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  • Aug
  • 3

How I Built a Better Mousetrap

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One morning, while I was eating my breakfast, three little faces appeared from behind my stove. Uh-oh. They looked like Mousy—the little “mouse” who had been living behind the stove for half a year but had grown into an adult rat—and her offspring. I don’t think it was just the square meals that she got that had […]

  • Oct
  • 7

Want Fresh, Organic Produce That Is Affordable?

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Do you love eating fresh, organic produce that is in season? What if you could get sustainably harvested fruits and veggies and support your local economy without ever setting foot in a store? Joining a CSA allows you to do so! Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a system of food distribution that allows individuals to pledge […]

  • May
  • 16

Sir Francis and I

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I found the tiny black piglet during my first summer home from college. We formed an instant bond—one that I feared would be broken when we separated for my return to school in the fall. At semester’s end, I anxiously pulled in the driveway of the farm where I’d boarded him for the winter. As […]

  • Apr
  • 29

True Happiness

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The following article comes to us from Pangea Organic’s founder and CEO, Joshua Onysko. Pangea Organics recently made headlines for its compassionate decision to stop all sales in China as a result of that country’s continued requirement that companies test cosmetics products on animals, and we’re grateful to be able to share Onysko’s insights on […]

  • Jun
  • 21

Be Kind to Cockroaches

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A recent  study by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London has found that cockroaches are social beings who “talk” to one another about food and prefer to dine in groups. When presented with two identical slices of bread, the roaches repeatedly gathered around the same slice, rather than splitting up. In an earlier study, […]

  • Jun
  • 19

Look Out for Hot Dogs!

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For many of us, it’s starting to heat up outside, and we’re starting to come across well-intentioned people who leave their canine companions in the car while they pop into the market-thinking that all will be OK for that short amount of time as long as the windows are cracked. Tragically, dogs can suffer and die […]

  • Apr
  • 27

Encouraging That Aspiring Vegetarian or Vegan in Your Life

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Your friend has finally gotten it! Fred has finally decided to give up meat and/or animal products. Great! You are brimming with excitement, and you can’t wait to introduce him to the joys of tempeh, seitan, and tofu. However, he is struggling with a continuous hankering for bacon or artery-clogging cheese. You don’t want to […]

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