Chances are you know something about the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline. You likely also heard about a speech that President Obama gave at Georgetown University earlier this week (Tuesday, June 25) in which he said: “Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our nation’s interests. Our national interest would be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution.”
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Check out the winning design for a new public library in Helsinki, Finland. Inspiration for our new building!
First, came the documentary film and companion book; now, there’s a cookbook. If you’ve been thinking about switching to a plant-based diet, this is for you …
Over 300 recipes for plant-based eating all through the year
For working girls and feminists and history buffs and Mad Men fans …
by Lynn Povich
“It was the 1960s –– a time of economic boom and social strife. Young women poured into the workplace, but the “Help Wanted” ads were segregated by gender and the “Mad Men” office culture was rife with sexual stereotyping and discrimination.
Lynn Povich was one of the lucky ones, landing a job at Newsweek, renowned for its cutting-edge coverage of civil rights and the “Swinging Sixties.” Nora Ephron, Jane Bryant Quinn, Ellen Goodman, and Susan Brownmiller all started there as well. It was a top-notch job –– for a girl –- at an exciting place.
But it was a dead end. Women researchers sometimes became reporters, rarely writers, and never editors. Any aspiring female journalist was told, “If you want to be a writer, go somewhere else.”
On March 16, 1970, the day Newsweek published a cover story on the fledgling feminist movement entitled “Women in Revolt,” forty-six Newsweek women charged the magazine with discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first female class action lawsuit –– the first by women journalists –– and it inspired other women in the media to quickly follow suit.
Lynn Povich was one of the ringleaders …”
Even though drought is not currently on our minds, water is often in short supply on the northern great plains. This book will help you decide what to plant.
“… a practical guide to the best 200 plants guaranteed to thrive in low-water gardens. Plant entries provide the common and botanical name, the regions where the plant is best adapted, growth and care information, and notes on pests and disease. This practical and inspiring guide includes a variety of plants, from trees to succulents, perennials to bulbs, all selected for their wide adaptability and ornamental value. Companion plants, creative design ideas, and full color photography round out the text.”