The trend of eating plant-based foods as substitute for meat products is growing faster than you think. Veggie burgers like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burgers have become popular because they taste and appear like real burgers do, but no burger has hit the market so successfully as the Organic Plant-Based burger from Don Lee Farms. In just 60 days, the product has become the most vastly growing product in its category, selling more than one million in less than 60 days. That’s an unprecedented amount for a plant-based product and could signal that the meat-based burger may be going out of style.

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According to new research, everyday products contain ‘obesogens’ which interfere with hormones and promote the build-up of a fat in the body. The researchers found that diet, house dust, cleaning chemicals, kitchenware or cosmetics are the biggest sources of contaminants. To avoid ‘obesogens’, the researchers recommend choosing fresh, organic and pesticide-free foods over processed products. They also recommend removing shoes when entering then house to avoid bringing contaminants indoors.

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The small town of Kamikatsu in Japan takes recycling to another level. In a bid to produce zero waste by 2020, the residents in this town sort their waste into 45 different categories. The very-specific categories make it much easier to find ways of repurposing waste, with 80 percent of waste currently being recycled. It’s an amazing feat, but one that’s required Kamikatsu’s residents to get their hands dirty. See here the great efforts these residents make to sort out their waste.

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National Geographic has been writing about climate change and its effects on the planet for years. Now the publication is set to do more than just cover it with the launch of its new Plastic or Planet initiative. Featuring a long-term, multi-year commitment from the media group, and comprising of educational campaigns, a consumer pledgeresearch initiatives, as well as a corporate commitment to audit and then reduce single-use plastic dependency within the organization, it really does look like more than your average corporate responsibility initiative. Along with the new initiative, National Geographic announced that all subscribers will start receiving their magazine wrapped in paper, not plastic, from now on.

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Filling journals is a healthy exercise that puts you in touch with your emotions and can serve as a form of therapy. Some therapists say keeping a personal record helps people to alleviate their anxiety, face fears, set goals, and feel more free. And when you’re done, another practice you can do to keep your mind calm and clear is throw the journal out when you’re done. That may sound crazy, but the process of letting go of that literary weight is one that can be awfully liberating. See here how journaling can benefit you, and why throwing it out can too.

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