You Can’t Miss the Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2019

STA Travel Blog - Boughs of prickled green holly adorns the top of cabined huts. Bratwursts sizzle in the crisp night air. Mitten-hands hold cups of warm mulled wine.... The post You Can’t Miss the Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2019 appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

7 Christmas dinners done differently around the world

STA Travel Blog - It’s that time of year again: the shelves begin to fill with advent calendars and Lynx gift sets, and people begin the stressful task of Christmas... The post 7 Christmas dinners done differently around the world appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

5 reasons why traveling Thailand in the low season is amazing!

STA Travel Blog - If you hear the phrase “wet season” and shiver, you’re not alone. Many people who’ve not experienced the country run (or fly) in the opposite... The post 5 reasons why traveling Thailand in the low season is amazing! appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Travel trends: the top holiday destinations for 2020

STA Travel Blog - From surprising emerging destinations like South Korea and Lebanon to old favorites like Peru and New Zealand, here are our top holiday destinations for 2020... The post Travel trends: the top holiday destinations for 2020 appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Skeptical Science New Research for Week #2, 2020

Skeptical Science - Conflation and how to fix it VIa AMS, Raul Lejano looks at what in a layperson's thinking would be called conflation— confusion and blending of entirely different topics— when people think about climate change. Ideology and the Narrative of Skepticism (open access) starts with some arguably frightening false connections between the science and policy outcomes of climate change with other drivers of social anxiety among people who reject what we know about … [Read more...]

‘Cranky Uncle’ smart phone game will show you how to disarm climate deniers

Skeptical Science - This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Bud Ward (Image: Courtesy of John Cook) When it comes to climate change, it seems every family has its own version of the proverbial Cranky Uncle. An uncle, cousin, grandparent, in-law, neighbor, whatever. Just think back to the recent holiday season’s large family get-togethers. They’re everywhere. And now your unique climate change version of Cranky Uncle will soon be yours for the asking for your delight and … [Read more...]

A Bounty of Fresh Herbs and Spices Creates a Summertime Mediterranean Feast

Living Green Magazine - These delicious recipes will give you a taste of the food and flavors of the Mediterranean area.  The countries around the Mediterranean produce an abundance of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables that has been the basis for healthy eating for centuries. Lebanese Chef Joumana Accad specializes in bringing traditional Mediterranean summer favorites to dining room tables everywhere. Through her popular food blog, www.TasteofBeirut.com, she has shown thousands … [Read more...]

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #28

Skeptical Science - A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, July 7 through Sat, July 13, 2019 Editor's Pick Climate Change Fills Storms With More Rain, Analysis Shows A flooded street in New Orleans on Wednesday. Credit Ryan Pasternak When a tropical storm is approaching, its intensity or wind speed often gets the bulk of the attention. But as Tropical Storm Barry bears down on the Gulf Coast in the coming days, … [Read more...]

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) – Indoor plants

Reduce Footprints - Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World!If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Why Electric Radiators Are Essential For Eco-Friendly Living

Reduce Footprints - For years night storage heaters have been the most globally popular technology for heating homes around the world. This has been largely due to home and business owners taking advantage of the low running costs they offer, even though there has always been a concern over the harmful carbon release resulting from such usage. But now thanks to 21st century technology, night storage heaters no longer have any benefits that modern eco-friendly electric radiators don't. On the … [Read more...]

Patagonia Wintertide Boot

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Patagonia's new Wintertide Boot is as good looking as it is warm. Not only that, but the sole means business, these are boots you can walk in comfortably for a long time, perfect for winter travel and adventure. They are lace-up boots, so you can customize the fit, but they are easy to get on and off. You can lace them in such a way that you slip your foot in and out without having to fool with the laces. They come in different colors, but I love the … [Read more...]

Monsanto = Snow White’s Evil Queen

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - So now Monsanto is literally playing the role of Snow White's Evil Queen by trying to pass off poisoned apples as a good idea. If it weren't so terrifying, it would be funny. Like non-organic apples weren't bad enough already--they're on the dirty dozen and are so polluted I wouldn't eat one--but this takes it to an even more sinister level. Seriously, if we don't stop this, pretty soon everything will be GMO. The deadline is December 16, please take a … [Read more...]

Trending: Fashion Giants Lining Up with Science-Based Targets

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - Levi Strauss partners with IFC to reduce emissions, water use in textile factories In 2018, Levi Strauss set a high bar for the fashion industry when it announced a new climate action strategy, complete with aggressive science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions throughout its entire global supply chain, not just its owned-and-operated facilities, by 2025. Now, the apparel brand has announced the latest step in the strategy — a cooperation agreement with … [Read more...]

Eyes Wide Shut? It’s Time to Wake Up: Join the Creative Climate Disclosure

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - Business as a force for good is not a “nice concept” for “good brands” — it’s a necessary shift if we are going to save our planet. If this altruistic fact isn’t enough to convince you to start taking action, consider your bottom line: This is what consumers (otherwise known as people) are calling for.  There’s no business on a dead planet. A recent open letter addressed from Extinction Rebellion to the advertising industry reads: “If you don’t make this … [Read more...]

What to do in Northern Thailand

STA Travel Blog - Warmer than Norway and greener than Greenland; as “norths” go, northern Thailand is pretty brilliant. Getting there is pretty simple as the Bangkok – Chiang Mai train... The post What to do in Northern Thailand appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Exploring Northern Jordan

STA Travel Blog - Recently having explored the lesser-traveled Western Asia while studying Arabic, Tristan Davis has put together a list of his must-sees if you're going to the area yourself.  The post Exploring Northern Jordan appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

A local’s guide to London

STA Travel Blog - Another installment of our 'Local Insider Series' - this time bringing good ol' London into the limelight. Emma Beynon, Marketing Manager for BUNAC is a born and bred Londoner, and wanted to give us the goss on where's hot in town nowadays. And she doesn't just talk about east London. The post A local’s guide to London appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

15 things we’ve learned about traveling the world, as told by Queer Eye

STA Travel Blog - STA Travel HQ have a total obsession with the fab 5. Watching it gives us happy tears, warm fuzzies, and has taught us 101 new ways to use an avocado. So, we thought what better way to celebrate Pride, than a travel-related Queer Eye blog. The post 15 things we’ve learned about traveling the world, as told by Queer Eye appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Prague: The Ultimate Guide

STA Travel Blog - Raylin Pellatt (@rayy_baybay), is a major travel enthusiast having visited over twenty four countries (and counting)!. Having recently graduated from Michigan State last year, she’s... The post Prague: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Taiwan: The Ultimate Guide

STA Travel Blog - An underrated destination that should be on every globetrotter’s list, Taiwan offers a diverse landscape for travelers: a kingdom with stunning national parks for outdoor... The post Taiwan: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The Best Pride Parades on the Planet

STA Travel Blog - It’s true, love really does make the world go round. That’s love, not money. And definitely not the conservation of angular momentum. Insert confused face... The post The Best Pride Parades on the Planet appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

On Your Radar: Taiwan

STA Travel Blog - If you thought the only things to come out of Taiwan were laptops, toys and bikes bearing the words ‘Made in Taiwan’, then think again.... The post On Your Radar: Taiwan appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

6 LGBTQ+ friendly places to travel, some you may or may not know!

STA Travel Blog - Sometimes you can feel as if the world can’t be the easiest place to travel if you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community, and while this... The post 6 LGBTQ+ friendly places to travel, some you may or may not know! appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]