Meg Hiesinger is a kite maker who sees her craft as a way to help deepen people’s connections to nature through play. Meg began making kites after pulling a broken factory-made plastic kite out of a stand of cactus near her home in Laguna Beach, California. It made her wonder how a kite might look if its mass-produced materials were replaced with something more beautiful and environmentally friendly like her own handmade fabrics. She currently sells her kites under the brand “Des Colores,” descolores.com. Des Colores, “made of colors,” is a phrase that describes Meg’s visual response to the earth and its inhabitants.
Echinococcus multilocularis is a cyclophyllid tapeworm that, along with some other members of the Echinococcus genus (especially E. granulosus), produces the disease known as echinococcosis in certain terrestrial mammals, including wolves, foxes, jackals, coyotes, domestic dogs and humans. Unlike E. granulosus, E. multilocularis produces many small cysts (also referred to as locules) that spread throughout the internal organs of the infected animal. Ingestion of these cysts, usually by a canid eating an infected rodent, results in a heavy infestation of tapeworms.
This video is put out by Fairphone, an Netherlands-based company that produces smart phones with opaque, open, and more socially-responsible supply chains. If this sounds like a plug for the company, it’s not, per say. If you’re going to get a smartphone, Fairphone is obviously a great alternative to larger corporations. But, what we really appreciate about this video is that it draws our attention no only to issues of responsible sourcing but to the larger reality that every new smartphone draws precious minerals out of mountainsides.
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This article in Elle might seem like a complete joke, but unfortunately it’s not. While recently in Los Angeles, Greenhorns founder Severine VT Fleming ran into some seed schoolers (funded by the Cliff Bar Foundation) and ended up learning about the phenomenology of the “clean food worshiping cult.”
Don’t compare yourselves to this woman. Besides, it’s cheaper and slightly less pretentious to become a breatharian.
When juggling busy careers and lives, it’s not always easy to find the time to hit the gym or prepare a healthy meal. For inspiration, we’re asking influential women in a variety of industries to share a typical day of eats and fitness, to see just how they balance a healthy lifestyle with their jam-packed schedules. Today, meet Amanda Chantal Bacon, founder and owner of Moon Juice—the Los Angeles destination that serves beautifying herbal powder blends, tonics, and treats to A-list fans like Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley. (Remember that Goop newsletter that included a recipe for Sex truffles?) From ho shou wu to cordyceps and more fantastical-sounding superfoods we’d never even heard of, Bacon’s diet is certainly at the more exotic end of the spectrum, but it’s a fascinating one. Here, her complete routine, from diet to meditation and everything in between. (Including lots of juice. Of course.)
We just wanted to mention that it must be springtime!