How can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?

An anthropologist suggested a game to a group of kids in Africa. He placed a basket full of fruit by a tree and told the kids that who ever ran the fastest and got there first would win the basket of fruit. When he said run, they all took each others’ hands and ran together. […]

11 Magical qualities of cucumbers you’d never guess.

cucumbers benefits

Some qualities and uses of cucumbers that may surprise you Cucumbers contain lots of vitamins.  Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Zinc and Phosphorus. If you’re feeling tired, just pick up a cucumber. The B Vitamins and nutrient-dense water content provide a quick pick-me-up that can last […]

Red wine may protect vision

bunch of Red Grapes that are good for vision

Studies show that red wine can cut your risk of macular degeneration in half!  It appears that the protective factor is resveratrol, which is found in the skin of red grapes. Resveratrol is naturally produced by some plants as a defence against bacterial and fungal pathogens. Experimental studies have also shown that resveratrol decreases the […]

9 Superhealthy Foods

Broccoli. Classed as a superfood.

9 Superhealthy Foods No. 1 Cultured vegetables These include sauerkraut, and other fermented and unpasteurised vegetables, live yoghurt and kefir.  In the UK you will often find them in the small Polish and other Eastern European shops, in the fridge.  These cultured foods contain healthy bacteria which aid immune function.  Fermented vegetables, live yoghurt and […]

Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

Every year on April 22, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day.  Tomorrow is the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day.  Across the world, individuals and communities, organizations and governments will acknowledge this amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it. From London to Melbourne, Beijing to Cairo,  Johannesburg to Rio […]

Dick Van Dyke Tweets for Help with Health Issue

“My head bangs every time I lay down. I’ve had every test come back that I’m perfectly healthy. Anybody got any ideas?” This is the plea that actor Dick van Dyke posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday. Mr Van Dyke received various responses to his tweet for help, including questions about what tests have […]

Almonds for Weight Loss

Almonds

Almonds can be great for weight loss, which may come as rather a surprise to many. We tend to think of them as fattening, as they do indeed contain a lot of calories and fat. But, they contain healthy fats, as well as a host of vitamins and other nutrients, which may help stimulate the […]

This Entire Building is Powered by its Algae-Filled Walls

A brand new 15-apartment residential building in Hamburg is completely powered by its Algae-Filled Walls. The building is covered with large algae filled panels. When the sun shines, the algae multiplies as a result of photosynthesis. Together with a heat recovery system and solar panels on the roof, the building is completely energy independent. Says […]

Check Your Poop with Your App. Really?

Who’s the Queen of Poop? Gillian McKeith of course. She’s also ambassador for the Beating Bowel Cancer’s BE LOUD campaign. BE LOUD encourages the public to turn their backs on embarrassment and to talk openly about their health, and specifically about trouble in the toilet department. So what’s new? A new app, that’s what. The […]

Love and Peace Reign in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture

Two small but life-like robotic seals have stolen the hearts of residents in the Suisyoen retirement home in the Japanese Fukushima region.   Robotic Seals Help Japanese Tsunami Victims Robotic Seals Help Japanese Tsunami Victims Live animals, such as dogs and cats, are frequently used in retirement homes to help healing and reduce stress and […]