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Source: The Guradian

Meal-prep kits better for environment than a trip to the store, study finds

Today 09:54 GMT

Meal-prep kits are often more environmentally friendly than the average trip to the grocery store, according to a University of Michigan study.

Researchers at the School of Environment and Sustainability found that, on average, while kits provided by companies like Blue Apron, Sun Basket and HelloFresh often do involve more packaging waste, the emissions for grocery store meals carried two kilograms more of carbon dioxide per meal than those of the meal prep kits.

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Source: Fox News

Walgreens ups tobacco buying age to 21 amid FDA crackdown

Tuesday 20:01 GMT

Walgreens announced Tuesday that it’s increasing its tobacco buying age to 21 in September after the Food and Drug Administration put the pharmacy "on notice" for having the worst track record among all chains for selling tobacco to kids.

According to a National Youth Tobacco Survey, an estimated 4.9 million middle and high school students reported using a tobacco product last year.

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Source: Fox News

Stop & Shop, union workers resume negotiations in effort to end strike

Sunday 21:48 GMT

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is widely-expected to announce his candidacy in the near future, joined striking workers at a rally on Thursday, while Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who announced her candidacy in December, brought coffee and donuts to picketers on April 12.. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., also voiced his support of workers, tweeting that he stands with union workers “in their fight to protect health care and workers’ rights.”

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Source: The Guradian

The zero-waste revolution: how a new wave of shops could end excess packaging

Monday 06:04 GMT

The dilemma for the new breed of zero-waste shops is that they want the supermarkets to see the light, but they don’t want them to get so good at it that they drive the little shops out of business.

The new generation of zero-waste stores are a delight and have the potential to change the way we shop and help revive the high street, but Bird makes me realise that the charity shops that many people see as disfiguring town centres and spelling decline for high streets are themselves performing a zero-waste function, ensuring that clothes and other goods are reused rather than sent to landfill.

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Source: The Guradian

Stop & Shop strike supported by Warren, Biden and Buttigieg ends with deal

Tuesday 04:14 GMT

Stop & Shop workers and company officials have reached a tentative agreement that ends a near-two week strike at 240 stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

The action attracted support from presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg and former vice-president Joe Biden, as well as the New England Jewish community, whose Passover shopping was affected.

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Source: BBC

Parkinson's implant restores movement

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

A treatment that has restored the movement of patients with chronic Parkinson's disease has been developed by Canadian researchers.

"Should future studies show the same level of promise, it has the potential to dramatically improve quality of life, giving people with Parkinson's the freedom to enjoy everyday activities."

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Source: Common Domain

5 things that reveal how cheap rich people are

Tuesday 13:34 GMT

“Ocean’s 8” and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Nora Lum — you may know the rapper and actress by her stage name, Awkwafina — seems to know this well.

“Rich people don’t get rich by spending it all,” says Pam Danziger, a researcher focused on the affluent market and founder of Unity Marketing, which helps brands better connect with affluent consumers. “They know better than anyone that by being careful shoppers they can achieve a lifestyle several rungs up the income ladder.”

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Source: DW

Bahrain king restores 550 citizens' nationality

Monday 14:29 GMT

"Deprivation of nationality must not be arbitrary, especially on discriminatory grounds," she said, stressing that "arbitrary deprivation of nationality places the individuals concerned and their family members in a situation of increased vulnerability to human rights violations." Those convicted — Shiite Bahraini citizens, according to a judicial source — belonged to a group of 169 people accused of forming a "terror" group with links to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

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Source: Global News

Ohio 7-Eleven owner catches teen stealing, gives him food instead

Monday 02:23 GMT

What started as a shoplifting situation for a Toledo, Ohio, store owner ended with him showing the would-be thief kindness and paying for the food himself.

The whole exchange between Singh and the teen was posted on social media by a regular customer who watched the whole thing.


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