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Indonesian ecobricks: A new approach in its plastics 'war'

Indonesia has a problem with plastic. Like many developing countries, its rivers and canals are clogged with dense masses of bottles, bags and other plastic packaging.<p>The army was even called in to help clean-up.<p>The boss of an Indonesian food factory is fighting back in his own way, with …

Developing Countries

Ankle Socks Will Ruin Even Your Best Outfit

Those tiny little peeking-over-your-shoe socks must be stopped at all costs.<p>The Great Bare Ankle Revolution of a few years back was a truly big deal: Pants got shorter, shoes got crazier, and socks basically disappeared. Well, not disappeared, exactly. No-show socks—the ones that hide out of sight …

These 5 Habits Will Add 12 Years to Your Life, According to Harvard Researchers

A new study found that people who live the longest follow these five simple rules.<p>Every day it seems like there’s new advice for living longer: drink red wine, add turmeric to that morning latte, or try these dozens of other things.<p>Now, researchers from Harvard University have nailed down the best …

Holistic Medicine

UK to ban sale of plastic straws and drinks stirrers that blight the country’s seas and rivers, ministers say

The UK is set to ban the sale of plastic straws and drinks stirrers that blight the country’s seas and rivers, ministers have announced.<p>In the latest …

How to Get Your Muscles Back After Taking a Break From the Gym

Taking an exercise hiatus can make muscles shrink fast. The experts explain how to get them back.<p>There are pieces of my body missing. Well, technically they’re still there, but I can’t see or feel them anymore. Anyone who’s taken months off from the gym or spent time in recovery from an injury, …

Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating enzyme

FLORIDA: Researchers in the US and Britain have accidentally engineered an enzyme which eats plastic and may eventually help solve the growing …

Pollution

New vending machines in Malaysia will help people exchange their plastic waste for gold

One man's trash can end up being his gold too.<p>HelloGold is launching 500 vending machines across Malaysia that convert plastic bottles and aluminum cans to investment-grade gold.<p>The Southeast Asian fintech company has teamed up with Malaysia's reverse-vending machine (RVM) company KLEAN to bring …

Does the microwave zap food of its nutrients?

As far as accidental inventions go, the microwave is a pretty good one. Legend has it that Percy Spencer, an engineer with defence contractor company …

10 reasons why Aldi's groceries are so cheap

How to Lose 25 Pounds in Three Months

The key to achieving lasting weight loss is to follow the established safe guideline of 1 to 2 pounds per week, according to the Centers for Disease …

Ocean plastic could triple in decade

<b>The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to triple in a decade unless litter is curbed, a major report has warned.</b><p>Plastics is just one issue facing the world's seas, along with rising sea levels, warming oceans, and pollution, it says.<p>But the Foresight Future of the Sea Report for the UK …

Pollution

A woman lost her injury payout after she was caught posting runs on fitness app Endomondo

A woman had her injury payouts slashed after her insurance company noticed that she's been posting working records online with fitness app Endomondo.<p>The woman, who wasn't named, lives in Denmark and was punished by the insurance company AP Pension when they noticed the data she was …

Rising carbon dioxide levels impair coral growth

<b>Coral reefs are under threat if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise, new research has shown.</b><p>When CO2 dissolves in the ocean, it raises the water's acidity level.<p>This prevents a build up of calcium carbonate, which corals draw from seawater to build their skeleton.<p>The study, published …

Climate Change

21 signs you’ve lived in Singapore for too long

Singapore, the tiny red dot on a map which has become one of the richest countries in the world in a span of 30-40 years, has a unique blend of …

The Elevated, Made-in-America T-Shirt That’s Surprisingly Affordable

Buck Mason’s tee looks, feels, and fits like it's expensive. It isn't.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>At this point, I don't need to tell you about the power of a great T-shirt. Or about how …

Clothing

4 Reasons Retro Runners Are the Best Sneakers for 2018 | GQ

Your hunt is over: Best Stuff is GQ’s destination for finding the perfect version of whatever you need. Here are our favorite retro running sneakers, each with its own take on a classic style that looks great on any guy.<p>The spectrum of sneakers in the market today has never been wider. On one end …

How to match your shoes with your suit

There’s one thing that, time after time, we see ruining suits. They could be double-breasted, peak-lapelled, single-vented – it doesn’t matter. Even …

White trainers: 10 of the best

Every man needs at least one good pair of white trainers. And, given the fact that they perish so easily, it's the ‘at least’ in that sentence that's …

5 Basic Fermented Food Recipes for Better Gut Health

If you find yourself in a veggie rut (because the day will come when you can’t possibly sauté another bunch of spinach), you may be tempted to …

Wellness

Estonia marks 100th anniversary of independence declaration

TALLINN: Estonia on Saturday (Feb 24) celebrated 100 years since declaring independence with a military parade and other festivities in the Baltic …

Video näyttää, miten turistit sutivat ja raahautuivat jääkouruksi muuttuneita portaita pitkin Uspenskin katedraaliin

Punatiilinen ortodoksikirkko kultaisine sipuleineen on talvikelin myötä muuttunut suorastaan vaaralliseksi kohteeksi Helsingin …

Britain's bus coverage hits 28-year low

<b>Britain's bus network has shrunk to levels last seen in the late 1980s, BBC analysis has revealed.</b><p>Rising car use and cuts to public funding are being blamed for a loss of 134 million miles of coverage over the past decade alone.<p>Some cut-off communities have taken to starting their own services, …

United Kingdom

Helsingistä Tallinnaan 30 minuutissa? Meren alle louhittavan rautatietunnelin hinta-arvio kaksinkertaistui 20 miljardiin euroon

Helsingin ja Tallinnan välille kaavailtu rautatietunneli voi maksaa jopa 13–20 miljardia euroa. Alustavissa selvityksissä arvio …

6 ways to do Singapore on a budget

Singapore has been named the most expensive city in the world for four years in a row, making it really hard to imagine a trip to Singapore without …

Asia Travel

'We need to be mindful about plastic'

Fashion designer Stella McCartney and Dame Ellen MacArthur talk to BBC Business Editor Simon Jack at Davos about the war against plastic.<p>"Fashion is the second most harmful industry on the planet. We need to now consume in a more responsible way," said Ms McCartney.

Stella McCartney

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes) | Inc.com

You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. After a long day at work, most people unfortunately fall on autopilot, execute a …

Motivation

H&M apologizes for showing black child wearing a ‘monkey in the jungle’ sweatshirt

H&M has apologized for an online advertisement that featured a black boy modeling a sweatshirt reading “Coolest monkey in the jungle.”<p>The image, which was recently advertised on the Swedish clothing retailer’s website in Britain, ignited an uproar on social media, with critics saying it was tone …

Abercrombie & Fitch

Northern Lights viewing hotspot: a floating timber hotel in Lapland

January is the middle of the Northern Lights season, and the perfect time to find a new spot for watching the natural phenomenon. While there are …

Best Sex Positions for Guys With Small Penises​ | Men’s Health

According to a 2015 study, the average penis length is 5.16 inches. If your penis falls short of that benchmark, then you are statistically on the smaller than average side. But never fear: for most ladies, that's not a dealbreaker. In fact, most studies have shown that women don't care that much …

Food-poisoning expert reveals 8 things he refuses to eat — including Silicon Valley's latest obsession

A deep knowledge of thousands of food poisoning cases across the US has scared Bill Marler off of certain foods.<p>With more than two decades working as a food poisoning advocate and attorney, there are simply some things that Marler has cut out of his diet. Marler has won more than $600 million for …