Julie Schneider

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Vegan lunch: Going meatless in Beijing

<i>Meat consumption in China is soaring, and so are the greenhouse gas emissions that meat production causes. But there is a counter trend – a growing vegan movement in the country's big cities.</i><p>Beijing’s Gingko Tree café fills up fast at lunchtime, with its vegan buffet, and flavorful dishes, offering …

Agriculture

Water Wars: Who Controls The Flow?

So often, we take water for granted. We turn on the faucet and there it is. We assume it's our right in America to have water. And yet, water is a resource. It's not always where we need it, or there when we need it.<p>Rivers don't follow political boundaries — they flow through states and over …

Nutrition 'must be a global priority', say researchers

<b>Malnutrition is responsible for 45% of the global deaths of children under the age of five, research published in the Lancet medical journal suggests.</b><p>Poor nutrition leads to the deaths of about 3.1 million under-fives annually, it says.<p>An international team reviewed different causes of malnutrition …

Is Ecuador home to the world's best chocolate?

<b>In the lush province of Esmeraldas, on Ecuador's northern border with Colombia, farmers are proud to say they produce "black gold".</b><p>They are not talking about oil, Ecuador's main export, but cocoa beans.<p>More from Ecuador DirectEcuador's buried goldQuito's colonial past gets a makeoverEcuador: …

"A Cup of Tea" Customizable Art - Tried & True

We’re big fans of tea over here…like ten different loose leaf varieties sitting on our tea shelf at any given time kind of fans. We also enjoy a good …

Tea

d.i.y. braided basket

My friend Anna and I recently made a braided basket for a classroom art project at our daughters' school. We had all the students make polymer clay …

Jewellery Organizer Tutorial (that doubles as a fabulous art piece!)

Well, here is where I admit a bit of weakness, people. Get your popcorn and your sodas.<p>I am currently a competitor in the fabulous One Artsy Mama’s …

8 Easy Steps to Scoring Cheaper Family Getaways

01 of 09<p>A Game Plan for Affordable Family Getaways<p>The secret to planning affordable family vacations is having a game plan that's simple and surefire.<p>…

Managing kids’ computer use using built-in parental controls

I appreciate this hack from Melissa — simply, how her family uses the parental controls built into her computer's operating system to manage her …

Flashback: Cold Brew Coffee with Reusable Coffee Bag

<b>By Haley Pierson-Cox</b><p>From the moment I saw this recipe in the New York Times, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with cold brew coffee. Not only is cold brew delicious and easy, it doesn’t require electricity or any special equipment, so you can make it just about anywhere—even when you’re camping or …

Dreamcatcher Necklace

Labneh Recipe

I've been straining yogurt, aka making labneh, quite a lot lately. It started when I received a package from Jaipur, India. The package was …

Cream Cheese

Please Don't Delete This Interview About Spam

Open up your email on any given morning and you might get two or three notes from friends — and twice as many from people trying to sell you energy pills, offshore real estate or virility enhancers.<p>And some promise riches: You've just won the Lithuanian National Lottery, which you cannot recall …

Carl Sagan’s Undergrad Reading List: 40 Essential Texts for a Well-Rounded Thinker

Earlier this year, we brought you Neil de Grasse Tyson's List of 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read. The list generated a lot of …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

Calling Small Space Cooks Who Garden: What Do You Grow & How Do You Do It?

If you've ever read our About page, you know we say The Kitchn is a site for people who like to get their hands dirty while they cook. One way to …

The ABCD's of Cooking

Boys and Body Image: Four Affirming Messages From Parents

<i>by Dr. James G. Wellborn for GalTime.com</i><p>Teenage boys, like teenage girls, worry about their appearance. Unfortunately, businesses with products to sell have become aware of this over the last several decades, providing a whole new set of insecurities, fears and desires that can be targeted by …

What Science Can Teach Us About Being Better Parents -- And What It Can't

Bruce Feiler has written an excellent new book, <i>The Secrets of Happy Families</i>. Dissatisfied with much of the advice offered to parents by therapists and family counselors, Feiler turns, instead, to contemporary research in a variety of fields. He consults experts on successful organizations -- in …