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Check this out: Should men take women’s last names when married?

The man taking the woman’s last name when married. So interesting! Being from the Southern U.S., this is not something that I ever considered until recently. It’s incredible how much … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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Wow it’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed wine! I’ve never been a big alcohol drinker and pregnancy definitely took away any inclination I once had. But now that … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: TED Talk from Tasso Azevedo about success on saving rainforests

It’s so important to balance out your news intake with good news. The majority of news is depressing and negative, but that doesn’t mean there is no good news to … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Another point for the environment in France

I love this!! Another push for sustainability in France and a pretty serious one, too. In comercial zones, all roofs on new buildings must have plants or solar panels. This article … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Dame Stephanie Shirley’s Inspiring TED Talk for Women

I really enjoyed this talk from Dame Stephanie Shirley. She has such a powerful and inspiring story! Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why do ambitious women have flat heads? | Talk Video … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Gary Haugen’s TED Talk about poverty

This TED Talk by Gary Haugen is awesome. Gary brings up a blatantly obvious problem about poverty – the violence that accompanies it. I completely agree with his views and I … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Ben & Jerry’s Sourcing Fairtrade Ingredients

F* yes – Ben & Jerry’s is seriously one of the most admirable companies in the world. I love these guys. They announced in April that they completed their goal … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Apple investing in more solar energy and forest conversation

Good news coming out of Apple – they are building two huge solar farms in China and they also purchased 36,000 acres of forest in North Carolina and Maine for … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

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Sorry for the long absence last month. My daughter is almost 3 months old and I can’t help but want to spend as much precious time with her as possible… … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Disgusting toxic lake in China

This is an excellent investigative journalist report by Tim Maughan, writing for the BBC. Unfortunately the contents are extremely depressing, but it is a must-read for anyone who lives in … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Overpopulation, overconsumption in pictures

This photo essay got a lot of attention, and rightly so. I’m not quite sure what it’s going to take for people to change their habits and open their eyes … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: George Lucas Wants to Build Low-Income Housing in Marin County

I’m not a Star Wars fan, but I can totally get behind George Lucas on his initiative to build affordable homes in Marin County, California. “We’ve got enough millionaires here. … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: ‘TechHire’ White House Initiative

Y’all already know that I have a girl crush on Megan Smith. Here she is doing awesome things at the White House by rolling out a new initiative called ‘TechHire’ … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: A Rare Win for the First Peoples

This is a very long piece (linked below), but it is an important story about what is happening to Native People’s land in Canada right now. The decades-long fight between the … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment
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