Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation – Interview with Michael Pollan

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Michael Pollan wants women to get back in the kitchen. And men. While we’re at it, he’d like to hustle the children in there, too! Because according to Pollan, the way we cook (or avoid cooking) defines our culture. The influential food journalist’s new book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, borrows from the format […]

Getting Rid of Gifts

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Our culture is a gift-giving culture, one that places great emphasis on giving physical items to other people as a measurement of caring. It seems silly to even write that, but it’s the cold truth. We often give gifts to show we care. So, on your birthday and a handful of holidays, people show they care about […]

Greener By The Minute: The Possiblities Are Endless To “Go Green”!

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Have you ever wondered how to “go green” in different areas of your life? We’ve all heard the same few tips: reduce, reuse, recycle, bike to work, use “green” products, and so on. But have you ever thought about how to help out our Mother Earth in different rooms of your house, while dating, or […]

10 Benefits Of Learning A Second Language

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Many of us were forced to learn a second language in school. Whether you loved it or hated it, chances are you’ve forgotten most of the words you were taught. Yet, the benefits of learning a second language are many! We’ve compiled a list of different reasons you should learn a second language to “brain […]

Is Our Culture Obsessed With Coffee And Its Social Aspects?

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When you think about coffee, many things probably come to mind. Whether you love it or hate it, the fact is that coffee shops are on every corner, new coffee machines and products come out almost daily, and the saying “Let’s go out for coffee” is used by almost everyone. So what’s the deal? Why […]