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4 Ideas To Keep Your Kids Busy During Quarantine

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This post goes out to all the hardworking parents out there. Raising kids is not easy. Especially since you and your kid are stuck at home due to quarantine. Even so, getting to spend time with your little one is amazing, but sometimes you can get more than you bargained for. So here are 4 ideas to keep your kids busy during the quarantine. 
Chores: This one not only helps your child keep busy but allows you to take care of your home in the process. Chores range from picking up their toys to washing dishes. Throw a little incentive in, and you can easily keep them busy for a bit while you get some work done for your new online job. Doing chores also develops a good habit that is essential for kids to learn, which is to take care of the space they inhabit. According to Psychology Todaychores allow for the acquisition of new skills, that also helps the child to foster positive self-esteem when they complete a task. I like to think of it as teaching them a life lesson early, which they ca…

Making Our Plastic Waste Edible

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Plastic is one of the most useful materials as it is super cheap and easy to produce. Plastic utensils allow us to enjoy a meal without the cleanup. Plastic packaging makes us carry stuff with ease and safety. Our momentary convenience is often devastating for marine animals. Marine animals get entangled in this plastic waste and sadly die due to the complications incurred. It is estimated that 100 million marine mammals are killed due to plastic pollution every year.  There is a solution to this problem, and that is using packaging and cutlery substitutes that are biodegradable. Biodegradable means that the product is capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. To take a further step forward here's to products that are both biodegradable and edible. 
Let us start with the one you are probably thinking of, edible spoons! These spoons are made of wheat, rice, or millet flours and were first introduced in 2010. Edible spoons are meant to be used in place of pla…

4 Ideas That Countries Can Implement To Re-engineer Their Waste

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Trash is everywhere, in our oceans, in our landfills, and sometimes on our roadsides. Trash is devastating for the environment. It is proven that plastics negatively impact marine life. Additionally, food waste also adds Methane to the atmosphere, and landfills cause toxic chemicals to leak into the ground, poisoning groundwater. Re-engineering means to take a product and modify it for another purpose that is useful to us humans. Trash is not useless as it can be re-engineered for a purpose, rather than ending up in our landfills and oceans. So here are 5 ideas that countries can implement to re-purpose their waste. 
New Roads: A lot of the stuff people throw out are plastics. Plastic is derived from crude oil. Roads are paved with very similar stuff that is called bitumen, which is a petroleum-based binding agent in asphalt. The waste plastic is turned into pellets that are melted and converted into bitumen. Afterward, it is mixed with the asphalt, and voila, you got a road that saves…

5 Ideas For A Quarantine Date Night

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The romantic in me has inspired this post. Being stuck at home has been lonely at times. Not being able to meet the people you care about in-person tests relationships. Even though I am single, I can still give good advice. So here are 5 ideas for a quarantine date night. 
Play a video game together: This is an idea that can be applied to all relationships and not just romantic ones. There are tons of multiplayer games couples, or friends can play together. If you do not have a console, there are many games you can play on your computer. You can play games ranging from The Sims to Call of Duty. Not to mention, there are games like Truth or Dare, Catan, and Cards Against Humanity that have online versions. Playing games is a great way to get to know someone better and also have fun in the meantime. Also, I feel like people let their guard down when gaming making it a great icebreaker. So call up the girl you like or the friend you want to have fun with and let the games begin!
Read a boo…

Using Biochar To Save The Planet

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Carbon dioxide is the main component responsible for climate change. Currently, we have no sustainable solution to limit the amount of carbon dioxide we produce as humans. This is causing us to continue to put CO2 into the atmosphere, adding to climate change.  However, with the utilization of carbon sequestration, we can at least attempt to become carbon neutral in a sustainable fashion.
Carbon sequestration is when we take carbon from either the air or another source and place it deep into the ground. This allows us to walk back some of the CO2 we put into the atmosphere. It is sustainable because the carbon stays in the ground for a long time. One such carbon sequestration project is biochar. 
Biochar is charcoal that is made from biomass via a process known as pyrolysis. Biomass is any plant or animal material that is used in energy production. Some examples include the waste from food crops, wood leftovers, and even animal manure. Pyrolysis is a process where carbon-based materials…

10 Ideas To Be A Better Human Today

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Humans are inherently able to empathize with others. Many of us sometimes get droned out by life to the point where we become blind to people struggling around us. Being a good human should just be being human. Seeing people starve, struggle, and hurt just breaks my heart. To help them out should be second nature to us, sadly many walk by and carry on in their life. Some people dedicate their lives to helping others, and they are the true humans among us. If every human on this planet did their part in being better the world would be a better place. So let us start, here are 10 ideas for you to be a better human being today. 
1.Call a charity to Volunteer: Do not worry, you do not need to volunteer today. Just make the call to a local charity and arrange a day where you can go, volunteer. Whatever date, time, and place work for you. Charities often run on volunteer support, and by helping them out, you can give your time to a good cause. Heck, take your family or friends with you and …