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Trade as One (giveaway!)

I can’t sing enough praises about Trade as One—it can be a real challenge to eat ethically, and this little company makes it lightyears easier. You probably already know that so much of our food is cloaked with scores of issues—whether it’s genetically-modified, made with slave labor, chock full of chemicals, or otherwise borderline iffy—the (read more…)

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Wearing a watch, being sexy, and changing habits

I started wearing a watch last month and it has changed my life. Okay, maybe that’s a mild exaggeration. I’ve been getting very serious lately about a lot of habits I want to change. Through lots of failed attempts at change, I’ve learned a lot about what doesn’t work for me, how I stay motivated, (read more…)

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Beauty in what remains

After my podcast with Nina last week, I was inspired to store all but five each of our plates, bowls, drinking glasses, coffee mugs, and silverware. We don’t have much of that to begin with, but I still felt like we were washing more dishes than seemed necessary for our family of five. So I (read more…)

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Conquer your small fears

As you start this week, may you conquer your small fears. Because when they’re fears, they’re big to you. I haven’t gotten back to my running game like I had hoped this spring (I was on a no-running hiatus for a year after I tore my ACL). And quite frankly, the reason is a little (read more…)

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Weekend links

The 276 :: A new project by contributor Charlie Park, in response to the horrific kidnapping in Nigeria What they will remember :: Chatting at the Sky How not to be disappointed this Mother’s Day :: Lisa-Jo Baker Home behind the sun and an analog resistance :: Seth Haines (on his wife Amber’s blog) …and (read more…)

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