9 Amazing Facts About The Sun

The Sun plays an integral role in the function of our world. We rely on it for warmth, energy, sight etc. Nonetheless, it’s something that most people tend to take for granted, and many important facts about the Sun remain unknown by the general public…until now! Here are 9 fun facts about the Sun that you should keep in mind and share with your friends.

Fun Fact #1

Did you know that the sun itself contains 99.98% of the mass in the entire solar system.

Fun Fact #2

The sun is a good 92.96 million miles from the Earth, and it’s still the closest star to the earth.

Fun Fact #3

The core of the sun is 27 million fahrenheit (good thing it’s so far away right?).

Fun Fact #4

100,000,000,000 tons of dynamite would need to be detonated every second to match the energy produced by the sun. 100 billion.

Fun Fact #5

Human beings can’t survive on the Sun (duh), but a human being would weigh 28 times as much on the sun than they would on Earth.

Fun Fact #6

Nowadays, we know that the Earth revolves around the Sun, but we didn’t always know that. Aristarchus, a prominent Greek philosopher is credited as being the first person to claim that the Earth orbited the sun.

Fun Facts #7

Roughly 109 Earths could fit on the surface of the sun and more than one million Earths would fit inside of the sun.

Fun Facts #8

The Japanese flag depicts the rising Sun.

Fun Facts #9

No one knows exactly how old the sun is, but it’s estimated to be over 4.6 Billion years old. Scientists estimate that the Sun has roughly another 4.6 billion years before it burns out.

Awesome Facts About Recycling

Recycling is one of the most effective ways that you’re average person can help the environment. Let’s face it, as humans we’re wasteful and harmful to our respective environments. While this isn’t likely to change anytime soon, being more conscious about our role in harming the environment will aid in halting its demise. With this being said, here are a few fun facts about recycling.

  1. Plastic bottles can take 500 years to decompose.
  2. There are roughly 46,000 pieces of plastic floating in every square mile of the ocean at any given time.
  3. Companies design less durable products with the goal of encouraging consumers to buy newer products.
  4. Styrofoam can take over 5,000 years to biodegrade.
  5. Glass takes over 1 million years to biodegrade.
  6. 90% of people would recycle if doing so was more convenient.
  7. Over 11 billion in recyclables are thrown away in the US every year.
  8. Recycling creates additional jobs, as recycling facilities require additional workers to help process recyclables
  9. There is an area the size of Texas in the pacific ocean containing over 3.5 million tons of garbage.
  10. Over 1 trillion garbage bags are used all over the world each year.

The average American will produce roughly 90,000 pounds of garbage over the course of their lifetime.  .

Money Management For Financial Freedom

Financial freedom is all about money management. Sure, you’ll never be rich if you aren’t making enough money, but you’ll never be rich if you can’t do a good job of managing your money either.

Money management is a skill that’s best to learn now, and by now I literally mean right now. Trying to learn it when you’re successful is too late. If you’re bad with money now, it’s time to fix that.

Many people use their inability to manage money as an excuse for why they aren’t able to do certain things, but is that really acceptable? If you’d like to be wealthy one day, consider applying that same logic to your potential ability to be wealthy. Is the fact that you’re not used to having money an acceptable reason to be poor? Of course not. If you can learn to manage a little bit of money, you’ll be able to manage a lot more money when the time comes.

With all this being said, most adults don’t receive a formal financial education. Schools typically don’t teach this, and colleges are expensive. It doesn’t help that a formal financial education requires a substantial financial decision that you’re probably aren’t educated enough to make properly. So what’s the key to financial knowledge? Practice and persistence.

You need to take initiative and learn the things that will help you achieve financial freedom. Read the terms and conditions of your bank accounts and loans, watch videos and read financial books, and if you’re able, take that finance elective while you’re in college. Financial freedom is something that you ultimately owe to yourself, so never let lack of knowledge prevent you from achieving it.

Start Running And Stick With It

Running. Most people will tell you it’s the easiest sport; all you need is a pair of sneakers. While that’s true, there’s also a layer of mystery surrounding the sport that keeps many from taking the leap. Here’s how to get started so you can truly become a runner for life.

Start slowly

Most newbies tie their laces and take off expecting to sprint the miles away. Reality quickly catches up to them. Go slow. If you can’t talk, you’re going too fast.

Plan to run/walk

Add walking into your run. Many new runners feel discouraged if they need to walk during their runs. But this is how most runners get started. Pick an object in the distance and plan to walk when you get there. Once you’re walking, pick another object where you’ll start to run again. The next time, try to run a little farther and walk a little less. Before you know it, you’ll be able to string those running segments together for several miles.

Make a schedule

It’s a good idea to follow a beginner’s running plan to keep you motivated and on track. Without such a schedule, a new runner risks increasing their training load too rapidly, which will result in injury.

Find a buddy

Finding friends to run with is  key to making running a lifelong hobby.Just remember that everyone started somewhere, and most runners are more than happy to help a new runner. Check out local running stores or fitness centers to see if there are any running groups or solo runners interested in pairing up.

Get some good shoes

If your feet hurt, you’re not going to want to run. Make sure you have sneakers with at least a little cushion to get you started. Once you start running more regularly, head to a running store and get fitted for a pair match your needs and style.

Go!

A perfect motto for runners of all experience levels: “Don’t Think: Just Go.”

The Keys To Making More Money

Money isn’t the only metric for success, but it is one of the more important ones. If you want to live a good life, improve your current life, and/or be successful, you’ll very likely need more money to do that.

Making money however, isn’t easy and if you’re already facing poverty, you probably know that first hand. There is no right answer on how to make more money, but there are plenty of wrong ones. Here are a few tips you should consider moving forward.

Find meaning in your work

Do you work in a basic, entry level job that you hate? You aren’t alone. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with doing a job that you don’t like to find your feet and pay your bills, but you need to have an exit plan. If you’re in the wrong job, you need to spend every spare moment trying to get into the right job.

Evaluate yourself first

Yes, you probably don’t have tons of money, so what? You’re valuable, and if you don’t believe that, you can’t take the next step. Your self worth and your net worth are more related than you’d think.

Value your time

This isn’t something that you can just say, your actions directly dictate how much you value your own time. Are you screwing around on the internet all day? Do you find yourself refreshing your twitter feed everyday instead of working towards your goals? Having fun online and socializing isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but remember, these are things you do in your free time. If you have free time to waste, you have free time to spend learning new things and working too.

Serve

Want to be successful? Add value. This comes from serving and contributing your talents and time. Do this at work, at home, in your community, etc. Those who add value become more valuable.