{news & views} The American Autumn

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OccupyWallSt. It’s a topic trending around the globe on Twitter – everywhere but the United States, at least. New York Times headlines get quickly changed if the Gray Lady appears to be showing any sympathy for the thousands of people risking arrest, sleeping outdoors in the cold, giving of their time and voice for all [...]

{News and Views} 2nd Annual Bra Recycling Month

Cardrona Bra Fence

Sometimes you need a little light hearted fun to raise awareness for some pretty serious issues. In 2010, Bra Recycling Month brought awareness to the issues of Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence. They are hoping to reach an even broader audience this year. Bra recycling is an economical way to support women nationwide who are [...]

news & views – decision fatigue

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Earlier this month, a friend linked me to this article on “decision fatigue” in the New York Times. The article is being circulated pretty widely and the gist of it is that the more decisions we are faced with in a day, the more likely we are to hit overload and default to the “easy” [...]

{News and Views} The importance of eating seasonal, even in the winter

It’s the start of September and we are starting to feel the change of the seasons. Gone are the days when the fruits and vegetables of the summer season are abundant. We know it’s best to eat ‘seasonally’ but what does it mean and how do we eat seasonal foods in the winter? What is [...]

News & Views – Feeding the Homeless

food not bombs feeding the hungry

Depending on where you live, scenes like the one above may or may not be something you’re used to seeing: community groups feeding the hungry or homeless, picking up where government programs can often no longer provide aid to an increasing pool of people in need. To most people, these groups appear to be doing [...]