Hygge is passé and Lagom is in. Yes, you heard it right.
Hygge, which was the buzzword in 2016 is surpassed by Lagom (Pronounced Lah-gom) this year and it means “simple, perfect and balanced”. It’s the talk of the town and everyone is going gaga over this new lifestyle.
It is translated from Swedish as “not too little, not too much, just right”. Its considered as a way of living. You cannot make little space for Lagom in your day, instead its an attitude towards life. It is like to be on the verge of being frugal but in an effective way. Hygge was all about cosiness, comfort & lavish style. But Lagom is to live a balanced ecological lifestyle with a positive impact on the environment.
Limited simple furniture and things at home, reduced use of energy, recycling of things as much possible, going green, active lifestyle are few of the ways of going Lagom. Giving up on indulgence & living in moderation sums up Lagom. Read the rest of this entry
Buying a new house is considered one of the most expensive and stressful things you can do in your life.
The joys of owning your home are many, but to get to the point of sale there are an awful lot of considerations, decision making, and careful planning to do.
Not only do you have to view houses to find the right one, you then have surveys, solicitor’s fees, arranging a mortgage and lot more! It is very easy to be under prepared for the whole process of buying a house, and while it’s an exciting time it can put you under a lot of pressure and stress. Read the rest of this entry
Nicoya is a warm climate peninsula located in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica.
This small country in Central America, where a growing number of its inhabitants reach extreme longevity.
This peninsula has been declared Blue Zone in the Dan Buettner’s research work and National Geographic in 2008. The Nicoyans are now happy that they can enjoy a long and healthy life with their families and friends just by the fact of living there. It has been discovered that people in the area can go over 100 years old in good shape by living the Nicoyan way.
The 5 Blue Zones in the world are Nicoya, Costa Rica; Okinawa, Japon; Ikaria, Grecia; Loma Linda, California and the Barbagia region in Sardinia, East Coast of Italy. Read the rest of this entry
Humans have been trying to harness the power of invisibility for a long time now, but it would appear sea wildlife has beaten us to the punch.
A sea creature known as the sea sapphire has the ability to basically turn itself invisible to the naked eye, and scientists are amazed by it.
In the video below, you can watch a sea sapphire shimmer in and out of visibility:
Sea sapphires are tiny crustaceans that belong to the Sapphirina genus of copepods. The males of some species are shimmery and even have the ability to seemingly disappear from plain sight. Read the rest of this entry
The natural world shows us in so many ways a simple truth: there is strength in numbers.
At WWF, we envision a world in which people and nature thrive – but we’ll only get there if we all play a role. We’ll only get there if we work together.
This is our call to action, to everyone. Mums and dads, students and CEOs. Individuals, business, government. You don’t have to be an environmentalist. You just have to agree that we must be more careful with our one and only home.
WWF has teams of experts working in over 100 countries to protect the natural resources that sustain and inspire us: our forests, rivers, ocean, climate, food and wildlife. But we’ve known from the start that this isn’t a job for one organization.
WWF harnesses the collective power of supporters around the world, communities, companies and governments to create real solutions for people and the planet. Together, we bridge cutting-edge conservation science and traditional knowledge. Together, we help bright ideas from one community take root in another, half a world away. Together, we weather setbacks and persevere. Together, we are champions for coral reefs, rainforests, ice caps and free-flowing rivers. For species who cannot speak up for themselves.
Together, we are creating a world where people live in harmony with nature. Join us. Because together, anything is possible.