News in Africa: 11/01/2012

In this week’s highlight of African news, I’m going to start off with the bad news and end with the good, because then you can dwell on the positives instead of the negatives. Here we go! Read More News in Africa: 11/01/2012

Earth Day!

Earth Day was yesterday, but the Earth is a pretty important piece of rock, so I figure it can get more than one day. Heck, the Earth deserves to get at least a week. Unfortunately, I’m not Queen of the World (side note: if you’re interested in helping with my grassroots campaign, please send your name and resume to AA, Future Queen of the World, care of Persephone, 3.14 Unicorn Way), so I can’t technically make Earth Day into Earth Week, but using this space, I’m going to try. Read More Earth Day!

Consumer Goes Green: It’s Not Easy…

When I say I am a “consumer,” I don’t just mean that I like to shop, though I do like to shop. I also mean that I consume things more than I need to. After years of being broke, I still tend to buy cheap things, use them ’til they break and throw them away. Over the last year, I have realized that I don’t need to do this anymore and I really want to change my disposable lifestyle.  Read More Consumer Goes Green: It’s Not Easy…

Adventures In Body Acceptance: Letting Go Of The “Have To”s

I have a confession to make.

In the last few weeks, I’ve only shampooed my hair once (and that was actually kind of an accident).

Some of you are probably thinking, “That’s gross!” Some of you are probably thinking, “I’ve been there.” And some of you are thinking, didn’t I just read about this last week?

Read More Adventures In Body Acceptance: Letting Go Of The “Have To”s

LTP: Environmental Guilt Edition

OK, it’s confession time. I’m going to work under the assumption that we all care about protecting the environment and generally do what we can to minimize our impact. But will also assume that we all have a couple things that we continue to do even though we know they’re “bad” for our poor planet. Read More LTP: Environmental Guilt Edition