Spirals out of control?

Spirals out of control?

My hair is curly. Not “it gets kind of wavy when I let it dry naturally” curly. It’s, like, rotini-pasta-noodle curly. Eileen Quinn playing Annie curly. Madam Medusa, snakes-for-hair kind of curly. You get the idea. So when I notice a ton of split ends – generally a good year after my last trim – … Continue reading

Up and at ’em

Up and at ’em

Just do it. Up and at ‘em. Carpe diem. Simple, powerful statements that are easier said than done, right? I’ve always been pretty OK with early(-ish) mornings, but I never thought I’d be the person who wakes up at 4:30 a.m. to go to the gym. That changed, though – mainly by necessity – when I was … Continue reading

Ethereal Accessories

Ethereal Accessories

Remember when your morning routine included slipping on a couple of mood rings and adding a rabbit-foot keychain to your JanSport before heading out the door? Just because you’re a little older – and, uh, more stylish – doesn’t mean you have to lose the good-luck charms. Ethereal accessories are not only chic in that … Continue reading

Bye-Bye Busing?

Bye-Bye Busing?

School districts across the country are implementing a change that proponents estimate will save their schools anywhere from $300,000 to $2.5 million over the course of just a few years or less. Sounds great, right? Not if you’re a student who relies on the bus to get to school. From California to New Jersey, school … Continue reading

New Teachers, New Focus

New Teachers, New Focus

Along with budget cuts affecting the public school system in America, there’s another issue at hand:  demographics. It’s no secret that the American workforce as a whole – including in schools – is changing. According to studies by AARP and the Greenway Group, workplace demographics span four generations for the first time in modern history, … Continue reading

Two Days in Austin, TX

Two Days in Austin, TX

Austin, Texas: Most of us know it as the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World,” home to SXSW, and a place that gets really, really hot in the summer. But for an active, social 20-something, it’s the perfect destination for a quick, last-minute solo trip. Yep, as in deciding to go somewhere by yourself … Continue reading

Making sight sustainable

Making sight sustainable

Why do you wear sunglasses? Is it to make a fashion statement?  Or is it purely utilitarian, to protect your eyes from the sun? Do you splurge on designer shades or buy them from the swap meet? What if purchasing a pair of eco-friendly sunglasses ensured the restoration of someone in need’s vision? Worldwide, nearly … Continue reading

The Problem with Portables

The Problem with Portables

Running around in the sunshine, inhaling fresh air and soaking up every bit of knowledge in those healthy, young brains – what could be better than being a kid? It turns out, a lot of things could be better than being a kid attending public school in America. The unfortunate reality for many children today … Continue reading