How To Create A Toxin Free Beauty Regime


To what extent are chemicals in skin care a problem? Most of us use cosmetics and other personal care items without a second thought, believing that none of the chemicals will affect us, however, studies suggest that our skin absorbs close to 60% of the topical products with which it comes into contact. It is claimed that women who are using make-up on a daily basis are absorbing almost 2 kilograms or 5 lb of chemicals per year into their bodies. Some studies suggest we may be wearing about 515 chemicals per day.

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Natural Remedies, Health, Nutrition, Organic

Not So Innocent Abroad


From where we sat the sun felt close. I watched the fresh cement crack in the heat. Below us, the setting concrete stretched down to the favelas. Through clouds I could see the stairs reach the hilltop. Every few steps sat an unlikely gathering of local Peruvians and Australian volunteers. We waited. The Australians had traveled the breadth of the Pacific Ocean for this purpose: three days of volunteer work in the favelas of Lima. We were assured that the stairs would provide access to healthcare, schooling and land rights. It was a good project. However, the longer we waited the clearer it became that it had a foundational flaw. That flaw was us.

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Wellness, Travel, Health, Inspire, Knowledge, Volunteer, Sustainable Travel, Eco-Tourism

Myths In Biology


Are dolphins really always happy or do they just look like they are? The appearance of a smile is the consequence of dolphin physiology and not really a measure of mood. Like this myth, there are quite a few commonly accepted myths in nature. Here are five more very common misconceptions in biology.

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Environment, Eco-Living, Science, Nature

The Wonderful Health Benefits Of Indoor Plants


Plants and flowers are amazing living organisms that are most commonly known for creating oxygen as well as a feeling of Zen and relaxation. Yet, there are many other benefits of having plants in your house or in your work office. Plants can help with many ailments including stress, colds, headaches and filtering contamination from the air. Plants not only provide greenery, but they interact with your mind and body in ways that help to create a better quality of life.

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Eco-living, Health, Nutrition, Philosophy, Positivity

Are Animals Conscious?


To answer this question, we must firstly define the term consciousness which is something philosophers throughout the ages have had difficulty doing. Understanding the essential properties of consciousness raises a number of questions such as; can consciousness be explained mechanically? Whether non-human, like animals, experience consciousness at all and whether it may ever be possible for machines like robots to develop a consciousness.

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Animals, Health, Inspire, Eco-Living, Philosophy

The Oil Well Minefield


There is a hidden, underwater, environmental catastrophe on the horizon for the oceans and seas around the world. Oil, the natural resource humans depend on for transportation and the making of many items we buy and use on a daily basis is the culprit. It is widely thought that when an oil company stops drilling that the well is dry of oil, but that’s not true. There is still oil left behind because there is not enough of it left for a company to view it as a viable money making option.

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eco Living, Environment, Health, Sustainability

Why Local Is Important


Whether your apple pie is made with apples from your backyard or whether you get your eggs from your neighbor’s chickens, knowing part of the story about your food makes it that much more enjoyable. Here are some more reasons why you might want to consider buying your groceries locally.

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Organic, Health, Nutrition, Philosophy, Eco-living

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