Although most of the world’s population will never see the Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, as they are commonly known, is one of our planet’s most spectacular scenes. While it’s one of the most astonishing sites in existence, it’s also one of the least witnessed. Here are a few of the most asked questions about […]
It may be because these areas have been featured in film (Skyfall in Scotland or Lincoln in Gettysburg) or because they just have fantastic travel campaigns (“It’s more fun in the Philippines”) some areas stand out as the hot travel destination this year. Scotland’s lush and rolling hills have long been a travelers dream, but […]
It’s fairly safe to say that only Santa really enjoys flying over the holidays. And he might just be putting on a happy face too. But, the necessity of flying is something that pretty much everyone has to face at some point. However, here at Aicube we’ve put together some tips to help make traveling […]
Despite a recent study questioning the benefits of organic food – Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives? A Systematic Review – it’s difficult to dismiss the idea of eating fewer pesticides as not beneficial. Organic food is – at its heart – a healthier way of consuming produce and dairy products. However, […]
It’s difficult to turn on the television, talk to a friend who’s health-conscious or read a food article without coming across the term “juicing.” It’s a new health food craze, but what is it exactly and how many benefits does it provide? First off, juicing isn’t really that new. Fitness guru Jack LaLanne was a […]
When parents think of the last minute things they may need to teach their children before they head off to college, many may not think of the basics like: “What’s the difference between a debit and credit card?” But, as it turns out, that’s an important conversation for parents and teens to have, especially before […]
The avocado isn’t just the delicious base of a fantastic bowl of guacamole. This little green wonder fruit is also incredibly healthy, and can fulfill several nutritional needs all at once. But before delving into the myriad health benefits of the avocado, here’s a little history of this fruit. The oldest evidence of people eating avocados is from Coxcatlán, Puebla, Mexico from 10,000 BC. Avocados are colloquially known as the Alligator Pear, reflecting its shape and leather-like outward appearance. They are grown on the Persea americana tree and they weigh anywhere from eight ounces to three pounds, depending on the type.
In a scene that may feel straight out of the film Total Recall, airports across the country are utilizing new technology to help passengers move through lines more quickly. Now, when passengers stand in line in Boston’s Logan International airport, they will receive instructions from a woman named Carla. The only hitch, however, is that they can’t ask Carla questions, because she’s a 3-D video projection.
There’s now a scientific reason behind those late night cravings for pizza or chips and dip. In a new report, scientists have discovered that when people are sleep deprived they are drawn toward high calorie and high fat foods, Aicube reports. A sleep deprived brain associates junk food with reward and pleasure, unlike a well rested brain, which does not. The reward perception alters when a person has too little sleep.
They break, rip and tear. They fill up kitchen drawers in millions of households across America. They are dangerous for babies and small children and they can kill turtles, birds and cows. What are these dangerous items? Plastic bags. And in a controversial move, some California cities and towns have banned these mainstays of grocery stores and pharmacies. Here, Aicube answers your questions about the dangers of plastic bags – and offers some solutions as well.