From physical ailment healing to mental relaxation — find out how practising grounding can greatly improve your overall health To put it simply, 'grounding' is where one has their body directly in contact with the earth, say your feet. It's part of a whole series of 'nature therapy' or eco-therapy, in which being close to nature is part of the healing process for the individual. In this modern day and age, grounding happens much less frequently given the usage of footwear or sleeping arrangements (i.e. we use mattresses instead of lying on the floor). Without delving too much into the scientific angle (yes it has been scientifically researched and explored), simply put, everything is made of atoms and has a net charge that's either positive, negative, or neutral. Every chemical reaction involves electrical charges. When your body's overall charge isn't quite right, reactions happen that shouldn't or, they don't happen when they should. The earth is a massive reservoir of … [Read more...] about How walking barefoot might just change your life
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SHAH ALAM: Malaysia allows the import of used plastics for recycling only and not for dumping in the country, said Selangor Department of Environment (DoE) director Shafee Yasir. “Dirty and contaminated plastics cannot be imported into the country because it is not allowed, but some importers mixed the two types of plastics. “This matter is the cause of our problems now because dirty and contaminated plastics need to be cleaned first before being recycled, and the dirt from these plastics will then pollute our drains and rivers; that’s why they are not allowed to be brought in,“ he told Bernama here today. He was this when asked to comment on international media reports that piles of imported plastic waste were found dumped in Ipoh, Perak recently. Shafee said the department was working closely with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department to stop the entry of dirty and contaminated plastics. “If the customs department suspects false declaration on the … [Read more...] about Only clean, used plastics can be imported: DOE
By Chris Klimek Opinion Emile Therien Opinion Tues., May 14, 2019 The Ontario government is looking at raising the speed limit on 400-series highways to 120 km/h. Chris Klimek, founder and director of advocacy group stop100.ca, argues this is a good idea, while Emile Therien, public health and safety advocate insists it is not. Speed limits should be apolitical and set by trained engineers. Public feedback is best solicited by observing the actual speeds drivers drive, using an engineering speed study. Engineers conduct a speed study and determine the speed not exceeded by a supermajority of drivers, known as the 85th percentile. This engineering guideline has been used around the world to set safe speed limits for about 70 years — with stellar results. More than 60 countries and states around the world post 120- and 130-km/h speed limits on their divided highways. Article Continued Below My organization, stop100.ca, obtained two sets of data showing … [Read more...] about Should Ontario raise speed limits on major highways?
All male Singaporean citizens and second-generation permanent residents must serve in the Singapore Armed Forces for at least 24 months. While many gain valuable lessons from their service, such as teamwork, responsibility, and time management, it is true that one receives minimal compensation and experiences limited freedom. However, how does Singapore's obligatory military service actually compare to those of other countries? HIGHEST MONTHLY ALLOWANCE While Singapore's monthly allowance is the highest at face value.Currently, Corporal First Class, the highest rank for enlistees, receives S$670 a month. In comparison, in Korea and Taiwan, equivalent ranks receive S$487 and S$317 respectively. However, when comparing monthly allowance to GDP ratio, it becomes evident that Singapore's salary structure is lower relative to its average income. For example, relative to its GDP, Singapore's ratio stands at 9.56 per cent, which is significantly lower than Korea's 12.99 per cent and Taiwan's … [Read more...] about National service forces: How does Singapore compare to South Korea and Taiwan?
By Anthony Morgan Opinion Tues., April 30, 2019 “One of us goes in, and we all go through it …” — Drake, “Headlines” Incarceration is seldom a solo affair. It’s true that the individual person subjected to carceral control bears the brunt of the physical, emotional, psychological, social and financial costs of being forced to surrender their freedom to the state. However, this painful price isn’t paid by the incarcerated person alone: their friends, family members and others who care about them suffer their own sizeable share of loss, sadness, fear and frustration precipitated by their loved one’s incarceration. My family, that is my mom, my sister, Toni, and I, know this reality viscerally well. I have a younger brother, Theo (not his real name), who is currently serving a multi-year sentence in one of Ontario’s federal correctional institutions. This latest stint follows more than a decade of … [Read more...] about My brother’s in jail. Why does talking to him require hundreds of dollars a month and 1990s technology?