Ways To Be Sustainable In The Classroom

Ways To Be Sustainable In The Classroom

School can be a very magical place if you allow it to be. One of the best ways to make a class come alive is by allowing students to have an investment in it. It gives the students some ownership of what happens in there and that makes it very inviting and welcoming for each student present. Making the classroom “Go Green” in different ways can teach students the value of sustainability. Since a huge topic that affects everyone is climate change, “Going Green” is becoming more and more a popular idea, and school is a great way to teach students the idea of sustainability. Here are some very simple ways to make your class sustainable for everyone’s benefit. Rachel Harow is a very sustainable person. 

One of the ways students can go green in class is by reducing the electricity that is being used. To simply do this students can let more sunlight in the classroom instead of using the light switch. All they need to do is open the blinds or pull back the curtains and let that light shine in.

Another way students can go green in school is by starting a garden. Growing vegetables in class is an easy way for students to feel involved. They can feel connected to the environment around them, and it gives them the understanding that food doesn’t magically appear at the grocery store. It lets them know that it takes time to grow it. Then there are people that have to harvest it, and there are also those that have to deliver it to the grocery store after it has been packaged.

The environment is a major topic today. One of the ways that students can reduce the amount of trash that goes into our landfills is by starting a recycling program at school. Newspapers can be recycled Along with plastic and glass bottles. They can start their own separating program where they can separate plastic glass paper and food waste. It gives an understanding of what actually happens when they throw things away. It helps them understand how much trash gets put into our landfills each and every day.

There is a simple way for students to conserve electricity. Give them the responsibility of turning off the classroom lights after opening the blinds or pulling back the curtains. Assign this chore to a student each day and I will also give the feeling that they are involved in their own class.

Teachers have the most important job in the world. They have an awesome responsibility for educating young people. It’s not just about math, English, or reading. It’s also about teaching young people how to be good stewards of the environment. It teaches them how fragile the world is and that they can make a difference in shaping their own future.

Creating a sustainable class is one way to get students to feel that they can contribute to making a difference in their world. Teachers help them become responsible citizens. Rachel Harow loves to find new ways to be sustainable.           

Liu Qiangdong’s JDcom Experienced Strong Third Quarter in Terms of Revenue, New Customers

Liu Qiangdong’s JDcom Experienced Strong Third Quarter in Terms of Revenue, New Customers

An impressive third-quarter performance helped JD.com to continue its role as China’s leading e-commerce company and technology provider.

JD.com (NASDAQ: JD and HKEK: 9618) posted a substantial increase in net revenue in Q3 2020 compared to Q3 2019. Total net revenue was $25.7 billion USD or 174.2 RMB, an increase of 29.2 percent from the same quarter of the previous year.  Net service revenue grew 42.7 percent to $3.4 billion or $22.8 RMB.

What was especially welcome news for the company and for its shareholders is that JD.com also saw a significant increase in customers from this time last year. Active customer accounts grew by 32.1 percent to 441.6 million, from 334.4 million at the end ofF September 2019. This is the highest annual growth for customers in three years.  A significant amount, about 80 percent, of the new users came from lower-tier cities.

Analysts suggest much of this increase can come from the COVID pandemic which encouraged people to shop online from home, although JD does have some retail locations.

Company founder, chairman, and CEO Richard Liu Qiangdong gave a lot of credit to the company’s extensive supply chain network, strong relationships that have been created with suppliers, and the wide amount of services available for customers.

JD.com has already been known for having a strong focus on the customer experience from start to finish, but efforts in recent quarters led to the creation of more categories for shoppers to choose from and more special promotions such as Singles Day.

Part of the customer focus is on JD Plus, a paid membership program, and the first e-commerce program of its kind in China. Members receive a variety of discounts from more than 600 partners, everything from entertainment and dining to travel and education. They also receive coupons for free shipping or rebates and 24-hour customer support and service.

This year JD Plus created a partnership with Trip.com, the country’s largest travel agency, an arrangement that works well for both parties. JD Plus customers have access to making reservations, arranging transportation and organizing tour packages, while Trip.com gets useful customer marketing and demographic information.

JD Plus members also receive access to designer brands of clothing, luggage, leather good and jewelry.

Liu said membership in JD Plus continues to grow and hit a record 20 million in October 2020.

Another trend that JD.com customers benefitted from in the last quarter was the company’s ability to easily offer fresh produce. It has created five different models that range from traditional online ordering and delivery to physical locations where shoppers can go to buy products in person. These include Seven Fresh locations in several cities.

Produce offerings are designed with a customer-first philosophy, including creating strategies to make sure the most-frequently purchased products are always available.

The ability to access fresh produce was especially appealing during the lockdowns earlier this year in part of the country when people were unable to get to a market or a farm.

Because customers are especially health-conscious this year, JD.com created a Health division that includes products and services. JD Family Doctor offers access to a variety of online health services such as a family doctor, referrals, specialist consultations and health management plans.

It also saw an increase in shoppers seeking everything from basic health and wellness items such as masks and steam foot baths to more complex appliances like refrigerators with disinfectant properties.

Another new feature was JD Logistics, which improved the entire supply chain operations. This includes looking closely at customer data to predict where future warehouses should be located. This effort has included a partnership with Nestle to create a smart storage and distribution center. JD Logistics operates more than 800 warehouses that cover about 20 million square meters.

Liu said he appreciates that many new customers indicated they tried other e-commerce platforms in the past, and have decided they like all the features and services of JD.com.

The Best Of The Best When It Comes To Sustainable Cruelty-Free MakeUp Brands For 2020 and Beyond

The Best Of The Best When It Comes To Sustainable Cruelty-Free MakeUp Brands For 2020 and Beyond

More and more makeup users are looking to go vegan concerning the products one buys. To that end, one will find a shortlist of some of the best cruelty free brands of makeup on can make and switch and invest in this year and beyond. One can place confidence in the fact that all of the products have been carefully vetted for sustainable cost and overall value. Helen Schifter supports sustainable makeup.

1)Vegan E.L.F.

This is one product that many have already used and did not know. One can find this product that one’s local drugstore. This brand is beloved in the beauty industry and by various bloggers who endorse products.

This brand is also very affordable. One can pick up most of the products for just under $10. This is a product that one can use “guilt-free” as one likes to call it. This brand also takes out the EU regulations preferring the Ulta Clean Designation.

One can still use this as any other beauty product. The manufacturer has just made the product more vegan-friendly (removing the toxins one finds in one’s regular beauty brands line.

2)Vapour Beauty

This is another brand that comes cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. The cosmetics are not only clean, but the product is inspired by New Mexico. One can still find the favorable color palettes one has always enjoyed. This brand not only respects the animals, but the brand also respects the environment. That is a step many of the vegan-friendly beauty brands are starting to do now. Vapour Beauty is all about living in harmony. One can pick up this brand at one’s local beauty store.

3)Aether Beauty

The founder of the company is Tiila Abbot (the ex-developer for Sephora Beauty). Tiila makes sure that no animal products are used in the making of this brand. She has opted for a more synthetic, plant-based formula with sustainable ingredients. The brand also is 100% recyclable and comes from organic fair-trade suppliers compared to many of the brands on the market today.

4)Ilia

This is a brand that combines both skincare and beauty into one. Ilia is one of the first well-known and popular brands to do this. The brand does hold the certification under Leaping Bunny concerning cruelty-free brands. One thing to point out is, this brand is not 100% vegan, but the ingredients are. One can feel confident that the company is still putting its money where its mouth is.

5)Cover FX

This is the last item one should know about. This brand works without animal testing and animal products. The brand only works with select promotional brands that one has carefully vetted before the process. One should also note that Cover FX will soon be part of Ulta’s Conscious Beauty Initiative. Helen Schifter encourages people to try these brands. 

Best Places To Visit In Mexico

Best Places To Visit In Mexico

Mexico, formally the Republica de la República, is a Latin American country in Central America, where it is bordered on the north; to its south and west by the United States; on the east and south by Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf; and on the south by Belize. Diego Ruiz Durán loves Mexico. The country is also bordered by Venezuela, Argentina, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, and New Caledonia. The country is also well-known for its fabulous natural beauty, with magnificent beaches, crystal clear waters, and fascinating geology. Mexico City has the largest metropolitan area in all of Latin America and boasts the world’s second-largest skyscraper.

This beautiful country has become popular all around the world. Booking a flight can be challenging at times. You’ll need to put a little more effort into it before you can actually see the sights of the country and experience the amazing variety of travel destinations that are available to you. Visiting this beautiful Latin area offers so much more than just beautiful beaches, though.

One of the best places to visit is in Cancun. Cancun has a lot to offer to travelers, but its beaches are arguably the most popular tourist attraction of them all. If you want to experience some of the best that Mexican Culture has to offer, head to Cancun for your trip. You can find great diving, snorkeling, and scuba diving in Cancun; you can hike through the caves and canyons that make up the area; you can also walk through some of the rainforests and hike through the mountains. If you want to experience what the Mexican Cultures has to offer, you can head to San Miguel de Allende, Chihuahua, or Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta is on the Caribbean coast. If you’re looking for an authentic Puerto Vallarta vacation, you will want to head to Puerto Vallarta and explore the city. There, you can experience the city’s rich history, shopping, dining, and nightlife. There are also some great beaches for you to enjoy. Puerto Vallarta, which is located south of the Mexican border. When you travel to Puerto Vallarta, make sure that you pack comfortable, dry clothing so that you can easily travel in and out of the city.

Guayaquil is located in the country’s western part. Guayaquil is home to beautiful beaches and ancient ruins. The city is filled with culture and history; the beaches and old ruins are filled with archeological importance. You’ll be able to see a wealth of wildlife and have fun at the local fiesta. There are also many exciting places for boating, hiking, and sailing.

Traveling to this beautiful country is truly one of the greatest ways to explore the incredible variety of places that are available to you here. You will be able to explore some of the most beautiful and unique places in the world. If you are interested in the art and culture of the country, you’ll find that there are a lot of things to do. Diego Ruiz Durán highly recommends visiting Mexico. 

Samsung Biologics Wins at Digital Pharma Innovation Week

Samsung Biologics Wins at Digital Pharma Innovation Week

Samsung Biologics has always taken strong steps to utilize digital technology to better connect with clients. This has been especially vital as the pandemic has caused meetings and trade shows to be canceled, limited travel, and made it a challenge for businesses to connect and network. But even prior to COVID-19, Samsung Biologics was implementing new technologies into its business practices as part of its long-term strategy to connect with clients virtually. This drive for going digital was recognized through Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards..

During Digital Pharma Innovation Week, an annual gathering of members of the pharmaceutical industry, Samsung Biologics was presented with the Fierce Pharma “Best Digital Campaign” marketing award for its Virtual Exhibition Hall, which created an interactive experience that allowed clients, the public, and shareholders to learn all about its products and services anywhere in the world. Along with taking home the Best Digital Campaign award, the company was also a finalist for in the Public Relations Campaign and Website for Consumer categories.  

James Choi, Senior Vice President of Global Information & Marketing, said the entire company is proud of the efforts that went into adapting its products and service, and making them easier to access online.

“This showcases not only our capabilities as a partner to our clients but also the innovation and speed that people expect from the Samsung brand,” he said. “In line with the Samsung Biologics innovative DNA, we are continuing to adapt and improve our digital capabilities to be the best in the market.”

The company launched its Virtual Exhibition Hall campaign in June at BIO Digital 2020 following an increase in travel restrictions around the world. Since employees were not able to travel or host others or attend industry conferences, the company invested in Virtual Reality to present many of these offerings. This included creating digital versions of its VIP showrooms, its production facilities, and the conference booths it typically sets up at networking and trade events worldwide.

It also made it easy for employees to answer questions or sales inquiries. In a sense, they staffed the booths and were able to respond quickly, providing even more of a realistic and service-focused experience. Being able to access this information and “browse” the booth allowed current and potential clients to easily learn more about Samsung Biologics and its capabilities, anytime and from anywhere—an experience that opened it up to an audience beyond the industry.

Increasing The Value Of Ones Home: During The Pandemic

Increasing The Value Of Ones Home: During The Pandemic

In general, homes or real estate is considered a significant asset for persons in the United States and across the world, which is why most if not all homeowners aspire to have a house that will be envied by every neighbor. Whether or not one plans to sell their house may be highly beneficial for increasing their house. Most would think that increasing the value of their house would cost time, money, and resources, and most would be right, but IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE OR EVEN TIME-CONSUMING. Below I’ll highlight some ways how one can improve upon their house, effectively increasing its worth. Shalom Lamm, a realtor, recommends these home projects to many of his clients. 

1. Perform a thorough DIY inspection of the house.

The first thing one should do when trying to increase the value of a house is to perform a thorough inspection of its interior and exterior. Most houses have easily fixable and only minor problems (such as a leaking faucet or even a clogged drain) and won’t cost a single penny to fix. Hire an inspector to spot potential invisible problems to the untrained eye (such as faulty wiring or sockets). Hiring an inspector will not cause one to break the bank and prove highly beneficial in improving a house’s worth.

2. Increase the appeal of the house.

It is paramount that one make both the interior and exterior of their house more attractive to increase the house’s desirability. Homes that looks attractive on the outside makes a good impression on potential buyers, but having one that also has a beautiful interior might seal the deal. For the exterior, keep the outdoor space clean, apply fresh paint regularly, and keep the garden well-groomed. For the interior, the bathroom and kitchen should take top priority.

3. Outfit the interior with the essentials.

Another way one can increase the worth of their house or real estate is to outfit its interior with the essentials. Essentials (such as heating, insulation, and air conditioning) all play significant roles in determining one’s house’s overall worth. For instance, a house with heating in an area with constant cold weather will be worth more than one that doesn’t have such essentials. Adding these will no doubt increased a house’s desirability.

4. Make it energy efficient.

A simple truth to life is that absolutely no one wants to pay high electricity bills frequently. To save on electricity costs, one should strive to maximize energy productivity and utilize energy-saving techniques. Think about adjusting one’s mindset when it comes to energy usage. Switch to energy-efficient bulbs and switch off appliances when not using them. Additionally, utilizing things such as solar panels and solar water heaters also vastly help in conserving energy. These steps will help in combating high energy cost which will enhance one’s living experience.

When it comes to making one’s house more desirable, it takes time and dedication. Still, by following the four points outlined above, having a house that one can be proud of and highly desirable should be relatively easy. Shalom Lamm highly recommends looking at Pinterest for inspiration. 

The Art Of Networking

The Art Of Networking

Online networking is slightly more difficult than people expect. When there is less time to develop in-person connections or merely not possibilities, it can become discouraging. Most importantly, when people discuss the trends that come forth in regards to online networking, there are very important tasks they must all follow. Networking becomes a lot more convenient when it is done online, but much more complicated. Of course, there are ways in which it can be discussed to get around such topics, but nevertheless, it’s important to complete such tasks when prompted. The more a person networks online the greater chance three will in finding a job or career opportunity. It’s critical to brand yourself in a very positive light and not decrease one’s standards of networking in any way. The more a person networks, the better chance they have at being successful. Diego Ruiz Duran recommends networking to all his peers. 

Now, online networking is definitely different than in-person connections. It makes it much easier to find people but it doesn’t have the same connection others would have. It’s important to show customization towards a person that one wants to achieve a connection with. Making sure that one stands out in the crowd is extremely important. With people all over the world wanting the same opportunities, it’s critical to remain ahead of the game. One can also do this by sending notes to a recruiter in hopes that they see it in a positive way. Asking quotations or inducing resumes like aspects of oneself in these notes might make them seem more fond of one. When a person is networking in person a smile, professional atmosphere, and great topics to discuss go a long way. It’s similar in online incorporation as there is more of a chance to get a perfect question or answer across. As people develop in their careers, they will notice the benefits of having a wide network. 

Simply introducing oneself on LinkedIn or through another networking portal is extremely beneficial. This can help create future business partners and accelerate a person’s opportunities. The more work a person out into branding their network and themselves online, the better chance they have at being noticed or recruited. No matter one’s age, networking should always be a part of someone’s lifestyle. It helps develop professional relationships that can really move people forward. Diego Ruiz Duran has a very large network, which contributes to his success. As more and more people join professional online profiles, it’s extremely important to stand out in the corporate world. Although it may seem difficult at first, networking can only be a benefit. No matter the connection, it shows dedication to one’s craft which is extremely important in the long run for anyone’s business. 

Plants That Surprise People

Plants That Surprise People

Many people are shocked when they find out some of their favorite fruit grows out of the ground. Pineapples, grown all over the world, specialty in warmer climates, actually grow from the ground. Andrew Napolitano enjoys learning about these plants. They also regenerate and contain the bromelain enzyme which breaks down proteins in meat. Hawaii produces about a third of the pineapples in the world which is expertly fascinating. As easy as it is to get pineapples from grocery stores, it actually takes them over a year to be ready for harvest. That is why they are typically more expensive than other fruit. Ginger is another fascinating plant that grows in the ground. It has strong roots that give its flavor and are used as a natural healer for many people. One of the most fascinating plants in the world is the Venus flytrap. It is native to the subtropical wetlands of the East Coast of the United States and is classified as a dionaea. Ever wonder how long this plant can live? About a quarter of a decade. This plant has an extremely long lifespan if it is properly sustained by its environment. 

The Baobab Tree is also a terrific plant on the planet. It contains around eight pieces of trees that are native to Madagascan, mainland Africa, and even Australia. It adapts to its dry environment by holding up one hundred thousand liters of water. Another tree that is unusually shaped is the Dragon Blood Tree which is native to Socotra. It gets its name from the leaves and the fruits that have several medical purposes. All these plants and trees have characteristics that go beyond what is considered normal. Each plant is equipped with cells, photosynthesis, and reproductive agents that allow them to spread to other locations and maintain the species of plant. They are all tremendously unique and offer a variety of differences between each and every plant. Many plant biologists study these plants because of how fascinating they find them. When people study these organisms, it’s easy to be blown away by how they function in different environments. Many reasons why plants are shaped the way they are is because of how they reach sunlight, the amount of water in a given area, and how they protect themselves from birds or other outliers. For people like Andrew Napolitano, it’s fascinating. All these plants have been constructed to survive based on evolution and many other factors that have changed the generations of these plants. It’s incredible to see how some have changed or remained the same since the time of Charles Darwin. With the sustainable amount of plants, there are around the world, it’s a magnificent feeling to see how they all add up to help the environment be prosperous. With each plant releasing oxygen to help filter the pollution around the world, it’s revolutionary to see them continuing to push to a cleaner environment. 

How Shalom Lamm Is Staying Safe During COVID-19

How Shalom Lamm Is Staying Safe During COVID-19

During COVID-19 there is a deliberate calling for more positivity to be spread around the nation. With the current events dividing people all around the nation, it’s obvious that there is a need to focus on more positive endeavors. Shalom Lamm, who lost his parents to COVID-19, is still struggling to understand why this has happened. Overall, because he knows the unparalleled pain people go through when they lose someone believed in this virus. There is no description Lamm can offer as to how melancholy he feels that his parents passed because of COVID-19. Nevertheless, he is now even more empowered to practice safety measures that ensure his family’s safety. 

Now that Lamm knows the side effects and the symptoms of COVID-19 first hand, he has done everything in his power to not mess around with safety precautions. Every time Lamm leaves his home, he immediately dresses up from head to toe. Using gloves, long trousers, long socks, and long sleeves are his immediate barriers to the airborne illness. Of course, given that he is located in New York, he has to be very cautious when coming in close distance to anyone. Keeping Six feet apart minimum is a must for him and he urges others to do the same. 

Although there is a struggle to maintain distances away from family and friends it is non-negotiable for Lamm. He understands just how critical online communication is over in-person contact. Just like most Americans, he has a Zoom account in which he regularly speaks to his family. In addition, he also makes sure to call or text people he wants to communicate with throughout the week. It’s his way of maintaining the friendships and relationships he has. Lamm believes that just because he went through such a catastrophe, doesn’t mean others are spared. “I always make sure to check on my friends, especially since we are all older. It’s hard to say just how detrimental it would be if something else happens to more people I love”, Lamm says on Space Coast Daily.

In addition, to warn people about the person symptoms he saw, also makes sure to give back to his community. Anyone he knows in need or disinfectants or sanitizers, he surely helps them. He’d rather help others than save some for himself. In addition, he is maintaining his own health by being a very clean individual. Not only does he sanitize constantly but he makes sure that he doesn’t touch any surfaces whilst outside. Obviously, there is a lesser chance of someone having contracted COVID-19 from a surface, but it is still very possible. By not touching unnecessary items in the grocery store or any other market he might be at, he feels much safer. 

Although Lamm has had the worst experience of his life in regards to his parents, he understands that there is nothing more beneficial than having a positive outlook. After grieving for many months, he decided that the best way he could help himself is by helping others. Being a liaison for people, a shoulder to count on, and someone whose friends can trust is the best way Lamm is maintaining during the pandemic. “Staying present in people’s lives makes for a much better story”, Lamm states. “I had to experience a tragedy that I wish on no other. Being there for people in their most critical time of need is how I am managing during this time”.

At the end of the pandemic, Lam hopes to have shed some light on how he reminds himself of himself and others. There is no way of knowing how long it will last, but he is sure that with a healthier mindset, more is possible. On Thrive Global, Shalom Lamm admits to having hardship throughout his life, but none like that compared to the loss of his parents. He wishes that everyone remains safe and secure during this unprecedented time. 

Probiotic Health

Probiotic Health

Probiotic health is heavily underrated. A probiotic is bacteria that is like and good for you. It is especially great for the digestive system because it is helpful in keeping guts healthy. Our bodies are filled with good and bad bacterias. This is what keeps our immune systems going and they have many other benefits as well. The two types of probiotics are lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. Lactobacillus is the most common and it is found in fermented foods, like yogurt. It helps with bowel movements and those who cannot digest lactose products. Bifidobacterium is found in some dairy products and eases irritable bowel syndrome. The yeast that is found in these probiotics is saccharomyces boulardii. They both immensely help in gut movement. Not only are they great for digestion but also skin conditions, urinary health, preventing allergies, and even dental hygiene. They can be found in many different forms like tablets, capsules, gummy, power, and liquid. Gastrointestinal illness is very important for people to maintain. In addition to taking probiotics, if people want to have better gut health, then working out should also be part of a person’s schedule. The addition of working out to taking probiotics is extremely beneficial. The moment of the body is very good for joints and muscles. Probiotics work best when a person is active because the body naturally moves the bowels after a workout. This can induce the number of healthy bacteria that gets dispersed in the boy. Many people question whether probiotics should be taken with or without food. It’s best to take some before a meal. The most important aspect to focus on is consistency. Not taking a probiotic a few days in a row can highly disrupt the progress the body makes.  This is because the body is constantly taking what we insert into it and using it or converting it as energy. It’s obvious that before taking a probiotic, one should contact their health specialist to ensure it is not going to harm them in any way. Probiotics are usually harmless but some of the ingredients can hurt people who haven’t had their allergy tests done. Before taking a probiotic, drinking or eating something with probiotic bacteria in it might be the more suitable option. For example, sourdough bread, dairy products, sauerkraut, kombucha, miso soup, and soy tempeh. These foods are filled with probiotics and if there is any negative reaction to them, it’s best to talk to a professional. Alex Djerassi suggests researching the brand you buy before purchasing it. Some brands differ in the make and there probiotics in different ways. There are brands like HUM Nutrition, Primal Gut, Love Wellness, Primal Harvest, Athletic Greens, 1MD Official, MenoLabsm The Nue Co, and so much more.