Editors’ Recommendations Did you know that your sheets and pillowcases are full of organisms and other things that could be bad for your health? “After just one night of use, traditional pillowcases and bed sheets can accumulate a horrifying array of bacteria, allergens and fungus,” said Alex Szpakowski. “Studies suggest that some men change their sheets just four times a year and women, every two and a half weeks.”So Szapkowski gathered some partners and decided to develop a pillowcase and bed sheets under the name Silvon made with the same technology used by NASA to permanently prevent bacteria from growing on your pillowcase. “We don’t wear the same tee shirt for weeks on end; Why do we lay onto a pillowcase that hasn’t been washed in days?” explained Szapkowski. “This simple question became the beginning of an incredible journey to make a revolutionary fabric that would, hopefully, create a whole new category of bedding.”Silvon saves the time and energy it takes you to wash your sheets and pillows on a daily basis with pure, natural silver to prevent all those yucky things that usually grown on your pillow from doing so. With Silvon you can rest assured that your bedding is as clean as it should always be.Szapkowski believes that everyone can benefit from Silvon pillowcases and bedsheets. “From day one we were very clear that our products were a part of a holistic approach to wellbeing. There’s nothing more important than sleep. And it all starts with creating the right environment. We want to bring textile innovations to the bedroom – and believe that Silvon is a product that everyone can benefit from. The modern adult doesn’t have time to wash their bedding daily, and Silvon allows us to rest assured that we have fresh sheets, each and every night.” For more information, visit kickstarter.com. The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App
World Bank/Grant EllisSecretary-General António Guterres (left) and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (right), in Washington, D.C., at the signing a Strategic Partnership Framework (SPF), on joint commitment to cooperate in helping countries implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They will also jointly spur global action on climate change and work hand-in-hand in post-crisis and humanitarian situations.Adopted by UN Member States in 2015, the landmark Agenda and its 17 Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.The SPF, signed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim in Washington, will build on past collaborations between the two entities and foster a new partnership. UN Photo/Cia PakSustainable Development Goals is projected onto UN Headquarters.Specifically, SPF initiatives include:• Mobilizing increased and better finance from all sources, including through domestic resources, and helping countries attract and manage private capital;• Improving implementation capacity to achieve the SDGs, particularly at the national and local levels;• Promoting joint action and investments to improve infrastructure and build human capital, including education and health;• Convening governments, financial institutions, private investors, and development banks to mobilize, coordinate, and deliver financing to help countries make the transition to a low-carbon, resilient future;• Strengthening collaboration and joint action in post-crisis and humanitarian settings to build resilience for the most vulnerable people, reduce poverty and inequality, enhance food security, prevent conflict, and sustain peace;• Improving national statistical systems and enhancing countries’ digital data capacities to improve implementation and maximize positive development impacts, and;• Expanding and deepening partnerships in policy development and advocacy, joint analysis and assessments, and program design and delivery.Guterres meets US President TrumpMeanwhile, UN chief Guterres met with US President Donald Trump this afternoon at the White House.“The Secretary-General and the President discussed the situation in the broader Middle East, the Korean Peninsula and the ongoing United Nations reform. The Secretary-General expressed his appreciation for the continued US engagement in the work of the United Nations,” stated a read-out issued today by the UN. The agreement, known as the Strategic Partnership Framework (SPF), includes four key areas of cooperation.The two institutions will cooperate in finding financial and other necessary resources to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and harness data to improve development outcomes.