We Need a Global Plastics Treaty to Stop an Environmental Disaster

6 of the Easiest Breathing Exercises to Help Relieve Your Anxiety and Stress

You’ve probably heard this before: When you’re anxious or stressed, there are breathing exercises that can help. And even though you’ve heard it before, you probably ignored the idea, because something as natural as breathing doesn’t seem like it needs much practice.

Photo: Yolya Ilyasova (Shutterstock)

But there are exercises that you definitely should practice—or at least try, to see how they make you feel—as well as a few apps that can help you get started if you want to continue learning better breath work and meditation…VIEW SLIDSHOW

We Need a Global Plastics Treaty to Stop an Environmental Disaster

A dump truck’s worth of plastic enters our oceans every minute. Tiny bits of plastic are in many of the foods we eat, to the point we may be ingesting about a credit card’s weight of the material every week.

There is a lesson to be learned from the Paris Agreement here: let’s not draw things out and waste crucial years hiring consultants to write national action plans like we did after Paris.

As with climate change, we’re running out of time to solve the plastics problem. According to the landmark 2020 report “Breaking the Plastic Wave,” if we delay dramatic action by just five years, an additional 80 million metric tons of plastic will end up in the ocean by 2040. This is equal to about half of all the plastic that has accumulated in Earth’s oceans from the start of the plastics era up to now…READ ON

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