More Posts On: Health and Environment

Can You Avoid Encounters With Bed Bugs Aboard Airplanes?

In this article from January of 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States states that “Everyone is at risk for getting bed bugs when visiting an infected area. However, anyone who travels frequently and shares living and sleeping quarters where other people have previously slept has a higher risk of being bitten and or spreading a bed bug infestation.” No…

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Are Frequent Fliers Contributing to The Great Nutrition Collapse?

Whether you are enjoying the opulence of caviar and champagne as you lounge in that luxurious lie-flat seat in the premium class cabin or subsisting on a small bag of peanuts while slumming it squeezed in a middle seat near the back of the airplane, you may be contributing to the decrease in nutrition of the food supply around the world — and you may not even know it.

Although some frequent fliers are mindful of their carbon footprint in the world, most people do not think twice about boarding an airplane to get from one place to another for whatever reason.

“For many people reading this, air travel is their most serious environmental sin”, according to…

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Barbuda Completely Devastated, Civilization Extinguished — and Along Comes Maria

If you are thinking about visiting the clear waters and pink sands of Barbuda at any time in the near future, forget about it: “The damage is complete. For the first time in 300 years, there’s not a single living person on the island of Barbuda — a civilization that has existed on that island for over 300 years has now been extinguished.”

Ronald Sanders has served as the ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the United States since 2015 — and he…

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Is Changing Into Your Pajamas in an Airport Lounge Prior to Boarding the Airplane Okay?

While flying as a passenger in the business class cabin from London to South America via New York, “What I really feel like doing is having a shower in the Flagship Lounge at JFK, change into my Lufthansa pyjamas (I’d much rather change in a spacious shower room than in an airplane toilet), and walk down to the gate in that and slippers, with a view toward drifting into sleep soon after takeoff”…

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Literally Breaking News: Why You Should Keep Your Feet Off the Dashboard

“Sad story but a good reminder not to do this. I shared with my teenager who is wont to prop her feet up on the dash and thinks I’m being stupid for making her take them down”, Ryan — who is a reader of The Gate — posted in response to this article I wrote two years and two days ago pertaining to the one reason why you should keep your feet off of the dashboard when inside of a moving vehicle. “Hopefully it starts to sink in.”

When I wrote the aforementioned article back on…

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Privacy of Allergy Sufferers Being Abused by Airlines?

When Lianne Mandelbaum took her son Joshua to the office of the pediatrician back in June of 2017, the receptionist peeled away the little slip which normally obscures the name of her son for the purpose of protecting his privacy after she signed in at the desk…

…and although health information privacy is taken seriously at medical offices across the United States, that same privacy seems to be disregarded once an allergy sufferer arrives at an airport. Doctors must adhere to what is known as…

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Total Solar Eclipse: Two Useful Tools to Know Where to Go

Although some good information was imparted in this article which I wrote exactly one month ago, you might want to experience the total eclipse of the sun for as long as possible — but where exactly should you go?

The two tools which are highlighted in this article should help you find a precise location where you can enjoy the total eclipse of the sun…

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