Smart Ways to Reduce Your Home Food Waste

Sometimes it seems like we throw out more food than we eat. While that probably isn’t true, the average household does waste a lot of food. Here are some ideas for cutting down your home food waste.

Compost

While you are still discarding the leftover food when you compost, you are recycling it into a useful substance that can be used to grow more food (or anything else you like) in the garden. Only compost food that has no other use and can’t be recycled in the kitchen anymore.

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Simple Steps to Eat More Ethically

Are you concerned about the farming methods and other processes that go into producing and growing food? More and more people are with you – there is a growing desire to know where our food comes from and to be more connected with it. Concerns about potentially unethical farming practices have prompted many people to become better shoppers and eat more ethically. Here are some steps you can take to make your table a more ethical one.

Why Electric Cars Are a Great Invention

Did you know that some of the very first automobiles were electric? The concept of the electric car is often considered to be the product of an oil-weary culture, but it is actually an original automobile concept. Basically an electric carriage without the horse, these first electric vehicles were developed in Europe and evolved into efficient, high-capacity, battery-operated autos by the early 1880s. These electric cars did not require gear-shifting, and were quieter and cleaner than the simultaneous gas-powered, internal combustion engine cars.

So what happened?

For one thing, American roads got longer and people needed cars that could be driven for longer distances. Another factor was the decline in American oil prices, making gas-powered cars cheaper to run. And Henry Ford developed the assembly line for manufacturing his gas-powered autos, making the gasoline car even more affordable.

Eco-Friendly Burial Options

What form of burial to choose is of great concern to many, but for those who are eco-conscious, the concerns are specifically related to being eco-friendly.

You may wonder if conventional burial practices are harmful to the earth. In truth, conventional burial is not particularly green. Trees must be cut to make the coffin, and embalming fluids like formaldehyde and methanol are not earth-friendly. Another concern is the use of land for conventional burial. The earth itself must be dug up and cemetery plots take up space.

If these are matters of concern to you, it might be a good idea to take a look at some alternatives and talk them over with your family. Death is not an easy subject, but discovering eco-friendly options may make the subject more approachable for you.

Color Therapy – What Is It and How Does It Work

What’s your favorite color?

Most of us get asked that question at various points throughout our lives. It is worth considering why we ask this – could it be that what color we associate with the most has some sort of effect on us, or says something about our personality?

Color therapy taps into the psychological effects of color. Participants are exposed to a range of colors via food, massage oils, colored lights, crystals or stones, etc. Some practitioners of color therapy use visualization techniques to help their patients. Different colors are said to affect different body systems or energies. Patients who undergo color therapy do so in order to experience restoration and/or healing.

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