Bamboo Pillows, Are they Right for You?

Wednesday , 28, September 2016 Comments Off on Bamboo Pillows, Are they Right for You?

If you think of a soft comfortable pillow you would think of a material such as feathers or modern types like memory foam.

Did you know that you can now buy pillows made from natural material such as a Bamboo plant? If you think of Bamboo you might think of tall green sticks that grow in the jungle of a faraway island.

The Bamboo plant is used in a lot of industries and grows so fast that it is easily replaceable and there is plenty to go around. In fact, is grows at a speed of one inch every forty minutes.

 

bambooIt is very environmentally friendly and there no chemicals involved in the process so there is no ecological footprint left.

Some pillows such as the ones made from memory foam can hold on to heat which can make your sleep slightly uncomfortable especially during the summer months. Bamboo material pillows help breath and keep you cool at night. Also the combat things that cause allergies and dust mites.

To buy a Bamboo pillow you can find a variety online to have mail ordered. You will need to search for a phrase like bamboo pillows uk

When you first buy your pillow it will come in tight packaging and may release a slight odor once opened which will disperse one it is exposed to air for a little while. It is recommended that you leave the pillow out when new for up to forty eight hours before using it.

 

The natural bamboo pillow will absorb moisture from sweat produced when sleeping, but this will make the odour naturally decrease.

One thing that you may notice when using your new pillow is that they generally weigh a little more than a regular pillow or memory foam pillows and also a little more expensive that a duck feather or foam version.

Protecting Endangered Animals

Thursday , 15, September 2016 Comments Off on Protecting Endangered Animals

You do not have to be an animal rights activist to see the importance of protecting endegeared animals. One of these animals that is facing the danger of extinction is the tiger. This adorable animal from the cat family has been reduced to less than 3,890 in the entire world. Tigers have been hunted relentlessly in Asia and Siberia for their teeth, paws, and skin, sometimes even organs. Others have been smuggled to be pets by the rich and wealthy, where they have died due to poor conditions, or lived very miserable lives. There is so much more work to be done in the protection of tigers. There are various government incentives that have been set up in the protection and conservation of this iconic species, which include banning the trade of tiger’s derivatives and protecting its natural habitat. However, habitat protection and conserving of the wildlife are not the only isolated means of approaching this issue. Traditional Chinese medicine depends on tiger parts and this is a major concern as it threatens the survival of tigers. Many of the countries where tigers are found need to address this issue even if they will need international support.

Here are some useful links :

Andrew Charalambous Environment spokesman
Andrew Charalambous official Youtube Channel

There are many international conservation groups that have combined their efforts in saving the tiger form facing complete extinction. These need to work extremely hard so that the fear facing these species of losing all in the next few years might be erased. In order to successfully meet this goal, a carefully planned strategy needs to be put in place so that immediate conservation efforts are implemented. This can begin by studying the survival requirements of the tiger in the wild. A tiger needs to have sufficient water, prey, vegetation and a wide area of habitat in order to survive. These areas need to be completely free of human activities that would disrupt their normal routine.

  • Scientist efforts; scientist can survey the habitats which meet the above mentioned conditions which encourage the survival of tigers. These animal specialists also need to improve their research methods so that they can better understand the behaviors and ecological issues which result in long term solutions.
  • Develop community based conservation programs; the rural households and who depend on the forests habitat where tigers live need to be involved in the participation and massive action of these indigenous tribes. Local government and non-governmental institutions should work along with such communities to help them build alternative resources for their livelihood.
  • Mass education; those indigenous tribes who engage in activities which threaten the existence of these tigers need to receive education and awareness programs to help them appreciate the importance of conserving the tiger. Certain superstitious beliefs regarding the parts of the tiger have led to unnecessary killing of the tiger. Others use the body parts for medicinal purposes.

Since it is clear that the tiger depends on certain conditions to survive, the fact that it is facing extinction means that its habitat is not well protected. As a top predator, it is natural that the human race naturally feels insecure around this hunter. But the god thing is that tigers do not enjoy being in close proximity to human activities. So by protecting its environment, the tiger can be protected and saved from being effaced from the face of the earth.

For more views and articles on similar subjects please visit www.andrewcharalambous.co.uk

 

 

Why You Should Hire A Minicab Rather Taking Uber

Friday , 26, August 2016 Comments Off on Why You Should Hire A Minicab Rather Taking Uber

The struggle between Uber and local taxis has been on for some time now ever since the inception of Uber.  The debate has seen people taking sides and it is now clear that the traditional minicabs are proving more convenient than the newly introduced Uber services. Although there are various reasons people prefer their own choice of transportation, taking a minicab has various advantages rather than taking this app-driven taxi. Consider these reasons for hiring a minicab while in London;

  • Convenience; in order to use Uber, you need to have downloaded the app in your smartphone so that you can access the app and see which Uber taxi is near your proximity. However, sometimes it might not be easy to locate one and when you need to meet tight deadlines you could risk missing appointments. A minicab booking systems is very efficient and even if you have not booked, the taxis in london are always there waiting for clients who are traveling to and from the airport. This convenience is surely worth the effort.
  • Steady cost; the minicabs in London have a fixed price on the various destinations it covers. This price is not dependent on other external factors so you are sure what you see is what you get. However, Uber’s price fluctuates depending on supply and demand. This is called surge pricing. It usually occurs when there are lots of customers and the cars are few. So you can end up paying a lot for a rather short distance covered. Therefore, be assured of steady costs when using a minicab.
  • Reliability; Uber may take a longer time to show up after you have made an appointment. But taking a minicab proves more reliable as you can easily board one of the many available taxis on the roadside.
  • Security; all minicab are fitted with a security camera on the interior and therefore security is ensured at all times. Furthermore, minicab drivers undergo background criminal checks. This gives you complete peace of mind as you go about your daily activities.

Enjoy riding in one of our Liberty minicabs for a smooth ride within London town. We have various cars meant for differing passenger size and suitcase space needs. The cars are in good condition and operation is 24/7. The online booking system is quick and you can be dropped at any airport of your choice. We work across all major airports in London.

Why European Health Insurance Card Is Important When You Are Traveling In Europe

Thursday , 18, August 2016 Comments Off on Why European Health Insurance Card Is Important When You Are Traveling In Europe

It has been said before, that health is wealth and without it, then everything else ceases to make sense. Here in the UK, events of the past few months in regards to Brexit have confused many, and left many more unsure of how future dealings with the rest of the EU will be like. When it comes to the European Health Insurance Card, better known as EHIC, you’re probably aware that of its benefits. It enables you to seek medical treatment in any EU nation and Switzerland. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but is a member of the single market. Thus for instance, if you are in holiday or vacation in Germany, France, Spain, and happened to fall ill, this card will enable you get admitted promptly in a public health accredited facility.


As a resident of the UK, there are numerous benefits why you should apply for the European health insurance card;
Basically, the main reason behind the creation of the European health insurance card was to help member citizens travel and stay in any country, without requiring to go back to their home countries, for any medical reasons.
There are 3 unfortunate eventualities that may transpire while traveling within Europe; i) You may fall ill, ii) You may have an accident, iii) Or you may have a pre existing condition that requires constant attention, like Kidney dialysis. In any of these scenarios, an EHIC is the surest way to ensure that you get the best possible medical treatment in the host nation.
At other times, maybe you’re expectant and have traveled within the EU. If you happen to develop premature labor or any complications, again, you’d have to get a private hospital or doctor, and this may be extremely costly. But with an EHIC card, you’re assured of similar medical care as you’d expect of the NHS here in the UK.
However, it’s worth clarifying that EHIC does not include any visits to private clinics, or private doctors. Besides, it seeks to cater only for the very necessary and urgent medical interventions that can’t wait till you’ve returned to the UK. You can’t for instance seek aesthetic dental services like orthodontic braces in another EU country; such is deemed not an emergency, and can wait till one is back in their home country.

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The application process of the European Health Insurance Card is free and fast. If you are in England or Wales, you’ll need your NHS or National Insurance number. In Scotland you’ll need your CHI number, while the Irish need their Health and Care number. These are of course accompanied by your personal details like full names, street address, and so on so forth.
The European Health Insurance Card is a must have;
Indeed, you can’t afford to travel around Europe without your EHIC especially if your stay takes more than a day. Even if you have travel insurance, having this magic card is still a prudent thing to do.

Europe’s Economic Challenges

Thursday , 18, August 2016 Comments Off on Europe’s Economic Challenges

A Guide to Art

Thursday , 18, August 2016 Comments Off on A Guide to Art

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