although nowadays I [...]

Plastic Micro Beads: Tiny Bits Of Plastic That Pose A Huge Problem

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Featured Author, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Plastic shopping bags, bottles and other forms of plastic, commonly found littering our countryside, waterways and beaches, have been widely recognized as major environmental pollutants. However, minute plastic micro beads pose an equal threat to our ecosystem. But to date, these plastic micro beads have not been given as much credit for the contribution they [...]

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