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January 2015

Science is not an excuse for disordered eating

Home cooking By January 7, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Recently I got in a bit of an online tiff about kombucha. Someone in a group I was in asked what the deal was with the kombucha trend, was it supposed to be better than yogurt? It didn’t seem like a very scientific question, so I didn’t provide a very scientific answer. I said that no, it wasn’t supposed to be any better or worse than yogurt, it was just a different fermented food. While some people do believe it has mystical powers, I just drink it because it tastes good and it’s fun to make.

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Communicating environmentalist issues

Climate Justice and Environmentalism, Current Events By January 5, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

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Last semester in my horticulture class discussion about the Keystone XL pipeline came up. One student said he hoped that construction on it would start soon, because it would create jobs and lower oil prices. He said he understood that environmentalists were afraid of oil spills or whatever, but that the risk of that was pretty low and the benefits were worth it.

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New Years Resolutions

Activism, Community, Holidays By January 2, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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I do not like New Years. I don’t mind it changing from one year to another but I’m just not in to how it’s celebrated. It’s not my thing. I don’t totally get it, because time and dates are really kind of arbitrary, it seems to me like its some kind of Christmas after party if you weren’t satisfied with Christmas festivities. Whatever. I don’t do staying up late, that’s not my thing. And all the drunk people? Annoying. But the thing I hate most of all is resolutions.

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