Community Gardens Are Growing Health, Food, & Opportunity

Community Gardens Are Growing Health, Food, & Opportunity

Here’s a quote I love from permaculture founder Bill Mollison: “All the world’s problems can be solved in a garden.” Hyperbolic? Maybe a little. But consider the problems you’ll find in parts of many cities: unlivable wages; lack of access to healthy food, and the...
How to Take Care of Your Hair and Nail Health

How to Take Care of Your Hair and Nail Health

From Samson to Rapunzel, from Cleopatra to Marie Antoinette, from beehives to Afros, hair and hairstyles have played an outsized role in human history and culture. Nails, too, have been objects of great care and obsession. We’ve been coloring and styling nails for at...
Is Watermelon Healthy? | Food Revolution Network

Is Watermelon Healthy? | Food Revolution Network

I’m gonna brag a little: the Food Revolution Network YouTube channel has some popular videos with tens of thousands of views. They feature deep conversations with thoughtful people, healthy recipes, and valuable and actionable advice on how to live a sustainable,...
What to Look for & How to Make Your Own

What to Look for & How to Make Your Own

Pro tip: if you’re trying to break the record for the world’s largest popsicle, don’t try it on the first day of summer in New York City. On June 21, 2005, the Snapple company engineered a PR stunt to promote their new frozen line of treats. They informed the City of...
7 Healthy Salad Recipes to Try Right Now

7 Healthy Salad Recipes to Try Right Now

The writer and social commentator Fran Leibowitz once stated: “A salad is not a meal, it is a style.” A provocative sentiment, surely, although I have no idea what it means. But my point is, a salad can be a meal. And often should. You know what, let’s back up for a...
Is Spinach Good for You?

Is Spinach Good for You?

A sloppy error committed by a German chemist in 1870 had some ultimately favorable consequences. In fact, it may have been responsible for the makeup of your latest salad. Erich von Wolf spent part of his career measuring the iron content of various foods: rice, milk,...