Little Free Library

Little Free Library

Little Free Library Have you heard of a Little Free Library? They’re those little boxes dispersed around neighborhoods that sort of look like mailboxes or birdhouses, except they’re filled with arrays of books that anyone can use. It’s the “take a book, leave a book” philosophy — an exploding trend that gives anyone access to […]

Bento Box: Making Lunch Fun Again

Bento Box: Making Lunch Fun Again

Bento Box: Making Lunch Fun Again Although the Bento meal dates back to 12th century Japan, it’s alive and well today– and with all the creative ideas we’ve seen floating around– it’s just what the packed lunch enthusiast needs to break up the monotony of midday mealtime. Not only do these convenient trays have compartmentalized […]

Fighting ALS as a Worldwide Community

Fighting ALS as a Worldwide Community

Fighting ALS as a Worldwide Community Maybe you’ve seen the online phenomenon of the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” where participants pour ice water over themselves to raise awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  At any given time, this progressive neurodegenerative disease affects 350,000 people worldwide, with 30,000 of those cases […]

Turning Pollinator Week Into Pollinator Year

Turning Pollinator Week Into Pollinator Year

Turning Pollinator Week Into Pollinator Year The creatures whose evolutionary quirks ensure that plants mature and reproduce are the keystones of our interconnected ecosystem.  Without them, 90 percent of flowers wouldn’t be able to survive into the next generation. Honeybee pollination alone is responsible for $20 billion in the US annually. The unfortunate truth is […]

Why Craft Beer Matters

Why Craft Beer Matters

Why Craft Beer Matters   The homebrewing legend Charlie Papazian once called Boulder “ground zero.” He wasn’t referring to an epicenter of some natural disaster.  He was talking about beer. “Boulder was kind of a vibrant starting point of community building that has really defined what craft brewers are today,” Charlie said– and he should […]

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