What the 'F...' Is Fracking?

It sounds like it could be a new dance ("Let's do the frack!"). Or maybe it's a cool way to clean your house ("I really fracked my floor this week; it looks great now!")...more
this is such a great post! such substance. I am geared up to watch gasland now!


Seven Bicycling Tips For Beginners (or Re-Beginners)

Better weather is finally here, and more people are getting out on their bikes! I know, there are plenty of articles out there with tips for beginners. But I've been pondering things that I wish I had known when I started bicycling again....more

I do so want a bicycle. There are some great paved bike trails around here and it looks fun. I ...more

Dirty Down There: The Selling of "Feminine" Products

By Lu Bailey, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine...more

Acting As If Future Generations Matter

By Carolyn Raffensperger, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine...more

Snipping Pink Sentimentality: Persisting on the Whys of Breast Cancer

By Eleanor J. Bader, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine...more

In Memory of My Mother I am Going to Plant a Tree

My mother suddenly passed away four years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and miss her dearly. Losing my mother, even though I was in my 40′s, felt like I was being abandoned. I felt a sense of loss that was so paralyzing. I was left unable to take care of myself or make a single decision on my own. I could not fathom that she was actually gone....more

A Tale of Two Nursing Mothers

By Chanda Chevannes, cross-posted at On The Issues MagazineWhen my husband, Nathan, and I first announced that we were expecting a baby, we quickly received a lot of unsolicited advice — advice we usually ignored. But we did hear at least one good idea: Don’t change your life to fit your baby; fit your baby into your life....more

Message in BPA Baby Bottles: Don’t Mess with Moms

By Margie Kelly, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine...more

Full Circle Home - Eco Style Function

In honor of Earth Day (tomorrow!) we thought that we would highlight a green company that – to us – exemplifies what an environmentally-friendly consumer product manufacturing company should be....more

The Gulf Oil Spill, One Year Later: Gendered Layers of Impact

By Jacqui Patterson, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine The Deepwater Horizon Oil Drilling Disaster of April 20, 2010 (the “BP Oil Spill”) is, as the news sometimes tells us, causing grave damage to the waterways and shores, marshlands and bayous of the Gulf of Mexico. Far more hidden is the devastation wrought on the women in scores of coastal communities....more