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
Hey guys! Today I’m writing my first blog entry and it’s about heli-skiing and ice-climbing. I read about it on the internet and must say that it sounds really awesome. Heli-skiing, also called helicopter skiing, is a type of free-riding, which involves a helicopter to access remote areas and slopes of powder snow.
Heli-skiing is actually nothing you would do for family-holidays. It’s more like an adventure trip for adults, because you have to be over the age of 19. You also have to be a good skier in order to get the permission to try heli-skiing.
I was thinking about the major consequences that would happen if everyone tried an experience like heli-skiing. My main point is that everyone can ski on slopes with no experience, but let us say that heli-skiing becomes a cool trend, then these untouched slopes will be as crowded as the normal ones. Continue reading Heli-Skiing and Ice-Climbing
Austria and Afghanistan are extremely different. First of all, Afghanistan is one of the least developed countries in the world, whereas Austria is one of the richest ones. This text is going to cover the basics of both countries. Furthermore, it is about the war in Afghanistan Continue reading The War in Afghanistan Must Be Stopped
I have always loved writing, but only in my notebook where I was the only person allowed to read these texts. Now I have the opportunity to write about a topic, which is important to me, with people who have the same interests as me. They will join and read what I think. Ops, what we think.
You are probably asking yourself: “Why is she so motivated?” or “Can’t she finally say what she is writing about?”. So, here it is: Vegetarian and Vegan Lifestyles. Believe me or not, this is a topic that I haven’t been able to get out of my head for half a year now. Let me tell you what I know and what I have experienced. Continue reading How I learned to love myself? Vegan Lifestyle
Life beyond Earth. Does it exist?
I’m pretty sure you have wondered about it before, whether we are alone in this universe or not. Or, if there are beings that live among us in this endless dark space our world floats in.
Some scientists, for example, the astronomer Frank Drake, say ,,that we are surrounded by at least thousands of civilizations that inhabit this galaxy as well’’, while others believe that we are alone in this galaxy perhaps even in the entire universe. I believe that since the universe is infinite there could be an infinite number of inhabitable planets as well. Continue reading Life beyond Earth. Does it exist?
Have you ever thought about who produces your clothes?
We all know that most of the clothes we buy are produced in foreign countries. But why do companies produce their clothes in other countries? Firstly, the laws are different in foreign countries. For example, they have lower minimum wages, more working hours are possible and child labor is accepted. Even though the global brands are making millions in profit, the workers are not paid a living wage. In Asia, over 15 million people are employed in the garment industry. The majority of the world`s garment workers are women. Continue reading Do you know where your clothes come from?
One or two months ago, a friend of mine told me that she had decided to stop eating sugar. Not because she was worried about her weight, but because sugar can cause a lot of diseases. I did a bit of research on the internet, and I found a number of disconcerting facts about sugar. I also found out that in 1997, every person in Austria consumed 40,4 kilograms of sugar per year.
Sugar can, of course, cause tooth decay, but doctors are also discussing whether sugar may increase the risk of cancer. Continue reading Sugar-is it only sweet?
Peacock- zombies vs. Paris Hilton’s long lost Chihuahua.
This idea just popped in to my head when I was drawing a pony on a math-test I took in primary school and which I forgot to return.
I also have some ideas for the title (“The Peacockalypse” or “Jurassic Bark”) and I also thought about who I want in the cast: Continue reading A Movie That Everyone Will Want to See… (Maybe)… (Probably Not)
Is there a reason why the US has better junk food than Austria or is God just trying to punish us? Every time I’m in the States, I just can’t get enough of the awesome food they have and it bugs the heck out of me that I can’t find any of my favorites in Austria. What’s up with that?
Take Doritos for example, Austria has finally managed to put three kinds of Doritos on the market but of course the best one is missing – Nacho Cheese! Don’t you just love it when the orange powder sticks to your fingers? I mean they even make it in party size! Who wants to party without Doritos? The same thing goes for Cheez-Itz, exactly what a party needs. Continue reading Junk Food