A shelter is a basic human need. The need for housing continues to rise with the increase in population. The housing industry has undergone a huge transformation with advances in technology. This has enabled the provision of diverse services that improve the homeownership experience. Mortgage The evolution of the industry has seen a commensurate rise […]
Modern people are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing ways of getting around. We are also on the cusp of a revolution in personal transport in the form of driverless vehicles. Driverless vehicles will make transport more efficient and, therefore, more environmentally friendly. This is just one of the ways that vehicles of […]
Have you made an oath to become more environmentally aware? If you want to make a positive impact on the environment where you are helping to conserve some natural resources while reducing pollution and keeping your area cleaner than before, you can make such a difference while inspiring many other people to want to do […]
Perhaps one of the most pressing needs and a common topic around the world has been: renewable energy. How can countries revert to renewable energy productions, and what repercussions would the switch have? Let’s take Australia as an example. Deemed as being in the top 20 water-stressed countries, Australia found itself facing a mandatory change […]
There is no one today who isn’t aware of the importance of trying to live in a more ecologically friendly way. The effects of climate change and global warming are becoming undeniable, and we are no longer dealing with an abstract concept that might affect future generations. The danger posed by climate change is now […]
If you’re thinking about remodeling soon, why not kill two birds with one stone and implement energy saving trends to make your home more efficient? Some energy saving implementations can prove to be costly, but if you’re remodeling and making a mess anyway, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider an energy efficient remodel. Here […]
Necessary steps must be taken by companies and their contractors to avert damage to environmentally sensitive areas. The use of bog mats is prevalent among industries keen to preserve natural areas. A bog mat is a cover designed to shield the ground from the impact of heavy machinery. Here are five ways bog mats help […]
Period properties are beautiful, but they can also be problematic. Modern building methods are very different and we don’t have to contend with issues such as lead paint or asbestos when buying a modern home. A ZOTApro certification will teach you all you need to know about lead paint if you have an older home […]
This review is of the DEELAT solar powered motion light which we had the pleasure of testing recently. This light is useful for home use as a security system to alert a homeowner to motion nearby and is also ideal for pathways, parking lots, and campuses. The product was packaged well and was protected against […]
As technology continues to force humanity to adapt in new and exciting ways, many people remain skeptical of its influence. Virtually nothing has remained unchanged due to its influence, a proposition that is very terrifying to some. However, it’s also important to remember just how effective technology has been at improving quality of life for […]
Before you buy something new, consider whether you need it and where the old one will end up.
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Holiday Inn owner will swap tiny toiletries in hotels around the world.
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In just a year, Karen Jenner has collected 2.4 tons of trash on beaches in Nova Scotia.
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Indiana elementary school teams with 'food rescue' group to turn unwanted food into weekend meals.
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Peter Tabichi, a teacher in remote Kenya who has been giving most of his salary to the poor, became the first African to win the Global Teacher Prize.
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Researchers say they've identified a universal code of human morality.
An online petition is calling on toothpaste manufacturers to drop cardboard box packaging.
Some people are letting go of items that don't spark joy. Others are hoping to benefit from that.
By implementing 'housing first' on a national scale, Finland has almost eliminated homelessness.
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Before you take on a no-buy year, ask yourself why you want to. Not buying things can be difficult even when you're determined not to.
During the government shutdown, TSA workers need a little help, and local airports and travelers are stepping up to help
An essay encourages dilettante or dabbling, and I couldn't agree more.
When you clear your house of clutter and follow Marie Kondo's directive to keep only joyful things, here's how to make sure those items get a second life.
Older people tend to be more conservative, and tend to hit the share button a lot more often.
Directions to emergency shelters are displayed on digital billboards across the Swedish capital when temps get dangerously cold.
Biodegradable items like apple cores or banana peels can be litter too. Here's an array of reasons why you shouldn't toss them outside.
San Jose City Council selects two sites for "sleeper cabin"-based housing communities for the homeless, after years of discussion and local opposition.
A new bill currently being considered by Washington state lawmakers could soon make it the first state to legalize human composting.
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Garland Benson is trying to raise $1 million to help pay for a $6 million clinical trial treatment for his sister, who has Batten disease.
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Two small studies found that when people gave money they were happier than those who spent it on themselves.
These simple ways can help you say 'no' to capitalism and make the world a better place.
New initiative to raise awareness of child homelessness features Lily, a character first introduced in 2011 to address food insecurity.
The company will do the work for you.
Blind brothers ask you to take a leap of faith to help find a cure for blindness.
Chef José Andrés provides the most basic human need — food — to those affected by disaster, and now he's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.