Study: Spending Time in Green Spaces Helps The Aging Brain

Access to green spaces may have significant neurological benefits for aging populations. This is according to researchers at the Universities of York and Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, who investigated the effect that walking between urban and green environment has on the brain. The study involved eight volunteers from a larger sample of 95 people… Continue reading Study: Spending Time in Green Spaces Helps The Aging Brain

High-Tech Camping Gadgets Allow Nature Lovers to Still Stay Connected

We may live in a digital world, but for many folks, that makes getting away from it all especially appealing. In fact, nearly six out of 10 households recently reported that one of their residents has gone camping. Spending time outside in nature provides a chance to detach from the gadgets on which we constantly… Continue reading High-Tech Camping Gadgets Allow Nature Lovers to Still Stay Connected

New Study: Common Pesticide Impairs Bees’ Flying Ability

It’s no secret that the honey bee population is in decline, but a new study reveals that a common pesticide could be impairing their ability to fly. It’s called thiamethoxam, and it’s often used on crops such as soybeans, corn, and cotton. James Nieh, an author of the study published in the journal Scientific Reports,… Continue reading New Study: Common Pesticide Impairs Bees’ Flying Ability

H&M Proving Eco-Friendly Can Be Fashion-Forward

By now, eco-friendly fashion is nothing new. But while a lot of brands have succeeded in making textiles from recycled goods, they don’t always translate into wearable pieces. Unfortunately, eco-friendly doesn’t always mean fashion-friendly, too. Retailer H&M is somewhat of an expert in green fashion, having launched several environmentally friendly lines in the past. But… Continue reading H&M Proving Eco-Friendly Can Be Fashion-Forward

More Home Buyers Are Seeking Sustainable Housing, Survey Finds

Today’s home buyers are looking to check “go green” off of their moving to do list. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, 56% of realtors said that their clients were interested in sustainability while looking for new homes. With 40% of Americans reporting that they are likely or somewhat likely… Continue reading More Home Buyers Are Seeking Sustainable Housing, Survey Finds

Parley Partners with Fashion Industry to End Plastic Ocean Pollution

Parley, an eco-organization with the lofty goal of ending plastic pollution in the ocean, has teamed up with the fashion industry. Both individual fashion designers and entire brands have thrown their support behind Parley’s environmental initiative to help eliminate plastic and other pollutants from the ocean. It’s predicted that the amount of plastic being washed… Continue reading Parley Partners with Fashion Industry to End Plastic Ocean Pollution

Teen Survivor Battling Multiple Cancers Shaves Head, Goes Viral

Recent studies indicate that more than 99% of American women voluntarily remove hair, and more than 85% do so regularly, even daily. But, Mckenzi Middlebrooks’ haircut wasn’t an ordinary procedure. This teen recently went viral on social media for her courageous decision to shave her head while receiving chemotherapy. Mckenzi is currently in the midst… Continue reading Teen Survivor Battling Multiple Cancers Shaves Head, Goes Viral

Fitness Blogger Praises Natural, Hairy Beauty In Viral Video

As the beauty industry continues to profit off of socially constructed insecurities, the vast majority of women may feel pressured to remove their body hair. Last year one million people sought laser hair removal in the United States, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and statistics provided by the Touch Up Laser… Continue reading Fitness Blogger Praises Natural, Hairy Beauty In Viral Video