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Cool Facts About Snow Leopards

Cool Facts About Snow Leopards

The snow leopard is more than just a cool (pun intended) cat, it is one of the most interesting animals in the world. While part of the feline family the snow leopard has evolved some unusual traits to allow it to survive in such tough conditions. Not only this but it looks incredibly beautiful. Read on to find out more about this wondrous animal: The snow leopard is different from other felines because of the conditions it lives in. Its paws are bigger and covered in more fur to create a snowshoe for the animal to allow it to move...

Ever Wondered What the Opposite of an Albino Animal is?

Ever Wondered What the Opposite of an Albino Animal is?

Albinism is now a famous disorder where the person or animal has little or no pigment in the skin and can produce no melanin. This means that an animal will have completely white fur or in the case of a person, very white skin and white hair. However, did you know the opposite is also possible? The condition is called melanism and means that an animal or person has too much melanin the skin.  Melanin impacts skin color, eye color, and hair color. It is found in both animals and people and the majority of people have some level of...

The most visited country in the world

The most visited country in the world

The world continues to get smaller and smaller. Today even those who are not wealthy have the opportunity to travel to new countries and explore new places. This has led to more and more countries becoming accessible to travel to. Once, European couples would honeymoon in Switzerland or Norway now choose the Seychelles and Bali for their post-marital getaway. The landscape of travel and tourism is changing dramatically.  Despite these changes, one country remains top of the pile when it comes to total visitors per year. For yet another year, France has held the top spot for the most visits...

What Is The World’s Most Expensive Fruit?

What Is The World’s Most Expensive Fruit?

The seasonality of fruits can be irritating. One month you are eating blueberries for $2 a punnet, a month later the season has changed and that same punnet costs $6. This dramatic increase can make it difficult to plan our fruit consumption but things could be worse. The blueberry and other fruits that face this dramatic increase in price are still generally affordable (although maybe more as a treat and not as a morning routine) but there are fruits that are so expensive we can only dream about eating them. For example, the most expensive fruit in the world; the...

When the weather takes over your body

When the weather takes over your body

When the weather changes, you'll usually notice differences in how the trees look outside. You'll notice changes in the temperatures during the day. Another difference that you might notice is how your body feels from the inside out. Sometimes, the changes that you experience are significant, such as allergies that cause itchy and watery eyes or sneezing. Sometimes, you might notice a difference in your mood. Many people experience changes in how they feel when the weather changes, but some experience these changes a bit more than others. Headaches A common issue that you might have when the weather changes...

The greatest acheivments of dogs

The greatest acheivments of dogs

It is probably fair to say that dogs are the most loved animal in the world. While cats have a great following (and were even worshipped by the ancient Egyptians) dogs are much better. They are man’s best friend, a loyal companion, and great fun. Despite all of this there is clear evidence that we don’t give dogs enough credit, that we don’t praise them enough, and that we still don’t truly respect all they have done for us. No, I am not talking about how many treats you give your dog, I am sure you give too many. I...

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Swimming

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Swimming

In the modern era of fitness and nutrition, many of us are guilty of jumping onto the next fad. Watch as your local gym introduces a high-intensity class on a trampoline or an event goes viral where people must carry their grandmothers over mountains in order to get fit. The creativity is endless and frankly a little tiring. For those who want to keep fit without the bells and whistles what should they do? There are many sports that have been around for years but they are often criticized for causing as many injuries as benefits. Running, for example, is...

One species of seagrass could help manage plastic ocean waste

One species of seagrass could help manage plastic ocean waste

New research into various species of underwater plants has revealed a species of Mediterranean seagrass that is naturally predisposed to snagging plastic waste. The study, which will be found within "Scientific Reports" claims that this species, nown as Posidonia oceanica grabs onto nearly 900 million plastic chunks in the Mediterranean every year. According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), the means by which this particular marine plant achieves this staggering number is a bit of natural circumstance. When P. oceanica's blades snap off or fall away, the fibers of the fragments turn into a tangled mass resembling a brown piece of steel...

A new island opens to the public in Cape Cod

A new island opens to the public in Cape Cod

Cape cod is one of the nicest locations to spend a summer in America. The hook-shaped peninsula means that it has many unique beaches and trails that can entertain the entire family and provide the perfect place to relax in the summertime sun. As Cape Cod has increased in popularity land has become more and more expensive. The unique location has attracted the rich and famous who are building incredible mansions across the peninsula. Recently a small island came up for sale. While it would have been a perfect location for another mansion, it was purchased for a different reason....

Why we must examine the 40 hour work week

Why we must examine the 40 hour work week

It is no surprise that work has a crucial role to play in our mental health. The reality is that long work hours and high-stress environments are putting many of us on an accelerated path to the grave. Society always seems to try to squeeze more and more out of the average worker until there is nothing left. We are approaching a crossroads where the sophistication of technology is growing so much that it may offer the opportunity to change how we work forever. A recent study examined the impact of work on mental health and tried to determine what...

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