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Are Millennials the Next Green-Thumbed Generation?


By Margaret Barthel Do millennials garden? This is just one of the many sociocultural questions we ponder regardless of the improbability of successfully generalizing about such a broad swath of the national population.

In Chicago, A Love Affair with Artisan Tofu


By Aimee Thompson On a quiet stretch of Broadway Ave. on Chicago’s north side is Phoenix Bean, the city’s oldest operating tofu factory.

The Sweet Scoop on the Benefits of Maple Syrup (INFOGRAPHIC)


Who knew you could get a healthy helping of nutrients from a sweetener? In fact, maple syrup reigns supreme when it comes to natural sweeteners like honey, agave and raw sugar, providing the most amount of riboflavin, manganese, magnesium, zinc and potassium.

Stay for Sustainability: An InstaGlimpse of GreenTravel


  By Caroline King It seems now more than ever, the topic of climate change has been at the forefront of discussions.

30 of the Greenest Cities in the World (INFOGRAPHIC)


If you’ve had the opportunity to travel a bit, you probably know that Reykjavik is one of the greenest cities in the world, but New Delhi, on the other hand, may not have been an obvious contender.

Chocolate Vanilla Cream Easter Egg Recipe (and it’s Vegan!)


Via MindBodyGreen If you’ve been food shopping lately, you’ve noticed that Easter is approaching, as chocolate eggs adorn every shelf.

Coffee May be the Next Gluten-Free Flour Power


BY KATHERINE MAYHEW The coffee industry is about to get buzzed. A Seattle-based startup company called CF Global has discovered a way to make flour from coffee cherry pulp, which is not only naturally gluten-free, but is also a sustainable solution to the environmentally hazardous process of harvesting coffee beans.

The Oldest Living Things on Earth (VIDEO)


In this TedTalk, Rachel Sussman an artist and photographer, discusses the data she’s collected from an ongoing project that seeks to identify some of the oldest living things on Earth — from 2,000-year-old brain coral off Tobago’s coast to an “underground forest” in South Africa that has lived since before the dawn of agriculture.

Ay Mamacita! Vietnam’s First South American Food Stall


Photo by Alex Marrs By Aimee Millwood Oisin Barr speeds on a Honda Win motorbike, comes to a halt, parks, and begins setting up shop.

A Healing Morning Routine


The morning is a critical time to replenish and hydrate our bodies with the necessary nutrients, so that we can tap into our creative energy and feel invigorated to take on daily stressors and protect ourselves from harsh environmental factors.

Americans Have the Weirdest Habits of Any Culture in the World (INFOGRAPHIC)


In the study, “The Weirdest People in the World,” behavioral scientists from the University of British Columbia in Canada rebut the traditional scientific theory that all humans have similar psychological traits.

Gluten Free Godsend: Flourless Bread Recipe


This recipe comes courtesy of our incredibly talented mother, Lynne Russo Flourless Bread Recipe: Makes 1 loaf Ingredients (use organic if possible) 1/2 cup of shredded coconut 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup hazelnuts or almonds 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 2 Tbsp.

Conflict Palm Oil: How Your Candy May Contribute to Modern Slavery, Climate Change and Orangutan Extinction


By Gemma Tillack, Senior Forest Campaigner for Rainforest Action Network It’s hard to believe that chocolate rabbits can kill orangutans, but a common ingredient in America’s candies is doing exactly that, and worse.

Evensong in Oxford


Margaret Barthel In the evening, Oxford takes an elongated collective breath. Its pulse, frenetic during the day–the direct result of being home to 22,000 busy undergraduate and graduate students–slows.

The Perfect Breakfast: Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Chopped Almonds


This power breakfast recipe is a great way to get in some essential healthy fats and proteins after that big glass of warm lemon water and invigorating morning workout.

Coffee Plantations, Spice Gardens and Farms: 8 Eco-Luxe Agritourism Stays


By Ariana Chomitz Sip Darjeeling grown minutes from your breakfast table, brush the dirt from a garden snack, and feel the solar energy that powers your villa sink into your skin.  These tactile details are the simple luxuries that you might find when you skip a typical hotel experience and opt for a farm stay instead.

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Looking to Support Local? Here’s an Awesome Map of Indie Coffee Shops in Brooklyn


A collaboration of the Social Computing Group and the MIT Media lab, You Are Here is a project to create a map of every city in which the creators have lived.

Did You Stop, Breathe & Think Today? Check Out Our Favorite Meditation App


  The Stop, Breathe & Think app makes meditation easy. You can choose from a list of guided meditations or answer a series of short questions that evaluate your mood and overall well-being after checking in.

Say Moo! Raw Milk Vending Machines are Hitting European Streets


By Aimee Millwood Attention to all you raw foodies out there. Now, you can get your raw milk fix straight from a vending machine.


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