Plastic Houses, Politics and Kissing
For the most part, today’s headlines continue to focus on the fallout from the Brexit and the build up to the presidential election in the United States. These are definitely important issues that have the potential to impact each and every one of us.
In the United States, the FBI recommended not pursuing charges against Hillary Clinton related to her use of a personal email server. In the United Kingdom, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, said that plans to limit economic damage from the Brexit were working. He also announced plans to boost lending to homes and companies by £150 billion ($194 billion.)
In an article posted to the Huffington Post, Carol Marak, who is also a Sixty and Me blogger, discussed the growth in Boomer populations in cities around the world. The raised the point that cities will need to develop new strategies to help seniors deal with healthcare, social isolation and mobility issues.
Our first “feel good” story for today relates to a project in Panama in which plastic bottles are turned into houses. I’m a big believer in sustainability, so, this story really struck home for me.
Finally, did you know that today is International Kissing Day? In France, they kiss twice, once on each cheek. In Switzerland, it’s 3 times. In the U.S., they prefer to hug.
No matter how you decide to show your affection, I wish you a wonderful day!
Here’s are today’s community questions: What kind of tea do you like to drink in the morning? What do you think about what is going on in the world today? Please join the conversation.