What Is Green Living?

What Is Green Living?

Green living means anything from using natural light, improving air quality inside and shopping with reusable bags instead of plastic ones. For example, eating more organic products as opposed to meat and processed food counts as green living. Even changing your home to more efficient lightbulbs is a step toward a more sustainable life.

There’s a huge impact when you make these choices and go green. Here are five reasons green living makes you happier, healthier and more productive in your daily life.

It Improves Your Physical Health
Do you have allergies that never seem to quit or asthma that gets worse when you’re home at night? Going green can help. The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) decided to do two case studies looking at how residents felt before and after their housing units went green. These residents had physical improvements right after the renovation, such as less trouble with chronic bronchitis, hay fever, asthma and more.

It Boosts Your Mood
The impact isn’t just physical. Spending time in nature helps with stress relief and mental illness. Even factors such as sustainable public transportation and green homes can increase happiness. In one study, people in the Netherlands who thought their local green spaces were more accessible and usable felt greater satisfaction with the whole neighborhood.

Going green also helps you become more social. If you start to carpool to work with friends, you can form a community aspect that you don’t get from driving by yourself. You can also choose to visit green spaces with others, such as a group hike or trip to the park. Then everyone gets the benefits of going outside as well as interacting with other people.

It Increases Your Productivity
When the afternoon slump hits, it’s hard to feel like you’re accomplishing anything at work. It turns out that the sustainability of your office building plays a significant role in how productive you are.

Buildings with better ventilation systems generally have fresher and cleaner air. An office with more windows and natural light can also help contribute to a green environment. A study by the Rocky Mountain Institute found that employees were 16 percent more productive when their businesses adopted green initiatives.

It Gives Your Life Meaning
This goes hand in hand with feeling happier. When you start to live a green life, you’ll feel a sense of purpose and meaning that you might have felt was missing before. One study that analyzed 39 green behaviors found that the majority of them increased individuals’ life satisfaction.

It’s not hard, either. You can decide to walk to work instead of driving. You can visit a local farmers market to buy your fruits and vegetables instead of the grocery store. Planting trees or turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth are just some of the simple things you can do to start experiencing the benefits of living green.

It Gives You More Financial Security
If you’re feeling stressed about money, turning to green initiatives is one way to relieve stress and reduce your bills. Instead of worrying about how you’ll cover your monthly utility costs, try to become more energy- and water-efficient. By switching to energy-efficient appliances or windows, you can see your utility bills and your stress level drop.

Now Is the Time to Go Green
Living a green life starts with you. Make little changes, such as turning off the lights when you’re not in a room and reducing your plastic consumption. Then you can even suggest changes to your work or living space. Your mental and physical health, as well as your productivity and happiness, will soar.


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America’s war in Somalia makes us weaker not stronger. Time to come home. Rand Paul

U.S. AIRSTRIKES HIT ALL-TIME HIGH AS CORONAVIRUS SPREADS IN SOMALIA

The massive escalation of America’s undeclared war in Somalia comes as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has repeatedly appealed for a global ceasefire amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “There should be only one fight in our world today, our shared battle against Covid-19,” he reiterated on April 3. “We must mobilize every ounce of energy to defeat it.”

That same day, AFRICOM conducted an “airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists in the vicinity of Bush Madina, Somalia,” according to a command press release. The U.S. claimed five members of al-Shabab were killed in the strike.

Trump tells Biden to ‘fight’ Tara Reade’s sexual assault charges


Joe Biden’s full statement on Tara Reade’s sexual assault claims
“It’s his problem, but I like to get in front of it and I just deny it. If it’s not true, you deny it,” Trump said in an interview with the conservative radio host when asked if Biden should release records which may contain more details on the alleged incident.

“I would just say to Joe Biden: Just go out and fight it,” the president continued, suggesting he was even “sticking up for” his political opponent.

Trump — who himself has been accused in the past of sexual misconduct by more than 20 women, denying each claim — said he had been keeping up with the charges from Reade, a former Senate staffer who claims Biden pinned her against a wall, put his hand under her skirt and assaulted her when she worked for him in 1993.

“I watched Tara and she seems very credible. The mother was very credible,” he said, referring to a video which emerged this week allegedly showing Reade’s now-deceased mother calling into Larry King Live about the assault.

The president told Bongino he was furious that Democrats steadfastly backed Christine Blasey Ford, Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, during his 2018 confirmation hearings.

“She’s far more convincing than Blasey Ford,” he said of Reade. “What they did to that family and that man is a disgrace” he added of the Supreme Court justice.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany echoed Trump’s comments in her first ever press briefing on Friday afternoon when asked to clarify his remarks on Bongino’s show.

“I think it was a great miscarriage of justice what happened with Justice Brett Kavanaugh,” McEnany said.

“That was an embarrassment for the Democratic Party to have dragged the name of a very respectable man through the mud like that. So I’ll leave it at that.”


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Kim Jong Un may be holed up with his 2,000-woman ‘Pleasure Squad’: report


Kim Jong Un may be holed up with his 2,000-woman ‘Pleasure Squad’: report
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If Kim Jong Un is holed up in his luxe seaside hideaway in the port city of Wonsan, he may have plenty of company — a harem of 2,000 sex slaves, a report said Friday.

The North Korean dictator resurrected his late grandfather’s “Pleasure Squad” of secret sex entertainers in 2015, The Sun reported.

And while the dictator’s location and the state of his health remain a mystery, some reports say he fled to a luxury resort in the port city located along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula to avoid catching the coronavirus — and the UK paper speculates that he might have his harem with him.

“It’s within the walls of his ultra-protected palaces that his Pleasure Squad provides entertainment for high-ranking North Korean officials,” the paper reported.


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Cuban Americans demand the U.S. to comply with the Vienna Convention, after attack on Cuban Embassy


Washington, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Americans for Engagement (CAFE) organization on Friday demanded the United States government to comply with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations after the attack on the Cuban embassy in this capital.

The group, made up of Cuban Americans and Americans, recalled in a communiqué that in yesterday’s early hours the Cuban embassy in Washington D.C. was the target of an attack by a man armed with an assault rifle.

The man opened fire outside the embassy, his bullets making holes in the walls and pillars near the main entrance. Fortunately, there was no loss of human life, the text indicates.

‘CAFE rejects the nature of such acts and demands an investigation by the United States government, as well as guarantees of protection for all Cuban diplomatic personnel in North American territory,’ the communiqué said.

It also calls on the administration and the Department of State to comply with the rules of the Vienna Convention, according to which ‘the receiving State shall treat consular officials with due respect and shall adopt all appropriate steps to prevent any attack on their person, freedom or dignity.’

The communiqué cites a statement by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, who said that 12 hours after the event, the United States government had not contacted the island’s authorities with information about what happened or about an investigation.

The statement also indicates that this attack on the Cuban embassy is not an isolated event, and recalled events such as the death of Felix Garcia Rodriguez, a Cuban diplomat from the island’s mission to the United Nations who was shot in 1980 in the streets of Queens, New York, by members of the Cuban American terrorist organization Omega 7.


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