In our American society we are all used to a good bed, nobody likes to sleep on a thin mat anymore. But this isn’t the case in all countries, I have seen plenty of houses without a bedroom. And it isn’t uncommon to sleep in the living room together with your 3 sisters, 5 brothers and your parents.
This is why I like the recent project in Uganda to give people a bed, where people could get a single regular mattress or a queen size air bed. Personally I would have opted for a regular mattress (an air mattress can start to leak), but there were only so many regular mattresses and people were given repair kits together with the air mattresses.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all about giving people the opportunity of a good night’s sleep, but at first this just seemed wrong. You want to help people with an airbed?!
So after a couple of air bed reviews I decided to purchase one myself and try it out, and I have to see I’m convinced, these are very decent beds.
I have heard of a re-launch of the project in Kenya, so I can only hope they will find enough sponsor to get it done. Everyone deserves a good bed.
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The prediction from the Mayan calendar may have gone wrong as we did not face the long dreaded apocalypse, but we should not forget that if we do not control our actions today, an impending apocalypse may not be very far. Water crisis is a growing issue that needs to be addressed immediately in order to turn the tide in civilization’s favor.
You may not know that your faucet can actually make you waste a lot of water. Especially if you own a faucet of the older variety then it is definitely contributing to end the world.
So how do old kitchen faucets waste water?
First, older kitchen faucets have wider openings which causes more water to gush out than needed. And second, older models are made from materials that tend to rust against water and thus create leakages.
The increasing water bills might have already given you the idea about the wastage and you may have already overhauled the whole plumbing system. But sometimes it is the smaller things like the faucets that cause most of the hindrances.
I understand not everyone has the money to buy the best kitchen tap of 2014, so here are a few tips that you should follow:
- Immediately fix any leakage in your faucet the moment you notice dripping water.
- If leaks continue to appear even after multiple repairs, change the faucet immediately.
- Have a water softener installed to soften hard water and avoid leakage of faucet due to erosion.
- Change the faucet if its opening is too wide.
You may think that all these measures don’t matter much, but you’d be surprised at the amount of water you can safe. Just try it, and help our planet as well as your wallet.
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