Death of the Plastic Straw

Death of the Plastic Straw

Plastic Lifetime National Geographic reports that the first plastics made from fossil fuels are just over a century old. Widespread use took affect post-World War II when shortages of natural materials fostered a search for synthetic alternatives and resulted in an exponential glut in production. It’s been said that if the Pilgrims left a trail of plastic water bottles and plastic-wrapped snacks, their trash would probably still be around, four centuries later.
Ingredients You Don't Want in Your Makeup

Ingredients You Don't Want in Your Makeup

If you’ve spent a lot of time trying to create a diet that will benefit you with an overall healthy body, demeanor and lifestyle—why hasn’t that spilled over into your beauty products? And even if you are not a vegetarian, vegan or diet aficionado, if you love animals so much: do you really want to eat them, wear them or smear their products on your body? Yes, life is complicated and the cosmetics industry is one of the more complicated businesses.
Self Driving Cars: Insurance Issues

Self Driving Cars: Insurance Issues

Sci-fi fans may have been waiting for the invention of flying cars for decades, but it’s self-driving cars that are quickly becoming our new reality. Automated vehicles are one of the great technological revolutions of our time, but learn why they cause fear in the hearts of insurers.
Urban Beekeeping for Beginners

Urban Beekeeping for Beginners

You’ve romanticized about having your own honeybee hive apiary; have thought about helping save the bees from disease, nutrition and pesticides; or contemplated how great it would be to have bees populate your garden. It’s doable, but will take some time and effort.