Asma Hilal Lootah talks about Dubai’s growing feel-good scene

The Global Wellness Institute, a non-profit that publishes a highly anticipated list of wellness trends each year, believes 2021 will be the year of the Travel Reset. “Make sure that all trips become wellness trips, as manic short breaks are replaced by slower, closer, more mindful experiences,” they predict. Dubai counts on it. The city …

5 Ways To Improve Your Floor Health Naturally, From Expert Expert

You can learn a lot about a garden by digging up its dirt. Ideally, the earth in your hands is dark, damp, crumbly, and teeming with beetles and earthworms; indicates that it is effective in supplying nutrients to plants, storing water, and pulling back excess carbon from the atmosphere. If your device falls into the …

We’re going plastic-free in July all wrong: what to do instead

Yinka N. Bode-George, an environmentalist, tells mbg that she is not only carrying your favorite bag this plastic-free July, but also: “We have to have very extensive discussions about plastics.” Your group, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL), advocates sustainable reforms across the state government. And although they recognize that plastic can cause ecological …

This is how you reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste when ordering take-away

For those days when getting up from the couch is really out of the question, you can avoid wastage with a few strategic changes in order. To start with, opt for kitchens and dishes that are typically packaged in less plastic packaging, like burritos (often kept in aluminum foil that can be recycled in some …

The 7 best gardening gloves of 2021 (for every type of gardener)

For starters, gardens can be full of prickly thorns, sharp stones, and hungry bugs that can injure bare skin. Invisible threats such as bacteria and parasites can also run amok in the ground. Two of the most dangerous soil pathogens are Listeria and Toxoplasma gondii. Although rare, exposure to these germs can lead to serious …

According to a study, green space is essential for global happiness

To conduct such nature and health studies, researchers need maps of an area’s green spaces and surveys or medical records of the health status of its constituent parts. These data are not so readily available in poor and developing countries that do not have reliable health data or green space surveys on site, so these …

Research is into why red algae are a great prebiotic

For this study, researchers at Korea University in Seoul and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign isolated compounds in red algae to see which probiotic bacteria had ingested in a laboratory setting. (Remember, prebiotics provide nutrients to gut-healthy probiotics.) They used red algae because they are high in soluble fiber, which makes them one of …