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Ban Fishing, Say Conservationists – or Fish Are Sunk

For everyone’s good, we need to leave the oceans well alone for a while. That’s the recommendation of over 100 scientific papers assessed by the Professor of Marine Conservation at the University of York, England. All these papers suggest that the demonstrably successful marine protected area (MPA) scheme should be […]

6 Ways to Free Yourself from Comparison Thinking

Comparison thinking is just another way of judging ourselves. Gauging your own success by comparing yourself to others is a no-win game. On one hand, comparison thinking is natural because our minds love to rank, file, and organize, but it’s too easy to get sucked into the depressing pattern of jealousy and competition. […]

Climate Change Deniers in Texas Classrooms

Climate change deniers have found their way into textbooks in the Lone Star State. A sixth grade textbook leaves school children in Texas to debate the question “Is Global Warming a Result of Human Activity?” The only problem is 97 percent of scientists already agree that humans are to blame. […]

5 Handy Apps to Reverse Bad Posture

If bad posture is seriously cramping your style, help is on the way. Do you ever get the feeling that if you don’t deal with your bad posture soon, you’re going to start to resemble the letter C? You know, as if the sore back, numb neck, and shitty breathing […]

Chromatic Theology: Red

Color – seven simple hues with complex connotations. I still remember the moment I met Roy G. Biv in sixth grade science class. Mr. Biv and his mnemonic for the visible color spectrum still produce nostalgic perceptions of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. This color taxonomy is an […]

Homemade Strawberry Marshmallows Recipe

This homemade marshmallows recipe is less intimidating, and even more delicious, than you’d think. Try it out and stun a crowd (or simply yourself)! Marshmallows make for a light, sweet treat that are fun to have around when the occasion calls for s’mores or a quick sugar fix. But while marshmallows […]

5 Futuristic Solar Panels Inspired By Nature

Alternative energy never looked so natural. Solar energy is clearly part of the solution to the problem of dwindling fossil-fuel reserves. It’s increasingly cheap, it’s the target of huge quantities of investment and entrepreneurship, thanks to innovations like CSP (Concentrating Solar Power). But if you flinch at the idea of […]

Chipotle Labels GMOs…So, Should You Still Eat There?

It’s news as big as an overstuffed veggie burrito:  Chipotle, the popular Mexican-inspired fast food chain, has labeled GMO ingredients on its website. And there are a lot of them. Chipotle’s announcement is progress. No other restaurant, or food manufacturer for that matter, labels GMOs. In the U.S., anyway. Whole […]

Handy Home Solutions to Treat Skin’s Dark Spots

It happens to all of us. You spend your teens and 20s running around without a skin care in the world. Rosy cheeks are the norm and crow’s feet are more Snow White than Betty White. Then it happens. After actually living a full life of sun and, well, living, […]

Permacouture’s Dinner To Dye For (London Style)

The Permacouture Institute’s Dinner To Dye For makes one appreciate how clothes get color. Armed with stacks of foraged plants from around the canals of London, Katelyn Toth-Fejel explains how manufacturers refuse to disclose the ingredients of synthetic fabric dyes. “We don’t know what’s in them,” she says. “It could […]

Sunday Recipe: How to Make Your Own Granola

Bringing new meaning to the term “granola girl.” Food tip of the week: never buy granola ever again. It’s one of the easiest things to make yourself, and because it stores well, you can make up a big batch and have enough for many breakfasts to come. The other great […]

Natalie Chanin: Getting Undressed

ColumnNatalie Chanin’s bi-weekly column, Material Witness, offers a seasoned designer’s perspective on the fashion industry, textile history and what happens when love for community trumps all. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to Berlin and speak at the Hello Etsy conference. Every speaker was incredible and the amount […]

Should You Consider a Silent Retreat?

Have you ever considered a silent retreat? Here’s why you should. My dad used to say that he couldn’t believe how different his two children turned out to be. And he would use the hour-long journey to grandma’s house as a good example of why. If it were just he […]

All in the Ball

I’m not a parent”¦yet, but I am an aunt and at times I can still act like a kid, which is why I know the importance of snack time. No one in their right mind should ever consider messing with snack time. A crucial part of any kid’s day, not […]

Honey, the Walls are Breathing

Those "cavemen" were onto something. By surrounding themselves with earth clay, they were surely benefiting from a mineral-rich environment superior to our toxin-filled plasters made of cement or acrylic. Natural clay is emerging as a green alternative to such plasters, with the added benefit of creating walls that "breathe". Walls […]

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Oven-Baked Beet Chips Recipe with Vegan Tofu Mayonnaise

This oven-baked beet chips recipe is crisp and delicious with an accompanying vegan mayonnaise! I love chips, but maybe a little too much. If I have a bag of chips in front of me, no matter what size, I’ll find a way to finish it without even realizing. So, when […]

6 (Mostly New) Fall TV Shows Worth (Binge) Watching

Whether you watch television shows on the sofa in the living room, like families have been doing for more than 50 years, or you stream your favorite content on the device of choice while commuting on the train in the morning, there are some great TV shows debuting and returning […]

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Paleo, Gluten-Free Zucchini Flatbread Recipe

This zucchini flatbread recipe re-inspires your love for bread, only without the wheat. I’m always looking for low-carb alternatives to foods that I tend to overindulge in. I have a hard time holding back from chips, cheesy sauces, and, of course, bread. As I eat, I like to use bread […]

Yes, It’s Time to Make a Condom Emoji Already

If you’re not up on your emoji symbolism, FYI the eggplant emoji represents the penis.  Similar to how there’s no emoji for an actual penis, or a vagina, there’s also no emoji dedicated to safe sex—no condoms, birth control pills, IUDs—nothing. Well, Durex, a popular condom brand, is protesting the eggplant […]

3 DIY Facial Toners for Oily, Sensitive, and Dry Skin Types

Use one (or more!) of these facial toner recipes to optimize your skincare regimen. Being the stickler I am about my skin, the toner concept always bugged me. Applying a facial toner has been the most neglected part of my skincare regimen to date. Doing so always seemed unnecessary – […]

4 Vegan Lifestyle Leaders: Influential People You Should Know

A vegan lifestyle often goes beyond abstaining from certain foods. For many, like the four individuals below, it becomes a chance to spread awareness about animal, social, and environmental issues through the use of their talent and individuality. Veganism is essentially defined as a person who does not consume any […]