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Billions of plastic containers are thrown away annually.

It's an activity which creates countless environmental catastrophes and causes unimaginable damage to the natural world around us. 

However, now a simple solution is really taking off: edible water bottles that look like a miniature water balloon.

Dubbed Ooho and jointly created by Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, Guillaume Couche, and Pierre Paslier of Skipping Rocks Lab in London, the biodegradable device has the potential to change the way people around the world hydrate.

It is created by taking a frozen ball of water and then encapsulating it in an edible membrane layer constructed from calcium chloride and brown algae.

The total cost of creating a single unit is around a cent and the process is actually inspired a culinary technique called spherification.

Although it was originally unveiled last year, Ooho recently received a €20,000 sustainability award from the EU – an investment which could signal that we're about to see a lot more water blobs.

Mr Paslier told The Guardian earlier this month: "At the end of the day you don’t have to eat it. But the edible part shows how natural it is.

"People are really enthusiastic about the fact that you can create a material for packaging matter that is so harmless that you can eat it."

He added: "So many things are wrong about plastic bottles: the time they take to decompose, the amount of energy that goes into making them and the fact we are using more and more."

 

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Stress, anxiety and worry can be tiresome and exhausting.

Try these tips to reduce your stress levels and overcome any anxiety you may have.

1. Get enough sleep
Sleep is vital in reducing stress as a lack of sleep can actually be a trigger for stress.

2. Drink enough water
Keeping hydrated will help you to be alert and concentrate better. Your lack of focus may be a cause of the stress you are feeling.

3. Meditate
You don’t have to become a meditation expert overnight or anything but simply taking ten minutes before bedtime to close your eyes and focus on your breathing can have big benefits on reducing your stress levels.

4. Talk
Talking to somebody about the reasons you may feel stressed can in fact help you feel less stressed.

5. Exercise
Working out is proven to reduce anxiety levels so get that gym gear on and get moving!

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It’s hard to look at Miranda Kerr and not want to look exactly like her.

The 30-year-old has skin to die for and it seems like she hasn’t aged a day since she first started modelling – well for some!

So here are her top 5 tips for maintaining a flawless complexion:

Eye gel
Don’t underestimate the importance of eye gel.

Hydrate
No matter where you go, always carry a bottle of water with you so you remember to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Keep it natural
Since everything you put on your face is absorbed by the skin, you should use quality organic beauty products.

Spray mist
Have one nearby so you can spritz when you need to hydrate your skin.

Roseship oil
It has powerful regenerative benefits suitable for everyone.

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The winter can play havoc with your lips, causing them to become hard and cracked – not good if you have a hot date coming up, especially in Valentine’s season.

Stick with us and you will be irresistibly kissable in no time at all.

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise

By writing it three times, we’re hoping you’ll understand the importance of it. The skin on your smackers is prone to drying so it is vital that you keep them well moisturised. Keep a lip balm handy and apply regularly.

Exfoliate

Use a soft toothbrush and gentle circular movements to gently remove any dead or flaky skin. You can give your lips a lift while recycling your old brush.

Keep hydrated

Drink plenty of water to prevent your skin becoming dehydrated. Coffee or tea doesn’t count towards you daily fluid intake.

To keep your pout perfect, avoid licking, picking, peeling and biting the skin.

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