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Year: 2024

CULTIVATE GOOD THOUGHTS

How aware of you of your thoughts? Most of us spend very little time reflecting on the way we think. Your face is the mirror of your mind. We may not realise it, but we often wear our thoughts on our face. Negative thoughts make you look strained, old and unhappy. Good thoughts shine out of your face like sunbeams. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly, says children’s author...
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WHY FARMERS IN INDIA AND PAKISTAN ARE SHIFTING TO “REGENERATIVE” FARMING

Nine years ago, farmer Sultan Ahmed Bhatti gave up tilling the soil and using most fertilisers and pesticides on his farm in Doober Bhattian, Pakistan. Today. researchers, climate experts, and agriculture students visit his 100-acre farm, where he grows wheat, rice, maize, sugarcane, and vegetables, to see how he is able to reap bumper crops with minimal input costs. The magic is in the soil,...
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WHY YOU SHOULDN’T EAT TOO LATE AT NIGHT

Eating too late at night can be detrimental to your health. You can end up not just with a potbelly, but also poor sleep, heartburn, obesity and diabetes. Late night eating also raises blood pressure, and cholesterol levels (resulting in heart disease). It also makes you feel hungrier the next day, making you eat more, which ultimately leads to weight gain. A 2021 study found that high-fat,...
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WE’RE NOT JUST SAVING THE PLANET, WE’RE SAVING OURSELVES

The world is facing a climate crisis, but how many of us really care? Phrases such as “Save the Planet” and “Save the Earth” have mistakenly framed the climate emergency as a distant and esoteric affair, not “personal” enough to resonate with the everyday masses, who are too busy making ends meet. Many would perceive the climate emergency as the responsibility of environmental...
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THE HIDDEN COST OF PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

You’ve heard of the health risks of bottled water – studies have found plastic fragments in them. But bottled water also has a significant environmental cost that consumers don’t see – their production and disposal significantly harm the environment, and thus us. Making a plastic water bottle is a resource-heavy process, beginning with petroleum extraction. Most plastic bottles start...
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Good to remind ourselves – and to teach our kids …. If you take a piece of rotten fruit and place it beside perfectly good fruit, what happens? The mould from the rotten fruit spreads over to the good fruit and both end up in a bad condition. Being too close to the wrong people, those with negative and toxic behaviour, can ruin you – you become just like them. Beware of the company you...
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SIMPLE ENERGY-SAVING TIPS (Part 11)

Only Use Shower Heater When Necessary Did you know that a small adjustment in your shower routine can have a big impact on energy use and the environment? Here is the scoop. Consider turning on your shower heater only when necessary. Try shortening your shower time or using lukewarm water during warmer weather to save on energy. Heating water requires a significant amount of energy. By using...
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