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Cranberry Juice Beats Extract for Fighting Infection

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Just between you and me, ladies, what do you do when you feel that irritating burn, knowing it can only mean a urinary tract infection? Do you run to the doctor’s office for antibiotics, only to fight the yeast infection…

The Week in Pictures: New Zealand Oil Spill, How Steve Jobs Changed the World, and More (Slideshow)

Since the Rena, a Liberian ship, ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand 10 days ago, an environmental catastrophe has been brewing. Oil is spilling into the ocean, harming wildlife and reaching shore.

We also have Steve Jobs’ use of des…

Crafting Sustainable Rum is Largely a Matter of Catch and Release

After a few Mojitos, it’s easy to forget that making rum is an industrial process. Photo credit: Distillery Serrall├ęs, USA

In the first part of this series on rum production, we took a look at the environmental impacts and industry pitfalls inherent…

Horchata, a Healthy Drink Made from the Local Tigernut in Valencia

Design studio Estudihac serving horchata. Photo Credit: Petz Scholtus

If you ever find yourselves in Valencia, have an horchata (or watch some polystyrene sculptures burn!). We were served plenty at the Valencia Design Week and grew quite fond of thi…

Homemade Soda Recipes for 5 Classic Flavors

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It’s easy to understand why soda is such a guilty pleasure: cold, fizzy, and sweet, it’s a treat like no other. However, soda is usually filled with chemicals, preservatives, crazy high levels of sweeteners (and …

The Story of Sustainable Rum Begins With What’s Left Behind

Photo credit: Distillery Serrall├ęs, USA

Rum has long been a favorite spirit for bartenders looking to mix a crowd-pleasing cocktail. Indeed, drinks like the Mojito, Cuba Libre, and Pi├▒a Colada are staples at hip bars, college parties, and Jimmy Buf…

Stunning Film On the Beauty and Craft of Brooklyn’s First Modern Distiller (Video)

From the inherent green value of doing it yourself to an insistence that beauty and sustainability must go hand-in-hand, you’ll find no arguments among TreeHuggers that the world would be a better place if we learned to make more things, make them we…

Coca Cola and Nestle Show Signs of Support for Improved Recycling Laws

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Of the 224 billion beverage containers sold in the U.S. every year, only about 29 percent are recycled. Companies have been blamed in the past for not doing more to increase that rate—but that may now be changing,…

From Schools to Hospitals, Fresh Healthy Vending Makes Healthy Snacking Easier

Image: Fresh Healthy Vending

It seems like a good sign when an eighth-grade girl says this about a vending machine stocked with things like fruit slices, (healthy) granola bars and dairy-free snacks: “All the vending machines I see have candy or soda…

Astronauts Drink Their Urine in DIY Energy Drink

Image credit: NASA/Todd Mortenson

Unlike most boys, I’ve never really wanted to be an astronaut. And this latest piece of news just confirms my misgivings. The internet is full of stories that astronauts on the current shuttle mission will be testing…