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Cures for Midsummer Boredom

By Carly Price, August 9, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Carly Price

Midsummer days seem to linger even longer when the kids are bored. Keep them occupied with Whole Kids Foundation® activities packed with fun projects and healthy messages.

Read Your Way through Lazy Days

Rah, Rah, Radishes!  BookcoverGive kids a reason to say “hooray!” for all the bountiful, beautiful summer veggies celebrated in our book club selection: Rah, Rah, Radishes! by April Pulley Sayre. Kids love the rhythmic vegetable chant, and the sounds and images...

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Preserving Summer's Journeys

By McKinzey Crossland, August 8, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by McKinzey Crossland

There are a lot of things about summer that we love to savor — the sunshine, lazy days and pool time to name a few. But most of all, we wish we could bottle up those special vacations and the fresh flavors you discover along the way. So we asked some of our favorite food bloggers to do just that!

Each blogger created a canning recipe inspired by ingredients native to one of our Whole Journeys destinations. Whole Journeys is Whole Foods Market’s new travel company where travelers can experience the culture and traditions of food in places like Tuscany, Peru, Provence and Sardinia. The vibrant spices, vinegars and other flavors really shine when combined with fresh summer produce. 

While some of the bloggers are experienced canners, others are just beginning, so we loved seeing the range of ideas. As you follow along with these recipes, feel free to skip the whole canning process and just store...

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How to Save on Meat and Seafood

By Abe Louise Young, August 8, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Abe Louise Young

Have you ever been tempted to avoid buying meat and seafood, just to save money? Well, expert food blogger Jenny Rosenstrach is here to say it’s a sacrifice that need not be made. Don’t nix the foods you love just to conserve cash — try her smart budget shopping techniques for meat and seafood, and keep your dinner menus diverse.

In this video, Jenny takes a quick spin through the Meat and Seafood Departments to explain how she finds the most value — and can maintain her die-hard commitment to share a homemade meal with her loved ones.

  • Go in with an open mind, see what’s on sale, then plan a menu
  • Buy large family packs of meat and seafood
  • Freeze whatever you don’t cook for use later*

Once you’ve got those family-sized packs,...

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DIY Dry Shampoo

By Paige Schilt, August 7, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

DIY Dry Shampoo

Like a lot of people, I’ve been shampooing less.

I have naturally curly, color-treated hair, and my stylist says that shampooing too frequently can lead to frizz. I think she’s right, but I still worry that my hair will feel oily (or that less-than-fresh odors will emanate from my head).

A few of my friends swear by dry shampoo as a styling tool. These long-haired beauties say it pumps up the volume, adds lift and absorbs excess oil. My hair is short, and it always sticks straight up, but I was still curious about a product that could refresh my scalp between shampoos.

As I was studying up on dry shampoo, I discovered that...

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TOMS' Newest One-for-One Venture

By Blake Mycoskie, August 6, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the One for One® movement.

TOMS Roasting Co. | Image by TOMS

In the last seven years, we’ve seen the incredible impact our customers can have on communities around the world. TOMS started as a shoe company, but quickly grew into the One for One company with the addition of TOMS Eyewear, continuing to use business to change lives.

We’ve learned a lot through our Shoe and Sight Giving about what truly transforms communities in need — and it was important that the next One for One product support economic opportunity, as well as...

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