When asked to think of products that may affect the environment and our health, most people think of obviously problematic things like plastic that will not decompose in a landfill and dangerous chemicals in cleaning products. One class of products that people usually neglect to think about includes cosmetics and personal care products. These products include things like lipstick, mascara, perfume, shampoo, deodorant, lotion and toothpaste. You may not realize it, but you probably use up to 10 or more personal care products in one day. Many people use these products with no hesitation, confident that the government must be making sure that these products are safe and not wrecking the environment. However, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit research and advocacy environmental organization, your confidence may be misplaced. Read more
The population of the world is on a constant upward tangent, and with living and growing space very far from following pace, we are facing a food shortage in the future. However, the amount of concern in the media about climate change over the past decade or so has gradually begun to sink in to the general population, and the increase in sustainable living has been notable. This has begun to happen right from people adding solar panels and insulating their houses to large industry using computer controlled irrigation and solar energy as well.
You’ve decided to start your own business, but you had no idea how hard it would be in today’s economy. While most start-ups have a hard time finding solid ground, it can be a thousand times more difficult in economic turmoil. Sure, you could give up and try again later, but you don’t have to. Even in a bad economy there are things you can do to make it until things get better. Here are just a few tips for young entrepreneurs for surviving in a difficult economy.
Last week plenty of newspaper columns were overtaken with arguments regarding whether or not smoking should be banned from vehicles on UK roads. It was revealed that the British Medical Association (BMA) is pushing the Government to be "bold and courageous" and make puffing cigarettes in cars illegal for the sake of the population’s health.
In Victorian times there was little onus on employers meeting health and safety standards and so the injury rate was far higher. Fortunately nowadays there are a large number of factors at hand that prevent employers from not looking after the health of their employees.
It goes without saying that the majority of people in the UK will never find themselves facing criminal charges. This does not however mean that there’s no value in becoming acquainted with the fundamentals of the prosecution process. In the unlikely event that extraneous circumstances came to pass the worst were to transpire – it is useful to be at least modestly prepared.
A question that many people might not ask themselves – are fair -trade items always necessarily eco-friendly? The two concepts seem to be inextricably linked, especially in the consumer mind, but perhaps they are not always one.
The surge in popularity of ethical consumerism has certainly created a market for greener products, but it has also created a market for specific branding to demonstrate that these products have been scrutinized, and are assuredly your best conscious purchase. There are so many up-and-coming products, the average person can become confused rather quickly. It’s easy to make the assumption that any chocolate bar bearing a sticker that announces “fair trade” must also be good for the environment and good for those who pick the cacao, but, indeed that is not always the case.
With the intense focus upon global warming and the deterioration of the environment, consumers are developing environmental consciences. Once, consumers only used to care about what benefits they personally would derive from a product– it this product a worthwhile purchase for me? Now, consumers are interested in the before and after as well – how was this product made? What happens to this product once I throw it out?
Using data from Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity on CDC WONDER the above graphic shows the District of Columbia having a far greater number of Syphilis cases per 100,000 population than any other State.
Whilst the above chart shows Syphilis cases, DC is top in almost every sexually transmitted disease that can be charted.
The Salty Droid, a one robot task force against the worst of the corrupt and despicable Multi-level marketing world has a post discussing Mark Shurtleff, Boiler Room Attorney General of Utah.
City Weekly show that in 2008 he accepted contributions totalling $187,500 from various boiler room call centers.
The problem with these call centers is that they prey on the vulnerable and use intimidating techniques when trying to close the deal. Worse still is that many of the offers are get-rich-quick schemes and they exploit the poor with fake scarcity offers and imminent price rises.