bordeaux DIY health

DIY Liquid Hand Soap

Regular hand-washing has become more important than ever. It’s one of the best ways to remove germs, and prevents us from getting sick and spreading germs to others. The problem is that most soaps, including liquid hand soaps, contain a lot of harmful toxins and are not very natural. If you like to use liquid …

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New York Reviews

The Gleaners and I: Documentary film review

Between years 2003 and 2009, I lived in Granada, a town in the South of Spain of captivating beauty, history and energy. There, I met a group of wonderful women, great friends. We shared our love for films. In winter, we went to Granada 10, one of those independent movie theatres where you can sit …

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DIY Lima

Wool balls: The sustainable fabric softener

Fabric softeners are advertised as one of those “must-have” products that, in reality, we could completely live without. What is NOT advertised are the harmful effects of fabric softeners on the environment, our skin, and our health. If they did, I want to think no one would buy it. I have a big confession to make. I …

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barcelona food Reflections

Meatless Living: A daily commitment

I always think about the fact that, in India, the cow is a sacred animal. And that, in Ancient Egypt, the pig was revered and sacrificed to honor the Gods. Or, that in many Native American cultures, animals served as spiritual guides. I have never been a fervent carnivore. And although it may sound strange, …

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activism New York Reviews

Your trash, my treasure: The Buy Nothing project

I am so very excited to share with you all a Facebook group, neighborhood community, circular economy initiative called The Buy Nothing Project. The Buy Nothing Project was created in 2013 by two friends, Rebecca Rockefeller and Liesl Clark, in the state of Washington, USA, as an experimental hyper-local gift economy. The project’s tagline says: …

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DIY health tokyo

Make a washable face mask, the Japanese way

I vividly remember my first time in Tokyo:  the scramble of black and white masks dotting the Shibuya Crossing in the warm rain. As an American, I had not grown up in a culture where wearing masks in public was common practice, and this scene made a strong impression. In a sense, the ubiquity of …

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