Why Silence is So Good For Your Brain

We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by and that may be negatively affecting our health.

In fact, a 2011 World Health Organization report called noise pollution a “modern plague,” concluding that “there is overwhelming evidence that exposure to environmental noise has adverse effects on the health of the population.” Continue reading

10 Simple Actions to Save Water

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Fix your leaky toilet!
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Your toilet tank may be leaking and you don’t even know it? The most common leaks are silently occurring between the tank and the bowl. If there is a leak, you could be wasting up to 550 litres (145 gallons) of water every day and paying $250 per year (more depending on where you live) on your water bill. You can use a dye tablet available from your local hardware store to detect a leak. Usually the problem is an old flapper–which is easy to replace. Continue reading