by Linda Capra, Helios Center
The sense of hunger, like all our senses, is common but not completely understood. We produce hormones called ghrelin and leptin that signal hunger or lack of hunger. When you eat, your body secretes leptin, which lowers you desire to eat. When there is an absence of leptin, ghrelin is secreted, [...]
Holistic living balances every aspect of your life— health, finance, relationships— to a peaceful and happy state. The great thing about living holistically is that it doesn’t have to be expensive or extreme. You can approach it incrementally, and wait until you’re comfortable with steps you’ve already taken before moving to another phase.
Is a Holistic [...]
From Plastic Waste to Fuel for Flight
Sadly, our oceans have become huge garbage dumps, and plastics make up a large part of that floating trash. Pilot Jeremy Roswell, dismayed at seeing so much plastic in the oceans he flew over, decided to do something about it. Partnering with Cynar, a company that turns plastic waste [...]
• Sugar consumption has increased 1500% in the last two hundred years
• With lots of calories and no nutrients, sugar is the #1 cause of America’s weight problem and lack of nutrition
• In order for any food to be properly digested it must contain nutrients, and since sugar contains none, it robs your body [...]
Going green these days is the norm and reducing our energy consumption is a key priority to keeping our planet going. So why not take one more step to being greener with a new alarm clock that works with water rather than electricity or batteries.
The Bedol Water Alarm Clock is a 100 percent water-powered alarm [...]
Our solution for easier drinking from a canning jar…
The canning jar already makes an awesome platform for a travel mug: it’s easy to clean, made of heat-resistant glass, cheap, durable, and when sealed it doesn’t leak. The only problem is that with their large openings, canning jars are not great for spill-free sipping while on [...]
To whip up one pound of sweet nectar, bees have to travel thousands of miles, pollinating millions of dandelions, goldenrods, and other wild flowers. In all that buzzing, our winged workers create a number of health products that have been used in alternative medicinal practices since ancient Greece. Here are some ideas for energy, [...]
Coffee Car, Awesome!
Did you know that coffee ground do so much more than deliver a delicious brew and enrich our compost piles? They also help power electronics. In early 2011, an engineer in England found a way to convert old coffee grounds collected from local shops into fuel to power a car.
The coffee car sped [...]
Yogurt Cups Get Their Day of Glory
If are like me, you always feel guilty throwing away cottage cheese, yogurt, and three bean salad containers. Thinking there has to be a better way! There is! As of January 1st, Veolia Waste Removal started taking ALL plastic containers! All of them! So no longer do you have [...]
Did you know that our sleep duration and quality depends on our sex, race, and socioeconomic status? University of Chicago researchers discovered that African Americans sleep less than Whites and men sleep less than women. The mean scores are as follows: Time spent in bed: 7.5 hours; Time to fall asleep: 21.9 minutes; Sleep duration: [...]