7 Reasons To Hang Your Clothes To Dry

December 29, 2017 at 5:49 pm




Switching to cold water and hang drying eliminates a quarter household energy consumption, saves an average of $400 a year in electricity, and makes your clothes last longer!

With global temperatures on the rise, clothes dryers are going out of fashion, and so is using hot water to do what the sun can do to clothes hanging out to dry.

Teen Depression and Suicide Rates are Rising in Tandem with Smartphone Ownership, Study Finds

November 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm




Researchers find a sharp rise in teen depression and suicide rates between 2010 and 2015 coincided with a sharp rise in teen smartphone ownership. None of the other common factors affecting suicide and depression changed during that period.

Teen suicide rates rose 31 percent between 2010 and 2015. Teen depression rates rose 33 percent over the same period.

Guess what else rose around 35 percent during that time period? Teen smartphone ownership.

Scientists Call for a Ban on Glitter, The Latest Microplastic Found Polluting the Ocean

November 25, 2017 at 2:15 am

Like microbeads, glitter is a microplastic polluting the ocean and seafood




As we inch closer toward fulfilling the prediction of more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050, every bit we keep out counts – even glitter.

Texas School Beats ADHD by Tripling Recess Time

November 21, 2017 at 2:13 am




While most school districts across the country are cutting back on recess time and ramping up the Ritalin, one Texas school has kindergartners and first graders sitting still and “incredibly attentive.”

What’s their secret? Their recess time has tripled.

Why This “Hobbit Lady” Went From Riches to Rags on Purpose

November 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm




An Oxford graduate, born in a castle, Emma Orbach decided she’d rather live in a mud hut in the woods “with fairies,” without electricity or running water

The daughter of a wealthy musician, Emma grew up in an old castle. She was educated in one of the most expensive boarding schools in England alongside the daughters of two foreign presidents.

Menstrual Products Are the Fifth Most Common Plastic Polluting the Ocean

November 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Here are three easy ways to keep your period plastic free:




7 Reasons Not to Rake Your Leaves

November 4, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Fall leaves are not a nuisance. They’re part of the natural ecosystem, providing free mulch and fertilizer, wildlife habitat, and a beautiful array of butterflies and birds in the spring.

Build Your Own “Tom Sawyer” Raft With No Rope

October 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm




Man makes a rope-less raft, inspired by childhood heroes Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Want a fun project to do with the kids? Follow the simple step-by-step instructions below.

Why Knowing How to Use Plantain Is Like Carrying a First Aid Kit Around in Your Pocket

October 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm




Plantain “weeds” can be plucked from just about anywhere to remedy just about anything, from bee stings, scrapes and sunburns, to poison ivy, rashes and infections. And it’s good for all kinds of chronic conditions from arthritis, to diabetes to cancer.

Beautiful Photography of Wild-Foraged Mushrooms

October 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

Plus, 14 mind-blowing facts about mushrooms




People are so obsessed with plants and animals, we often forget a third category of organisms that can nourish us, heal us and heal our planet — fungi.