Category: The Good Life

  • Keeping abreast of the army

    We’re a firm believer here at Cobbers in sizing up situations before rushing into print. It appears his Royal Highness Prince Charles has a more practical approach … Normal blogging will return tomorrow …

  • Vegetables Were Healthier 50 Years Ago

    The heirloom tomatoes in your garden may not just be tastier than commercially grown vegetables, but healthier too, according to a study from the American College of Nutrition. The study looked for 13 nutrients in 43 crops grown from 1950 to 1999 and discovered that the vegetables enjoyed by our grandparents were significantly more nutritious…

  • We’re back!

    Forgive the lack of posts. It’s a weak excuse, but we have been extremely busy on another project which will launch on July 1, and which will be announced here next week. We decided to wait until the days started getting longer ‘Down Under’. The Winter Solstice deadline was particularly inspired by this lovely complex…

  • The Queen Goes Green

    Sounds like Prince Charles has finally convinced his Mum, The Queen of England, to embrace some of his green habits. According to Ecorazzi [yes, there is a web site devoted to green gossip]: An advert has been placed looking for someone to “help phase out the use of pesticides from the Palace’s gardens, improving ‘environmental…

  • The organic food paradox

    The organic food movement’s adherents have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams, but success has imperiled their ideals. It simply isn’t clear that organic food production can be replicated on a mass scale. And it looks like big business is going to do it their way … Just as mainstream consumers are growing hungry for untainted…

  • Putting the finger on a cure for hiccups

    While the predictable research heavies gain the honours as the annual Nobel Prizes are dished out, Cobbers needs to honour a few more worthy recipients — those who rose to the top of the heap from the more than 7000 entrants in this year’s Ig Nobel Awards at Harvard. They certainly put things in perspective:…

  • Green is good for you

    Drinking green tea can substantially cut the risk of dying from a range of illnesses, a Japanese study has found. The research, which looked at over 40,000 people, found the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease was cut by more than a quarter.

  • In hot water

    While mates on a mission are suitably impressed with the simplicty of this hot tub design, we’re not particularly impressed with the $US6000.00 price tag. We’re looking through our files for some simpler alternatives. Share your innovations with us by using our contact form.