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Hello, my name is Emily and this is my first blog. During my freetime I enjoy playing the piano, baking, and a lot more. I believe in education because it is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world (-Nelson Mandela). Knowledge is very important to me because without it it's hard to form your own opinion about something. If I could change anything in the world, I'd end war to save many innocent lives and many more people from having to flee.

Refugees and politics in Austria

 

Strangers are friends you don’t know yet!

We all know that the current refugee crisis has not been solved. People from Syria, Afghanistan, East and West Africa are coming to Europe in hope to start a new, better life than in their home countries. I really want to talk about this topic because the news don’t really talk about it that often, although the refugees are not getting less!

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The truth behind artificial coloring and DIY Egg coloring

In many parts of the world people celebrate Easter. One of the must-haves at this time of year is colored hard-boiled eggs. You can buy them or boil and dye them yourself. But did you know that many do-it-yourself colors are toxic and most of the colored eggs you can buy in the supermarkets are from chickens in battery cages?

Eggs from the Supermarket

It is bad enough that hens are locked up in tiny cages, but you may not have noticed that the cage system of housing does not provide any space for roosters. What many people don’t know is that many of the male fledglings are killed because they can’t lay eggs and are therefore uneconomic – even organic farmers do this! The best thing you can do is to buy your eggs directly from your local farmer or sometimes supermarkets offer eggs from special farmers that don’t kill the baby roosters. If you don’t have these choices it is still better to buy free-range eggs than barn eggs! Continue reading The truth behind artificial coloring and DIY Egg coloring

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