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DIY Hair: How to Keep Your Hair Manageable and Scalp Happy This Summer

DIY Hair: How to Keep Your Hair Manageable and Scalp Happy This Summer

By | August 22, 2012 at 11:35 am | No comments

Photo by Hoosadork via flickr Sensitive skin and fine hair are a bad mix in summer, where I’m equal parts sweaty and covered in product (sunscreen, shampoo and conditioner, hairspray, lotion, etc). My skin responds well to being clean and moisturized, so that’s a...

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How to Plarn

How to Plarn

By | July 31, 2012 at 9:53 am | 2 comments

Photo by copabanannas via flickr What exactly is “plarn”? I’d actually been doing this craft long before ever hearing the word, which evolved in the crafty ecosphere that creates lots of cute words for things. If you’re like me, you don’t always remember your...

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DIY Fashion and Beauty Tricks for a Humid Summer

DIY Fashion and Beauty Tricks for a Humid Summer

By | July 11, 2012 at 9:37 am | No comments

Photo by zombielace via flickr Here in Maryland, the weather has been shifting between deliriously hot days and hurricane-level thunder storms. Between the humidity, rain, and sweat, it’s safe to say I chose a terrible time to get bangs and my Washington State,...

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How to Brew Your Own Kombucha

How to Brew Your Own Kombucha

By | July 6, 2012 at 8:45 am | 2 comments

I very rarely stick to challenges that have specific time limits for completion. But about five months ago I embarked on a 30-day challenge that would change this pattern. Little did I know, that as an added bonus, it would also change my life. Okay, I guess this is the...

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Put Your Money Where Your Life Is

Put Your Money Where Your Life Is

By | May 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm | 2 comments

This post was originally published on the United Nations Environmental Programme's WED (World Environment Day) Voices page. "World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action,"...

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Q & A with Radical Ecologist Nance Klehm on Urban Foraging

Q & A with Radical Ecologist Nance Klehm on Urban Foraging

By | May 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm | 5 comments

Photo of Nance Klehm by Ann Summa For Nance Klehm, going for a walk is more then just about getting fresh air and a little exercise. It is about feeling a sense of interconnectedness with all natural and manmade surroundings, including humans, animals, pavement, buildings,...

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Documenting a Grassroots Movement

Documenting a Grassroots Movement

By | April 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm | One comment

In the summer of 2011, a small group of passionate filmmakers set off on a journey around the country to explore the urban farming movement. What they discovered changed how they think about food, community, and sustainability. Growing Cities covers the breadth of the...

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Education Revolution

By | March 8, 2012 at 8:00 am | No comments

Photo by Trondheim Byarkiv via flickr I recently watched a video that will inspire any educator, environmentalist, and techno-geek. It is called “Education for a Sustainable Future” and is posted on YouTube...

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Hell & Lula: Being Green is “Thexy”

By | March 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm | No comments

Los Angeles-based band, Hell & Lula, are not just on a mission to make great music - they want to make a difference. Their strives towards environmentalism are making airwaves on a grassroots level, as the band shows that it’s “thexy” to go green. I interviewed the...

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Thirty New Pets Through the Mail

Thirty New Pets Through the Mail

By | January 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm | 4 comments

[gallery link="file" columns="6"] Yesterday I received about 30 new pets through the mail (but shhh, don't tell my landlord). 30 pets might sound excessive to you but they don't take up that much space. I keep them in a plastic tub on my balcony and I'll...

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