We all know that having your gutters cleaned out is needed. But often times, we fail to understand why they need to be cleaned out and how often they need to be cleaned out. Today we are going to discuss what gutters are supposed to do and why they must be cleaned frequently. Continue reading
Sometimes it feels like locally sourced food is little more than a passing folly for well-heeled urbanites, and it’s true that “eating local” does have a lot of hipster cultural cachet. But it can be about so much more than that. The process of growing your own food can transform lives. Continue reading
“The average American woman puts between 12 and 20 chemicals on their skin 365 days a year.” Sounds shocking, right? But stop for a moment to think about what your skincare routine involves each and every day: shampoo, soap, lotion, cosmetics — the list goes on. Your skin is your largest organ, absorbing up to 60 percent of what you put on it. But even more shocking — and upsetting — is the fact that 80 percent of the ingredients that are used in daily personal care products have never been tested for safety. The laws governing the cosmetics industry date back to 1938 … and haven’t shifted since. Continue reading
This is the fourth of a five-part, weekly series celebrating Earth Day.
“We’ve hit the limits of a finite planet!” How many times have I heard this dire warning and felt myself banging against a wall — ouch! Or, I’ve read that endless growth is killing our planet, and we have to “just say no” to growth.
Sure, such pronouncements can seem like common sense, but even common-sense metaphors can get us into trouble. The problem is, if we conceive of our challenge as squeezing within the limits of a finite planet, our imaginations stay locked inside an unecological worldview of separateness and lack — precisely the thinking that got us into this mess. Not good. Continue reading
Recently a friend, Martha Pinson shared with me a story sheâ€™d written of her Irish grandmother. I was touched when I read the story. I asked Martha if I could publish her story on my blog and she consented. Â Her story is a beautiful tribute to a woman she loved and admired, as well as an exquisite… Continue reading
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Robert Mathis has seen the stories about first-round draft pick Bjoern Werner learning about the NFL from the Madden video game series and often choosing the Coltsâ€™ all-pro defensive end as his on-screen avatar. â€œIt makes me feel old,â€ Mathis said Wednesday in the teamâ€™s locker… Continue reading
October 19, 2011 ByÂ Carolyn Beeler Sgt. Joseph Green stands in the dank basement room in Philadelphia where four weak and malnourished mentally disabled adults were found locked inside. Eight juveniles involved in the case were taken into Department of Human Services custody Tuesday and Wednesday… Continue reading
When Giancarlo Stanton hits, runs and wins come a lot more easily for the Miami Marlins. Stanton homered twice and drove in four runs Sunday, and Miami beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 to avert a four-game sweep. The Marlins improved to 6-19, still worst in the majors, and 3-10 at home. They benefited from… Continue reading
The place you buy your used couches is where I find my boyfriends. Iâ€™M KIND OF A DATING GURU. Not because Iâ€™ve been successful in dating (I havenâ€™t) or because I have some sort of spiritual insight into the practice of dating (I donâ€™t), but because Iâ€™ve tried everything from bars to eHarmony… Continue reading