6 days ago
Six simple ways to cut back on plastic

no bottled water / skip straws / invest in reuseable spork / avoid microbeads and glitter (yes, festival girls!) / get a tote / buy loose groceries

Blue Planet 2 has got many people questioning whether they need so much plastic in their life.

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1 week ago
One More Benefit of Nature: It Makes You Like Your Body Better

"Those who viewed images of the natural world were significantly more satisfied with their bodies at the end of the experiment than they were when it started. This positive shift in attitude did not occur among those who saw cityscapes."

Researchers say the outdoors can help mute internal criticism.

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3 weeks ago
Ripping Off the Resistance

Be careful about where you purchase your resistance gear — the original artists donate to nonprofits, one-off t-shirt shops and corporations do not (and it's illegal to buy there too).

Last weekend, we saw a lot of familiar posters at this year’s Women’s March: Floating above the expected swarms of knitted pink beanies were images of Princess Leia, rising fists, and Shepard Fairey’s “WE THE PEOPLE.” The designs that have come to represent last year’s moment are fixed i...

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3 weeks ago
Oscars: ‘Mudbound’s’ Rachel Morrison Makes History as First Female Cinematographer Nominee

After 90 long years, another glass ceiling has finally been broken at the Motion Picture Academy.

After 90 long years, another glass ceiling has finally been broken at the Motion Picture Academy. “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history Tuesday by becoming the first f…

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3 weeks ago
Have Scientists Found a Greener Way To Make Blue Jeans?

“Synthesizing indigo dye requires a number of toxic chemicals, including formaldehyde, as does the dying process itself. This creates an enormous amount of pollution; in some parts of the world, rivers near denim mills run blue, contaminating and killing fish and affecting the health of workers and residents. With more than 40,000 tons of indigo produced each year, this is a significant problem.”

An engineered strain of E. coli bacteria can produce a precursor to synthetic indigo using fewer nasty chemicals than traditional methods

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1 month ago
CVS promotes truth-in-advertising for beauty products

A special watermark will highlight imagery without material changes.

New initiative will indicate whether imagery has been digitally-altered

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1 month ago
5 Families Who Are Changing The World as We Know It

Propelled by a desire for change, these families are not waiting for the world to catch up.

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1 month ago
Golden Globes

"I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, 'me too' again." Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille award. #GoldenGlobes

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1 month ago
10 Not-So-Feminist Things You Should Stop Doing on Social Media

Considerations for a new year.

It’s not just trolls and men’s rights activists. There are some proud feminists who make problematic comments, too.

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1 month ago
Men Resist Green Behavior as Un-Manly

“Compared to men, women litter less, recycle more, and leave a smaller carbon footprint. Some researchers have suggested that personality differences, such as women’s prioritization of altruism, may help to explain this gender gap in green behavior.”

A surprising reason for resistance to environmental goods and habits

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