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The news can tell us the employment situation is improving, but if you are not working, and want to be working, that's not really relevant, is it? I know how tough it is to be unemployed, any... read more
Chimps in the Wild
Fashion Week just started in New York--the Mercedes Benz-sponsored high holy days for many, when it is impossible to get a cab or a table at hip eateries (ironic since so many at the... read more
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The next generation of world changing entrepreneurs is already having an effect on the way you live every day, and Social Venture Network is recognizing their hard work with the annual Innovation... read more
Watering Seedlings
Based in Los Angeles, Tree People is an environmental non-profit working to green up our urban landscapes. In addition to planting trees throughout L.A. they also run educational... read more
Pawlie the Cat
In honor of World Cat Day, here are some facts about our feline friends… In Ancient Egypt, cats were a very important part of society. Killing a cat was a crime punishable by death. It’s said that... read more
Fruit Flies on Bread
It’s summer – time to enjoy all the fresh fruits that the season brings. Unfortunately, summer and fresh fruit can also mean fruit flies.  They hover over your food in the kitchen, they buzz... read more
Beekeeper Spraying Bees
I had no intention of becoming a beekeeper when I signed up for the class at the San Juan Capistrano Ecology Center. ( For one, I had a sneaky suspicion I was more than... read more
Photo: Organic Red Rice Paddy, Bali by Gary Diedrichs Living consciously, even a little bit, means constant choices. Automatically jump in the car to go those six blocks, or walk? Buy that... read more
Image: I learned about this ingenious invention while at Phinda Rock Lodge in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Phinda is run by &Beyond, a luxury safari/vacation company... read more