Crossing the United States on a bike trail!

Crossing the United States on a bike trail! A coast-to-coast hike and bike trail is coming to the United States. An old idea The non-profit organization, Rails-to-Trails-Conservancy (RTC), is building the largest bicycle path the United States has ever seen! It is the “Great American Rail-Train”. Since 2016, it has been bringing together private and…

Metal Roofing Ideas For A Durable And Modern Look

Metal Roofing Ideas For A Durable And Modern Look The idea of using metal roofing in a residential or commercial building is very appealing. Metal roofing is now becoming increasingly popular as an attractive alternative to traditional roofing systems, such as asphalt shingles. These roofs offer several advantages over shingles, including being more durable, weather-resistant,…

Running to be happy

Running to Be Happy The more you run, the better you are in your life. According to the runners, this sport has changed their lives. So how can a simple physical activity influence our lives so much? Science has the answer. Why run? Today, educational and professional pressures are global. Individuals are under increasing stress,…

Smile to improve mental health

Smile to improve mental health In May 2020, a scientific study showed that simply forcing your facial muscles to smile can make you happier. Looking at the bright side The scientific journal Experimental Psychology published on May 11, 2020, the results of an experiment conducted by researchers from the University of South Australia. They try…

A wellbeing budget in New Zealand

A well-being budget in New Zealand On the 30th may 2019, the government of New Zealand passed a “well-being budget”, based on new socio-environmental indicators. After the storm The current Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern confessed it herself, 2020 has been “frankly terrible”. For good reasons. First, an extended quarantine due to coronavirus in Auckland, the…

A micro-garden for urban agriculture

A micro-garden for urban agriculture Eating organic and local is emerging today as a new phenomenon. It is ensuring a diet full of freshness, flavor, and nutrients, free of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Engineering students from the École de Technologie supérieure in Montreal have found that people are looking for…

How to save bookstores from the pandemic ?

How to save bookstores from the pandemic? While “non-essential” businesses are shutting down one after the other to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus pandemic, some more than others risk permanent closure, such as independent bookstores. To save them from the crisis, several bibliophile Internet users and other literary platforms then had innovative ideas.…

Nettle-based jeans

Nettle-based jeans “The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry on Earth, after the oil industry” – The True Cost Documentary The hidden side of textiles! The textile industry is one of the most polluting in the world. Cotton cultivation does indeed appear to be a devastating crop for our ecosystem, for farmers, but…

Canada officially bans industrial trans fats

Canada officially bans industrial trans fats The ban, which came into effect in September 2018, applies to all products manufactured or imported in Canada, as well as meals prepared in restaurants. It is now forbidden and illegal to manufacture partially hydrogenated oils (HPH) or to use it in food. Most pastries, breads, donuts, fries, solid…