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“Love It or Leave It” Has a Racist History. A Lot of America’s Language Does. 20.7.2019 Mother Jones
In 1970, country singer Ernest Tubb was pissed off. “Well, I’m getting mighty tired of seeing hippies run wild and burning down the schools and stepping on the flag,” he sorta-sings, mostly-rants. Tubb’s song crescendoes with the chorus: “It’s America—love it or leave it.” By then, Tubb’s song was an echo of a long-time chant that resurged during the […]
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Exposure to Nature Could Help Fight Junk Food Cravings 20.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Even just seeing trees out your window might be enough to help you stop smoking, drinking or eating unhealthy food, a new study suggests.
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Is your yoga mat bad for the environment? 19.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Yoga mats have long been made with PVC, a highly toxic plastic. Now manufacturers are using alternatives, including cork and biodegradable tree rubber.

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How 'Stranger Things' made the Starcourt Mall 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

No doubt about it: The Starcourt Mall is, like, totally awesome.

In the latest season of “Stranger Things,” the newly opened shopping center captivates the residents of Hawkins, Ind. The Starcourt offers everything a Midwestern consumer in 1985 could ask for, and then some: a Jazzercise, an Orange...

‘Stranger Things 3’ is an anxious ode to ’80s consumerism 9.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The American mall may be dying, but in “Stranger Things 3,” it’s alive and well.

When it debuted in 2016, “Stranger Things” became a surprise hit for Netflix by tapping into nostalgia for the pop culture of the 1980s. Following mysterious events in the small town of Hawkins, Ind., in fall 1983,...

A run through Colorado’s Yampa whitewater reveals the wildness that remains. But will the West’s rivers survive urban demands? 23.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The rafts carried water-policy professionals who, as governments worldwide increasingly manipulate rivers to get water for growing populations, wanted a natural reference point. Their five-day foray last month was designed to connect them with the wildness that remains and also to forge a meeting of minds as the competition for water among western states increases.
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How the Target Center's 'nutritional curator' wins with clean food 20.6.2019 Business Operations |
You won't find a single microwave or any trans fats in the stadium food at this Minneapolis arena, thanks to David Fhima.
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Suburbs Aren’t Only Conformist, White-Bread Clichés. They’ve Also Been Radical, Green, and Visionary. 19.6.2019 Mother Jones
The typical suburb as it is stereotyped in the popular imagination is white, wealthy, and conformist. The Monkees’ 1967 song “Pleasant Valley Sunday” captured the cliché by describing a place with “rows of houses that are all the same and no one seems to care,” where there’s a TV in every room “here in status-symbol […]
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HUD Secretary Carson defends Trump housing policy in Minneapolis 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson came to Minneapolis Tuesday, visiting a low-income housing development and rebuffing critiques of the Trump administration's affordable housing efforts.
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U.S. Open notes: Jason Day admits to recruiting his new caddie, Steve Williams 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Jason Day admits the conversation that put Steve Williams on his bag this week for the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach involved the golfer making more of a sales pitch than the caddie.

“He says that I pulled him out of a hole. But the hole was probably about as flat as this bloody table here,” Day said...

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Fashion is having a seriously psychedelic moment 8.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Clothes from the spring/summer 2019 menswear collections appear to be revealing that many of fashion’s major players are on the same inspirational wavelength, which might be best summed up with a line from a 53-year-old Bob Dylan song: “Everybody must get stoned.”

These counterculture references...

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Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries to Add to your Bucket List 28.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Get up close and personal with endangered pachyderms at these ethical elephant sanctuaries.
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Consumer trust is falling. Here’s how companies can earn it back. 25.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Consumer trust is falling. Here’s how companies can earn it back.
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Around Town: More than 1,000 expected to form a ‘Sea of Pink’ for breast cancer awareness paddle-out 3.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The eighth annual Standup for the Cure to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.

More than 1,000 people are expected to ride stand-up paddleboards onto...

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Balancing safety and privacy when a veteran goes missing 10.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Wisconsin created the Green Alert, a statewide call-out when family, friends or caregivers report a troubled veteran is missing. That may save lives, but it exposes a personal crisis to all.
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Hermosa Beach’s Andrea Lee has more experience at Augusta than rest of amateur field 6.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

There were green-jacketed hugs all around for Andrea Lee when she stepped off the ninth green of Augusta National Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

Among the first to greet her was former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a member at Augusta and a professor at Stanford, the university Lee...

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The Best Eco Luxury Hotels Around the World 4.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
These eleven hotels combine sustainability with luxury for the ultimate no-guilt experience.
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Escapes: This March Madness? It’s flowers, not basketball, feeding our frenzy 28.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Have Southern Californians gone a little bit overboard in our flower frenzy? All signs point to yes.

But there’s a scientific reason for this, which is a relief: Flowers make us happy.

That's the conclusion of Loretta G. Breuning writing in Psychology Today: They trigger “your happy brain chemicals...

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WAYB car seats designed by former Patagonia CEO put safety – and sustainability – first 19.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
WAYB car seats designed by former Patagonia CEO put safety – and sustainability – first
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Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade 2019: Route, TV Info 16.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The traditional St Patrick's Day parade begins at noon in Grant Park.
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