3 Reasons to Consider Using Essential Oils

3 Reasons to Consider Using Essential Oils

Health
Essential oils continue to rapidly grow in popularity and offer a wide range of health benefits. Of course, many people wonder what are essential oils good for? Well, I'm glad that you asked! Essential oils are obtained from various plants and are combined with a carrier oil to create a natural product that can help you in many different ways. You can either apply essential oils to your skin or use an oil diffuser to experience the many benefits of these natural oils. Here are a few of the main reasons why you should consider using essential oils. #1 Reduce Headaches One of the benefits of using essential oils is that it can help you reduce the pain of a headache. Applying a small amount of peppermint or lavender oil…
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Ireland to Receive Funding to End its Reliance on Peat.

Ireland to Receive Funding to End its Reliance on Peat.

Europe, Health, Tech
Ireland will be receiving over 30 million euros (35 million American dollars) in grant money from the European Union’s green funding in order to help the country make the transition from peat fuel production and consumption. The funding should help employees in County Clare, who run the Moneypoint Power Plant, which burns peat, to either be retrained to burn natural gas or else find jobs in a different sector of the economy. The money is part of a much larger European Union fund that has been set aside to help member countries transition away from carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels like peat and coal. This is all part and parcel of the European Union’s much heralded Green Deal Initiative. The Green Deal Initiative is the organization’s way to become…
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Rome Bans Diesel Vehicles.

Rome Bans Diesel Vehicles.

Europe, Health, Tech
Europe has run most of its private and public vehicles on diesel fuel for nearly a hundred years -- European makes and models, for the most part, always had diesel engines. Diesel was considered to be less polluting than regular gasoline, and was cheaper to distill from crude oil. But in Rome, at least, the honeymoon with diesel is over. This week Rome issued a ban on diesel vehicles within city limits for the first time in modern history, in an effort to fight the rising tide of pollution that threatens to erode paintings, sculpture, and other priceless antiquities, and is causing local schools to cancel classes because the smog is too dangerous for young children to walk in. A prolonged warm spell, with sun and no wind, has created…
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Bed Bugs in Paris? Mais Non!

Bed Bugs in Paris? Mais Non!

Europe, Health, News
Bedbugs in Paris? In the best Parisian hotels? Mais non!  Unfortunately, the news is true. Tourists in the city of lights have been complaining on Yelp and other rating sites that their stay in the City of Lights was marred by too close an acquaintance with Cimex lectularius -- the common bedbug. And French authorities are reluctantly admitting to the bug debacle. A group of Paris hotel owners is finally admitting that some of the best hotels in the city are afflicted by the bloodsucking little pests, and that it’s getting worse -- not just in Paris but across the whole of France. According to a government agency that tracks these things, called CS3D, in the year 2018 there were over one-hundred-thousand confirmed bedbug infestations just in Paris alone. And…
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