Oct.10

Google gets go-ahead to restore cell phone service in Puerto Rico with its balloons

The Federal Communications Commission has approved an application from Alphabet — Google’s parent company — to fly Project Loon balloons over Puerto Rico in an effort to provide emergency cell coverage to the island, according to Reuters.

Puerto Rico is still reeling in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which struck the island on Sept. 20 and paralyzing winds, rain and storm surge. When it hit, it was nearly a category 5 storm, and pummeled the island with gusts and rains for more than 30 hours.Two weeks later, most of the island still doesn’t have power or clean water. And for large portions of the island, cell coverage is still a pipe dream, too.

Cell Phone Updates

Oct.10

Best Herbs And Spices For Natural Healing

Herbs and spices are nature’s natural version of pills and chemical potions. They’re concentrated doses of powerful healing nutrients and their flavor packs a punch just as strong!

Here are 8 of the most incredible ones for healing your body naturally:

1. Tulsi (Holy Basil) – Ocimum Tenuiflorum

The Indian herbal plant Tulsi has a lot of significance in the Hindu religion. The term “Tulsi” is used in the context of one who is absolutely incomparable. Tulsi has a lot of reverence for the Hindus. In fact, people worship Tulsi every day in the morning as well as evening time. Most homes will have a plant and it’s considered sacred, not least because of its many medicinal qualities.

Editors Picks

Oct.10

Amazing Natural Beauty Swaps When You’re Going Green

Being environmentally and ethically conscious when it comes to beauty often conjures thoughts of prohibitively expensive products or “at home beauty hacks” leaving you with a collection of mason jars filled with good intentions. Don’t worry, these aren’t your only options!

It’s frustrating that the majority of easily accessible cosmetic and beauty brands on the market not only take a toll on the environment, our bodies, and are connected with widespread animal cruelty, but seem to be purely focused on contributing to the profits of major corporations.

Fortunately, there are a number of amazing companies who are providing small production, big impact, ethical and socially conscious products changing the market and offering not only effective but preferable beauty alternatives. Switching to natural, ethical, green brands will, in the long term, be better not only for your complexion but can contribute to positive societal change.

Fashion

Oct.10

Crazy Or Just Wise? A Mental Health Awareness Week Feature Film

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone, directly or indirectly, through family, friends or coworkers. Despite mental illnesses’ reach and prevalence, stigma and misunderstanding are also, unfortunately, widespread. At Food Matters TV we are raising awareness of mental health week by releasing the film ‘Crazy Wise’.

What can we learn from those who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience?

Lifestyle

Sep.30

Heme Iron Vs. Nonheme Iron: What’s the Difference?

Not all iron is created equally, and if you have an iron imbalance, you should carefully consider which iron is best for your health. Your body recognizes the difference between heme and nonheme iron sources and will absorb each type differently. These types are easy to identify in your daily diet. Heme iron comes from animals, and nonheme iron comes from plants. Here is everything else you need to know about the differences between heme and nonheme iron and how each can affect your health.

What Is Heme Iron?

Heme iron is the type of iron found in blood and muscle. Present in animal foods like red meats, fish, and poultry, heme iron is a significant source of the absorbed iron in a typical western diet, though it only makes up about one-third of dietary iron.[1] Heme iron gets its name from the heme protein attached to a lone iron atom. The “heme” in the blood protein hemoglobin refers to this protein-bound form of iron.

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