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Pack Lunch Boxes Without Packing Landfills

By Paige Schilt, July 28, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Back to school season can be a bit of a challenge for parents who care about sustainability. It’s a time when the three Rs—reduce, reuse, recycle — often take a backseat to convenience.

But with a little ingenuity, parents can find easy-to-use alternatives that match their Earth-friendly values. Just ask Kirsten Quigley, mother of four and creator of LunchSkins reusable snack and sandwich bags. Back in 2008, Kirsten was organizing a green auction at her kids’ school when she came across some striking statistics:

•       According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, 90% of the plastic items in our daily lives are used once and then discarded.

•       Somewhere between ...

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How to Stay Cool in the Kitchen: Tips from Chef Tien Ho

By Lindsay Robison, July 26, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Lindsay Robison

Despite our best efforts, we’ve all ended up sweating it out in the kitchen over a hot stove, or melting over the grill trying to achieve the perfect char at one point each summer. Whether your arsenal of no-cook recipes is as stale as last week’s bread, or you just can’t resist fussing over those steaks out on the grill, sometimes cooking in the summer can’t be avoided. Cue Tien Ho, global vice president of culinary & hospitality for Whole Foods Market. A veteran of famous kitchens like Momofuku in New York City for the past 15 years, Ho shares his tips on how to enjoy your favorite foods AND beat the heat this summer:

●      Dress for success: In hot NYC...

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Will Travel with Cleats: Carli Lloyd’s Travel Tips

By Phil West, July 22, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Phil West

We’re thrilled to partner with soccer champion Carli Lloyd to talk all things food, fitness and fun. We recently quizzed the athlete on her top travel tips, how she and her teammates prepare for being on the road and what they pack. Read more about Carli’s day-to-day healthy eating, her top tips on workout nutrition and how she approaches healthy snacks and sleep.

Are they any particular foods you bring with you from home...

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Coffee, Gummy Bears, Hemp Protein and More: Swimmer Kirsty Coventry’s Travel Essentials

By Whole Story Editors, July 22, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

We are thrilled to ask Kirsty Coventry, one of the world’s highest achieving female swimmers and one of Africa’s most successful athletes, about her routines for staying well and eating well. Kirsty hails from and swims for Zimbabwe and lives and trains in North Carolina. Inspired? Read more about Kirsty’s day-to-day healthy eating, her top tips on workout nutrition and how she stays healthy.

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How to Set the Perfect Summer Table

By Whole Story Editors, July 22, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

We asked a few of our favorite entertaining experts for their top tips on tablescapes, serveware, and crowd-pleasing dishes to make sure your summer gathering is gorgeous — and goes off without a hitch!


Photo: Bryan E. McCay from Modern Mix, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith

Eddie Ross, author of The Modern Mix

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