From Europe to India, from ancient times to the present day. There are many partners who have managed to share not only love but also power in the course of their lives. Among them are surely Caesar and Cleopatra, who together ruled one of the greatest empires in history. Looking instead at the present day, it is necessary to mention Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jacqueline and John Fitzgerald Kennedy and even Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
There is a shopping mall where everything has already been used but can come back to life: it is ReTuna, a mall in Sweden that sells only recycled products. Born in 2015, it is the world’s first recycling mall and promises to revolutionise shopping in an environmentally smart way. Here, old objects return to a new life through repair and upcycling. In addition, everything sold is recycled or reused or has been produced in a sustainable way.
A sea of freshwater under the salt ocean. It seems a paradox, but it is real. A research group at Columbia University has discovered a giant freshwater aquifer trapped in porous sediments. In fact, it is below the vast expanse of water from Massachusetts to New Jersey. This is really interesting because it could provide water for the world’s arid regions.
We all know Jon Bon Jovi for his music. Few, however, know that the singer is also an activist and promoter of a very interesting social project known as Soul Kitchen. They are restaurants open to everyone where those in need can eat without paying. Instead of money, they can give a little help in the kitchen. In addition to serving food, the two restaurants also offer other services, in order to help people with bureaucratic, health management or other problems.
Citric acid is as useful as it is little known. For example, have you ever tried to use it to degrease and clean bathroom fixtures or kitchen utensils? This compound, found in all citrus fruits, is an excellent natural cleaning remedy. In fact, you can use it in your washing machine, but also for cleaning your glasses, your toilet and as a drain cleaner. By learning to use citric acid correctly, you will avoid all those commercial products that are polluting to the environment and toxic to our organism.
Trees and vegetation have invaded houses and streets. Welcome to Akarmara, the former Soviet city of Abkhazia, a Caucasian territory claimed by Georgia. Actually it is an independent region – and in recent years it has become a forest. It was once a mining town, but in the 1970s, due to war and economic change, people started to leave the city. As a result, nature once again took control of what belonged to it and invaded the town, which today has only 35 inhabitants.
The inhabitants of Sommarøy, a Norwegian island, live in a very special condition. In fact, 69 days a year they are under continuous sunlight. That is why they have decided to eliminate time – or rather, watches. By doing so, they no longer submit to the rigid schedules that make their lives too limited. Their aim is to be a timeless zone where everyone can live their lives to the fullest.
Emollient, softening, nourishing and soothing – sweet almond oil is rich in protein, carbohydrates, mineral salts, vitamin A and B group. It is suitable for all skin types and helps to combat skin aging. In addition, it is perfect for dry and reddened skin such as the sensitive skin of children. Moreover, it helps preventing diseases such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis and thrombosis.
There is an Indian lake that is always burning making life difficult for locals. It is Lake Bellandur in Bangalore and once again, the only one responsible for this phenomenon is man. The fires, in fact, would be the result of the continuous, illegal dumping of waste into the lake. As a result, the waters of Bellandur are toxic and nowadays there is still no definitive solution to this situation.
There is a village in Africa where the inhabitants live in harmony with crocodiles. People and crocodiles have a symbiotic relationship here, because the locals think they are sacred. And yet, all this could end because of mass tourism. In fact, many people from all over the world are starting to come here to “play” with crocodiles. Of course, this is affecting the perfect natural balance between people and crocodiles.