We go to our favorite restaurants to enjoy the food and ambiance. We pay, we leave and return any time soon. However, things might not be the same anymore when you go to your favorite restaurant as there are changes made to the premises that are quite noticeable.
Most of these changes are actually good and are even in favor of the environment and for people who care for it. Here are six things that you won’t find in restaurants anymore.
1. Plastic Straws
Seattle is believed to be the first major U.S. city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service. A 2014 study published by the Public Library of Science estimates there’s more than 250,000 tons of plastic in the world’s oceans, and straws are part of that. With that finding, some restaurants are slowly removing plastic straws in their establishment.
2. Styrofoam Cups and Containers
Styrofoams are used for to-go drinks. But new laws are now demanding establishments to not use these cups anymore.
3. Plastic Bags
Almost all establishments use plastic, but many are now following tha plastic ban.
4. Plastic Utensils
Aside from plastic straws and cups, plastic utensils are also being banned. They are mostly used for takeouts, which is the easiest way when you’re in a hurry.
5. Trans Fats
Over the past decade, trans fat usage has dropped dramatically in restaurants and processed foods due to customer demand. The FDA demanded on June 16, 2015, that trans fats will be banned as an ingredient and cooking oil in the United States. The FDA has given manufacturers and restaurants three years to remove trans fats from food.
6. Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes
Many states have banned the use of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. Some states, however, have still not banned it, including many in the south.
7 Reasons Why You Should Pay With Cash
#5 is the best.
Carrying a couple of cards in your wallet seemed to be more practical than bringing cash and coins along with you. But the truth is, paying with cash is actually more beneficial.
In a world where paying is just a swipe away, it seems that using cash is a thing in the past. But is swiping your card really the best option? Here are seven reasons why you should pay with cash.
1. Your purchases will become valuable.
California City To Pay Monthly $500 Allowance To Its Residents
Is it time to move to Stockton, California?
Stockton is not exactly the first place that comes to mind when considering an ideal place to live in California. After all, it was once touted "the most miserable city in the U.S." by Forbes back in 2011. The city was previously on the verge of bankruptcy and people were unsure whether living in Stockton would be a good idea.
Interestingly, it looks like the California city has bounced back since those dark days. Stockton will reportedly take part in a major test for Universal Basic Income (UBI). In line with this, the city will pay 100 of its residents a monthly stipend of $500 in 2019.
Stockton is the first US city that will take part in the UBI program starting next year.
Kukur Tihar, A Colorful Nepalese Festival That Honors Dogs As Man’s Best Friend
Dogs are pampered on the second day of the Hindu festival.
There is little doubt that people are grateful that they have dogs in their life. However, a Nepalese festival takes the canine appreciation to a completely different level. Tihar is a Hindu festival that celebrates animals and siblings during a five-day period. Not surprisingly, the second day known as Kukur Tihar is a truly special one because it honors dogs and their friendship with mankind.
Tihar is also known as the festival of lights and is celebrated in October or November. The festival honors Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity. In the five days of the festival, people pay tribute to crows, cows, oxen, and even brothers. However, it is Kukur Tihar and the absolute worship of dogs that always gets the biggest international coverage.
A lucky pooch is showered with flower petals and covered with colorful powder during the Hindu festival.