April 12, 2014 • in Environment

22 Surprising Facts for Earth Day

by guest blogger Nicole Cherie Jones What’s the dirtiest crop? How many plastic water bottles do we throw away each year? Here are 22 reasons to live eco-consciously year-round, plus savvy swaps you can make to celebrate Earth Day every …

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April 11, 2014 • in Random Thoughts

Digging the Dancing King

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger I’m not a heterosexual man, but if I were, two of my heroes would be Nick Neave, PhD, and Kristofor McCarty, and my new favorite research facility would be the University of …

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April 10, 2014 • in Family

CSA Pizza Night

By guest blogger Nate Luke, photographer and video director Millsap Farms brings a lot to the table—literally. Along with providing community-supported agriculture (CSA) members with weekly assortments of freshly harvested organically grown produce, the Springfield, Missouri farm now hosts a …

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April 09, 2014 • in By Maria

The Case of the Stinky Shoes

The other night, I walked into my teenage daughter’s bedroom to say goodnight and my eyes-in-the-back-of-my-head alarm went off. “What is that smell?” I asked. The odor was a bit like fire, petroleum, and toxic chemicals, mixed with an electrical …

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April 08, 2014 • in Health

Hitting the Reset Button

by guest blogger Robyn Hessinger, intuitive, medium, Reiki master, and founder of Inspired Guidance Sometimes we just need a fresh start. Whether it’s in our career, our relationship, or even just our day. When this happens, often the best solution …

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April 07, 2014 • in By Maria

Vindication for Lazy Parents (Like Me)

The other day, while driving into New York City, I heard a radio interview with Dana Goldstein, author of the recent Atlantic article “Don’t Help Your Kids With Their Homework.” The article discussed two researchers from Duke University who went …

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April 05, 2014 • in By Maria

Maria’s Five Favorites: Easter Basket Gifts

Easter is just a couple of weeks away! So it’s time to decide how you’ll be prepping that organic ham and what side dishes to whip up. You may even want to consider making your own organic candy. But as …

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