A COMBINATION OF health issues along with stark warnings from scientists have encouraged me to eat less meat. The UN says switching to a meat-free diet makes an immediate reduction of 50% in one's carbon footprint so that's what I'm doing. This green issue was one of several items worth remembering in my six-minute review of Sunday news in Ireland.
Legacies for Good
Only 6% of donations to charity come from Irish wills. You can leave a legacy gift.
I wonder how Niamh Shields is doing with her bacon book. She got more than EUR 20,000 in Kickstarter money to publish her cook book but it's still not on my local shelves.
Dying for their IG bodies
I follow several well-toned Irish bodies around Instagram and have to wonder if their well-sculpted forms are helped by the infusion of nasty drugs. A survey by the Health Products Regulatory Authority found that one in 10 Irish people would consider taking steroids. I wonder if the HPRA would consider running their Google advertisement at the top of search engine results when people search for "buy steroids in Ireland" because that might be a better use of their Google Adwords budget.
2018 World Trade Report
Because I teach a module on emerging trends, the May 2018 WTO Trade Report interests me. It cites AI, blockchain, IOT, and 3D printing as forces shaping the future.
I cover these topics and a few more, including a new selection for my bookshelf. It's Untrue by Wednesday Martin. As I've learned by listening to those who know, almost half of women are unfaithful. Martin dives into the concept by exploring primatology, cultural anthropology, psychology, sociology, and medicine. Until I read a review of Untrue, I had not considered the existence of legal contracts for polyamory.