In an attempt to entice you to remote islands, the Irish government is now offering up to $92,000 to relocate there. It’s like winning the lottery, except instead of cash, you get breathtaking landscapes and a touch of Irish charm.
New York City is getting serious about plastic waste. Last week, the city recommended fining restaurants $50 to $250 for providing items like utensils and ketchup packets that customers didn’t ask for. Next time you order takeout, make sure to specify that you only need the essentials.
Remember when we were warned against using Huawei and ZTE phones? Turns out the U.S. government caught workers from these Chinese telecom companies visiting suspicious spy facilities in Cuba. Both companies deny it, but the news highlights the rising geopolitical tensions and resulting productive competition between nations.
Despite rising interest rates, housing starts jumped 21.7% from April to May this year. That’s the biggest increase in starts since January 1990. Most of the growth comes from multifamily units (28.1% growth), but single family turned in a solid 18.5% growth.
Think jet lag is tough? Try recovering from a six-month space voyage. A new NASA-funded study shows that the human brain changes after extended time in microgravity, and it can take up to three years for astronauts to recover from space trips longer than six months. Yikes!
Do you have frozen fruit in your freezer? Better check it … again. Yet another recall is underway due to possible listeria contamination. This time it’s not just strawberries, but a whole variety of frozen fruits from blackberries and cherries to mangoes and pineapple. Freezer roulette, anyone?