As a native New Yorker, I wear my city’s quirks like a demented badge of honor. While others bemoan the size of an average New York City home (1,300 square feet, or half the national average), I revel in all 220 square feet of my studio, having hammered, stitched and glued my way Read More
On my first visit to Japan in 1998, I was given a gift of a reusable water bottle, a cloth bag, and a set of hand towels. My host informed me that these were all necessities for my stay. I really didn’t understand the whole “towel” thing until my first visit to a public restroom. Read More
By Melissa Young When I lived in my Cornell dorm, I used a drying rack for my jeans and delicate fabrics. Seemed like a no-brainer to me. I didn’t have to worry about my clothes shrinking or unraveling in the dryer. My clothes look new longer. I used less electricity, and saved Read More
By Jacquie Ottman In interviewing an imaginary Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention, Eastwood made his point while conserving thousands of gallons of gasoline and carbon emissions involved with flying President Obama and his entourage to Tampa. Think, too, of all Read More
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