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Coronatimes Restore balance through forest bathing

Forest bathing

As an Avenger’s fan, I can’t help but relate the current situation to that of Thanos snapping his fingers and wiping out half the universe’s population. It seems like we’re a part of ‘The End Game’ and for once, the world is united to fight a common enemy – the novel coronavirus! Even though  COVID-19 has spread to every continent and the numbers keep rising – there are some silver linings in our world grappling …[Read more]

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Coronatimes The silver linings in a world grappling with a pandemic

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As I write this article, I don’t know what worries me more – the bombardment of information coming my way (and me having to sieve through all of it!) or the fast paced global spread of COVID-19 itself. Either way, I feel like I’m stuck in a real life Pac-Man game – it’s only a matter of time before the ghosts catch up! By now we are aware of the necessary precautions that need to …[Read more]

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Microplastic Mayhem The tiny pollutant that has a big impact

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Microplastics are everywhere – from remote areas in the Pyrenees Mountains in France that are covered with airborne microplastics to right at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the world’s deepest ocean trench, where a plastic bag and candy wrappers were discovered and even in the Arctic snow, where researchers have found high levels of microplastic trapped in the ice cores. And it isn’t only nature that is filled with it; we’ve known for a …[Read more]

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Repair, Reuse, Reduce All you need to know about the Right to Repair Movement

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It all began with my computer screen just randomly starting to flicker. First, it was for a few seconds, then it became minutes and now I needed to shut it down for a few hours to resolve the problem. That is when I learnt about Flickergate, a problem unique to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Anyhow, I called the company to check how this could be resolved, (and no surprise?!) they have no solution other …[Read more]