Category: Alternative

7 easy ways to make home-cooked food healthier

These simple swaps replace less healthy ingredients with ones that are equally, if not more, delicious.If cooking healthy at home brings to mind sad platters of boiled vegetables, do not despair, it doesn't have to be such a grim thing....

/ July 17, 2019

Progressive Candidates Emerge to Take on Blue Dogs Dems

Georgia’s 13th Congressional District, encompassing parts of Atlanta and its suburbs, is a Democratic stronghold. Its representative since 2003 has been David Scott, a member of the House’s Blue Dog Coalition, which bills itself as pragmatic and fiscally conservative, pro-defense...

/ July 17, 2019

Will electric skates solve the last-mile problem?

You already own the solutions. They are called feet.The "last mile problem" was first described in terms of telephone wires- the most costly lines were the ones that served the individual homes. According to Stigo of the Urban Travel Blog,...

/ July 16, 2019

The Social Movement Photography of David Bacon: Kids Working in the Banana Trees; Parents on Strike

Editor’s note: We’re delighted to share the fifth of a multi-part series from the archives of photographer David Bacon. A former union organizer, Bacon’s photographs and writing from over the past thirty years capture the courage of people struggling for...

/ July 16, 2019

How to grow and harvest ‘cut and come again’ lettuce, for perpetual salad greens

Harvesting a large crisp head of lettuce from the garden is a wonderful thing, but for faster yields and longer harvests, a cut and come again lettuce bed can put salad on your plate all season long.There's something beautiful about...

/ July 15, 2019

Tern’s new folding bike folds up 30 percent smaller than other folders with 20 inch wheels

Bigger wheels mean more stability and regular-bike feel, but it comes at a price.When we talk about Tern, it is usually about their e-bikes. But while looking into their new HSD, I came across the BYB, a very interesting folding...

/ July 12, 2019

Looking at trees can reduce problematic cravings

Having a view of greenery or access to a garden or park is linked to lower frequency and strength of cravings, study finds.If you've heard about "forest bathing," you know that scientific evidence backs up the healing power of spending...

/ July 12, 2019

6 simple steps for mindful eating

With a focus on focusing on one's food, mindful eating could be the best diet out there.If the term "mindful eating" conjures up visions of lithe Los Angelinos in expensive yoga pants meditating over a plate of raw greens, you...

/ July 12, 2019

Foreign Correspondent: What’s Really Going on in Hong Kong?

For more than three months, people in Hong Kong have massed in the streets to protest a proposed extradition law. Critics say it would allow China to extradite dissenting students, journalists, and business people to the mainland, where they could...

/ July 12, 2019

Top 10 reasons to attend SFI’s annual conference: Forests of Opportunity

Every year, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative community comes together to exchange ideas, shareinnovations, and inspire those who have a vision of a world that values and benefits from sustainablymanaged forests.Join us to learn how forests are relevant for responsible purchasing,...

/ July 11, 2019

Migrant Detention, Inc.

The Trump administration is threatening to begin immigration raids that include “collateral” arrests and family members. The New York Times reports that “agents have expressed apprehensions about arresting babies.” I should hope so. As the anti-immigrant drumbeat continues and more horror stories from U.S....

/ July 11, 2019

As 2020 Primary Nears, Candidates Struggle with Positions on Charter Schools

As the 2020 Democratic presidential primary approaches, candidates are being pressed to weigh in on the fraught question of charter schools—the publicly funded but privately managed schools that enroll about 6 percent of students nationally.  Public school educators and advocates...

/ July 11, 2019

Dutch playground shut down over noise complaints

Apparently kids are meant to be seen and not heard.Children's right to play is under threat in the Netherlands. A primary school has been told to shut down its playground and sports field by the end of the month because...

/ July 10, 2019

The Dangers of Political Tribalism

I have a tricky relationship with my in-laws. We get along just fine, but we disagree on politics. They are Republicans; I am a Democrat. They voted for Trump; I voted for Hillary. For much of the past two years,...

/ July 10, 2019

8 underrated vegetables with surprising health benefits

These vegetables may not get much attention for their health benefits, but they are packed with nutrients and a great addition to the table.We all know that we are supposed to be eating mountains of kale and broccoli, but almost...

/ July 9, 2019

Donald Trump’s Not-So-Great Economy

Donald Trump and his fans are fond of loudly trumpeting that 70 percent of Americans give the economy a positive rating. Even Trump’s “enemies of the people,” the mainstream media, routinely celebrate the economy, describing it, for example, as “on...

/ July 9, 2019

Beau Lake introduces an all-electric wood-topped instant classic runabout

Load up the Krug and the caviar and go for a spin.To this day, up on the big Muskoka lakes north of Toronto, Canada, rich people put on their straw boaters and blue blazers, and tool around in very beautiful,...

/ July 8, 2019

Surplus breakfast cereal is turned into delicious beer

UK brewer Seven Brothers has partnered with Kellogg's to use some of its less-than-perfect cereals.Beer can be made from so many things; ancient grains, wastewater, stale bread, even yeast brought up from a 133-year-old shipwreck are just a few of...

/ July 5, 2019

Planting trees could be a “mind-blowing” solution to climate change

It's an all-natural TreeHugger-approved carbon capture and storage plan.After recently publishing the most negative "OMG we're stuffed" post about climate change ever, it is a pleasure to write that we really can cure this, with carbon capture and storage –...

/ July 5, 2019

This super simple green sauce goes with everything

And it reduces food waste!While scrolling through Bon Appétit's Basically site, I saw a headline that filled me with joyfully solidarity: "This Green Sauce Is the Most Useful Condiment There Is, End of Story." I immediately knew what they were...

/ July 5, 2019