More Posts On: Health and Environment

Donate to Fight Cancer 2017 and Earn Up to 5,000 SkyMiles

Delta Air Lines has long been fighting various types of cancer with different initiatives over the years; and part of that effort is in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, which has been a partner of the airline for years.

This month, you can join Delta Air Lines and the American Cancer Society in the fight against the dreaded and deadly disease towards the hope of a cancer-free world by being one of the first 5,000 members of the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program to donate funds by Wednesday, May 31, 2017 — and you will receive the following in the form of a one-time bonus per SkyMiles account…

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Earth Day 2017 — and What Hilton is Doing to Help Save the Environment

When staying at a hotel or resort property, guests think about enjoying themselves on a leisurely vacation to get away from it all; or to conduct business while away from home — not about the environment or its sustainability…

…but lodging does have a significant impact on the environment: all of the towels and linens which need to be washed; all of the floors and furnishings which need to be cleaned and maintained; the plastic which is used for bottles of amenities and water; the paper used for announcements and advertising; the energy which is required to power lights, appliances, vehicles and machinery; and the leftover food which is disposed and cannot be used again for health reasons.

One thing about which many people do not think is…

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Wow — Motorists in Tallinn Stop For Pedestrians If They Even Think They Are Going to Cross the Street

I must say that I am pleasantly surprised with the way many motorists follow traffic laws in Tallinn — although the photograph at the top of this article shows a vehicle speeding through a yellow light.

I found that every single time I approached a crosswalk — and there are plenty of them in Tallinn — if a motorist even thought that I was about to cross the street, he or she would stop. This includes bus drivers.

This was especially true at…

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Two Girls Not Permitted Aboard Airplane Due to What They Wore — and Why

A promulgation of social media and weblog articles occurred pertaining to two girls who were initially not permitted to board an airplane operated by United Airlines because they were wearing “leggings” — but the two girls were reportedly permitted to board once they changed into more appropriate attire.

The brouhaha apparently all started with a “tweet” from Shannon Watts which read…

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Daylight Saving Time 2017 Reminder: Clocks Jump Ahead One Hour

If you have a flight tomorrow departing from most locations within the United States and Canada, remember that clocks jump ahead — or “spring forward” — one hour due to Daylight Saving Time, meaning that you will lose an hour at 2:00 in the morning on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Although Daylight Saving Time is prevalent in most of…

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Up to 20 Gallons of Urine In a Swimming Pool?

Spring is already arriving later this month in the northern hemisphere, which means that summer will be arriving before you know it — or perhaps you are enjoying the final days of summer in the southern hemisphere…

…and with the warmer weather typically associated with summer usually comes the possibly of cooling off in the clean water of a swimming pool — such as one found at a hotel or resort property — or so you might think.

“The scientists calculated that…

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Orthodox Jewish Men May Sit Next to Women Aboard an Airplane: Resolution

A resolution pertaining to the seating of Orthodox Jewish people next to a member of the opposite sex aboard an airplane was adopted through a direct vote by the Rabbinical Council of America on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in an attempt to mitigate what is otherwise an uncomfortable situation which typically leads to flight delays and potential conflict.

Almost two years ago…

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Flawed Traffic Study Ranks Cities Most Choked by Traffic Jams

“Drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods last year. That topped second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89, according to a traffic scorecard compiled by Inrix, a transportation analytics firm.”

Five of the top ten cities in the world are located in the United States, according to…

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The 14 Most Aggravating Types of Passengers Are…

As a frequent flier, an encounter with a fellow passenger who irritates you is bound to happen sooner or later — and you probably already have at least several of those experiences to share — but which types of passengers are considered to be the most aggravating?

The results of the 2016 Airplane Etiquette Study was released last month from…

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