Apr 27, 2017

Help The Environment, Recycle!

Our world is facing one of the biggest environmental threats—the bulk amount of waste that’s filling up our landfill every day.

Luckily enough, there is one way to minimize the amount of waste in the landfill—recycling. Recycling refers to the process of reusing waste, may it be solid, liquid, or organic, and converting them into a useful item instead of discarding them.

Being able to identify the type of waste we produce and appreciate the importance of recycling will push us to practice recycling and integrate it in our daily lives.

Different Kinds of Waste
It is important to classify the type of waste before doing recycling since not all kinds of waste are recyclable. Here is a list of the different kinds of waste.

-       Solid Type – Solid waste is considered the biggest contributor to waste pollution. This waste varies from paper, plastic, glass to metal waste. Each type of solid waste needs different approach when it comes to recycling.
-       Liquid Type – This type of waste is any waste that is not in solid form. Some liquid waste are liquids used in industries cleaning, wash water from households, and waste detergents. On the other hand, some solid waste can be converted to liquid waste for disposal purposes.
-       Hazardous Type – Hazardous is a type of waste that is harmful to people and environment. It has three kinds of waste—corrosive, which can easily eat through metal, inflammable, which is prone to fire, reactive, which can easily explode, and toxic, which is poisonous to both human beings and animals.
-       Organic Type – Organic type refers to the waste that comes from animals and plants. This can be flower trimmings, fruits and vegetable peels, kitchen scraps, and dog poop, among others. Frequently, organic waste is converted to compost and use as a fertilizer in gardens.

The Importance of Recycling 
Recycling is both beneficial to people and environment. Here are some of the significant benefits of recycling.

-       Recycling aids in minimizing the amount of waste we send to landfills.
-       Making new products requires huge amount of energy. On the other hand, recycling uses less energy compared to its counterpart.
-       Recycling helps in preserving natural resources since it lessens the need to use new materials.
-       Recycling lessens the presence of harmful chemicals that can be found in landfills.
-       Recycling paper products will lessen the need to cut trees in order to produce papers.
-       By recycling papers, air pollution will lessen by 75%.
-       Recycling aids in reducing climate change since greenhouse gases emissions from production and processing goods will be lessen.
-       Creates more jobs.
-       Preserve and improve the condition of the environment.

Tackling the threats to environment, such as waste pollution is very important since it is already alarming and we need to take action on it immediately. Fortunately, different environmental groups are actively building awareness through different environmental activities and projects across the globe.

If you want to make this world a better place, make time to educate yourself about different environmental problems and start involving yourself in various conservation and protection activities. 

About the author:
Laurel Santos may be a 24 year old adult but at her core she is just a little girl full of wonder. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer in the Philippines. She manages a small pet shop inside her village. She has a big heart for animals, especially stray dogs. She is an avid traveler because she believes that life is not lived within the borders of your own home.  Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about and that is writing.

Surprise Birthday Party- Decorating Ideas

Big or old all of us are excited for our birthday. We all want to enjoy with our family and friends on this day. Birthday celebration includes cutting of cake, having tasty and yummy food. Playing games, getting birthday presents and giving return gifts.  But one thing that adds real life to the birthday party is the décor of the party. You must make sure that you do good and attractive decoration in order to add a feel good factor to the atmosphere. The décor of a birthday party depends on the following:

·         Gender- For girls the color is pink and for the boys the color is blue.
·         Age – The décor will also depend on the age group of the birthday person.
·         Weather- In the winter season makes use of warm colors and during the summer season makes use of bright and happy colors.
·         Budget- one of the most important factor is the budget that must be pre decided in order to get the best result.

Let us now have a look at a few interesting birthday decoration ideas:
1.   Use of balloons- One of the most important things with the use of which any birthday decoration cannot be completed in the balloons. You can make use of balloons of all color and size. There is a lot of variety of balloons like the gas balloons. These balloons stay up till the selling because of the gas that is puffed up in it. Balloons are the best option for decoration at a kid’sparty. If it’s a boys birthday party you can opt to use colors like blue, yellow etc and for a girls birthday party you use colors like pink and red etc. along with decoration balloons will also be enjoyed by the children at the party to play.

2.   Flowers- The flower decoration is a great idea. This idea works best if it is the birthday celebration of an adult. You can choice to decorate the party area with the most liked flowers of the person whose birthday you are celebrating. Make sure that you make a right combination of the colors of the flowers that you wish to use. The flowers will add an element of color and also spread good fragrance all around. You can decorate around the curtains with the flowers.

3.   Use of candles- You can make use of candles for the purpose of decoration. There is a variety of different colors, sizes and space of candles that you can buy. Candles are best used for decoration for night birthday party. You can make use of scented as well as the music candles. There are candles that you can buy from which you can hear the music of happy birthday singing etc. But make sure you keep the candles away from the curtains if in a room.

Use these interesting ideas of decoration and make the birthday of your loved one special. You can surprise the birthday person of plan the whole thing by asking him or her in order to keep his or her choice in mind.

Apr 26, 2017

Why rent when you can buy

Everybody wants to have a house of their own. In India, people associate the idea of owning a house with a great sense of pride and personal achievement. However, it is never a good idea to invest in a property when the prices are going up. If the prices of the properties are going higher, then it is always better to rent a home instead of buying it. There has always been a hot debate among people whether it is better to buy a house or rent a house. While both of these options have their own merits and demerits, it is always better to consider one’s personal needs and the market condition before finally deciding on a course of action.


Numerous theories have already been put forward to help people discern whether renting a home is better than actually buying the house at a particular moment or vice versa. One of the ways to decide between renting and buying a house involves calculating the total rent per annum and seeing whether it is less than 2% of the actual monetary worth of the property. If that is the case, then renting is a better option. However, if a person needs to pay more than this amount as rent, then buying the home would be advisable as the EMI or equated monthly installment payable for the property would be more viable than paying such a high rental amount.

Another way to decide if it is better to buy or rent a home is by multiplying the monthly rental amount for the property by 240 to see whether the house is available for purchase in an amount less than this. If that is the case, then buying the property is a better thing to do in the long term. A house is a major asset and the EMIs and down payment can really work together to give rise to a stable asset. Additionally one must also consider personal financial situation before actually buying a home.

There are a number of things that one should keep in mind prior to buying a home. These are discussed below in brief.

  • Firstly, a person should consider the length of time he or she intends to live in that place. If the person aims to stay there for a long time, then buying the home is a practical thing to do. On the other hand, if a person has a transferable job, then renting might be the better option since it provides with the mobility that the person seeks. Generally it takes around 5 to 6 years for a property to break even.
  • The second thing that one should think about while buying or renting a house is the overall condition of the housing market in a particular city where one intends to buy the property. If the general pricing of homes is super expensive, then renting is probably a better option than buying.
  • The financial condition of a household is also an important factor to consider. If the house itself can comfortably hold surplus amount of cash, it becomes easier to actually commit to the EMI.
  • It is also necessary to take into consideration the investment potential of the house.

The property market in Bangalore is a stable one compared to those in cities like Delhi or Mumbai. Therefore, it is always better to buy Luxury villas in Bangalore. There are currently a number of projects coming up in different parts of Bangalore that offers decent pricing so that people in this city can have their own homes. The infrastructure of the city has also gone through a major change in the recent times. This has made it possible for people to buy homes and have a comfortable life in various parts of Bangalore that were once considered remote. Investing in a property in Bangalore is also deemed lucrative in the long term.    

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