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Thanksgiving leftovers: A roundup of past Thanksgiving Day stories

Gather round the holiday vegetable loaf and hear of Thanksgivings past on TreeHugger

Source: Culture feed | 27 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm MSK

Man's unique handmade instrument emits mind-blowing sounds (Video)

Made with simple materials, this extraordinary instrument creates experimental acoustic sounds that sound eerie yet beautiful.

Source: Culture feed | 27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm MSK

Artist's complex ceramic sculptures are fractal inspired

Using self-similar repetitions of forms found in nature, this artist creates exquisite works that resemble marine life.

Source: Culture feed | 26 Nov 2014 | 10:47 pm MSK

Threadflip social marketplace facilitates the buying and selling of used fashion and accessories

Threadflip provides another way to discover, buy, and sell used women's fashion and accessories, right from your smartphone.

Source: Culture feed | 26 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm MSK

This holiday season, try to focus less on physical gifts and more on experiential ones

Giving physical gifts just for the sake of giving loses its noble purpose when it results in an overstuffed house and more trash in our landfill sites.

Source: Culture feed | 24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm MSK

Reverend Billy invites you to an organic Thanksgiving dinner at Monsanto HQ

Want to do something really different for Thanksgiving this year? Come have an organic dinner on the lawn of Monsanto's World Headquarters and watch the latest show from Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir.

Source: Culture feed | 20 Nov 2014 | 9:53 pm MSK

Grade 9 blogger takes on Big Sugar at a school presentation

A young student challenges the message that "sugar can be part of a healthy diet" and is told to stop asking questions.

Source: Culture feed | 20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm MSK

Can turning illegal weapons into high art stop gun violence?

Liberty United is a company that recycles and transforms illegal guns and bullets into beautiful jewelry, reducing the number of weapons on the street and generating proceeds to help gun violence victims.

Source: Culture feed | 13 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm MSK

Stunning aerial shot wins Landscape Photographer of the Year Award

There are no trees in the winning shots, but it's still a stirring series of photos.

Source: Culture feed | 10 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm MSK

Elimination communication: Why we use infant potty training

Practicing elimination communication, or infant potty training, with babies isn't the same as toilet training older children, but it sure does make that process much easier.

Source: Culture feed | 8 Nov 2014 | 12:18 am MSK

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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