They’re addicting. They take up too much of our time. And, for most of us, they’re our lifeline to everything. Smartphones have taken control of our society. Everywhere people with smartphones are constantly checking for updates on social media, email and messages. Smartphones are used to give us directions, help us keep track of our banking transactions and tell us the score of the game. But most importantly, they distract us from the world — the real world — that is around us.
The United States Department of Agriculture has pledged $3 million to help aid honeybees in five Midwestern states. It’s a good step, and it’s one that is well worth the money. This problem deserves more money thrown in its direction, in fact Honeybees don’t seem too significant, but they are. Commercial honeybees pollinate an estimated $15 billion worth of produce each year, according to an AP report.