Pollution

Miss Universe Admits She Didn’t Bathe for Almost a Month to Win the Beauty Contest

Miss Universe Admits She Didn’t Bathe for Almost a Month to Win the Beauty Contest
People
year ago

There are many beautiful women worldwide, and pageants like Miss Universe show the significant cultural and aesthetic differences among the world’s inhabitants. Although “beauty” is a relative concept, the ladies competing in these contests have unique attributes emblematic of their respective countries. However, some occasionally adopt odd practices to maintain their unique beauty, such as the gorgeous girl who won this year’s contest.

Colosseum Is in Danger of Disappearing + 7 Vanishing Landmarks

Colosseum Is in Danger of Disappearing + 7 Vanishing Landmarks
Places
7 months ago

What if I told you you just won a round-the-world trip to visit the planet’s most famous landmarks? Nice, right? But there’s a catch. You might be visiting them for the last time in your life. That’s because these landmarks are threatened to disappear during our lifetime. Yikes!

10+ Photos That Show Many Things Are Changing Right Before Our Eyes

10+ Photos That Show Many Things Are Changing Right Before Our Eyes
Curiosities
year ago

Time, indeed, flies fast. At least that’s what science says. As we get older and more familiar with the world, our brain processes moments a lot slower than when we were younger. Thus, precious memories and changes seem to float away in our midst. This might seem true as we reminisce about the past with various pieces of information from the present.

4 Simple Ways to Remove Blackheads by Tweaking Your Diet

4 Simple Ways to Remove Blackheads by Tweaking Your Diet
Health
year ago

Like everything, it’s probably best to naturally heal your body instead of using external things. Pore strips can remove blackheads, but they will likely leave your pores exposed to dirt and bacteria. That’s why choosing the right foods and solving this problem internally and in a healthy way may just be the way to go.

8 Subtle Things That Can Affect Your Baby’s Appearance

8 Subtle Things That Can Affect Your Baby’s Appearance

Genetics is not the only factor that impacts a baby’s appearance, because what happens during the pregnancy could also influence the child’s health and future looks. From the food that mommas-to-be put inside their bellies, to the conditions of their surroundings, there are many surprising factors that can affect the growth and development of newborns.

5 Reasons Why Indians Use an Ancient Nasal Treatment

5 Reasons Why Indians Use an Ancient Nasal Treatment
Health
2 years ago

Nasya is an ancient Indian way of body cleansing through the nose with natural herbs and oils. Nasal treatments can be one of the effective ways to heal a person nowadays, studies say. It’s not used very often around the world, but Indians have their own secrets of why they practice it.

Why Animals Are Getting Smaller and Smaller

Why Animals Are Getting Smaller and Smaller
Animals
3 years ago

Generations of animals today are gradually getting smaller right in front of our eyes, and we don’t even notice it. Mammals such as the Canadian lynx, the polar bear, and even some birds are shrinking in size, and it’s predicted that the shrinking will go on for at least another decade. Global warming is to blame for this, and humans play a role in it.

15 Inventions That Make the World a Better Place to Live In

15 Inventions That Make the World a Better Place to Live In
Curiosities
3 years ago

Your life can be much easier with the help of new gadgets. From tiny nose filters to baby socks that monitor their health and let you sleep — it’s inventions like these that make us less worried and appreciate the time we have. And that’s exactly what many of us need in this hectic world of ours.

Why We Need to Finally Stop Releasing Balloons Into the Sky

Why We Need to Finally Stop Releasing Balloons Into the Sky
Curiosities
year ago

Releasing balloons has always been seen as a way to celebrate something. However, it’s finally time we stop doing this. A non-profit organization called Balloons Blow is pleading for everyone to stop releasing balloons in the air, as they will just come back to the ground and sea, polluting the earth and having damaging effects on wildlife.

An Artist Turns Garbage Into Spectacular Sculptures, and It’s Another Call to Protect the Planet

An Artist Turns Garbage Into Spectacular Sculptures, and It’s Another Call to Protect the Planet
Art
4 years ago

In order to attract people’s attention to the problem of worldwide pollution, Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, whose Instagram account has already gained more than 200,000 followers, started to create stunning animal sculptures from trash. The artist confesses that he belongs to a generation that is consumeristic and greedy which leads to a lot of waste and pollution. He creates sculptures under the motto “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” making them from the objects that can harm the animals he depicts.

25 Unexpected Things You Can Only See in Thailand

25 Unexpected Things You Can Only See in Thailand
Places
4 years ago

Thailand is a true gem that shows more and more unexpected sides as you discover it. Actually, the name of a head city, Bangkok, is just a shortened version of the full name that contains 21 words and is the longest city name in the world! Thailand attractions have a unique vibe that makes even ordinary things seem special, from restaurants filled with condoms and poo souvenirs to houses deep in the trees to adorable corgis in a cafe. Thai people worship lifelike dolls, print their selfies on totally unexpected things, and even David Beckham has found his place in a Buddhist temple.

13 Gadgets That Can Save the Planet and Your Money

13 Gadgets That Can Save the Planet and Your Money
Design
4 years ago

In recent years, the emission of carbon dioxide from energy consumption in the United States amounted to approximately 5.1 billion metric tons. Apart from that, there’s also a high level of food and water waste. Just take a second to think about how many times you’ve forgotten to turn off your lights. The level of pollution is huge and it’s very important that each of us does something to save the planet!

A Man Turns 100,000 Plastic Bottles Into a Floating Island to Send a Message That Hurts

A Man Turns 100,000 Plastic Bottles Into a Floating Island to Send a Message That Hurts
People
5 years ago

Experts say that during the past several decades we’ve produced 6.3 billion metric tons of plastic waste, only 9% of which went to recycling. In order to fight pollution and prevent a global disaster, we need to reuse and recycle much more waste than we do right now. Richart Sowa, an artist from England, showed the world a creative way to reuse plastic bottles, when he turned 100,000 of them into a beautiful floating island.

10 Innocent Signs That Your Body Is Flooded With Toxins

10 Innocent Signs That Your Body Is Flooded With Toxins
Health
7 months ago

Toxins are present everywhere around us, be it in the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the food we eat. Even your favorite smartphone is a filth farm, teeming with enough bacteria to make you seriously ill. Everyday toxins are getting accumulated in our body, and if it reaches a tipping point you might get severely sick.

An 11-Year-Old Boy Cleans Up Litter From Beaches, and We Can’t Stay Silent About It Any Longer

An 11-Year-Old Boy Cleans Up Litter From Beaches, and We Can’t Stay Silent About It Any Longer
People
2 years ago

We often think that it takes so much time and so many people to make a difference. So much so, that we hesitate to take those little steps to make our world kinder, safer, and cleaner, because we think this means nothing in the long run. This story of 11-year-old Louis-Matisse from Cornwall proves that every little action helps, and that one person can do so much for their neighborhood and the whole world.

I’ve Been Living in Singapore for 4 Years and Would Like to Share 10 Things That Surprise Me Every Day

I’ve Been Living in Singapore for 4 Years and Would Like to Share 10 Things That Surprise Me Every Day
Places
3 years ago

Hi everyone! My name is Vasilisa and I am from Belarus. This is the fourth year I have been living and studying in Singapore. The country is not that big — there are 5.8 million people living on the territory of 247 square miles. In the 1960s, it was a poor and corrupted country but the country’s current prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew managed to perform an economic miracle and turned Singapore into one of the most successful countries in the world.

13 Ways Every Plastic Bottle You Throw Away Puts Animals in Danger

13 Ways Every Plastic Bottle You Throw Away Puts Animals in Danger
Animals
2 years ago

At the moment, humanity makes about 300 million tons of plastic every year. And half of it is used only once (like bags and wrapping). Only 10% of it is recycled and the rest goes to garbage dumps and rivers. According to a recent study, 10 rivers (2 in Africa and 8 in Asia) transport 90% of all the plastic that ends up in oceans. The scale of pollution is awful and many of us don’t even realize how bad the situation is.

9 Natural Ways to Cleanse Your Lungs

9 Natural Ways to Cleanse Your Lungs
Health
year ago

Our lungs serve as a natural filter that protects us from various infections and air pollution, which is why healthy lungs play a very important role in a happy life. Unfortunately, our respiratory system may suffer because of the harmful substances in the air that we breathe every single day. A dry cough, chest pain, and shortness of breath — all of these can be warning signs of serious lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, a pulmonary embolism, and many others. If you’ve recently noticed at least one of these signs, it’s best to take immediate action.