Rachel Beldin

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Go Ahead and Lick the Bowl! 12 Egg-Free Cookie Dough Recipes - One Green Planet

A lot of us probably have fond memories of baking cookies. Or, really, we have fond memories of cookie dough. Moments before you dipped your spoon …

Brown Butter Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

These cookies are pretty much the perfect mash-up for two of my favorite men.<br>Both my dad and Mr. E are big fans of the oatmeal cookie. To this day, I …

Fudgy Oreo Brownies with Oreo Cream Frosting

18K Shares<p>It’s been a while since I’ve posted a truly decadent dessert so I thought I’d start the week off with something special.<p>These are brownies …

10 Innovative Writers Who Are Shaking Up The Book World

It’s common for a writer to be hailed as revolutionary by a contemporary, a publisher, a reviewer or a peer -- so common, in fact, that it’s tough to distinguish new gems from old tropes. And while “new” shouldn’t be the standard when judging whether a book is valuable or exciting, it’s worth …

Summer reading guide: The 136 books you'll want to read

Another summer, another chance to draw up the perfect reading list to see you through those languid, sun-drenched days. Whether you’re stretched out by the pool or nestled in a coffee shop, clutching a hardcover, paperback or e-book, we’ve got more than enough titles to keep you reading through …

Esquire's Summer Reading List

Packed with sex, drugs, and digital wormholes. Also: mistaken identities.<p><i>Last month, we rounded up the</i> best non-fiction books for Spring<i>. Now we're heralding the advent of June with sexy tell-alls, page-turning thrillers, and genre-defying short stories. From Don Winslow's ruthless drug war novel</i> …

Recommended Summer Reading: An Alternative List

Today the New York Times and NPR released their summer reading recommendations. While there is nothing wrong with the books they have chosen, it …

InStyle Book Club: 12 Page-Turners to Start Reading Over the Holiday Weekend

With the long weekend ahead of us, there's no better time to start a great book. In need of a recommendation? We've got you covered. Whether you're …

Solar-Powered Ecocapsule Allows You to Live Off the Grid Anywhere in the World

Slovakia's Nice Architects recently revealed several exciting details about the Ecocapsule that will give you the opportunity to live anywhere in the world. Ecocapsule is a micro-shelter that operates off-grid by using sustainable technology such as solar power, rainwater collection and filtration, …

Climate engineering may save coral reefs, research shows

Geoengineering of the climate may be the only way to save coral reefs from mass bleaching, according to new research.<p>Coral reefs are considered one …

Audi claims first synthetic gasoline made from plants

Just weeks after producing its first batch of synthetic diesel fuel made from carbon dioxide and water, Audi has laid claim to another synthetic, …

Carbon Dioxide

Time’s 100 Novels Ranked By Amazon Sales

One of my favorite parts of Amazon is the Amazon sales rank. It’s just a quick gauge of how the public generally receives a book. While sales don’t …

30 Novels You Need To Read This Year

21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read <i>everything</i>.<p>It's easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn't enough time in the day to read every hot new book. Between near-constant recommendations of amazing memoirs, new sequels and a terrifyingly long …

46 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In YA Literature

“That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.” —John Green<p>1. "You could rattle the stars. You could do anything, if you only dared. And deep down, you know it too, and that's what scares you the most."<p>—Sarah J. Maas, <i>Throne of Glass</i><p>Submitted by Samantha Mocadlo, Facebook<p>2. "Because sometimes …

25+ Incredible Novels You Must Read At Least Once In Your Life

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. —William Styron<p>Books …

Seaweed: The great slimy hope in the battle against climate change?

We know seaweed and feels creepy as hell on your feet in the water and makes delicious crackers and sushi wrap on dry land, but new studies suggest …

Pipeline spills up to 105,000 gallons of oil along Santa Barbara coast

Rescue crews are working to contain a four-mile wide oil slick in Santa Barbara, California after a cracked pipeline spilled up to 105,000 gallons of …

Environment

Elders Take Action on Climate Change

<i>Kathleen Schomaker of Gray is Green at the People's Climate March in New York City in September 2014: "Elders need to see ourselves as ancestors with a call to action on behalf of the future."</i><p>Elders around the world may be our best hope for solving the "super wicked" problem of climate change. …

France makes it illegal for supermarkets to destroy edible food in effort to cut waste

France is making it illegal for large supermarkets to throw away edible food as part of a series of measures to cut down on waste.<p>The country’s …

Sustainability

A Dry Demand: Protesters Tell Nestlé to Stop Bottling California Water

“They’re just ruining our planet,” said Patty Shenker, speaking outside Nestlé’s water bottling facility in Los Angeles. “They’re completely …

Pakistan Turns Desert Into a Sea of Solar Panels

<b>By Saleem Shaikh, TomDispatch</b><p><i>The vast Quaid-e-Azam solar plant in southern Punjab is a powerful indicator of Pakistan’s clean energy goals.</i> …

Renewable Energy

Expensive Clothes Are Just as Bad for the Environment as Cheap Clothes

Fast fashion brands and retailers like <b>H&M</b> and <b>Zara</b> have gotten a bad rep because of the things that need to happen behind-the-scenes (watch <b>John Oliver</b> …

The health benefits of tackling climate change

Governments often see climate change as too costly to address. In fact, it is too costly to ignore. That is why the World Health Organization (WHO), …

The skyscrapers of the future will be made of wood

Vancouver-based architect Michael Green was unequivocal at a conference at which I heard him speak a while ago: “We grow trees in British Columbia …

Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in …

Meet the woman building stunning sustainable homes from bamboo

<b>Elora Hardy and her team of designers, artisans, and builders at Ibuku are reimagining sustainable building, using one of nature's strongest and most</b> …

Giant Wind Turbines Could Boost US Renewable Energy Production

Giant wind turbines could give a big boost to renewable energy production in the US, especially in southeastern states says a new report from the US …