Stories We Love – Jan. 27

Five stories that caught our attention this week and deserve a high five.

1. Fashion

Why Fast Fashion Must become Sustainable Fashion. By Paul Magel

Curious about what sustainable fashion is and why it’s important? This article articulates the history of sustainable fashion and ‘conscious-consumerism’.

Read about what companies can do to produce more sustainable products, and check out the success stories of brands already doing sustainability well.

2. Beauty

8 Reasons Dermatologists Want You to Rub Aloe Vera Gel on Your Face By Krissy Brady, Prevention MagazineMagazine

By now, most of us know that Aloe Vera provides cool and immediate relief to a bad sunburn, but clearly we should be using Aloe Vera for so much more.

Learn how Aloe Vera can: relieve skin irritation, add moisture to dry skin, fight acne, treat cold sores, fight signs of aging, prevent dark spots, and even exfoliate.

3. Nutrition

These Young Entrepreneurs Are Shaking UP The Food Industry With A Celebrity-Favorite Vegan Smoothie By Chloe Sorvino & Maggie McGrath

Maya French is shaking up the protein industry! This impressive, young woman launched her own line of vegan protein smoothies made from almond- and coconut-milk alternatives.

And, they are all the rave! Even stars like Ariana Grande and Charlie Puth have been spotted with these trendy and nutritious shakes. It’s no wonder she landed herself on the Forbes 30-under-30 list. You can get yours at Whole Foods, Publix and Walmart. And, you can read all about Maya’s journey here.

4. Green Living

Elon Musk Sent and Email to Employees at 1:20 in the Morning, and It  Just May Signal the End of Tesla By Justin Bariso

Could Tesla be in trouble? Author Justin Bariso thinks so.

Tesla is facing job cuts and some stiff up competition. In a midnight email to his employees, Musk asked his employees to work harder.

The contents of the email did not read doom and gloom, to me. Rather, the memo reads motivational. Yes, Musk is asking employees to work harder, but because hard work is necessary to support the “mission of accelerating the advent of sustainable transport and energy, which is important for all life on Earth.”

Start-ups are hard. Saving the planet is harder. What you think about Musk’s leadership, communication, and if this email indicates troubled times ahead?

5. Global Concern

Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientist SayBy John Schwartz

What will you look like in 20 years? What will you be doing? Can you visualize it? It’s not difficult, right?

Twenty years will happens quickly, and this article claims that Greenland’s enormous sheet of ice is melting so fast that it “could become a major factor in sea-level rise around the world within two decades”.

This is one of many recent studies to warn that the effects of a warming planet are reported dangerously conservative, and oceans are warming faster than previously thought. Warming oceans are said to impact coastal cities, endanger polar creatures, and put coral reefs and fisheries at risk.

This is a lengthy, but interesting read. Are you concerned about global warming?  Why or why not?

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