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TINY: A Story About Living Small

A new film explores the lives of American families that have downsized to 400 square feet or less. I sent my partner, Christopher, a text one frigid day last February asking a simple question: “What are you doing?” Christopher replied he was “just working,” then, “Might go up to the […]

My Tiny House Adventure: Have I Lost My Mind?

Two hundred square feet makes a pretty spacious bedroom. But have you ever tried cramming everything you own – along with your spouse, two cats and a dog – into a space that size? God help me, that’s what I’m about to do. Voluntarily. You see, I’ve been infected with […]

The Friday 5: Waste Not, Want Not Edition

In a perfect world, we would use everything we have. David Quilty, founder of The Good Human, recently wrote a story on being an ‘eco-sinner’. He writes: “We drive cars, we eat unsustainable food, we shop at big box stores, we use computers, we watch TV. Many of the eco-sins […]

10 Cool Airstreams and Other Alternative Mobile Housing

In the 1950s, Airstream trailers were the pinnacle of luxurious travel: roomy, comfortable and futuristic, resembling nothing more than a Jetsons-like flying vehicle ready to take to the skies. Today, Airstream aficionados drool over the rounded aluminum bodies and mid-century modern interiors. While many still function as campers, others have […]

My Tiny House Adventure: Have I Lost My Mind?

Two hundred square feet makes a pretty spacious bedroom. But have you ever tried cramming everything you own – along with your spouse, two cats and a dog – into a space that size? God help me, that’s what I’m about to do. Voluntarily. You see, I’ve been infected with […]

Tiny House Living Goes Waterfront: Think Houseboats

Tiny house living goes the way of the water. In much the same as a portion of the population is disgusted by super sized meals, giant SUVs, and Costco shopping, those yearning to live simply are also turned off by mega-mansions dotting the suburbs of our cities. It’s a social […]

Tiny House Living Goes Waterfront: Think Houseboats

Tiny house living goes the way of the water. In much the same as a portion of the population is disgusted by super sized meals, giant SUVs, and Costco shopping, those yearning to live simply are also turned off by mega-mansions dotting the suburbs of our cities. It’s a social […]

20 Tiny Houses We’d Be Happy to Squeeze Into

Potentially NSFW: tiny getaways from the big, bad wolf called life. Clearly, we have an issue with downsizing, as in we can’t get enough of it. We acknowledge that minimizing, tiny-fying and compartmentalizing has its limitations (space being one of them), but the myriad incarnations and manifestations of the tiny […]

2011 in Review: How Small Spaces Trumped McMansions

Small was sexy in 2011.  The world’s population hit seven billion this year and is projected to reach nine billion by 2050 – a sure sign that we better start figuring out ways to maximize space. The average house size in America has more than doubled since the 1950s, forcing […]

2011 in Review: How Small Spaces Trumped McMansions

Small was sexy in 2011.  The world’s population hit seven billion this year and is projected to reach nine billion by 2050 – a sure sign that we better start figuring out ways to maximize space. The average house size in America has more than doubled since the 1950s, forcing […]

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25 Awesome DIY Projects Made From Nature

Use nature to decorate your space with these gorgeous DIY projects. Spring is an amazing time of year to combine two of my favorite things–nature and DIY.  My husband and I like to take walks at the local nature reserve near our home. We also like to garden and spend […]

How to Not Sweat (or Stink) With Natural Deodorant

A healthy lifestyle, clean foods, nontoxic personal care products. These are all high on our list of must haves. Soaking wet pits are not. How to not sweat when making the switch to natural deodorants? You use organic cosmetics, nontoxic shampoo, natural body lotion. Have yet to make the change […]

Social Media Activism Helps Women Reclaim Their Bodies

Social media activism can be done anywhere.

You might not think that a social media platform would be the place where women go to reclaim their bodies. But that’s just what the following women did.

Mashable recently published a great article detailing the stories of three women who harnessed the power of social media activism to claim their identity by discussing their bodies. Each woman’s story is incredibly moving but totally different:

6 Recycling Benefits That Put Your Lame Excuses to Shame

Recycling benefits everything and everyone. Here, 6 common myths to throw away. Like, right now. Maybe you started off with a passionate mission to recycle and do your part for the environment, but it’s since fallen by the wayside with an apathetic “thud.” Or maybe you’re one of the many […]

Trust Your Gut: Using Intuition for Good Health

Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet. ~Unknown We are programmed, here in the West, to run to our physician whenever we aren’t feeling well. Of course, there are times this is warranted. But many times our gut is trying to tell us something. […]

Jemima Kirke Shares Her Abortion Story [Video]

Jemima Kirke, of HBO’s “Girls” recently shared her abortion story with the Center for Reproductive Rights. Kirke’s story is similar to many women’s abortion stories as it was very difficult for her to afford the procedure. As she said: It wasn’t totally unavailable, and that’s the tricky part — there […]

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