Bits & Pieces – April 2021

      A little this & that from the media.

 

 

 

• Single-use face masks are hurting wildlife – here’s what you can do about it https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/news/single-use-face-masks-hurting-wildlife-what-you-can-do/

Please Avoid Buying Disposable Masks. These masks do not biodegrade and are horribly polluting our land and waters. This past week our family visited The Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys. Many sea animals are eating them mistaking them for jelly fish, and dying from starvation because the masks fill their bellies. Some are getting caught in the masks and are unable to swim. My kids were swimming in the Atlantic and there were masks floating by them in the current. While I know we are far from the ocean, knowing these masks do not biodegrade, we need to be aware for the sake of our wildlife, land, and water. We wanted to do something to help so we are writing this post to create awareness. If you can, please avoid purchasing disposable masks and wear cloth ones that you can reuse. Also please share this information with all those who do not know. If anyone has resources on a safe way to dispose of these masks please share. Stay strong Boulder!

How Exercise Enhances Aging Brains  https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/03/well/move/exercise-aging-brains.html

• 10 Surprising Benefits of Doing Jigsaw Puzzleshttps://cronicaspuzzleras.com/en/10-surprising-benefits-of-doing-jigsaw-puzzles/
• Foreigners and Tax Obligations in Mexico     https://mexlaw.ca/foreigners-tax-obligations-mexico/
• New Tourist Tax starts April 1, 2021 https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Travelers-to-Quintana-Roo-Will-Soon-Have-to-Pay-Tourist-Tax#:~:text=Tourists%20arriving%20in%20the%20Mexican,travel%20tax%20beginning%20April%201.
• 19th-Century Cleaning Tips for the Modern Era    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/21/world/europe/spring-cleaning-victorian-era.html
• How to Upgrade Running Shoes    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/13/at-home/upgrade-running-shoes.html

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