The Rise of Vertical Farming – A Documentary

[embedded content]“Food flats and vertical farming as an alternative to our inefficient food system: in order to do vertical farming in a sustainable way, we must integrate the food production into the urban infrastructure for a significant part. At present, our food system is inefficiently organized: our food travels many kilometers, uses a lot of water, is wasted and pollutes the environment. Nevertheless, the 7 billion inhabitants, often living in…

Will the super blue blood moon kickstart your labor?

There’s a trifecta of moon happenings occurring January 31, which some believe may create a spike in births. But before you who are due soon get too excited it’s about to be go-time, let’s take a look at the facts. On Wednesday we’ll experience a “super blue blood moon.” As Space.com explains it: “This spectacular lunar event…features the second full moon of the month, also known as a Blue Moon,…

Photos: Parents keep baby’s placenta attached until it falls off naturally

Lotus birth, as you may know, is the practice of forgoing the cutting of a baby’s umbilical cord at birth, and keeping the placenta attached until it separates naturally. New mom Vanessa became interested in lotus birth after researching cord blood options. “I found there were mothers who left the cord attached for several minutes or hours after birth to allow for the placenta to stop pulsating,” Vanessa told BabyCenter in an email.…

Study links iodine deficiency to fertility problems

Could an iodine deficiency be interfering with your ability to get pregnant? A new study in the journal Human Reproduction suggests insufficient iodine levels may halve a woman’s chances of conceiving, although more research is needed to confirm the findings. Researchers tracked more than 500 American women trying to conceive. They collected urine samples to analyze the women’s iodine levels at the beginning of the study. Over 12 months, the…

The Science Behind Vertical Farming

[embedded content] “Everything we create, everything we build, and everything we send out into the world has an impact on people and the planet. We take that responsibility seriously. We operate ethically and strive constantly to increase our operational standards to deliver high quality food.” Learn more about Aerofarms and their project by visiting: “AeroFarms.com“

Ways to Brighten a Winter Landscape

Blossoms sing their summer songs then fade and die. Leaves blaze into fiery autumn then wilt, brown and fall. Afterward, all that’s left is winter’s long act on an empty stage before a snow-white curtain. But you don’t need to stand there staring sorrowfully at your bleak backyard in winter. Spring may be months away, but there are ways to brighten up that dull landscape. “My Evergreen” can help you…

To reduce stillbirth risk, sleep on side

Sleeping on your side during the third trimester of pregnancy could help you avoid the tragedy of a stillbirth, according to new research. Experts already advise sleeping on your side during mid-to-late pregnancy because lying on your back for long periods can make you feel dizzy and interfere with the flow of blood and nutrients to your baby. But research published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in…

10 Money-Saving Habits of People Who Didn’t Take Loans for Their Kids’ College

Make restaurants a special treat iStock/gilaxia Restaurant meals and takeout cost more than a home-cooked meal—after all, you’re paying for service in addition to the ingredients. By cooking at home more often, you can enjoy meals together without dishing out all that dough, says Julie Rains, a personal finance writer at Investing to Thrive. “Food is a large expense, and the more it can be controlled, the more money you’ll…

Can your partner’s siblings predict if you’ll have a boy or girl?

Shares 309 My mom is the eldest of six. One of our favorite family stories to tell is about the time my uncle (who was welcomed into the world by four older sisters) burst into tears upon hearing my grandparents’ last baby was another girl. The poor guy just wanted at least one brother…and then he grew up and had two daughters of his own. Coincidence? Perhaps not. A recent…