1. Tempted to go solar? Here’s how much it’ll cost to take your house of the grid [Business Insider].
2. One of the words added to the Oxford English Dictionary this years is “nomophobia”. It’s defined as a far of being without your phone and or being able to see it. It’s safe to presume, it’s a fear that the majority of us suffer from. If you want to get over that fear and stop picking up your phone 52 times a day (the average for most people), read this. It’s the best article I’ve read on the topic of getting off your phone [Vox].
3. This blog on why new technology is so hard to sell is such a good read. Most things we think we adopted fast like cars, TV, airplanes and even seatbelts took years to garner any type of interest – never mind to be adopted. “Technology is supposed to make your life easier and more efficient. A lot of new technology doesn’t at first. You have to imagine a day when it’ll be better”. [Collaborative Fund].
5. Love this blog in the CN&CO’s “I wish someone told me” series. I too grew up around books and spending hours in the library. Reading becomes more difficult as we get older, but like Rob suggests, leaving books around your home makes it easier to pick them up and read when you have spare moments. If you’re looking for reading recs, this is where we share and review all the books we’re reading. [CN &CO].
6. We all have a movement signature that is unique to us. It’s not just our limbs but the way our muscles are firing. Scientists are now studying those movements with the hopes of enabling changes to physiotherapy, prosthetics and even performance [New York Times].
7. How to clean your reusable water bottle; and why you should be doing it more often than you are. [Mashable].
8. The baking step you can skip. Unless it’s icing sugar. Always sift icing sugar, no one wants a clumpy glaze or frosting [Bon Appetit].
9. The fashion industry is responsible for 8.1% of global carbon emissions. In the past two years those companies have started to accept responsibility and over 100 brands and retailers are members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, an industry group that pioneered the Higgs Index to measure the environmental and social impacts of the industry. The goal is to not exceed 1.5 degress of warming – the number needed to avert a complete climate crisis. Stand Earth ranked the top 45 fashion companies to determine which are the ones who have not only made commitments, but have followed through. The entire report is worth a read, but there’s also a chart if images are more your thing. And if you’re interested in learning more about climate change and what you can do, this book is a brilliant resource [Stand Earth].