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A Crash Course in Clean Eating

Photo by Peggy Greb, Public Domain

Clean eating has its origins in the 1960s, right around the time when radical movements for moral and societal change were in full swing. In terms of diet, vegetarianism and outdoor cooking to replicate what our forefathers became popular. But after the 60s, convenience and cost gave rise to the processed food industry, and advancements in… Continue reading A Crash Course in Clean Eating

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How Eco-Friendly Is Your Smartphone Manufacturer? Check Its Environmental Report Card

An international study by Unilever revealed that one-third of consumers are now buying from brands based on their social and environmental impact. After Washington-based environmental advocacy group Greenpeace released its report ranking some of the world’s biggest electronics manufacturers, consumers will have just a bit more insight and information regarding environmental impact to help them… Continue reading How Eco-Friendly Is Your Smartphone Manufacturer? Check Its Environmental Report Card

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Global Warming Causing Wild Salmon to Lose Sense of Smell

Salmon are slowly but surely losing their sense of smell and fear for predators, according to researchers at the University of Washington. Previously, salmon were able to sense that predators in an area were leaving, but now that their natural waters are becoming more polluted with carbon emissions, their sense of smell as a breed… Continue reading Global Warming Causing Wild Salmon to Lose Sense of Smell

Study: Spending Time in Green Spaces Helps The Aging Brain

Access to green spaces may have significant neurological benefits for aging populations. This is according to researchers at the Universities of York and Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, who investigated the effect that walking between urban and green environment has on the brain. The study involved eight volunteers from a larger sample of 95 people… Continue reading Study: Spending Time in Green Spaces Helps The Aging Brain

Get “Unstuck” with this new Life Course

Disclosure: This blog post is brought to you by Unstuck Life Courses and The Motherhood. As usual, all opinions are my own. Hi. My name is Jennae, and I’m a procrastinator. No, really. Even when I was writing this blog post, I stopped and started 3 times. Because I had time to write it. Of… Continue reading Get “Unstuck” with this new Life Course

Kid Style: DIY Slashed Leggings + Lauryn Hill

OK. I admit I’m having a whole lot of fun with Juliza’s newfound fashionista persona. Since she is really shy around other people (read: She doesn’t like very many people at all), I love seeing her light up in front of the camera. I’m also getting a real kick out of styling all her little… Continue reading Kid Style: DIY Slashed Leggings + Lauryn Hill

Three Easy Snack Ideas for Your Valentine’s Day Party

My daughter loves Valentine’s Day. She loves decorating a “mailbox” to collect cards from her classmates, and she loves all the candy. What can I say? She’s a kid. Plus she has a mother with a notorious sweet tooth. This year, Walmart challenged me to share Valentine’s Day party ideas, and I decided to surprise… Continue reading Three Easy Snack Ideas for Your Valentine’s Day Party