Modern Health: The Case for Weekday Vegetarianism

Graham Hill, creator of green website Treehugger, presented his case for “Weekday Veg” at the 2010 TED conference. A weekday vegetarian is someone who only eats meat on the weekends. Hill shares that by making the change for the past year, he cut his food carbon footprint by 70%, feels healthier, more ethical and has even lost a “bit of weight.” Here’s a video of his 3-minute talk sharing why he thinks it’s smart to be a weekday vegetarian.

via: HealthSetter



January 20, 2017

Powerful Portraits Show the Faces Behind the Women’s March on Washington

With the Women’s March on Washington rapidly approaching, photographer Clayton Cubitt set about immortalizing some of the organizers and activists involved with the event. On January 21, 2017, women and advocates for women’s rights will march in Washington—as well as in other cities and countries during sister events. Cubitt’s set of powerful portraits gives a voice to the women behind the march, their faces glowing and vital as they explain why they’ve decided to participate.

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January 19, 2017

Brightly Embroidered Temari Balls Are a Kaleidoscope of Geometric Design

A form of ancient Japanese folk art, temari balls are brightly colored pieces of needlework covered with elaborate patterns. In the Edo period, aristocratic women created temari balls using pieces of silk from spare kimonos in a challenge toward perfection. To a wider public, they became a sensation several years ago after a 92-year-old grandmother’s temari collection went viral.

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