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The Biggest Threats to the Ocean and What We Can Do About Them

For a species that makes up less than 1% of the earth’s population, humans have done more harm than could have been imagined to our fellow creatures and the planet that accommodates us. From pollution to intensive and unethical animal farming, we are destroying everything that makes our lives possible, including, of course, water. All

How Safe Are Swimming Pools?

A trip to the beach is more than just a weekend activity and an opportunity to tan; it provides us with a much deeper need: the need to be connected to the ocean. It’s one of the rare experiences that allows us to completely immerse ourself in nature and truly appreciate the vastness of the

What Water Shortage Means for the Environment

For millions of years, clean fresh water was plentiful enough for humans, animals, and plants to thrive, each getting their fair share and more, up until human waste started creeping into every corner of the world. In under 400 years, “civilized society” has managed to make life worse for all living things. Water pollution, water

Why Water in Cosmetics Is Ruining Your Skin

Water, or as it’s usually called on the labels of cosmetics, aqua, is almost always listed at the top of the ingredients list of beauty, skincare, and haircare products. The labels usually list the ingredients in descending order of concentration, which means that the anti-aging cream you just paid $50 for is 70% to 90%

What Would Happen If We Didn’t Drink Enough Water

We all know that, along with oxygen, water is the essential substance for our body, but have you ever wondered why? Water does a whole lot more than just quench our thirst; it makes all our bodily functions possible. Let’s take a closer look at the effect of dehydration on each of our organs. What

What to Check when Buying Bottled Water

Although it’s always better to steer away from bottled water, we often have no other choice. In some countries where tap water is extremely contaminated, people consume a large quantity of bottled water, and many of us have never thought of checking the labels to know what we’re ingesting. Behind the advertisements and brand promises,

Never Drink from Plastic Water Bottles Again

If you have a plastic water bottle nearby, take a close look at it. Do you spot an expiry date? You’re probably thinking: wait, water doesn’t expire or go bad, so what’s this date for? The answer is the bottle itself. After a certain while, the plastic starts blending into the water, giving away its

The Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

As you already know, the importance of water is undebatable. Unfortunately, however, you can’t always trust the water you’re drinking, whether it’s tap or bottled. It’s either contaminated with pollutants or with harmful substances such as fluoride and chlorine, not to mention the harmful particles found in plastic water bottles. Plastic particles found in bottled

All About Water: What Are We Really Drinking?

The name is Bond, Hydrogen and Oxygen Bond, and it’s the most important one there is. It keeps us alive, which is why it’s important for us to know what nearly 60% of our body mass is made of. Let’s dig in, but first, let’s talk about why water is such an integral part of

The Spirit of Renewal: Spring and TCM

While winter was a time to hibernate and conserve energy, spring is a time of regeneration, new beginnings, and a renewal of spirit. During the change of season, some people start exhibiting signs of allergies and bursts of negative emotions. This seasonal change happens officially on March 21st in the western calendar, when people celebrate

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