Deep personal connections to the Bahamas led Bankers Financial Corp. to take on the role of lead corporate sponsor at a benefit concert this weekend in St. Petersburg to help the islands recover from Hurricane Dorian.
Monica Leonard wants to help St. Pete residents take their sustainable lifestyles a step further. She opened The Refillery, a zero-waste retail concept in west St. Petersburg, for that purpose. Leonard wants residents to rethink the constant cycle of buying household products, throwing out the container and buying again.
In October 2018, Polar, a U.S.-based company that tracks heart rates, monitored chess players during a tournament and found that 21-year-old Russian grandmaster Mikhail Antipov had burned 560 calories in two hours of sitting and playing chess -- or roughly what Roger Federer would burn in an hour of singles tennis.