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Olive Oil’s Sublime and Scandalous Story

Sublime, of course. But Scandalous… Really?

Indeed, the world of olive oil is more than old Italian men and women pruning their ancient groves and mashing olive fruits by stone. It involves tanker trucks contaminated with chemicals, petrochemical adulteration of oils, Mafioso-owned lands, and so much more. Who knew the iconic, humble olive could be so complicated?

The Art Of Clean Up [Book Review]

I was sent a review copy of The Art of Clean Up, a new book of photographs by Swiss artist, Ursus Wehrli, and everyone in my family (ages 7 -50) fell instantly in love with it. As his bio says, Wehrli is “a man of obsessive order” and that truth is wonderfully and stunningly revealed in The Art of Clean Up.

“Making Home” Helps You Live With Less Stuff

Want to be more resilient in the face of hard times? Interested in embracing a simpler, and truly more abundant reality? Then a new book, Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in Place, by Sharon Astyk may be for you. This impressive new book helps you live with less “stuff” and use the resources you already have to …

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Fitness for Geeks

The World Health Organization estimates that lifestyle-oriented diseases will cost the global economy $30 trillion over the next 20 years (that includes smoking and alcohol abuse, as well as chowing down sugary and salt-laden snack foods). What’s going on here—why do we have such a massive health crisis? Don’t our experts have an incredibly deep …

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Ecovore Book Review: Tomatoland

Slavery, pollution, pesticide poisoning, birth defects, salad… what do these things have in common? Yes! Your Florida-grown winter tomato! Ecovores and others who want their grocery dollars supporting sustainable, ethical food production: Tomatoland is an eye-opener, well worth reading.

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