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[Press Release] How Taiwan commits to a green future

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In today's pressing climate crisis, sustainability has now become a top priority for countries aiming to balance bullish economic development with its inevitable environmental impact.


Developing countries should look at the playbook of a once-garbage-ridden island republic in Asia, which is now one of the world's leading recycling countries.


More than a couple of decades ago, Taiwan grappled with a widespread waste disposal problem. Inaction pushed the residents of Taipei to protest, thus enacting change through laws and other government measures.

From then on, Taiwan has become a leader in many aspects, including green initiatives. Its success has been a result of effective public and private efforts.




Leading in green innovation


To better arm itself in its bid for sustainable development, Taiwan has also adapted the Circular Economy model, which focuses on maximizing the resources while minimizing waste.
According to President Tsai Ing-Wen, Taiwan's development and push …

[Press Release] Pinterest announces 300 Million monthly active usersglobally

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Today Pinterest is announcing that more than 300 million people come to the platform every month. 







Pinterest is a visual discovery engine that helps people discover new ideas, from what to cook for dinner to how to decorate your home to what products to buy or where to go for your next holiday. With more than 200 billion Pins saved, Pinterest serves billions of personalized recommendations each day. APAC is one of the fastest growing regions for Pinterest with millions of people currently using the platform each month, a number that has increased by more than 50% over the past year (June 2018 to June 2019) and in the Philippines, more than 815K ideas are saved each day.




To mark the occasion, researchers at Pinterest commissioned a survey with TalkShoppe* to ask more than 2,000 Pinners about their attitudes around Pinterest and look at how it is tracking on its mission and helping people find the inspiration to create a life they love.



Here are some of the key findings:
More than 91%…

Lose Weight and Feel Great: Tips for Fighting Obesity

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According to data from the 2013–2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), more than one in three adults are considered obese. Traditionally, a person who is obese has a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. However, BMI is not always an accurate indicator. For instance, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a BMI of 34.3, but considering the bulk of his weight is muscle mass, we wouldn’t label him obese by any means. A better way to determine if a person is obese is by measuring their body fat percentage, which is a bit more technical than a simple math equation. So for the general population, it’s easier to determine obesity using BMI.


There are various health risks associated with obesity:
Heart disease
Stroke
High blood pressure
Cancer
Diabetes
Osteoarthritis
Gallbladder disease and gallstones
Gout
Respiratory issues including
asthma
Sleep apnea
The best way to prevent these issues caused by obesity is to lose weight, in particular lose belly fat.
Losing weight isn’t easy; it …