T.D., or traveler's diarrhea, is the most common illness affecting travelers today. Ten million people are affected by T.D. every year, which means that 20-50 percent of international travelers are a possible target.
Many consider ongoing change as fundamental for economic success, but what happens when innovation is hard to envision, let alone implement? And what if innovation needs to overcome deeply rooted social and economic divides?
World Water Day is March 22 -- the perfect time for us westerners to raise our chilled, thirst-quenching glass of it (or our refreshing cup of tea) to the almost one billion people around the world without access to clean drinking water.
According to the World Health Organization, diarrhea alone kills 2.2 million people each year, and causes 8.5% of all deaths in Southeast Asia -- with children under five being disproportionately affected.
In order to have a healthy home it makes sense to consider things like air and water quality as well as natural lighting, food and access to healthy recreation as environmental factors that help us feel better in our homes.
Here's the craziest thing about bottled water: 25% to 40% comes from a public tap. If you're going to pay for tap water, why not start with tap water and filter it yourself? That is the light bulb idea behind Bobble Water Bottles.