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Trapped by technology? Take in life unplugged

Trapped by technology? Take in life unplugged

What would happen if you didn’t own a cellphone, television or computer? How would that impact your life? There are many in this world who can barely afford food let alone technology, but that’s hard to imagine in this tech-attached world. Think back to when you were a kid (if you are old enough.) Do

Exploring urban U.S. cities: Baltimore

Exploring urban U.S. cities: Baltimore

You don’t need to go far from your home to have adventures of many kinds. Most communities have a food scene, an art scene and an outdoors scene, no matter how small. The quaint little shops in downtown squares are inviting to the eyes, as the rolling hills and mountains or grassy flatlands entice the

Deciphering food label logos

Deciphering food label logos

You see them on every box of food you pick up, especially if your diet and lifestyle requires it. Labels — we are bombarded by them every day. But what do they really mean? You may not even know some of these labels that help us make more conscientious choices with food practices: Certified Vegan:

Beat the winter blues: Cheap and eco ways to warm up

Beat the winter blues: Cheap and eco ways to warm up

February has become a brutal month for winter weather across the States, and I bet it is the same in other countries. With the winter weather comes cozy indoors, but with limited income and high heat costs, cozy no longer means the same in 2010. There are many eco-conscious people out there, too, who are

Add plants and filter your air!

Add plants and filter your air!

Watching late-night television, we get sucked in with the infomercials. One in particular tells me about purifying my air and how that would help my health. I am a sucker for filtered anything. We live in a dirty, dirty world and anything to get me away from that filth will make me happier. But I

Winter prep for the green life

Winter prep for the green life

Well, winter is already here! For the Northeastern United States, it has been weird to already see snow “early” in winter. Snow blanketed much of the country this past week, and then a swift, freezing cold wind blew past us. But that only reminds us that we must prepare our houses and daily routines for

Green your Thanksgiving

Green your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to give, what else, but thanks. It’s in the name. We are thankful for our families, friends, the food on the table, the clothes that we wear and the heat in our homes. But it also should be a time to thank Mother Earth. She provided all of it, with her

Going veg? Get these items!

Going veg? Get these items!

Trying a vegetarian or vegan diet is difficult! I would know: I’m on day 150 (or there about.) I am learning the hard way that there are essential ingredients you always need in your kitchen. As the weeks seem to go by slow and fast at the same time, and responsibilities pile up, you need

Think outside the cheese box

Think outside the cheese box

You can make authentic-tasting Italian food, and eat it, too! When it comes to real Italian food, you may picture the Olive Garden commercials. However, “Italy” Italian food has a lot of veggies and not as MUCH less cheese. That doesn’t mean you can’t eat carb-filled fake cheese-erific dishes. With the winter winds starting to