Is YOUR breakfast local?

This month, our eco-challenge at BlogHers ACT Canada is to eat locally. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Well, unfortunately, eating locally doesn't necessarily mean eating food that comes from your local grocery store. It means being aware of the sources of the food that is sitting on those supermarket shelves. It means buying food that was grown within 100 miles of your home. ...more

Finding the Women Online (or not) and a Lab Waste video

100 Awesome Webmaster Blogs by and for Women by Jimmy Atkinson showed up as a link to my blog, so I checked it out. I found a list of women's sites that is wonderful in its range. I might quibble with the headline that the sites are "for women" but won't because this is the first such extensive a list I've seen produced by a male writer. ...more

Businessweek was surprised to find an old 2005 article they published on business blogs

Uncorked: Recycling for winos

While enviros have a rep for hoarding all manner of crap for fugly craft projects, wine corks are one of those items that even avowedly non-enviros tend to collect in jars or other clear containers, for reasons that remain somewhat unclear to me (perhaps as a reminder of good times had while slightly tipsy?). So for all of you with a cork stash that's getting too large, here's a roundup of eco ways to dispose of said stash: ...more

I received 1 st loans when I was 20 and this ...more

Save money -- by eating locally and sustainably

If the economy has you thinking cheap, genetically-modified corn-and-soybean junk foods may be the way to go, frugal foodies serious about cheap, tasty eats are blogging to convince you otherwise. Sustainable, yummy eats don't have to break the bank! ...more

Freedom to Choose and to Believe

There was a recent NYTimes article about how our brains can lead us to remember false statements as being true, if they are heard often enough. In addition, (as I posted earlier) we are prone to selectively accept and remember statements that reinforce beliefs we already hold. We tend to remember news that accords with our views, and discount statements that contradict it. ...more

Looking for Green Inspiration? Try a Blog Challenge

Have trouble sticking to your resolutions to be green? Have you heard of the theory that it takes 21 days to change a habit? According to Maxwell Maltz, a cosmetic surgeon who wrote Psyco-Cybernetics in 1989, ...more

The Innocuous McNugget and Millions of Advertising Dollars

What started off as a quickie post about McNuggets has evolved into a monster! Posted by my partner-in-blogging, Suzanne, at DowntoEarthblog    ...more

Thanks for the link to a great post and clip.  I'm including them in tomorrow's "Weekly ...more

One Hundred Miles To Better Health

I gave birth six weeks ago. Since then, I've lost a lot of the baby weight. Partly because the baby that I was carrying was so huge that his expulsion from the womb represented a massive weight loss, and partly because I've hardly been able to eat anything since he was born, what with his unremitting need to be held ALL THE TIME HOLY HELL. Hardly anything but cookies, that is, and maybe the odd bagel or two. Which, you know, is not the best post-partum diet. ...more

There is sure a lot of adjustment when a baby comes along.  So my tip, as cliche as it ...more

Hi Jim, Nice To Meet You. Uh, What's Your Name Again?

Mr MudPuppy and I hit Starbucks almost every night. I mean, why stand in an epic line of impatient commuters shaky from withdrawal during the morning rush hour when you can save all kinds of time getting that caffeine buzz just before you go to bed? ...more