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Month: March 2018

Shipping Containers Are Now Seeing a New Purpose: Homes
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Shipping Containers Are Now Seeing a New Purpose: Homes

You've heard of tiny houses, and now comes the shipping container house. There are companies all over the country creating new homes out of shipping containers. For example, a business in North Lima, Ohio, is making shipping containers for the sole purpose of turning them into homes. The owner of Steel Valley Container Structures, Ed Macabobby, is constructing housing from shopping containers that he is hoping to use for low-income people and displaced veterans. The first model is complete. It's a 650-square foot home made from two shipping containers. The model has modern bedroom and bathroom spaces, as well as a spacious kitchen and even space for a washer and dryer. Durable, steel shipping containers can last up to 25 years on average, and they require very minimal maintenance. T...
Studies Show Indoor Pollution Deadlier Than Outdoor Pollution
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Studies Show Indoor Pollution Deadlier Than Outdoor Pollution

Pollution has certainly been a major cause of concern across the globe for centuries. Air pollution is even slated as the single biggest environmental threat to human lives. Thanks to some new research, however, our focus should perhaps shy away from outdoor pollution and address indoor air pollution more. According to the World Health Organization, it's estimated that 3.3 million deaths per year are attributed to indoor air pollution across the globe. Ranging form preventable respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, smoking, poor air quality, and even household products are leading to millions of pollution-related fatalities. Additionally, nearly one-third of all the cardiovascular diseases across the world are related to indoor air (17%) and outdoor air (13%) pollution. Th...
Portland Trail Blazers’ Moe Harkless Recovering After Injury
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Portland Trail Blazers’ Moe Harkless Recovering After Injury

When many people get injured, they will simply do things like buying a hot tub to help them relieve the pain and get back on track. In fact, 22.4% of hot tub owners say they bought their tub with the primary purpose of recovering from an injury. However, for athletes, recovering from an injury isn’t as easy as hopping in the hot tub. an injury can actually ruin their career. However, for a Portland Trail Blazers player, luck was on his side. During their game on March 1 against the Minnesota Timberwolves, key player Moe Harkless ended up leaving the game midway due to an injury. Harkless tweaked his left knee as he stole the ball on defense and ran toward his basket for a fast-break. As he approached the basket, he elevated for a layup just as Minnesota's point guard Jeff Teague slammed...
These 3 Common Causes Of Sinus Infections Could Be In Your Home
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These 3 Common Causes Of Sinus Infections Could Be In Your Home

The average child catches between six and 10 colds a year. Pain in your nasal passages, discolored discharge, congestion, decreased sense of smell, headaches; what do they all have in common? These are the symptoms of sinusitis. Everybody has had one, and chances are you will probably have one this year if you don't already. Having a stuffed nose is miserable in many ways, but you should know that you don't necessarily have to endure regular or lasting sinus infections. By knowing what causes sinusitis, you can take action against the culprits. It's often the case that the source of your sinus issues can be found at home. VirusesThe most likely cause of your sinusitis is a respiratory infection. This can cause sinus membrane swelling, which blocks drainage passages for mucus. C...