As it’s non-biodegradable and a pain to recycle, Styrofoam packaging is one of the most pernicious types of plastic pollution. But thanks to an eco-friendly alternative developed by a group of scientists from Germany, it may not be long until the outdated plastic material becomes … [Read more...] about This biodegradable alternative to Styrofoam is made from discarded paper
High-tech meat alternatives are grabbing a lot of headlines these days. Last month, the Impossible Burger marked a meatless milestone with its debut as a Burger King Whopper, while plant-based innovator Beyond Meat became a game-changer by taking its company shares public. … [Read more...] about Lab-grown seafood is getting ready to hit the market. Could it save our oceans?
Is it possible to train your eyes to see clearly without your glasses or contacts? By Elleke Bal From The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 I almost put rice in my coffee maker. It feels very odd, going through my morning routine without my contact lenses. With a prescription of … [Read more...] about Train your eyes to see clearly without your glasses or contacts
From The Intelligent Optimist Magazine Fall/Winter 2016 In this age of wild politicians and violent, disrespectful debates, it’s a sign of hope that someone like the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh—also known as “The other Dalai Lama”—is so popular with so many people. … [Read more...] about Inspiration: Finding truth is not the same as finding happiness
Lending a hand on organic farms in exchange for room and board is a great way to meet real people around the world. English writer Kathryn Good discovered this in Australia as she weeded vegetable patches and bottle-fed baby goats in order to forget about a boy back home. Kathryn … [Read more...] about Real-world vacations