7/16/15 — “Do We Need To Rethink What We Call Carcinogens?” (EWG). Current regulatory policy focuses on identifying “complete carcinogens”– chemicals that can cause cancer all by themselves. Consider for a moment this alternative scenario: What if some chemicals can’t induce cancer alone but can alter normal cells in ways that make them more prone to turn into cancer cells?
Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, writer, and motivational speaker based in the UK. He was named National Geographic Adventurer of 2012 for spending 2011 doing a series of "microadventures", a term he has since coined and turned into a global movement. The concept of the microadventure encourages folks to get out of their comfort zone, travel somewhere they've never been, or simply get outside more. The key to Humphreys' microadventures is that they are attainable and accessible.
Instagram is a great tool for finding talented photographers and interesting folks. We're often sharing favorite profiles in the office so we're going to start posting a few of those here on the Blog Cabin. We've found that the key to Instagram is to not get sucked into the vortex (we confess, we're guilty of this from time to time). Hopefully this little round-up will help you zone in for a quick dose of inspiration before you head outside and embark on your own adventure!
7/9/15 — “These Plastic Chemicals May Be Just As Dangerous As What They Replace” (Time). About a decade ago, manufacturers began to replace a chemical known as DEHP—a probable human carcinogen—from their products. Now, new research suggests that replacement chemicals may have some of the same negative health effects as DEHP.