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News

Friday News Bites: Tunisia and Arizona Shootings, Voting Rights + More

Friday, Friday, once again. Let’s catch up with some of the news stories that caught my eye over the last week.

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Food

Eating the Weeds: Birch

So I’ve been telling you all the things you can eat, but what about something to drink? What if you’re hiking in the woods and get lost and run out of water?

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News

News Appetizers Want to Go Far, Far Away

They might not rhyme this week, but they sure will give you your weekly dose of feeling like getting in the car and driving as far as you can to write poetry, because really, having a job isn’t making you much more money anyway.

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Veg*

Travel Eats

I’ve spent this week gearing up for a weekend trip. It’s sort of put a damper on my cooking aspirations, but the process has allowed me to realize that there are some important tricks to getting ready for a trip – and staying satiated while on it. For most of you, these will be old hat, […]

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Perspectives

Shower Power

Living in the greater Seattle area, I cannot help but be affected by the green movement. After all, we’re a bunch of rain-soaked, granola-munching, espresso-swigging, fixie-riding hippies, amirite? Any product or service has a green alternative (trust me), and it seems that I can’t watch the news or open a magazine without green ideas/jobs/locations/tips jumping

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Perspectives

Brought to You by the Letter W

As you may have noticed, for today’s Blog Action Day, we’re talking about water consumption and the limited availability of safe drinking water in many parts of the world. When I was a little girl growing up in a mid-sized city in a well-developed country, I was fortunate enough to be indoctrinated by my beloved […]

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Life

The Luxury of Clean, Safe Water

This morning was like any other weekday morning of late. I woke up to my toddler’s request of “Milky! Movie! Milky! Movie!” and stumbled downstairs to comply. I poured my son a cup of rice milk (water-based), set the coffee pot to brew (6 cups of water), and turned on the TV.

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Life

Water is Life

Growing up, you may have learned in health class, or maybe a Boy or Girl Scouts trip, that you can survive much longer without food than without water. There’s a reason for that. There’s a reason why simple tips on improving your health usually include drinking more water. There is a reason why scientists get […]

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Life

Baby Steps for Reducing Your Water Footprint

Everything we eat and buy, and all the power we use takes a significant amount of water.  Most of us reading this blog are fortunate enough to live where we have access to as much fresh, safe water as we need.  Women in underdeveloped nations struggle daily to gather clean, safe water for their communities.  […]

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Life

#First World Problem

#Firstworldproblem that’s the hashtag some Twitter friends use when they complain about something like “Gah! My iPhone isn’t syncing!” #firstworldproblem “Forgot my laptop at home, can’t log in at Starbucks like I was planning” #firstworldproblem “Doh! The store is out of  {insert fav treat here}” #firstworldproblem