• Science

    Plant-Powered Futures

    5 Hot Topics in Plant-Based Research 1. Terpenes and Trichomes The popularity of essential oils in recent years revolves around a chemistry particular to fragrant plants and herbs. Terpenes are organic compounds that are responsible for the odors, and flavors of essential oils. In the case of sages, for example, two different types of leaf outgrowths, called trichomes, contain a plethora of terpene compounds that give it its distinct taste and smell. These oils are often used to flavor natural products and add an aromatherapeutic smell to others. Some essential oils, such as clove, are still used today in modern dentistry and others are being researched for their anti-microbial, anti-viral…

  • Lifestyle

    Revolutionary Rehab

    10 Steps to Relaxing & Reenergizing Through Crisis Through years of protests & demonstrations- I learned exactly what I needed during long bouts of stressful activities; I needed more than rest, I needed rehabilitation. So here are 10 ways I get that energy back and relieve the lingering existential anxieties of the world at the moment. 1. Eat Well “Food is thine medicine.”, said Hippocrates, and this is why you should eat regular balanced meals through this time. THose finding themselves at Marches and protests may find that they are needing more food than usual due to burning tons of calories int he streets- that’s ok, you need that food.…