Here’s How to Properly Disinfect Surfaces

The Journal of Hospital Infection said that the human coronaviruses could be “efficiently inactivated” on surfaces within one minute if they’re cleaned with solutions containing 62 percent to 71 percent ethanol alcohol or 0.5 percent hydrogen peroxide. Rachel Graham, an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina, said surface disinfectants could even work within 15 seconds. She added, “To get …

Hong Kong’s Iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant to Close ‘Until Further Notice’

The iconic Jumbo floating restaurant will close its doors on March 3 “until further notice” as COVID-19 continues to slam Hong Kong which has been reeling since social unrest last year. The Jumbo Floating Restaurant was first opened in 1976 by Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun, and is located in Aberdeen Harbor on the south side of Hong Kong …

Barbie Launches Dolls to Honor Women in Sports

Barbie announced a line-up of dolls to honor female sporting role models ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8. It is part of the Barbie Dream Gap Project, a social initiative to raise awareness around factors that prevent girls from reaching their full potential. Lisa McKnight, global head of dolls at the toy brand, said the aim was to …

Adam Levine Apologizes After Maroon 5’s Festival Performance in Chile

Maroon 5 is facing backlash for the band’s performance at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile at the end of February. The American pop rock band was 30 minutes late to their set and fans complained Levine lacked “energy to interact with the audience.” In a post Friday on Instagram Stories, the singer said his fans deserved …

The Danish Trick to “Shock” Your Body Into Happiness

A growing number in Scandinavia choose cold water swimming as a way to invigorate the senses and combat their winter blues, plunging into waters as cold as two degrees Celsius. During winter from November through February, residents of Copenhagen descend upon the harbor front where they move between saunas, hot tubs and into the frigid ocean or ice baths, a …

Do Teens Love TikTok Too Much?

From the perspective of teens, TikTok is a major new outlet for self-expression – a proud home to the silly, the loud and the weird. The emerging social-media powerhouse lets users create and share short videos, many no longer than 15 seconds. That’s where the Gen Z party is and where they all hang out. People have downloaded TikTok 1.7 …

EU: Apps Help Lure Climate-conscious Consumers

Mobile phone apps that point shoppers to discounted groceries. Codes on chicken and cheese that display their origin.  Water dispensers and degradable packaging designed to slash plastic use. These are some of the measures European supermarkets are taking to attract customers increasingly concerned about the environmental cost of farming, food waste and everyday products. Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona is teaming …

Cutting Salt Might Prevent Future Heart Disease

What’s the leading cause of heart disease? High blood pressure, which is often triggered by high salt intake in the food we eat. Hypertension is also the leading cause of stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. Yet even if we never salted another dish again in our lives, we would likely still be eating too much sodium every day. That’s …

Why Do Millenials Hate Phone Calls?

Communicating across different age groups can be quite a challenge. For millennials, or those aged 24 to 39, phone calls are considered invasive. Born to an offline world, and grew up in the boom of the Internet and mobile technology, millennials are more sensitive to boundaries as they know the time when being extremely accessible wasn’t the norm.  They have …