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More reasons why you should turn off the TV and take your kids outside

Whether you want to avoid setting your kids up for a fatter, less healthy adulthood, or wish to inspire them to careers that embrace nature, there are many reasons why turning off indoor distractions is a good idea.

Source: Culture feed | 20 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm MSD

We can't give up on home cooking!

Cooking is the closest thing we've got to a silver bullet solution to countless health problems. Shrugging it off as "elitist" is foolish, since home-prepped meals are only as complicated as you make them.

Source: Culture feed | 17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm MSD

Food, family, and fall colours: Reasons why I love Canadian Thanksgiving

Canada really did choose the best time of year to celebrate Thanksgiving. The weather in early October is still lovely, the trees are brilliant, and the bountiful fall harvest is at its peak. No wonder it's my favourite holiday!

Source: Culture feed | 13 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm MSD

Artist's fertile nature field guide collages reveal anatomy of the imagination

Vintage etchings from textbooks and nature field guides are re-combined into fantastical images full of powerful symbolism.

Source: Culture feed | 9 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm MSD

“Wild Home” documents the life of a man who rescues animals from the exotic pet trade

A documentary explores how animals and humans can help each other.

Source: Culture feed | 9 Oct 2014 | 10:23 pm MSD

4 ways that walking to school can benefit kids

Something as simple as walking has a surprisingly major impact on children's wellbeing.

Source: Culture feed | 8 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm MSD

It's hard work being a low-tech parent

Technology is wonderfully useful for many things, but when it comes to parenting, it's best left turned off.

Source: Culture feed | 7 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm MSD

“Dear Climate” is a playful yet dark invitation to meet climate change

An art project invites viewers to reconsider their relationship to global warming.

Source: Culture feed | 29 Sep 2014 | 11:47 pm MSD

"Junk playgrounds" show the value of free play for kids (Video)

Can this environment that looks more like a junkyard help kids engage happily in free play? These parents and organizers in one of the UK's "adventure playgrounds" say yes.

Source: Culture feed | 25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm MSD

Mall rips out play equipment, puts in iPads, because "active play can result in children being hurt"

A mall in Canada is so afraid of liability and noise that it has created an 'interactive play park', furnished solely with iPads. Parents are furious.

Source: Culture feed | 24 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm MSD

Oh No Mommy! Will the Greenies Take Fireworks Away From Us?

Obligatory Post About Green Fireworks for the 4th of July Fireworks are fun - who doesn't like explosions? - and a good excuse to get together with family and friends, but they're also not very clean. In Beijing, China, the smoke from fireworks during the new year celebrations tripled pollution levels overnight, and the toxic metals used to get the bright colorful sparks fall back to Earth, contaminating soil and water. Is there something we can do without losing the fireworks?

Source: LivingECHO | 3 Jul 2009 | 12:11 am MSD

Do Roses Stink?

For Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions, giving flowers often seems like a gift from Mother Nature herself.

But when flowers are doused in pesticides and transported long (i.e., energy-intensive) distances, their eco-appeal quickly evaporates.  The health impact conventionally-grown flowers has makes them even less desirable.

Source: LivingECHO | 14 Feb 2008 | 10:19 am MSK

The Natural Collection Supports Peace One Day Today

We're sure that millions of people all around the world have made a commitment to today's International Day of Peace.

Source: LivingECHO | 12 Oct 2007 | 2:07 am MSD

Taking Back the Streets: TreeHugger Tips For Car Free Day

Here are some ideas for World Car Free Day to take back our streets:...

Source: LivingECHO | 12 Oct 2007 | 1:57 am MSD

Seven Easy Pieces for Fall: Women

A new wind is starting to blow and you can almost smell change crackle in the air,...

Source: LivingECHO | 12 Oct 2007 | 1:56 am MSD

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