PUBLISHED: 12:26 04 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:32 04 September 2017 Sam Gelder George Edwards ouside his shop in Well Street. Picture: Polly Hancock Archant Three decades of recommending health foods and supplements to customers has earned George Edwards the nickname “the urban bush doctor” – though whether he appreciates that is another story. George Edwards has been in Well Street for 36 years. Picture: Polly Hancock A true, no nonsense East Ender, George has remained a constant in Well Street, one of Hackney’s oldest trading streets, through good times and bad. Customers come from far and wide to The Wholemeal Shop seeking advice on how to cure their ailments, and his shelves are always packed with health foods, bodycare products and vitamins. The fact customers usually come back suggests he knows what he’s doing, but there’s no medical background to speak of. “I set up this shop because I spent years working in an opposite … [Read more...] about I like to look after people – Well Street’s ‘urban bush doctor’ on 36 years of The Wholemeal Shop
You always need clothes that look good, are office appropriate, fit your body, and won’t cost an entire paycheck. But who wants to waste an entire weekend crawling the mall, hitting up dozens of stores, scouring rack after rack of pants, just to find that one pair that works. Your streaming service knows the movies you want to watch, your razors automatically show up in your mailbox, and your meal delivery service sends you boxes of dinners, so shouldn't your wardrobe and grooming gear come to you, too? Good news: it totally can. Whether you’re looking for clothes and grooming products for work, the gym, or just hanging out, here are the online places that will send the cool directly to you. 1 Frank + Oak This Montreal, Canada-based upstart launched by two best buds aims to “help men dress better.” The site, which specializes in that closet staple, the Oxford shirt, has two monthly delivery options for above or below $150. Preview your box, receive free … [Read more...] about 12 Incredible Subscription Services That’ll Do Your Shopping For You
(Natural News) Technology continues to make things easier and faster, and that can be seen in online shopping and working from home. Moreover, nowadays, a lot of people tend to just stay at home instead of going out. A study revealed that even though online shopping is bad for social life, it is beneficial for the environment as there is less energy consumption in non-residential establishments, such as offices and stores, and transportation when people stay at home.A study was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Rochester Institute of Technology who looked at how developments in information technology are changing the lifestyle of Americans, specifically those below the age of 65.Today, more people are spending time at home. The study was based on 10 years of American Time Use Surveys with around 11,000 participants each year who were asked to report how they spend their time. The surveys were conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor … [Read more...] about Online shopping GOOD for the environment: Research shows we’re saving lots of energy by staying home
Curling your mitts around that first cup of coffee in the morning is just hands-down the best feeling in the world. You love the warmth, the aroma, and the feeling of the nutty brew waking up your taste buds. Beyond coffee’s aesthetic pleasures, a slew of studies suggest a java habit has health benefits, too, from protecting against type 2 diabetes and reducing cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s risk to containing cell-protecting antioxidants.A warning out of California, however, might be cause for concern for coffee lovers. Coffee shops in the state may soon be required to alert customers if their beverages contain acrylamide, a chemical linked to cancer in some studies.A lawsuit filed in 2010 by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics says that some companies that peddle coffee there — including Starbucks — are in violation of the state’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, known as Proposition 65. The non-profit group … [Read more...] about Coffee Shops Might Start Including Cancer Warnings — But Is That Really Necessary?
(Natural News) The development of technology indeed has changed the way of life with almost everything being easier and faster. However, it also has negative implications. Latest data in the U.K. showed that people are walking 20 percent less than they did a decade ago, and this is due to the rise of online shopping.The National Transport Survey (NTS), which is administered by the Department for Transport in the U.K., is a household survey that collects data on personal travel. The government gathered data from about 7,000 households and 18,000 individuals, with a national response rate of 58 percent achieved on sampled households. Face-to-face interviews and seven-day self-written travel diaries, which allowed travel patterns to be linked with individual characteristics, were conducted to gather data.Statistics showed that adults in the U.K. only made 3.8 walking trips per week in 2015, while they walked around 4.7 trips per week in 2005. The average distance walked … [Read more...] about People walk less to shop than they did 10 years ago; statistics reveal we are shopping online instead