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Added 24 March, 2020

Younger generations, especially, seem to have a bone-deep horror of ever talking on the phone; it’s axiomatic among them that anyone who actually calls you is a grandparent, scammer or psychopath. They would sooner text, email, Skype, FaceTime, Snap, Kik or just get into an experimental matter/energy teleporter and hope for the best than...

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Added 20 March, 2020

In his inaugural address during the Great Depression, US President Franklin Roosevelt said "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” That’s as true now as it was then. Clearly, postponement of public gatherings, fastidious hand-washing, and avoidance of unnecessary social interaction are prudent measures for the time being. But what...

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Added 19 March, 2020

As pet owners spend more time at home during the coronavirus outbreak, sales suggest a behavioral shift in purchasing habits. Top items being purchased from currently include products that are designed for easy and frequent washing is on the top of everyone’s mind with importance on cleanliness. We are all in the process of evaluating...

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Added 10 March, 2020

How can you say goodbye to a loved one who fell victim to a pandemic? The recent and ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has forced those in the funeral business to address some uncomfortable questions. In fact, in a statement to Sky News, the United Kingdom’s National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) said that in the event of a pandemic, memorial...

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Added 9 March, 2020

Field Trip Health Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Field Trip Psychedelics Inc., the world's first mental wellness company focused on psychedelics and psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy, announced the opening of its first medical centre, in Toronto, dedicated exclusively to the administration of psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy. The clinic...

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Added 14 February, 2020

The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) announced that it is buying its first electric fire engine, which it claims will be “the first in North America.” They placed an order with Rosenbauer, an Austrian-based fire engine manufacturer, which claims to have built “the world’s first fully electric drive fire truck.” The future fire truck...

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Added 19 January, 2020

A typical Ikea store comes with a sprawling parking lot—in Burbank, California, for example, the lot has room for 1,700 cars. But as the company works to shrink its carbon footprint, including the pollution from customers driving to suburban stores, it’s also rethinking parking. A new seven-store building that will house an Ikea store in...

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Added 13 January, 2020

The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year's Olympics will be made of sturdy cardboard. The single bed frames will be recycled into paper products after the games. The mattress components—the mattresses are not made of cardboard—will be recycled into plastic products. The mattress is broken up into three distinct sections, and the...

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Added 9 January, 2020

Vogue Italia‘s January 2020 issue is replacing its usual glossy photographs and editorial fashion spreads with illustrations. The reason? To reduce the environmental impact of photoshoots. “This is the first time Vogue has done this since the introduction of photography in its pages in the early 20th century,” Condé Nast, Vogue‘s publishing...

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Added 8 January, 2020

North Dakota’s new tourism marketing campaign is promoting what the sparsely populated US state has plenty of: elbow room. Among the least-visited states in the nation, North Dakota’s tourism agency unveiled a $2.9 million campaign touting the state’s wide-open spaces, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Tourism Division Director Sara Otte...